4 biggest causes for concern for Steelers vs. Eagles week 5
By Andrew Falce
On the surface, the Steelers have an easy matchup against the Eagles in week 5, but there are still some causes for concern this Sunday
While the Steelers had an early bye week last week, the focus has now completely shifted to the week five matchup against the Eagles. While any NFL matchup is difficult, some are easier than others, and on paper, this week should be a cakewalk for the Steelers. The Eagles are coming off a pathetically bad beginning of the season. Even with a tough 1-2-1 record, the Eagles have still found themselves atop the NFC East.
Despite this being a battle of first-place teams, the Eagles will certainly have their work cut out for them. Star QB Carson Wentz has been nothing short of horrendous so far, posting a QBR of only 45 (his worst ever score) so far. On top of his suffering play, the Eagles pass catchers have struggled to do much, and typical top TE Zach Ertz has barely been noticeable so far. Even Miles Sanders has struggled to make much of an impact this year, leaving this offense a shell of what it used to be.
This should, in theory, make the week five matchup simple for the Steelers. No win is ever guaranteed though, and despite the Steelers’ strong record after the bye week, there is still some cause for concerns. These concerns don’t stem from the Eagles though, because if the Steelers lose this game, it will more than likely be due to the team getting into their own way. All of this said, here are the four causes for concerns for the Steelers week five matchup with the Eagles.