Sunday September 21, 2008
4:15 PM EST
The Steelers travel to Philadelphia where they haven't won in quite some time. This game not only features two teams from the same state but also two teams that are almost similar on paper. The both have blitzing defences, franchise quarterbacks, possession receivers with an occasional sign of what could be a superstar and running backs who put up a lot of points!
So far this year Philadelphia has been putting points on the board at a blistering pace, 40+ per game. The Steelers defence is going to need to shutdown the Eagles offense and keep the score low to have a chance. Based on the Steelers past, they can hang in a shootout but usually come out on the not quite enough points side. Granted Ben has shown they can rely on his arm, but it's not nothing Steelers football is known for.
The offense sputtered for the Steelers last week, but a large part of that was due to Ike. The wind was gusting and the rain was coming down through out the game, they did what they had to do though and left Cleveland with a win. This week though that challenge is a little more daunting, and to come away with a win the Steelers will need to:
- Keep the Eagles offense off the field.
- Establish the Running game early.
- Capitalize on turnovers.
Join us Sunday afternoon here in the Game Day thread to talk about the game and cheer the Steelers to victory!!!