Philadelphia Eagles vs Pittsburgh Steelers


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The Philadelphia Eagles (1-2-1) face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) in this week 5 matchup.

The Eagles come in to this game 28th in total yards per game on offense (319.0 Yds/Game) passing for 207.5 Yds/game and rushing for 111.5 Yds/Game. The Eagles are 10th in total yards allowed on defense per game (352.3 Yds/Game) allowing 243.5 Yds/Game through the air and 108.8 Yds/Game on the ground. The Eagles have 17 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 2 fumbles recovered, while giving up 14 sacks, 7 interceptions, and 2 fumbles lost this season.

The Steelers comes in to this game ranked 14th in total offense (382.0 Yds/Game) passing for 242.3 Yds/Game and rushing for 139.7 Yds/Game. Steelers are 2nd in total yards allowed on defense per game (290.0 Yds/Game) allowing 236.0 Yds/Game through the air and 54.0 Yds/Game on the ground. Steelers have 15 sacks, 4 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovered, while giving up 5 sacks, 1 interception, and 2 fumbles lost.

If DeSean Jackson doesn't play I like the Steelers to cover the spread here. The Steelers are currently blitzing 51% of the time (highest in the NFL) and the Eagles have been limited to short field offense. This is a really bad matchup for the Eagles offense. As long as the Steelers are able to get their offense going through the air, they should clear the eagles by more than 7 points here.