Mondays are the worst. All that NFL Sunday football and weekend fun comes to a screeching halt when the work week returns. Misery multiplies. The first day of the week is so bad that it has even inspired the famous “case of the Mondays” quote in the movie Office Space.

“Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays…”

But every once in a while, the universe aligns, and your team’s appearance on Monday Night Football changes the whole dynamic,

Monday becomes exciting. Anticipation builds throughout the day. Opportunities for betting action abound at Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks.

It’s a magical feeling that only arrives on rare occasions. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football with kickoff set for 8:15 p.m. And if that’s not enough to liven up your Monday, there are plenty of prop bets at Pennsylvania sports betting apps to provide even more action.

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Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers betting lines

How will Big Ben fare against the rookie Justin Fields?

The Steelers have a sizable edge in terms of quarterback experience on Monday night. Ben Roethlisberger is in his 18th season – and perhaps last – season. Bears quarterback Justin Fields is in his first.

Pass YDs
(From BetMGM)

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Over/Under 250.5 (-115)
  • Justin Fields: Over/Under 180.5 (-115)

Pass TDs

  • Roethlisberger: Over 1.5 (-115)/Under 1.5 (-110)
  • Fields: Over.5 (-200)/Under .5 (+160)

Najee Harris rushing props

Pittsburgh’s own rookie, running back Najee Harris, has steadily built some improved rushing totals over the last few weeks. After failing to exceed 45 yards in his first three games, Harris has run for 122, 81, and 91 yards respectively in the last three games.

On Monday, his rushing yardage total at BetMGM is set at 79.5, with each side priced at -115.

There is also a wager related to Harris’ longest rush which is set at 16.5 yards.

Bears vs. Steelers Monday Night Football props

Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson had 13 targets and 98 yards last week in a 15-10 win over Cleveland. He leads Pittsburgh’s receivers in yardage totals for Monday’s game with an over/under of 72.5.

Pittsburgh Steelers Receiving Yardage Totals

  • Diontae Johnson: Over 72.5 (-110)/Under 72.5 (-115)
  • Chase Claypool: Over 53.5 (-110)/Under 53.5 (-115)
  • Najee Harris: Over 28.5 (-115)/Under 29.5 (-115)

Is Pittsburgh headed for another low-scoring game?

Last week, Pittsburgh and Cleveland combined for just 25 points in the Steelers sluggish 15-10 victory. Oddsmakers think this week might be challenging for the offenses as well.

The Steelers and the Bears have the lowest over/under (39) among all of the NFL’s Week 9 games.

Pittsburgh’s team total is set at 23.5 points. Chicago’s is 16.5.

If the oddsmakers are right, there might not be a whole lot of offense on Monday night.  But a football game will be played. And perhaps some wagers will be made too.

Bears vs. Steelers Monday Night football bet boosts and promos


  • Justin Fields and Najee Harris over 124.5 combined rushing yards (yes) +125
  • Najee Harris to record to 2+ TDs boosted from +310 to +400

Lead image Kirk Irwin/AP