Game Preview – Taking the PIT’s

Posted: September 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 446 Comments »

The pop quizzes are over. This is test time. Forget the SAT’s, this is the PIT’s.

The NFL is a results-oriented world so it is great to see the Eagles at 2-0. At the same time, the team with the best record doesn’t always make it to the Super Bowl, let alone win it. Sometimes how you play is as important as the final result. If a team plays good football, most of the time they will win. There are some games when that doesn’t happen.

I remember the 2010 season opener with the Packers. Green BayΒ won 27-20. but that felt like a playoff game. The Eagles showed they could hang right there with a really good team. That’s still a loss, but it’s different than even a close loss like last year’s to Atlanta, when the Eagles went down 26-24. The Eagles got way down and then made a furious comeback, but even that part of the game was filled with sloppy play and dumb mistakes. Neither the Falcons nor the Eagles made the playoffs.

Back to 2016 and the battle of 2-0 PIT at 2-0 PHI.Β I wrote my game preview for PE.com.

I think this is a game the Eagles can absolutely win. They have the DL to pressure Big Ben. You aren’t going to shut down Antonio Brown. You have to hit/bother/affect Big Ben. The Eagles have the guys to do that.

The Eagles don’t have one stud for the Steelers to shut down. Carson Wentz can spread the ball around, looking for who happens to be open on a given play. You can spread the Steelers out and have some success. I think Wentz and the Eagles can do just that.

As much as I want the Eagles to win, the overall test is for them to play well. That will tell us if this team is legit or not.

WHAT I’LL BE WATCHING

Eagles DL – The Eagles must win the battle up front. Sacks are great, but hitting Ben Ben and affecting him is just as important.

Skill players – I don’t think this situation is too big for Wentz. I do know that he will need some help today. Nelson Agholor, Jordan Matthews and Darren Sproles need to stop dropping passes and start making plays.

2nd half pressure – Neither the Eagles or Steelers has trailed in the 2nd half of a game. Someone will today. How will they handle that? The Steelers are a veteran team so this wouldn’t be new to them, but it would be the first time this season and you never know if that will have an effect.

OL/run game – The O-line has protected Wentz pretty well this year. The OL has been up and down with run blocking. PIT plays good run defense, but you can’t ignore the run. The Eagles need to mix in the run to keep the defense honest and also to help with play-action passes. It would be great if the OL played their best game of the year and opened some quality holes.

History doesn’t guarantee anything, but the Steelers haven’t won in Philly since 1965.

And rookie Ben Roethlisberger did lead the Steelers to a win over the Eagles back in 2004 so rookie QBs can win in this series.

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446 Comments on “Game Preview – Taking the PIT’s”

  1. 1 anon said at 3:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Sooooooo..Rex Ryan and Sammy B

  2. 2 Kohlhaas said at 3:46 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    lol. screw you Eli

  3. 3 Game Preview – Taking the PIT’s - said at 3:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    […] Tommy Lawlor The pop quizzes are over. This is test time. Forget the SAT’s, this is the PIT’s. The […]

  4. 4 Kohlhaas said at 3:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    lol. You’re a dumbass ODB

  5. 5 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Cant tell who is worse, Giants or skins,, #clownshow

  6. 6 Kohlhaas said at 3:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Damn it!! Skins are gonna screw this up.

  7. 7 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:58 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    McAdoo looks like some pear shaped 70’s porn star straight out of Boogie Nights

  8. 8 MaybePederson said at 4:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    did anyone else know that parkey is in cleveland now? he’s putting up some points against my fantasy team

  9. 9 John Galt said at 4:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He just shanked a game winner

  10. 10 anon said at 4:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    that was bad

  11. 11 Kohlhaas said at 4:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I guess the skins think they’re protecting their 2 pt lead by playing off.

  12. 12 Corry said at 4:07 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Man, Blake Bortles just does not play smart football.

  13. 13 anon said at 4:10 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    yeah and somehow ravens have snuck wins in the last two games.

  14. 14 A_T_G said at 4:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Who was DJax yelling at on his own sideline after his catch? A coach got in front of him to turn him away. Weird.

  15. 15 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Chris baker was yelling at the DC earlier, they needed to be seperated

  16. 16 anon said at 4:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Parkey shanks the game winner. Cleveland can’t catch a break

  17. 17 Corry said at 4:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Man, Parkey has missed 3 kicks today?!

  18. 18 Crus57 said at 4:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    that pretty much has to be it for his career, right?

  19. 19 Corry said at 4:18 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nah, he’s young, so he’ll get more chances (kickers always seem to hang around too), but yeesh, I feel bad for the guy.

  20. 20 Jarock said at 4:19 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He’ll need to either blow someone away in preseason or be an injury fill in that surprises. Can’t see anyone spending money on him anytime soon.

  21. 21 John Galt said at 4:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Maybe but he taken a left turn on Henery Blvd toward the exit from the league

  22. 22 anon said at 4:18 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    yeah hope his girl is putting the apartment on craigslist.

  23. 23 John Galt said at 4:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Cmon skins

  24. 24 Insomniac said at 4:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Sammy Sleeves won again. I’m not sure how to feel about that.

  25. 25 Jarock said at 4:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I know how I feel . . . . . grrrrrrrr.

  26. 26 ChoTime said at 4:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I feel he had 5.1 ypa, which is horrid, but I didn’t see the game.

  27. 27 SteveH said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He wasn’t great, but he doesnt need to be on that team. Thats the problem.

  28. 28 ChoTime said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    How is that a problem, though?

