Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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As the Philadelphia Eagles get ready to face their cross-state opponents the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5, the Eagles defense will be put the test at Heinz Field.The defense performed well in Week 4 against the NY Giants. However, Pittsburgh, led by Ben Roethlisberger, will present a different kind of challenge than Eli Manning and the Giants did.Roethlisberger is known for holding onto the ball longer than most quarterbacks and extending plays. He is able to do this with his size and ability to make plays under pressure.The Eagles' defense will have to keep constant pressure on Roethlisberger, who has already been sacked nine times in three games this season. Roethlisberger is used to taking a beating though. Taking a few sacks in a game is not uncommon for him. He thrives under the pressure compared to most.Roethlisberger is 5th in completion percentage while under pressure at 61.3%. When not blitzed, he has a QB rating of 112.2 and when he’s blitzed the rating drops only to ...
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