Recap of the game: Eagles 35, Steelers 13.
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The Philadelphia Eagles played the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field on a bright Sunday afternoon for the first game since 2016.
• The Eagles opened on defense, with Haason Reddick sacking Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett at the Pittsburgh 18 for an 8-yard loss within the opening two minutes of the game. On the next play, the Steelers punted.
• On the next possession, Jalen Hurts completed a 39-yard deep middle throw to A.J. Brown, concluding a 9-play, 68-yard drive.
•The Steelers followed suit with a 13-play, 75-yard drive - Eagles' Brandon Graham was penalized for a delay of game on fourth-and-goal, and Pittsburgh elected to go for it after lined up for a field goal, giving the Steelers their first points of the game. With little over two minutes remaining in the first quarter, Chase Claypool connected with Derek Watt for a 1-yard touchdown throw on 4th-and-goal.
•It was the Steelers' first touchdown ever at Lincoln Financial Field. The Steelers have failed to reach the end zone in both of their previous visits to Philadelphia, in 2008 and 2016.
• Yet another link between Brown and Hurts! The Eagles scored to start the second quarter, retaking the lead. Hurts connected with Brown on a 27-yard touchdown throw with 12:53 left in the half.
• With 7:47 remaining, Darius Slay nearly had his fourth interception of the season; his response showed that he genuinely wanted to take it away. Despite this, he stopped any output from Pickett's throw intended for Diontae Johnson.
• YET ANOTHER! Hurts found Brown for a third touchdown in the first half, and he was on FIRE. This time, he grabbed a 29-yard pass to cap off a three-play, sixty-yard drive. The officials assessed him a taunting penalty, to which Lincoln Financial Field erupted in applause. The Eagles increased their lead to 21-7.
• Jordan Davis was injured in the final four minutes of the first half on a play. He required help off the field, so the team's trainers directed him to the blue medical tent on the sideline, where he was wheeled inside on a cart.
• Nick Sciba, the Steelers' recently hired kicker, made his first NFL field goal from 38 yards out, giving Pittsburgh three points. Sciba was brought to the team's practice squad just hours before kickoff on Saturday; kicker Chris Boswell was ruled out of the Sunday matinée due to a groin ailment.
• Have a good day, A.J.! Brown concluded the first half with five catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns. He is the first Eagle in the previous 15 years to have three receiving touchdowns of 25 yards or more.
• The Eagles took the ball to start the third quarter... and scored again! Hurts' fourth touchdown pass sailed 34 yards into the air, this time into the hands of Zach Pascal. The Eagles extended their advantage to 28-10 after a quick 2:07, 5-play, 75-yard drive.
• The club provided an update on Jordan Davis' injuries, who was taken to the locker room in the first half. Due to an ankle injury, he was declared out for the rest of the game.
• Sciba scored once more. After keeping the Steelers from the end zone for 6:58 on a 15-play, 64-yard drive, the Eagles forced a field goal try. The Steelers added three more points but trailed 28-13.
• The Eagles' defense controlled the fourth quarter! Javon Hargrave stripped Kenny Pickett at the Philadelphia 45-yard line for a 9-yard loss, which Avonte Maddox recovered at the 46-yard line. Pickett's error soon led to another Philadelphia touchdown! Hurts connected with Brown down the middle for a 43-yard gain to the Pittsburgh 11-yard line. Miles Sanders raced it in for a score on the next play. Philadelphia extended their advantage to 35-13 with 12:41 remaining in the game.
• The Eagles' defense is unyielding — C.J. Gardner-Johnson had the team's sixth sack of the day.
• Quarterback Gardner Minshew made his season debut, entering the game in the last ten minutes. Hurts finished the game with 285 yards and four touchdowns. The majority of the Eagles starters left the game; they'll play again on Thursday night against the Texans.
• Gardner-Johnson takeover! With 4:27 remaining in the game, he intercepted a Pickett pass intended for Pat Freiermuth and returned it 14 yards to the Philadelphia 12-yard line.
• The Eagles improve to 7-0 with a victory at Lincoln Financial Field. Jalen Hurts is the first quarterback in team history to win ten straight games.