Final Score: Eagles 31, Steelers 21
The Philadelphia Eagles entered Thursday night’s preseason game having lost their first two games despite no shortage of offense.
Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Birds continued to put points on the board. And this time, Philly had the defensive effort to match it, building a huge lead before Pittsburgh scored a pair of garbage-time touchdowns in a 31-21 Eagles win.
The Birds lost LeSean McCoy to a thumb injury in the first quarter, but x-rays revealed only a sprain, meaning the NFL’s leading returning rusher should be ready to go for the Birds’ regular season opener.
Click below for a game recap and video highlights and click here for a full box score.
Here’s a look at some key stats:
Nick Foles: 19-for-29 passing, 179 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 6.2 yards per attempt
Mark Sanchez: 7-for-9, 85 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 9.5 YPA
Matt Barkley: 4-for-4, 37 yards, 9.3 YPA
Matthew Tucker: 10 carries for 46 yards and 2 touchdowns
Darren Sproles: 6 carries for 33 yards and 1 touchdown
Henry Josey: 2 carries for 33 yards
Kenjon Barner: 7 carries for 32 yards
LeSean McCoy: 4 carries for 24 yards
Jeremy Maclin: 6 catches for 43 yards
Brent Celek: 2 catches for 41 yards
LeSean McCoy: 2 catches for 26 yards and a touchdown
Ben Roethlisberger: 15-for-24 passing, 157 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 6.5 yards per attempt
Bruce Gradkowski: 8-for-11, 105 yards, 2 touchdowns, 9.5 YPA
LeGarette Blount: 7 carries for 32 yards
Le’Von Bell: 9 carries for 23 yards
Antonio Brown: 3 catches for 59 yards
Heath Miller: 5 catches for 53 yards and 1 touchdown
Darius Heyward-Bey: 1 catch for 33 yards and 1 touchdown
Martavis Bryant: 2 catches for 28 yards and 1 touchdown