Philadelphia Eagles versus Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Bold predictions

Ben Roethlisberger (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Marcus Epps (22), Brandon Graham (55), and free safety Rodney McLeod (23) (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) /

1. The Philadelphia Eagles defense shines with four more sacks and a turnover.

There’s a lot to talk about with the Pittsburgh Steelers on both sides of the ball. Ben Roethlisberger is healthy. Heading into Week 4, the ground game for the ‘Black and Gold’ was averaging just under five yards per rush (4.7).

They were also eighth in the NFL after four weeks with just under 140 rushing yards per contest despite the fact that they were forced into an early bye due to some questionable decision making by a team that was supposed to be their Week 4 opponent, the Tennessee Titans.

Pittsburgh has a bunch of offensive weapons that you have to worry about if you’re an opposing defensive coordinator. James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Diontae Johnson will never be confused for being slouches, and the Steelers’ second string, Chase Claypool, James Washington, and Benny Snell Jr., consists of a few guys who would be starters if they were playing for the ‘Birds’.

Don’t get down if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan though. The Eagles’ defense will have some opportunities to make plays. ‘Big Ben’ is notorious for holding on to the ball too long sometimes. Wait! That sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Pittsburgh’s future Hall of Famer has already been sacked five times in three games. The prediction here is Philly gets to him several times to force at least four more sacks and another turnover.