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  • Steelers Beaten Every Which Way, Embarrassed By Eagles 34-3 in Philadelphia

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    The Steelers played Sunday’s affair with the Philadelphia Eagles like they should have never gotten off the bus.

    The team was beaten in every facet of the game like never before under coach Mike Tomlin, who should be ashamed and embarrassed at his coaches and players for the way the team performed.

    The result was simple, a 34-3 butt whipping at the hands of the Eagles who rolled out a rookie quarterback who had beaten two bad defenses.

    Sunday, it looked like three bad defenses.

    With little to no pressure minus a few plays from James Harrison, Carson Wentz picked apart the Steelers defense to the tune of 302 yards and two touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 125.9.

    His counterpart on the other hand, Ben Roethlisberger, was part of an offense that looked nothing like the team that beat up the Redskins in the opener and last week did enough at home against the Bengals to get the team to a perfect 2-0.

    Roethlisberger 24-for-44 for 257 yards and a pick for a 62.4 QB rating. He also was sacked four times for 35 yards, and was under pressure just about every time he threw, just like the outing in Philly back in 2008.

    There’s no sugar coating this loss in any way. The Steelers were manhandled as much as any Steelers team we’ve seen in the last decade, and that has to be a concern.

    Sure it’s just one game, but the result was so totally lopsided, and the fact the team suffered a number of injuries on defense has to have Steeler Nation wondering just what the heck is going on?

    Name any important stat, and the Eagles dominated it. Total yards – Philly 426 to the Steelers 251. Time of possession – Eagles 34:56 to the Steelers 25:04.

    I also don’t think I’ve ever seen a Tomlin team come out of the halftime locker room as ill prepared as this one was on Sunday.

    With the team down 13-3, the Eagles put the game away with relative ease, scoring 21 third quarter points with a big play by Wentz to Darren Sproles, running the ball effectively, and making smart plays while the Steelers seem totally dazed.

    The Steelers have a week to think about this complete meltdown, and will get the spotlight of National TV the next time we see them when they play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night football next Sunday.

    For now, what happened Sunday is totally unacceptable in every fashion. Let’s hope it turns into a bump in the road on the way to a successful season.

     
  • First Half Thoughts as the Steelers Trail the Eagles 13-3 in Philadelphia

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    I can’t say much has gone right for the Steelers in the first half this afternoon in Philadelphia, as it seems like every time the Eagles have had the ball, they have been able to score and make plays.

    There’s also been a number of injuries on the Steelers defense, and lineman Ramon Foster left the game on offense, another blow to a team that came in looking good at 2-0 after the win last week over the Bengals.

    Here’s a couple thoughts on the game, and how the Steelers hopefully can turn it around in the second half.

    * Pressure Wentz. Sounds simple doesn’t it? James Harrison finally got in late in the second half, but overall the Steelers did little against Wentz in the first half, and this after we talked all week about how in the past the Steelers dominated rookie QB’s. Wentz was 18-for-25 in the first half, Ben Roethlisberger attempted just 18 passes the entire first half. The Steelers have done little to confuse Wentz in their coverage, and unless they mix things up, the rookie is simply going to keep eating this defense apart.

    * If the run game isn’t going to work, which seems to be the case considering the Steelers have 15 yards on eight carries in the first half, how about making the game faster with a little no-huddle? The teams’ base offense is going nowhere fast, and Big Ben is getting pressure by an Eagles D we talked about has been very good at getting to the quarterback the first two weeks. Either start the series in the shotgun and use DeAngelo Williams as a pass catcher or on draws, or go to another game plan, because this one isn’t working.

    * Get off the field. The defense, while beat up with injuries, is making silly mistakes with missed tackles and key penalties on third downs. They had a personal foul on a dumb penalty on Lawrence Timmons, and William Gay had a bad PI call on another third down, that didn’t look like much of a penalty. If the Steelers are going to rally, they have to either force a turnover or two, or simply get off the field and let the offense go to work. The Time of Possession was 15:47 to 14:13, but it seemed more lopsided.

     
  • Steelers Defense Getting Banged Up Early in Battle with Eagles

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    If you were worried about the Steelers defense, the news in the first half of the teams’ matchup with the Eagles isn’t good whatsoever.

    The Steelers trail Philly 10-3 in the second quarter, and so far are getting crushed on defense in terms of injuries. Twitter tells the story of who and what is going on in the City of ‘Not’ So Brotherly Love.

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  • Steelers at Eagles NFL Week Three Inactives

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    The Steelers and Eagles Inactives for today’s game are out – and from Steelers.com writer Bob Labriola here’s who will not be suiting up today for both teams.

     
  • Check Out Antonio Brown’s Sweet Shoes Dedicated To His Kids

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    He’s all about fashion, he’s all about twerking (probably not anymore), he’s all about team, and rightfully so – all about family.

    Steelers wide out Antonio Brown shares a lot of his life on social media with Steeler Nation, and today as the team looks to get to 3-0 against the Eagles, Brown gave us a peek at his shoes, some pretty sweet kicks with his kids pictures on them.

     
 
 
 
 

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