The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5, 1-3 Away) head to face the Philadelphia Eagles (6-0, 3-0 Home), who will be looking to stay unbeaten, at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. The Eagles are 10.5-point favorites, and the total is 43.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 16-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium last Sunday. Kenny Pickett was 32 of 44 for 257 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Najee Harris ran 17 times for 65 yards. Pat Freiermuth was targeted nine times, catching eight passes for 75 yards.
Philadelphia won for the sixth straight game on October 16, beating the Dallas Cowboys 26-17 at Lincoln Financial Field. Jalen Hurts threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Sanders carried 18 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. A.J. Brown also scored once. He was targeted eight times, hauling in five receptions for 67 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since October 2020, a 38-29 win for the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdowns for Pittsburgh, as Chase Claypool scored three times. Carson Wentz tossed two touchdowns for Philadelphia.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Steelers are averaging 15.3 points per game for the season, 31st in the NFL, and they are facing an Eagles defense that has surrendered 17.5 PPG (4th). Meanwhile, Philadelphia has scored 26.8 points a game this season, fourth in the league, and Pittsburgh is allowing 23.1 PPG (22nd).
The Steelers rank 25th in the league in passing yards per game (224.0) and 27th in rushing (87.9). They can expect a tough test through the air, as the Eagles are fifth in the league in passing yards allowed per game (208.7). Against the run, Philadelphia is 12th (109.8).
Philadelphia is 13th in the league in passing yards per game (252.3) and sixth in rushing (156.0). Pittsburgh’s defense has been most beatable through the air, as the Steelers are 28th in the league in passing yards allowed per game (285.7).
Against the run, the Steelers are 18th (118.9).Pittsburgh is averaging 2.6 red zone trips a game this season, second lowest in the NFL, finding the end zone 50% of the time (22nd).
Through five games, Mitch Trubisky has thrown for three touchdowns (2 INT) and 159.4 yards per game to lead Pittsburgh in passing. In two away games this season, he has one TD and an average of 200.5 yards passing.
Najee Harris leads the team in rushing with an average of 47.0 yards a game over seven games. He has one touchdown on the ground. George Pickens is the Steelers’ leading receiver with 48.3 yards a game and one TD.
Jalen Hurts has six passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 252.3 yards per game through six games to lead Philadelphia. In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (2 INT) and an average of 230.7 yards. Miles Sanders has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 80.8 yards a game through six games.
He has four touchdowns. A.J. Brown has been a key target in the Eagles’ aerial attack. He has two touchdowns and an 83.8 yard per game average through six appearances. A.J. Brown is averaging 8.8 targets per game (5.5 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Philadelphia has yet to suffer defeat at home this season.
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Philadelphia Eagles (-500)
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