  29. 29 FairOaks said at 4:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    We get a worse 1st round pick the better they play. They need to be in the final four in the playoffs for our 2018 pick to improve, so we really hope they aren’t just a good regular season team who flames out in the playoffs.

  30. 30 ChoTime said at 4:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Oh, gotcha.

  31. 31 FairOaks said at 4:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    His second half stats were comparable to last week. First half not so good. I think about a 120 rating in the second half, finished at 93 for the game. First half was bad but no turnovers. Cam ended with a 59.4 rating.

  32. 32 ChoTime said at 4:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Thanks. Maybe it was one of those days for offense.

  33. 33 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Lol skins have no trust in Cousins

  34. 34 John Galt said at 4:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Any chance the Skins can hold a 2 pt lead right now? I have to doubt it

  35. 35 FairOaks said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    They really needed that first down and went ultra conservative.

  36. 36 Jarock said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yeah, I’m not all that confident the skins can stop the Little Fairies. Their D sucks.

  37. 37 SteveH said at 4:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    IGGLES UBER ALLES, EAT IT STILLERS LETS GO!

  38. 38 meteorologist said at 4:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Hue deferred in overtime

  39. 39 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    No he didn’t? Really? Such a dope

  40. 40 Tumtum said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Defer??!!

  41. 41 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Defer to what? There’s only one quarter.

  42. 42 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Unless there is some serious wind that he wants on his side for FGs, no idea WTF he is thinking

  43. 43 Jarock said at 4:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Jim Schwartz is smiling πŸ˜›

  44. 44 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Why? You’re not confusing him with Morninhweg are you?

  45. 45 Jarock said at 4:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Probably πŸ˜›

  46. 46 Kohlhaas said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Gruden is a huge coward.

  47. 47 John Galt said at 4:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Case Keenun is bad

  48. 48 Aaron said at 4:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    come on redskins

  49. 49 ICDogg said at 4:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    so far not a good day for quarterbacks named Carson

  50. 50 SteveH said at 4:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    GAME ON! LETS GO BIRDS!!!!

  51. 51 meteorologist said at 4:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Eagles or OT

  52. 52 SteveH said at 4:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    ahhh shit its feeel and jim with the call. Bleh.

  53. 53 John Galt said at 4:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Feelings on Nantz and Simms?

  54. 54 Corry said at 4:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I could have gone all year without hearing Simm’s stupid voice.

  55. 55 Crus57 said at 4:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    despair?

  56. 56 Jarock said at 4:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Like I might watch on mute πŸ˜›

  57. 57 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    ODB is such an Undiscaplined dope

  58. 58 John Galt said at 4:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Skins just gave up a 3rd and 15

  59. 59 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    AAAAAAAARARRRGHHGGHHGHGH!!!!

  60. 60 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Let’s go d!!!!
    ..
    “Give them NOTHÎNG, but take From them Everything”-King Leonidas

  61. 61 Aaron said at 4:27 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    bajll game

  62. 62 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:27 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Bradham is a beast, they needed to chip BG early to help the RT

  63. 63 John Galt said at 4:27 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Eli throws a pick. Skins win. Eli face

  64. 64 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:27 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    ODB is going to lose his mind keep coming up short against Norman

  65. 65 FairOaks said at 4:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    So THAT is what the Redskins were counting on. Of course they had dropped 1-2 earlier in the game.

  66. 66 Jarock said at 4:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Gotta get some pressure.

  67. 67 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    They are double teaming BG

  68. 68 ICDogg said at 4:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yoy

  69. 69 Jarock said at 4:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    THAT’S A HOLD!!!!

  70. 70 anon said at 4:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    oing to be a long game

  71. 71 Kohlhaas said at 4:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    this is bs. CBS still showing Browns/Dolphins due to overtime. Sunday ticket isn’t showing Birds/Stillers since it’s showing locally so I can’t see the game right now.

  72. 72 HawaiianEagle said at 4:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Lol ginas

  73. 73 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    We should send them a box of Vagasil

  74. 74 Tumtum said at 4:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Their leaving the damn mia cle filler game on?? Wtf

  75. 75 Tumtum said at 4:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    What is this madness??

  76. 76 Tumtum said at 4:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    FU Parkey!!!

  77. 77 John Galt said at 4:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    You are missing a Pitts March

  78. 78 anon said at 4:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    yu don’t want to see the pitt game right now

  79. 79 A_T_G said at 4:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    That game has potential impacts on the top draft pick.

  80. 80 Tumtum said at 4:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    This game has a potential impact of my remote and the tv screen.

  81. 81 Tumtum said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Ok now change games!

  82. 82 John Galt said at 4:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Gotta tackle better than that

  83. 83 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Gotta hold them to a FG

  84. 84 shah8 said at 4:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    made it for this game. was working the second game.

  85. 85 Insomniac said at 4:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Sloppy defense so far

  86. 86 A_T_G said at 4:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Brandon Graham!

  87. 87 John Galt said at 4:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nice play there. Need a stop here on 3 rd

  88. 88 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    B dot Grizzle ain’t fucking around this year

  89. 89 Jarock said at 4:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Not getting pressure, but stuffing the run. C’mon 3rd down.

  90. 90 Corry said at 4:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Aaaand breathe.

  91. 91 John Galt said at 4:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wow. Did he just drop that?

  92. 92 Corry said at 4:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yup. HIt him right in the chest.

  93. 93 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Hold them to 3.. Good shit

  94. 94 Crus57 said at 4:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    or less!

