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NFL Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles Injury Updates, Predictions

NFL Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles Injury Updates, Predictions

Ben Roethlisberger’s return to the Pittsburgh Steelers roster after a long injury layoff is a blessing for Head Coach Mike Tomlin. The Steelers are on a three-game winning streak, and the clash against the Tennessee Titans that could have seen them notch that record with another win was called off due to a COVID-19 scare.

Keeping that in mind, it is interesting to note that they will be going into this game having enjoyed a significant amount of rest and recovery time, unlike their opponents on Sunday.

Carson Wentz redeemed himself with a strong fourth-quarter performance against Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers. The senior quarterback led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first win of the season last weekend.

What they need to do now is build on that performance if they intend to make the Playoffs this season. Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week Five game day predictions.

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Can Ben Roethlisberger lead Pittsburgh Steelers to another win?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their 2020 season in inspired form. Ben Roethlisberger himself has been in decent form this year, with 777 passing yards and 7 passing TDs from 3 games.

The likes of Eric Ebron, Juju Smith-Schuster, and Chase Claypool will be key for the home team on Sunday. Coach Mike Tomlin will hope for defensive stars Mike Hilton and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to be at their very best in order to stop the Eagles’ offense.

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz looking to build on newfound form in Week Five

After a slow start to the season, Carson Wentz bagged his first win of the season last weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. The seasoned quarterback inspired the Eagles to a crucial win in Week Four. However, the visitors are still without wide receiver De Sean Jackson, who is dealing with a hamstring issue.

Doug Pederson’s boys will hope that the likes of Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward Jr. will offer Roethlisberger the support he needs from an offensive point of view. Darius Slay, Rodney McLeod, and Cre’Von LeBlanc will certainly be kept busy by the Steelers offense tonight.

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NFL Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles Injury Updates

Pittsburgh – Out

LB Marcus Allen – Foot

FB Derek Watt – Hamstring

Philadelphia Eagles – Out

WR DeSean Jackson – Hamstring

WR Alshon Jeffery – Illness

CB Avonte Maddox – Ankle

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Steelers vs Eagles Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers 35 – 27 Philadelphia Eagles

Ben Roethlisberger attempts a throw in Monday's win against New York Giants
Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws the ball during the first half as New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden (44) pursues at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

We are backing the Steelers to win this one as they remain undefeated after three games and have gotten enough rest over the course of the last 10 days.

They will be rejuvenated after a much-needed break and Big Ben looks to be in good form this year as the Steelers push to make the Playoffs in 2020.

Meanwhile, the Eagles will be hoping to build on the momentum after last weekend’s win. They will be eager to add to their win tally as they aim to make the Playoffs once again. Can Carson Wentz lead his team to another win? Only time will tell.

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