Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/4/12
Nick Laham/Getty Images Follow @Dan Vasta The Eagles and Steelers defense will likely stone cold knock each other out in a heavyweight battle that defensive minded fans will love. All the big boys are back for the ‘Burgh as Troy Polamalu and James Harrison are both back and they will be attempting to harass Michael Vick like any defense in the NFL. The team speed is up for debate as to whether or not they possess an elite defense still. Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley can go off on any quarterback and Vick better be wary of those monsters outside of Casey Hampton, Harrison and Polamalu. Andy Reid shockingly ran the ball 36 times and threw it just 30, although it actually makes a ton of sense. Keeping Vick clean and healthy in the pocket is imperative to ensure Philly makes the postseason this season. Running it with LeSean McCoy 25 times should not only keep the Eagles alive in the long run, but it also allows the opposing defense to load up the box if the running game is effec...
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