  95. 95 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yes sir

  96. 96 A_T_G said at 4:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    My pulse rate is about 130 after that 3rd down.

  97. 97 John Galt said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Niiiiiice. Block.

  98. 98 A_T_G said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    140 now.

  99. 99 SteveH said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    YEAH BOYS THATS IT

  100. 100 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    BIGTIME Special Teams!
    ..
    Bennie Logan!!!!M

  101. 101 Jarock said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nope, hold them to ZERO!!!!!

  102. 102 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Woohoo!!!!!!

    Fipp you Pittsburgh!!! Just, Fipp you!!!

  103. 103 SteveH said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    FUCK EM UP WENTZ YEAH

  104. 104 shah8 said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    hey hey hey, Bennie

    Chip’s best draft pick?

  105. 105 John Galt said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Dolphins win. Welcome to the rest of you

  106. 106 anon said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Parker better not even get on the bus

  107. 107 A_T_G said at 4:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Now, crush them.

  108. 108 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    CELEK!!!!

  109. 109 John Galt said at 4:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Love me some Celek

  110. 110 Corry said at 4:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Shazier hurt and out.

  111. 111 Jarock said at 4:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Tried to tackle Celek. Should know better πŸ™‚

  112. 112 Corry said at 4:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Someone did something stupid at the start of that.

  113. 113 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Lol as soon as Shazier went out they went right to Sprolsey

  114. 114 John Galt said at 4:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    What a play design even though it’s coming back

  115. 115 A_T_G said at 4:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Or not.

  116. 116 Corry said at 4:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wow, they picked up the flag!

  117. 117 Jarock said at 4:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Pittsburgh’s check bounced πŸ™‚

  118. 118 Corry said at 4:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Brent Celek looked like he was covered by half the Steelers team there.

  119. 119 Insomniac said at 4:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Fly eagles flyyyyyyyyy

  120. 120 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    DGB time. I’m calling it.

  121. 121 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Punch this in!!!!!

  122. 122 John Galt said at 4:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Alright make a kick

  123. 123 Corry said at 4:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I thought we threw the “pass short of the sticks” plays out of the playbook when we got rid of Bradford?

  124. 124 Jarock said at 4:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Battle of the kickers πŸ˜›

  125. 125 Corry said at 4:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    That was a really weird looking kick.

  126. 126 Iskar36 said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Definitely a knuckleball kick

  127. 127 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I’ll take that lead…
    ..
    Wentz continues to put up points on his first drive

  128. 128 John Galt said at 4:42 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    100% of the time.

  129. 129 A_T_G said at 4:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I hope this isn’t premature, but we can hold our own against these guys.

  130. 130 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    It is premature, but F it. 10 minutes in and we’re not getting blown out. We look like we belong.

  131. 131 Insomniac said at 4:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Doug is just trying to make us feel better about Huff right?

  132. 132 Jarock said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Fail

  133. 133 Insomniac said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He just tripled his catch count for this year!!

  134. 134 Jarock said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    For 1.1yards a catch :S

  135. 135 Crus57 said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    if by better you mean more convinced he is not going to amount to anything, then yes

  136. 136 anon said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    he caught both those balls right?

  137. 137 Insomniac said at 4:42 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    ya

  138. 138 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Was Huff who they faked the reverse to in order to open up the screen to Sproles?

  139. 139 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:42 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    No fumbles. Major improvement.

  140. 140 Corry said at 4:42 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    No volleyball’d passes up in the air for the defense to pick.

  141. 141 Jarock said at 4:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Can not settle for field goals. Happy about the lead, wish it was 7.

  142. 142 A_T_G said at 4:42 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If you consider that as an extension of their FG, it is a 6-pt turnaround. Silver lining?

  143. 143 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:43 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I’ll take the first point of The game any way we can get them, especially when we get the ball back at halftime.. But we can’t kick FG all day and win

  144. 144 John Galt said at 4:43 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Let’s get a 3 and out here for field position

  145. 145 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:44 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Beer roll call. I’ve got a Flying Fish Oktober Fish.

  146. 146 A_T_G said at 4:44 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yards Tavern Spruce.

  147. 147 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:45 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    My weed literally tastes like fruit loops πŸ™‚

  148. 148 jshort said at 4:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    you could say mine is a trainwreck.

  149. 149 Corry said at 4:45 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Duclaw 31

  150. 150 Tumtum said at 4:45 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    3 hour drive home from beach after this. Agua Especial for me.

  151. 151 A_T_G said at 4:46 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I hope that isn’t the Mexican import. That stuff will make you sick.

  152. 152 Insomniac said at 4:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Left Hand Milk Stout

  153. 153 daveH said at 4:50 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Im hammering the coors cooler.. i wont drink heineken any more.. im happy to let doogie howsrr flip his own meat

  154. 154 Corry said at 4:44 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If they gave championships for cheerleaders, I think the Eagles would be winners.

  155. 155 A_T_G said at 4:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I like that they are not toothpicks with balloons. They have (great) humanly possible bodies.

  156. 156 John Galt said at 4:45 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nice hustle hicks

  157. 157 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:45 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    nice play by Hicks

  158. 158 John Galt said at 4:47 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Get off the field here boys.

  159. 159 anon said at 4:47 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    marcus peters is a stud — goes without saying i suppose.

  160. 160 Jarock said at 4:47 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    So, think Big Ben’s gonna keep throwing his way πŸ˜›

  161. 161 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    YES!!!!!!!

  162. 162 meteorologist said at 4:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wow I forgot the refs were allowed to call holding for our Dline.

