Week 3 of the NFL preseason schedule begins Thursday night in Philadelphia, where Nick Foles and the Eagles will host their in-state rivals from Pittsburgh. Follow along here for live updates and highlights throughout the game:
Philadelphia is 0-2 in the preseason, but it hasn’t been because of a lack of offense. The Birds have lost a pair of shootouts on the road: 34-28 in Week 1 at Chicago and 42-35 last week at New England, where Foles was sharp but second-stringer Mark Sanchez threw a costly interception to begin the third quarter and the Pats capitalized with a touchdown.
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, is coming off a 19-16 win at home against Buffalo in what was the Steelers’ first preseason win since 2012. Preseason results should be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s worth noting that Mike Tomlin’s team followed its 0-4 preseason last year with an 0-4 September before winning 8 of their final 12 games to finish .500.
Here’s what you need to know about the game:
TIME: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
NATIONAL TV: NFL Network
LIVE STREAM: NFL Preseason Live (subscription required)
PHILADELPHIA TV: 6ABC
PHILADELPHIA RADIO: WIP (94.1 FM)
PITTSBURGH TV: CBS2
PITTSBURGH RADIO: WDVE (102.5 FM)
LINE: Eagles by 3 1/2 (via Bovada)
HEAVY’S PICK: Eagles 33, Steelers 27