Philadelphia Eagles versus Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Bold predictions

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3. The Philadelphia Eagles win by seven points.

Can you say two-game win streak? Get used to doing so if you’re an Eagles fan because it’s going to happen. Sure, Pittsburgh’s defense has some ballers, but this isn’t the ‘Steel Curtain’ by any means. Some of those impressive stats that we keep talking about on defense are a result of playing sub-par competition.

The New York Giants, Denver Broncos, and Houston Texans are all offensively challenged and probably aren’t playoff teams, and in Week 1, Pittsburgh struggled to a ten-point, 26-16 win over the ‘G-Men’.

Okay, let’s chalk that one up to a rusty ‘Big Ben’ and the lack of a preseason. Well, if we do that, what happened in Week 2 and Week 3? Against two offensively-challenged squads, this vaunted Steelers defense gave up 21 points in two consecutive weeks.

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Healthy or not, Philly will get a few opportunities to put up points. If they take advantage and they don’t do anything to beat themselves, they can win this game. As a matter of fact, the ITI staff thinks they will. Dust off those ski masks and the dog masks. By the time, 4 p.m. EST rolls around on Sunday, we’re going to be talking about a two-game winning streak.