  163. 163 Jarock said at 4:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    They hadn’t for the 1st two weeks. I guess Doug called the league office and complained.

  164. 164 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Learned the proper payment system. He is a rook, ya know.

  165. 165 Corry said at 4:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    That Jordan HIcks guy is a decent football player.

  166. 166 meteorologist said at 4:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Brandon Graham is our best DE

  167. 167 Jarock said at 4:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Feel a tiny bit better about passing on Earl Thomas . . . but only a little.

  168. 168 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Ha!! Fools those Steelers. They’re letting Carson Wentz back on the field.

  169. 169 Jarock said at 4:51 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Has Carson passed Dak for most passes w/o a pick yet to start his career?

  170. 170 ICDogg said at 4:51 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    -4 yards rushing

  171. 171 Crus57 said at 4:52 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    they seem to know exactly where our runs are going and get there first

  172. 172 Corry said at 4:52 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    They’re getting into the backfield REALLY fast.

  173. 173 John Galt said at 4:52 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nice I’ll take it

  174. 174 Corry said at 4:52 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Might get a gift flag there.

  175. 175 Jarock said at 4:52 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Legit flag. But yeah, that’s unusual for us.

  176. 176 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:52 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Zebras looking good today for a change.

  177. 177 John Galt said at 4:53 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    The kid is pretty impressive with his poise

  178. 178 Jarock said at 4:53 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Jeez. Bad snap. Gr8 play by the rook getting rid of that.

  179. 179 Crus57 said at 4:53 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I like how Sproles caught that and immediately hit the deck, knowing there was a lot of meat on the way to him

  180. 180 A_T_G said at 4:53 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Do they run blitz every time Mathews is on the field, or only when we hand off?

  181. 181 Jarock said at 4:54 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Flag city.

  182. 182 meteorologist said at 4:54 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    When I saw sproles catch that I thought it was a normal sized player on a knee

  183. 183 Corry said at 4:54 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Beckham with a drop.

  184. 184 A_T_G said at 4:55 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He is now truly an Eagle.

  185. 185 Corry said at 4:55 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I think they all sit on the sidelines eating popcorn together.

  186. 186 Crus57 said at 4:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    *dropcorn

  187. 187 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Heavy on the butter apparently.

  188. 188 Jarock said at 4:55 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Made up for it.

  189. 189 John Galt said at 4:55 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nice arm

  190. 190 meteorologist said at 4:57 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Gorgeous

  191. 191 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:55 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I like our QB. He’s good.

  192. 192 A_T_G said at 4:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Pssh, he wasn’t even good enough for Cleveland.

  193. 193 Insomniac said at 4:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    DGB!!!!!!!!!!!

  194. 194 Jarock said at 4:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Hey Bart Scott. Eat your heart out.

  195. 195 John Galt said at 4:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    3 more quarters just like it

  196. 196 Jarock said at 4:57 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Give the kid time, he’ll pick you apart and unlike a certain former Eagles QB, he’ll drive the ball down the field on 3rd down.

  197. 197 Dragon_Eagle said at 4:59 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    every time Huff catches the ball, my first thought is “Don’t fumble!!”

  198. 198 Jarock said at 4:59 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Now Huff is starting to make me feel better. That was nice.

  199. 199 John Galt said at 4:59 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Should have come off that read

  200. 200 Jarock said at 5:00 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Celek sipping from the fountain of youth.

  201. 201 Insomniac said at 5:01 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He probably hates the Steelers more than us.

  202. 202 SeanofDead said at 5:00 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Carv em up Carson!

  203. 203 Corry said at 5:00 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Man, rook almost had his first big play AND TD.

  204. 204 John Galt said at 5:01 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Soooo close smallwood

  205. 205 meteorologist said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Hope he’s not the next Ertz . Something to keep an eye on

  206. 206 A_T_G said at 5:01 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Smallwood a shoelace away.

  207. 207 anon said at 5:01 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Pederson is doing a great job calling plays

  208. 208 meteorologist said at 5:01 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    That fake reverse screen tho

  209. 209 Jarock said at 5:01 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Hard to think how he could be better these first couple weeks.

  210. 210 Insomniac said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Consistency! Something we haven’t had in the last 3 years.

  211. 211 shah8 said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    yes, yes he is…

    Definitely like Reid…

    Also benefiting from unfamiliarity. Some of this is too cute like Reid.

  212. 212 Jarock said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Much better time management than Reid. Not a single wasted timeout in 2 games and a quarter. Reid would have wasted at least 3.

  213. 213 daveH said at 5:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Fuuuuuucccckkkk andyreid ..and his Briiliant im smarter than everyone else. ..pederdon is simple smart & robust .. .. compare him to reid is an insult

  214. 214 shah8 said at 5:01 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    The Eagles OL is playing very well in the passing game.

  215. 215 Crus57 said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    beautiful throw

  216. 216 John Galt said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Great Drive

  217. 217 Jarock said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!

  218. 218 Kohlhaas said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    helluva drive!

  219. 219 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    OMG the Pederson/Wentz connection AINT playing games

  220. 220 Tumtum said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    We cant be this good…can we?

  221. 221 Jarock said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Trying to contain my enthusiasm . . . failing πŸ™‚

  222. 222 John Galt said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    No but we might be close which would be awesome

  223. 223 Crus57 said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    maybe not *this* year..

  224. 224 Insomniac said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    We are that good.

  225. 225 ICDogg said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Really impressive start.

  226. 226 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    We have Every right to win this division

  227. 227 meteorologist said at 5:02 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wentz is so hot

  228. 228 Insomniac said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Jarvis Jones is still in the league..wow.

