Game Recap: Eagles fall to Steelers 38-29
11 October 2020 Eagles News
Well, another week and another Philadelphia Eagles heart wrenching loss.
The battle of Pennsylvania saw the Pittsburgh Steelers crowned the winners after they defeated the Eagles 38-29. For the most part the game was a close battle, but turnovers, missed chances and some terrible defensive lapses caused the Eagles the win in the end.
The biggest positive from this game was Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham. He caught 10 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown. It finally looked like the Eagles had a legit play making, sure handed wide receiver. It’s something we’re not used too, but it’s something we need to get used to.
Carson Wentz continues to get better, having another solid game today. He posted 258 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. His one interception wasn’t too pretty, but his last one was just him trying to salvage the game. He was a lot more accurate today and displayed his play making ability.
Running back Miles Sanders broke off a 74 yard rushing touchdown, but the Eagles really elected not to run much afterwards. He finished the game with just 11 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
A big glaring issue right now for the Eagles is that tight end Zach Ertz has continued to do nothing for the offense. He looks disinterested and his play is giving the Eagles nothing. He needs to wake up and play ball again or the Eagles have to move him now before he leaves for nothing.
Defensively, the Eagles defense has left everyone stunned. Their third down defense was terrible and linebacker Nate Gerry continued to be a liability.
The Eagles defense had no answers for Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool. He ate breakfast, lunch and dinner scoring four touchdowns. Just some bad play calls and coverage from the Eagles defense today. The Steelers were practically perfect on third downs and picked the Eagles apart.
Moving forward, the Eagles need to get better. They cannot have one player affect the game that much. And, the silly mistakes and turnovers need to stop. This team is so close to being a decent team, but they keep shooting themselves in the foot. Sitting 1-3-1, we have nothing but opportunities to try and better that ahead.
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