The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face off in a Pennsylvania rivalry. The last time these two teams met, Philadelphia won by a 34-3 margin on September 25, 2016. Philadelphia leads the all-time series 48-28-3.
Eagles pick up first win on Sunday Night Football
In their last game, the Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers by a 25-20 score. Carson Wentz went 18-of-28 on the evening, throwing for 193 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Miles Sanders carried Philadelphia in the running game, carrying the ball 13 times for 46 yards. Wentz also added seven carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.
In terms of receiving, Travis Fuglham led Philadelphia with two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. Greg Ward Jr. also caught four passes for 38 yards. Philadelphia managed to stay balanced through the air, and that helped keep the San Francisco defense off-guard.
Pittsburgh defeats Houston in last game
Pittsburgh is coming off a 28-21 win over the Houston Texans in their last game. Ben Roethlisberger went 23-of-36 on the day, throwing for 237 yards and two touchdowns. James Conner carried the Steelers in the rushing department, tallying 18 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Eric Ebron and JuJu Smith Schuster also helped Pittsburgh through the air. Ebron caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, while Smith Schuster caught four passes for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Philadelphia Eagles/Pittsburgh Steelers betting lines
Pittsburgh is the favorite to win this game at -7. This is certainly a close game to bet, especially in a heated rivalry game such as this one. The over/under for this game is 44 points. You can bet on this game at BetOnline.AG.
I would feel comfortable betting Pittsburgh in this matchup. They really showed a triple in terms of passing, rushing, and receiving last game. Ben Roethlisberger has finally found a triple threat once again, and it has made for a balanced Steelers offense.
Although the Eagles were able to pick up a win last week, they look to be overmatched here. It certainly was encouraging to see production from Philadelphia’s receivers. They even managed to design running place for Carson Wentz. Nevertheless, I could see the Philadelphia defense struggling to contain Pittsburgh’s receivers.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Steelers -6