  229. 229 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I’m happy.

    This is sooooo weird.

  230. 230 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:03 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Great run by smallwood too..
    ..
    For not having many draft picks, Wentz, Smallwood, Mills are all contributing already

  231. 231 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Excellent point.

  232. 232 Jarock said at 5:05 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    It’s like Howie actually knows how to draft . . . weird. But . . . but he’s not a football guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  233. 233 SteveH said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    YEAH WENTZ ERA GET FUCKED, TAKING IT TO THEM

  234. 234 Bert's Bells said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I’m not one to care much about extracurricular antics, but that Matthews/Wentz handshake TD celebration is cool.

  235. 235 Tumtum said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I like it too

  236. 236 A_T_G said at 5:04 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Guys, this is really not helping me to keep realistic expectations.

  237. 237 SteveH said at 5:05 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    SUPERBOWL!!!!!!

  238. 238 A_T_G said at 5:05 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Singular?

  239. 239 Corry said at 5:05 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Typical Negadelphian.

  240. 240 A_T_G said at 5:06 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Right. I am estimating at least 5 rings in his first three years.

  241. 241 Corry said at 5:07 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If he doesnt have 5 rings in his first year, Cleveland was right to pass on him.

  242. 242 Bert's Bells said at 5:05 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    But it’s a GREAT setup for ultimate disappointment!

  243. 243 Aaron said at 5:05 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Im with you,

  244. 244 daveH said at 5:18 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Imb wiyh yoooo dooooooods

  245. 245 SteveH said at 5:05 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    BIG BEN LOOKS SHELL SHOCKED BRING EM DOWN

  246. 246 Aaron said at 5:06 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    no, he doesnt, they need to hit him in the mouth

  247. 247 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:06 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Secondary must be balling because it looks like he is forced to hold the ball every play

  248. 248 Jarock said at 5:07 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Playing zone. Need to, but need more pressure. Done a decent job getting Ben off his spot, but we’ve gotta smack him.

  249. 249 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:07 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Brother Mouzone Jenkins! Bow tie Assassin

  250. 250 Jarock said at 5:07 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nice breakup, Jenkins!!!

  251. 251 Jarock said at 5:08 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Better hands . . . coulda picked that.

  252. 252 SteveH said at 5:08 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If Jenkins held on to all his should have picks he’d be a perrenial all pro

  253. 253 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:08 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    The only fluky play in us getting to this 10-0 lead was the blocked FG. Our offensive is rolling.

  254. 254 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:09 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Not that Fluky when your special teams has been doing that the past two years, but I feel you. They owed us for giving up that punt return TD in garbage time last week

  255. 255 Corry said at 5:08 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Tulloch in at Mike.

  256. 256 John Galt said at 5:08 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Get off the field again boys!!!!

  257. 257 John Galt said at 5:09 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Smoked

  258. 258 Corry said at 5:09 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Mills just does not have deep speed.

  259. 259 Jarock said at 5:09 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    And the other rook gets toasted again . . . . !@#$ it.

  260. 260 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:09 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Make a play and stop this bleeding NOW!

  261. 261 Insomniac said at 5:11 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Mills is too slow man. Put in Watkins or something.

  262. 262 Jarock said at 5:11 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nothing happening on the ground for either team. Surprised Deangelo hasn’t broken one off.

  263. 263 Crus57 said at 5:11 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Jenkins has come out on fire

  264. 264 A_T_G said at 5:11 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wow, Jenkins.

  265. 265 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:11 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Cox in your face Ben.

  266. 266 Jarock said at 5:12 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Smothered him. Sweet.

  267. 267 SteveH said at 5:12 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    YEAH! GET ON EM

  268. 268 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:12 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Lol big Summamabitch

  269. 269 John Galt said at 5:12 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    How come we didn’t block that one too? Cmon Fipp

  270. 270 A_T_G said at 5:12 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Dammit, there goes the shutout.

  271. 271 Jarock said at 5:12 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    That was always a pipe dream. Sweet one though πŸ™‚

  272. 272 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:13 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Someone check on Tommy. Make sure he’s not too down about it.

  273. 273 SteveH said at 5:12 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I’m so goddamn proud of this team.

  274. 274 shah8 said at 5:13 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Chip Kelly is a coaching dimwit.

    Peterson has his team properly ready to play…

  275. 275 John Galt said at 5:13 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Watching this year has made me realize how much I hated watching that team last year. It’s so refreshing to just play real football again

  276. 276 shah8 said at 5:14 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Chip is remarkably like the major Belichik coaching tree failures, like Romeo Crennel and Josh McDaniels.

  277. 277 Aaron said at 5:13 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Imagine if for a minute, malcom jenkins could catch

  278. 278 SeanofDead said at 5:13 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    How do they blow that play dead? I m happy with the sack…but that was an odd call

  279. 279 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:13 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Tomlin threw in the towel

  280. 280 Jarock said at 5:13 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    In the grasp . . . he could’ve been hurt had they let it go on. He might have made a play too, but that was looooong odds.

  281. 281 Aaron said at 5:14 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    yeah running back had leaked out and was wide opoen

  282. 282 Jarock said at 5:15 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If Ben could a) recognize he was open while fighting to stay on his feet and b) make an accurate throw while he had a 300lbr draped all over him?

  283. 283 Bert's Bells said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yeah, I actually think they should call “in the grasp” more -especially since they give such lip service to safety.

  284. 284 SteveH said at 5:14 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Cox had him by the throwing arm, that wasn’t going anywhere.

