The Philadelphia Eagles are seven-point underdogs in this Week 5 matchup.
The Philadelphia Eagles will be heading up to Heinz Field this Sunday to try to secure a second-consecutive victory with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. At least we hope so. Coming off a Week 4 win, Philly is the underdog in this matchup versus the ‘Black and Gold.’
According to espn.com, the Steelers are currently ranked second overall in defense and 14th-overall in offense after four weeks, so that’s no shock. There’s just one thing. It’s hard to determine how goog that Steelers defense is as they have met three pretty stagnant offenses in their first three games: the New York Giants (ranked 31st), the Denver Broncos (29th), and the Houston Texans (27th).
The Steelers, who are being advertised as some sort of juggernaut, have only outscored the teams mentioned above by an average of 7.3 points. It’s also essential to add that the Eagles currently lead this series by a count of 48-28-3. Hopefully, Philly can continue to widen the win/loss sum this weekend.
Philadelphia’s over-abundance of injuries has been a serious topic of discussion heading into this matchup, but the ‘Birds’ can make this one into a much more interesting game than people are expecting. So, with that being said, how do the Eagles stack up against the Steelers? Here are the four biggest questions as we near game time.