5 best moments from the Pittsburgh Steelers week 5 match up vs the Eagles
The Pittsburgh Steelers played their first home game in front of live fans in Week 5 since Week 17 of the 2019 season
The Pittsburgh Steelers won in a game that may have felt close but wasn’t that close. They would win with a 2 possession lead. Even as Pittsburgh’s defense looked like it had a hard time stopping Carson Wentz and Travis Fulgham they did a very good job limiting the production of Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders.
Sanders broke off one 75 yard touchdown run but would average a shockingly low .5 yards per carry otherwise. Zach Ertz would end the game with 1 catch for 6 yards.
It was a fun game that had some excitement when a 14 point lead would shrink down to just 2 points before growing it back to 9 right before the end of the game. Steven Nelson would exit the game with two interceptions, while Chase Claypool would come out and announce to the world why he is the best wide receiver of his draft class.
At this point, I don’t see Kevin Colbert celebrating in his office when many thought the Steelers should look towards the offensive line with their highest pick in the draft.
After a predominantly defensive 1st quarter, with both defenses forcing a punt the Pittsburgh Steelers would strike first at the end of the 1st quarter.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were making a point of getting the ball out quickly. They used multiple screens and quick passes to keep the ball moving. We also saw the Steelers run the same reverse to Chase Claypool twice, the second time they did so was for a touchdown.
The Steelers were making it a point to get some of the younger players involved early. McFarland took the first carry of the game. James Washington and Ray-Ray McCloud were getting multiple looks. Chase Claypool had a couple runs himself. The Steelers were getting their less-established players into a rhythm early. It paid off with the first score of the game.
This was a way to get the offense started in the first quarter of the game. I was glad they got their rookie involved early. The fact that they had been spreading the ball around very well while getting the ball out of Ben Roethlisberger’s hands quickly would show that the Steelers were keen on protecting their quarterback against the best defensive line in the league.