Eagles vs Steelers Week Five Capsule



STREAKS 8 of past 11  
COACHES VS. OPP. Reid: 2-1 Tomlin: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 19-17 vs. Giants Bye (Wk. 3: L 34-31 at Raiders)
LAST GAME 9/21/08: Steelers 6 at Eagles 15. Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb throws 20-yard TD pass to RB Correll Buckhalter as Eagles defense limits Pittsburgh to 33 rushing yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/7/04: Steelers 27, Eagles 3. Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward has TD run & TD catch as RB Jerome Bettis rushes for 149 yards. Steelers defense yields 113 total yards.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 91 (Phi.), 86 (Pit.). XM: 226 (Pit.).


PASSING Vick: 88-155-1,146-4-6-72.7 Roethlisberger: 82-120-904-8 (T2C)-1-109.2 (1C)
RUSHING McCoy: 81-384 (3L)-4.7-1 Redman: 32-72-2.3-1
RECEIVING D. Jackson: 20-333-16.7-1 A. Brown: 18-240-13.3-1
OFFENSE 417.8 (2C) 349.3
DEFENSE 298.3 291.3 (2C)
SACKS Babin: 2.5 Woodley: 2
INTs Rodgers-Cromartie: 3 (T2L) Clark: 1
PUNTING McBriar: 45.5 Butler (R): 41.4
KICKING Henery: 30 (6/6 PAT; 8/9 FG) Suisham: 23 (8/8 PAT; 5/5 FG)


EAGLES: QB MICHAEL VICK is 14-3 in past 17 starts vs. AFC, including 7-1 in past 8. In last start vs. Pit. (10/22/06 w/ Atl.), Vick passed for 4 TDs, tied for most in career. Since 2010, is only NFL player with 7,000+ pass (7,467) & 1,000+ rush (1,395) yards…RB LE SEAN MC COY played at Pitt & scored 36 TDs (35 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 seasons with Panthers. In past 7 vs. AFC, has 10 total TDs (9 rush, 1 rec.) & has TD in 6 of those 7…Incl. playoffs, WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 31 TDs (24 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) & avg. 44.5 yards per TD (1,380 yards). WR JEREMY MACLIN has 100+ yards or TD in 4 of past 5. In past 3 vs. AFC, TE BRENT CELEK has 17 catches for 378 yards (126 per game) & TD…DE JASON BABIN has 10.5 sacks in past 9. Has 7 sacks in past 4 vs. AFC. DE TRENT COLE had sack in last meeting. Since 2006, has 64.5 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had INT last week & ties for 2nd in NFL with 3 INTs. In only game at Pit. (9/7/08 with Hou.), LB DE MECO RYANS had 12 tackles & FR…STEELERS: Since ’90, Pit. has 14-9 (.609) record after bye…Team is 9-1 at home vs. NFC under head coach MIKE TOMLIN…Club has NFL-best 56.3 pct. conversation rate on 3rd-down…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER (27,483) needs 507 passing yards to surpass HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (27,989) for most in franchise history. In past 2, Roethlisberger has completed 60 of 80 passes (75 pct.) for 659 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 123.9 rating. Has 13-1 (.929) record vs. NFC at home & has 18 TDs vs. 8 INTs & 94.8 rating…In past 8 vs. NFC, RB RASHARD MENDENHALL averages 84.6 rush yards per game (677 total)…WR MIKE WALLACE posted 1st 100-yard receiving game (123) of season last week. Aims for 4th consecutive game with TD catch in ’12. WR ANTONIO BROWN has 70+ rec. yards in past 3 games (240 total)…TE HEATH MILLER is tied for NFL-best with 4 TD catches in ’12 & aims for 4th consecutive game with TD rec…LB LA MARR WOODLEY (50) became 6th Steeler to reach 50 career sacks last game. Aims for 3rd straight game with sack.

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Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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