4 biggest causes for concern for Steelers vs. Eagles week 5

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Falling for the trap

It is fair to say that the Steelers were on a hot streak entering week four. Starting the season 3-0 as well as really starting to click during week three made facing this team a daunting task. The sudden shift to a bye week can cause some trouble though, as it has given the Steelers some extra time lose what they had been growing. Ideally, the Steelers will begin week five where they left off, but what happens if they don’t.

Week five could be the perfect trap game for the Steelers, as they are heavy favorites and coming off of an eventful week. If the team lets their guard down, an upset isn’t out of the question here. What happens if the Steelers let up a big play early or give up a costly turnover on the first drive. A momentum shift could be troubling for the Steelers, and it would likely be a primary reason why the Steelers could lose this week against the Eagles.

On top of this, the Eagles have a good front seven. Not a lot has been said about it due to the lack of team success, but this group can rush the QB and stop the run. If they disrupt the flow of the offense early, it could be tough to get back on track in this game. The Steelers can’t fall for the trap here; this matchup is too easy, and the AFC North has gotten way too competitive for the team to slip up against an easy opponent.