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Philadelphia Eagles Expose Pittsburgh Steelers In Battle Of Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Philadelphia and get a historic beatdown in the battle of Pennsylvania.

Every once in a while, a game comes along where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. When that happens, the coaches need to simply grab the game tape, throw it in the trash, and act like it never happened. This was that game. Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Steelers 34-3 and made them look amateur. The 31 point loss was the worst in the Mike Tomlin era.

It started out so promising, as Ben Roethlisberger drove down the field with passes to Eli Rogers and Antonio Brown that led to first downs. But then it all happened. Roethlisberger placed a perfect pass right into the stomach of Markus Wheaton who dropped it in the end zone, followed by a Chris Boswell field goal that was blocked. The sad thing is this was one of the better drives from the Steelers offense on the day.

The first half wasn’t great, but it wasn’t as bad as it was going to get. The Steelers were down 13-3 to begin the second half, and with a team who is striving to score 30 points per game, it didn’t seemed far fetched  for them to come back and win. And then Carson Wentz led the Philadelphia Eagles offense to three consecutive touchdowns to start the second half, and that was more than enough for the victory.

A couple bright spots that the Steelers can look too are Antonio Brown and Jordan Berry (Yes, a punter). Antonio Brown bounced back after a bad game with a 140 yard performance that was probably good for some fantasy owners, but didn’t help the team win on Sunday. Jordan Berry, who was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the off-season, has been a nice surprise. He was easily the best defensive player of the game, and pretty much the only one.

This game was more about everything the Eagles did extremely right, than what the Steelers did wrong. They were out-coached, out-played, and did not come prepared for what happened. Mike Tomlin was obviously not happy with the performance of the team as he spoke to the media on Tuesday.

“We took a significant step backwards with how we performed in that football game. I think we all gotta take responsibility for that, and that started with me. It wasn’t a good plan, and it wasn’t executed well. . . It is a big week for us because we have an opportunity to respond to some adversity.”

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 2-1 and look to bounce back with a victory against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Le’Veon Bell is back from his suspension, and it couldn’t come at a better time. If the Steelers want to avoid back to back losses, they will have to erase this loss from their memory.

Key stats and notes from Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

  • Antonio Brown had his 27th 100+ yard performance
  • Ben Roethlisberger has never thrown a touchdown in Philadelphia
  • Steelers have not won in Philadelphia since 1965