Dave Weinberg’s Eagles-Steelers 2-minute drill
Eagles' best number: 152 (Travis Fulgham receiving yards)
Eagles' worst number: 4 (Chase Claypool touchdowns)
View from my living room:
Checked out The Redzone Channel and got chills watching Alex Smith take the field for Washington.
- Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (7 catches, 110 yards, scored 4 TDs)
- Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham (10 catches, 152 yards, 1 TD)
- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (3 TD passes, no interceptions)
The Eagles still had a chance until Roethlisberger found Claypool, a rookie, for a 35-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. For some reason, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz chose to have linebacker Nate Gerry matched up against Claypool on the play.
Eagles' best play
Running back Miles Sanders broke loose for a 74-yard TD run in the first quarter. It was the Eagles' longest TD run since Brian Mitchell had an 85-yarder in 2000.
Eagles' worst play
Gerry had absolutely no chance of sticking with Claypool on the final TD and safety Rodney McLeod could not get over in time to help out.
Did you notice?
Right tackle Lane Johnson left the game with an ankle injury. Rookie Jack Driscoll took his place. … Rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts completed his first NFL pass via an 18-yarder to tight end Richard Rodgers. … Fulgham was the Eagles' standout. … Claypool became the first rookie to score four TDs in a game since New Orleans' Reggie Bush in 2006. … Steelers are undefeated at home when leading by 17 points or more. … Jake Elliott missed a 57-yard field goal attempt wide right.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson, on Fulgham: "He's a player who can help our offense, but we didn't do enough to win."
Roethlisberger, on Claypool: "He's talented. He has got some God-given abilities that not many people in this world have."