Steelers report card: Grading each position in win against Eagles

T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers came away with their fourth straight win to begin the 2020 season. Here are their grades for each position from their matchup against the Eagles.

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Steelers came away with their fourth consecutive win to begin the 2020 season after they bested the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. This win marked the first 4-0 start to a season by Pittsburgh since doing so in 1979 – a year when they eventually went on to win the Super Bowl.

Heading into their Week 5 matchup, the Steelers were known for their aggressive defense that was dominant against the run and their ability to get after the quarterback, yet was a bit vulnerable against the pass. While many thought this game would be a defensive struggle, it turned out to be anything but.

The Steelers struck first with a touchdown near the end of the first quarter, but the Eagles immediately answered with a 74-yard scamper by running back Miles Sanders – the biggest play Pittsburgh had allowed all season.

While this game was close throughout, Philadelphia never held the lead at any point. Late in the third, the Steelers were briefly up 31-14 before the Eagles climbed back in with another score. Eventually, Pittsburgh topped Philly in a 38-29 victory.

While there were many players and positions that deserved praise for their performance in Week 5, others give us plenty of cause for concern, and there were a few positional groups that performed poorly on Sunday.

Here is my Steelers positional report card in their win against the Eagles in Week 5: