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As fortunate as they may have seemed at the time, it's hard to argue with the Philadelphia Eagles' results so far.
The Pittsburgh Steelers would be happy to settle for winning ugly.
The Steelers should get Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall back as they look to avoid falling in a 1-3 hole Sunday against the visiting Eagles.
Philadelphia (3-1) has been outscored by 17 points through four games, but it has a pair of one-point wins and a two-point victory to thank for its winning record. It's trailed at the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter in all three wins.
The Steelers, meanwhile, have blown fourth-quarter leads in both of their defeats, watching a 10-point cushion disappear in a 34-31 overtime loss in Oakland on Sept. 23 before a bye week.
"There's no panic in here," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. "It's still a marathon, but we need to get a win."
They'll have some help Sunday as they try to avoid fall...
BEST OF MAXIM
Despite their 1-2 start to the season, the Pittsburgh
Steelers could receive a significant boost this weekend on both sides of the
football. Running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker James Harrison could
make their season debuts for Pittsburgh, while safety Troy Polamalu could
return from an injury that’s kept him out the past two weeks.
Harrison and Polamalu...
Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and among the hot topics was the status of injured players James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, and Rashard Mendenhall. According to Tomlin each practiced on Monday and the team will see how the players do throughout the week before making a final decision on their playing status.
He was optimistic though about the possibility of...
It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be getting three key players back this week. Both linebacker James Harrison and running back Rashard Mendenhall are set to make their season debut’s and safety Troy Polamalu will be on the field for the first time since week one.
The Steelers listed all three players as probable on their weekly injury report for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
According to a Gerry Dulac report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers linebacker James Harrison will start on Sunday against Philadelphia, but split time with Chris Carter.Fantasy Spin:It's a huge boost to the Steelers defense which is 21st in points yielding 25 ppg. Safety Troy Polamalu is also expected back in the lineup.
A lot of hype over Rashard Mendenhall's return to the Steelers against the Eagles this coming Sunday is just that---pure hype. Mendenhall is a recovering shadow of his former healthy self...and the Eagles will administer that judgement based on their overall game plan to generically contain Pittsburgh's running game.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Tribune, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin believes both linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu will play this week.
Bouchette also tweeted that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is ready to make his season debut this Sunday against the Eagles.
Affiliate – In one of the marquee matchups of Week 5 of the NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles will make the short in-state trip to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. According to this week’s NFL odds, the Steelers (1-2) are 3-point favorites over the Eagles (3-1) with the over/under listed at 44 points.
The Eagles continued to live on the edge in their...
The Pittsburgh Steelers get back to action following the bye week at home against the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh carries a 1-2 record with embarrassing loses to the Broncos and Raiders and the lone win coming at home over the Jets. Despite the losing record Ben Roethlisberger is having arguably his best start to a season to date. Ben has thrown for 904 yds 8 TD’s and...
Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2)
I really wish these two teams weren’t playing each other. I was so looking forward to betting Pittsburgh back at home this week off their bye after they fell flat in Oakland before the bye. That loss in Oakland, as bad as Oakland is, was predictable. The Steelers have really struggled on the road, as opposed to at home, over...
I will never be the one to say any regular season matchup with the Steelers is predictable...but the Eagles have a terrific chance to go into Game 5 of the 2012 season with Pittsburgh and set the tone for a playoff run.
You may say it's too early to begin speaking of playoffs ("Playoffs! Are you kidding me!!), but to come out of Heinz Field this Sunday with a "...
The injured superstar triumvirate of James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall and Troy Polamalu practiced so well through the bye week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t ...