  285. 285 Corry said at 5:14 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Those of you not listening to Nantz and Sims, LSU dismissed Les Miles today.

  286. 286 Aaron said at 5:15 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    wow

  287. 287 Dave said at 5:15 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Next Penn State coach?

  288. 288 Jarock said at 5:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    @!#$ . . . what Aaron said. Expectations are crazy there.

  289. 289 John Galt said at 5:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Coaching is a funny job. If the clock operator is half a second slower on the trigger they win and he still has a job

  290. 290 Dave said at 5:15 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If Wentz is 6’5″ and 237 lbs, then Big Ben is 6’5″ and 270 lbs…or 5 lbs lighter than Kelce.

  291. 291 nathaniel driver said at 5:15 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I wonder if the veterans that were disappointed by the Bradford trade are still disappointed…

  292. 292 daveH said at 5:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yesh like we didn’t get enough for him !!!

  293. 293 Aaron said at 5:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    no way, but bradford is ballin right now

  294. 294 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Cox was asked if Wentz was the best QB he ever played with in philly… His answer was “Absolutely”, for whatever THATS worth

  295. 295 nathaniel driver said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Whatever happens this season, thrilled with the trade and ecstatic about Wentz

  296. 296 ChoTime said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Right now, Wentz is at 9.7 ypa, while Bradford just put up 5.1 ypa.

  297. 297 SteveH said at 5:16 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I was scared Huff was going to fumble that KOR, that would be so a Huff play to make.

  298. 298 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    DGB!!!!

  299. 299 meteorologist said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I’m relaxed when Wentz is on the field. Not worried about him at all. It’s a new feeling re: our QBs

  300. 300 Corry said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wentz really spreads the ball around.

  301. 301 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Good decision rookie. πŸ™‚

  302. 302 meteorologist said at 5:17 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Omg a fake screen and the blocker caught the pass? These plays

  303. 303 A_T_G said at 5:18 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Such a good play. Quick read, wasn’t there, made something.

  304. 304 Corry said at 5:18 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    So far Huff, Celek, Matthews, Agholor, and DGB have caught passes. I think Burton has as well.

  305. 305 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:18 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Sproles too

  306. 306 Aaron said at 5:19 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    kelce you idiot

  307. 307 SteveH said at 5:19 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    What the fuck? Kelce goddamnit.

  308. 308 Jarock said at 5:19 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Can we convert a 3rd and 1? Welp . . . gonna have to do a 3rd and 6. Damnit Kelce.

  309. 309 BobSmith77 said at 5:19 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    6th penalty on Kelce this season already. Putrid play continues.

  310. 310 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Funny that you think an offense can look this good with “putrid” center play

  311. 311 BobSmith77 said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yeah it is. Maybe not putrid just inconsistent and poor with too many penalties.

    Eagles really don’t have an alternative either but you can have Kelce keep playing like this while racking up 2-3 penalties/game.

  312. 312 John Galt said at 5:19 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Thank you. Definitely interference

  313. 313 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Fuckin right. Bout time we get PIT call this season
    ..
    Great throw #Laser

  314. 314 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Well, forget run-pass balance when everything working on the pass or the Steelers give us penalties.

  315. 315 Jarock said at 5:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Pederson finally figured out he needs to pay the refs.

  316. 316 SteveH said at 5:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Feeeeel thinks its not interference, thats how you know it is.

  317. 317 A_T_G said at 5:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Out of bounds! Yeah!

  318. 318 Jarock said at 5:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Even Simms noted it.

  319. 319 Corry said at 5:20 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yes, thank you Wentz! We did NOT need an extra yard there. Protect yourself rook!

  320. 320 BobSmith77 said at 5:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nice to have a mobile QB again. Haven’t since Vick in 2010.

  321. 321 A_T_G said at 5:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Foles used to run in TDs!

  322. 322 John Galt said at 5:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I think he is still trying to get in on that one from like the 7 against the Falcons I believe

  323. 323 Crus57 said at 5:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    the ‘ole drunken giraffe

  324. 324 Jarock said at 5:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    In slow motion and I’m a Foles fan πŸ™‚

  325. 325 Tumtum said at 5:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I need to chill out. I must be having a LCD flashback or something. I feel like im in 2004.

  326. 326 SteveH said at 5:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Only Pittsburgh blew our doors off in 2004.

  327. 327 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    2004 we got our butts kicked by the Steelers.

  328. 328 Tumtum said at 5:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Ok ok. No need to panic then.

  329. 329 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    They havent beat us in philly in like the last 50 years. Why should today be any different? Fuck them

  330. 330 Aaron said at 5:21 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    media mike is mad

  331. 331 Jarock said at 5:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    But the rest of us are happy!!!!!

  332. 332 Corry said at 5:22 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Kelce got blown up again, but was able to regain control and push his man out of the play.

  333. 333 A_T_G said at 5:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He gets up laughing with the defender.

  334. 334 Jarock said at 5:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Tough rook.

  335. 335 Jarock said at 5:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Definitely an incomplete pass.

  336. 336 SteveH said at 5:23 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Fucking A man, if we get this third down… take the clock down on em.

  337. 337 Aaron said at 5:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    sturgis, oh no

  338. 338 Iskar36 said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Whether we are fans or not of Sturgis, I think Parkey made it incredibly clear we made the right decision between the two of them today.

  339. 339 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    No question

  340. 340 Aaron said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    ? What did he do

  341. 341 Iskar36 said at 5:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Went 3/6 with misses from 41, 42, and 46, the last of which would have won the game.

