Bears head coach Marc Trestman is really downplaying the Bears first of four appearances in prime time.
Is it special? "No it really isn't," Trestman said.
His statement comes as no surprise since Trestman does not let emotions interfere with planning when it comes to coaching the Bears. But to the players on the field, they know what to expect Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
Hostile was the word used by most Bear players upon heading to Heinz Field, including tight end Martellus Bennett.
"They got the terrible towels, they got Whiz Khalifa singing the black & yellow song, Sunday Night Football, it's going to be rocking," he said.
Emotion is exactly what wide receiver Brandon Marshall will feel returning to the city he grew up in. Marshall already bought tickets for 40 friends and family and said he could have bought 60 more.
"That was my team!" Marshall said smiling about cheering for the Steelers until he got drafted. "The year I got drafted the Broncos and the Steelers played in the AFC Championship. I remember watching that game in my dorm room with my Steelers blanket and cheering for the Steelers and we went on to go to the Super Bowl."
What happened a few months later when Marshall was drafted by the Broncos?
"I was like 'oh sorry guys'" Marshall laughed.
The Bears squeaked into a 2-0 record with fourth quarter comeback wins in both games, but they know the 0-2 Steelers will be hungry to win in front of their home fans.
"It's going to be a lot of emotion," veteran tackle Jermon Bushrod said. "We just have to stay poised."