The Philadelphia Eagles earned their first win of the preseason with a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Philadelphia Eagles notched their first 2014 preseason win Thursday with a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They controlled the entire game and held a 31-7 lead until the Steelers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the score closer than the game really was.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles played for the entire first half and played decently with 179 yards and a touchdown pass, but he also threw an interception.
Mark Sanchez continued to make himself quality trade bait for the Eagles as he completed 7-of-9 of his passes for 85 yards.
The running game looked great for the Eagles as Matthew Tucker rushed for 46 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Jeremy Maclin looked like a No. 1 receiver as he finished with six catches and 43 yards.
The Steelers sent out running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount despite their arrests for marijuana possession. Blount looked adequate with 32 yards on seven carries, but Bell continued to look rusty with 23 yards on nine carries.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception but still finished with a respectable effort that included 157 yards and a touchdown. Bruce Gradkowski filled in admirably with 105 yards and a touchdown on 8-of-11 passing.
Wide receivers Antonio Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey and tight end Heath Miller each finished with over 50 receiving yards. Heyward-Bey and Miller both had touchdown catches, and Brown led in yards with 59.