  342. 342 SteveH said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Parkey will be back next year, some study about kickers with leg injuries needing more tan a year to recover 100%

  343. 343 John Galt said at 5:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Make a kick sturge. Need to not give up a late drive and it will be a good half

  344. 344 Corry said at 5:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Normally I wouldn’t either, but he’s not had a good start to the year. He has played better overall today I think.

  345. 345 SteveH said at 5:24 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Man Sturgy is kicking these weird ass knuckleballs but they’re going in.

  346. 346 Jarock said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I feel like I’m on drugs. This is not how the game was supposed to go. Deliriously happy though.

  347. 347 shah8 said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yeah, still not sure about Wentz. He’s basically playing like Good!Derrick Car. Very protected in this offense, which is successfully hiding his weaknesses carrying over from college.

  348. 348 John Galt said at 5:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    You are trying really hard. You can’t have a better 2.5 games – even if your Joe Webb.

  349. 349 shah8 said at 5:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Marcus Mariota started off pretty hot last year, too.

    Until teams got more familiar with how he plays, and then we see how far ahead Winston really was…

  350. 350 Dave said at 5:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I blame the coaches, their not making it hard enough in him.

  351. 351 shah8 said at 5:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Watch for Wentz beating working good defenses, particularly with post-snap wins.

  352. 352 Dave said at 5:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    What’s is a working good defense?

    What is a post-snap win?

    Never heard of either expression.

  353. 353 shah8 said at 5:42 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Derrick Carr (Cousins as well) really loves to read the defense presnap and make decisions then. If the defense takes away his play, Carr is very likely to dump the ball off for little gain without searching for a true alternative post snap. Cousins just locks on the play and turns balls over.

    You can see right there what great post-snap play is like with Big Ben.

    Also, one of Wentz’s chief liabilities is his tendency to be really lacking in pocket awareness. It has shown in spots in the games I’ve seen (not Chicago). I suspect that against a team with an effective pass rush that moves him off his spot, we’ll see whether he’s grown or not.

  354. 354 Dave said at 5:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wow, you got all that from 2 1/2 games of play, or is this what he did in college?

  355. 355 shah8 said at 5:56 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    mostly from college

  356. 356 Dave said at 6:11 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    So you’re saying he can’t change with better coaching?

  357. 357 A_T_G said at 5:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Hahahahahahaha. Perfect. Thank you.

  358. 358 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:25 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Um, OK we gotta hold ’em to now more than a FG here, but, but, but…

    we are not only winning, we are outplaying the Steelers so far.

  359. 359 Tumtum said at 5:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    This ia going to come crashing down soon. Has to…right?

  360. 360 Aaron said at 5:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    thats what im thinking, but Im a glass half empty person

  361. 361 A_T_G said at 5:27 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    That’s just your PTSD talking.

  362. 362 BobSmith77 said at 5:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Need to cash in on some of these red zones chances. Need Ertz back to give them another weapon down there.

  363. 363 nathaniel driver said at 5:27 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Agreed – but I like that Wentz doesn’t force the issue. Smart play to give Sproles a chance, but preserved a field goal chance.

  364. 364 Tumtum said at 5:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    So glad theae young horses are rewarding me foe sticking with them. When Ertz is back…wow.

  365. 365 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:26 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If we keep getting points on every scoring drive, we win this game and donnie jones donates his game check to charity

  366. 366 Aaron said at 5:27 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    pitt will adjust at halftime, I hope the eagles do too

  367. 367 SteveH said at 5:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    GET THE BALL BACK!

  368. 368 John Galt said at 5:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Big cox getting held

  369. 369 jshort said at 5:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    big cox always seem to get held

  370. 370 Corry said at 5:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Bradham was trying to run to the play with #78 hanging off of him.

  371. 371 Tumtum said at 5:28 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    There u go GE. He is a plant

  372. 372 SteveH said at 5:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    If the Eagles force a punt here I will lose my mind.

  373. 373 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Looks like Seattle woke up. 24-3 vs. 49ers.

  374. 374 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    That seattle defense figured out chips offense like two years ago

  375. 375 John Galt said at 5:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I’m sure chip will make some adjustments…smh

  376. 376 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Stop running outside zone and adjust to inside zone…that’s about all he has up his sleeves. Maybe run a sweep if he is really feeling adventurous

  377. 377 SteveH said at 5:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Chips offense with Blaine Gabbert vs. the Seahawks D. Hmmmmmm

  378. 378 anon said at 5:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    jimmy g. is back. in case he’s still available in your fantasy league

  379. 379 anon said at 5:29 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    The defense is balling. Jim Schwartz is a magician

  380. 380 anon said at 5:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    maybe a wizard. a warlock? We’ve health the Steelers to 3 points in a half.

  381. 381 BobSmith77 said at 5:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I don’t see him as cape-wearing type of guy . . .

  382. 382 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Put fangs in his mouth and it works.

  383. 383 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:30 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Honestly, credit Pederson and Wentz and the offense for a lot of this. We’ve held the ball for friggin’ ever. TOP kings!!

  384. 384 SteveH said at 5:31 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    YEAH!!!!! 2 MINUTE DRILL LETS GO

  385. 385 BobSmith77 said at 5:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Keeping Brown doubled at almost all times with someone over the top/behind him.

    McLeod/Jenkins have been really strong this half and good tackling too by almost everyone.

  386. 386 Crus57 said at 5:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Love how the D knew what was coming and got there fast

  387. 387 Corry said at 5:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Rodney McCleod was a very good pick up.

  388. 388 anon said at 5:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    bradham too

  389. 389 BobSmith77 said at 5:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Did they every say anything about him possibly getting suspended for the umbrella incident? I haven’t heard anything about that.

  390. 390 Tumtum said at 5:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Lets Gooooo. Plenty of time!

  391. 391 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:32 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Schwartz has The D swarming

  392. 392 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    No mistakes. No mistakes. No mistakes.

  393. 393 Aaron said at 5:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    i”ll be happy with a first down and then a punt

  394. 394 SteveH said at 5:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    TIME FOR THE KILLING BLOW, SEND EM HOME

  395. 395 meteorologist said at 5:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    This would not be the killing blow lol. You mean send em to halftime?

  396. 396 A_T_G said at 5:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    20-3 at the half and I might lose my mind.

  397. 397 John Galt said at 5:33 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Tempted to want to kill the clock here but I guess we need to trust Wentz… He has earned it

  398. 398 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    So, does Riverboat Doug go for the jugular here?

  399. 399 Tumtum said at 5:34 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I think so.

  400. 400 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yep, I think so, too.

  401. 401 jshort said at 5:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    doubt it, we get ball first 2nd half

  402. 402 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    With most rookie QBs, up 10, the offense would shut run out the clock TIL the half. But Pederson letting Wentz go for it…. Love it

  403. 403 Aaron said at 5:35 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    ok run it 2 more times

  404. 404 John Galt said at 5:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Need to go deep they are squatting

  405. 405 A_T_G said at 5:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yep. Get the first, then go over the top.

  406. 406 FairOaks said at 5:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    They tried, pass sailed just a little too much.

  407. 407 Aaron said at 5:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    yeah, play action here, go deep, I thought run it earlier, but they are playing run big time

  408. 408 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:36 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Does Doug Ε‚et Wentz throw, or we just run and punt here?

  409. 409 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    I love Dougie.

  410. 410 Aaron said at 5:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    what a great call

  411. 411 John Galt said at 5:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Doug is awesome

  412. 412 Tumtum said at 5:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Thanks for TO mikey!

  413. 413 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wow great playcall

  414. 414 Aaron said at 5:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Dang it wentz you suck

  415. 415 Insomniac said at 5:37 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Doug, I can’t love you anymore until you get a playoff win.

  416. 416 Aaron said at 5:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    actually a good drop right there

  417. 417 John Galt said at 5:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    All the writers who say burton has never dropped a ball have a story

  418. 418 A_T_G said at 5:38 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Burton looks like he can hold his own in the drop game.

  419. 419 KillaKadafi said at 5:44 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    The short pass to him was a good drop, wouldn’t be surprised if he did it on purpose as he had two guys bearing down on him

  420. 420 Tumtum said at 5:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    He is an Eagle for sure.

  421. 421 BobSmith77 said at 5:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Eagles case of the drops is apparently highly contagious.

  422. 422 Aaron said at 5:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    why did he ruht out of bounds

  423. 423 John Galt said at 5:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Why did he go out?

  424. 424 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Um, veteran player Sproles, you are NOT supposed to go out of bounds.

  425. 425 Tumtum said at 5:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Why go out short…or at all??

  426. 426 A_T_G said at 5:39 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Stay in bounds there Sprolesy.

  427. 427 meteorologist said at 5:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    This whole rally to the football thing.. it feels new.. I like it

  428. 428 John Galt said at 5:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Nothing silly. Anyone would have taken +10 and getting the ball

  429. 429 A_T_G said at 5:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Who is 42 nowadays?

  430. 430 Corry said at 5:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Still Maragos.

  431. 431 John Galt said at 5:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Maragos

  432. 432 Corry said at 5:40 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Hell of a play by Bennie Logan.

  433. 433 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:41 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    And they are loud at the Linc! Yea baby!!!

  434. 434 BobSmith77 said at 5:42 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Besides getting maybe another TD instead of a FG that went as well as possible with the Eagles outplaying them in all 3 phases of the game.

  435. 435 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:43 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    MY thoughts on the first half:

    OMFG!!!

  436. 436 Tumtum said at 5:47 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    For some reason I cant go there. Thinking Pitt D is a fraud.

  437. 437 Dragon_Eagle said at 5:50 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Their offense is no fraud.

  438. 438 Jarock said at 5:52 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Pitt’s D is solid vs. the run. Questionable vs the pass, but they’ve done a great job against two good teams keeping them out of the endzone. Can’t call them a complete fraud.

  439. 439 Jarock said at 5:47 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Can’t believe we held the Steelers to 3 for a half. Honestly can’t be that surprised that the Offense keeps moving the ball. It’s all they’ve done in the 1st three games when penalties haven’t derailed them.

  440. 440 anon said at 5:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    dougie p is a good play caller, lots of screens and trick plays that gets guys open. Went great poise.

  441. 441 Jarock said at 5:49 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Yep. Lots of misdirection. Great job scheming guys open. Considering our WR’s ain’t the best, getting them open by scheme is huge.

  442. 442 RC5000 said at 5:48 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Wentz rookie record , first 96 pass atts with no int.

  443. 443 Jarock said at 5:50 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    And it’s not because he’s been just dinking and dunking. He’s gone down the field when appropriate. Cannot overstate how impressive the rook’s been.

  444. 444 A_T_G said at 5:51 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Goff didn’t throw one yet either. Don’t get complacent, Rook.

  445. 445 Jarock said at 5:50 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    New thread.

  446. 446 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:58 PM on September 25th, 2016:

    Holy wentz