Ranking the top defensive nightmares for this enhanced Eagles offense

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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T.J. Watt #90, Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

55. . . . Pittsburgh Steelers. 2. team

The Steel Curtain looks to earn a win versus the Eagles en route to a potential playoff run.

The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year comes to town late in 2022, and we viewers get another chance to see just how talented this Philadelphia Eagle’s offensive line is. They should be able to hang, but T.J. Watt is sure to make some plays. He’s just that damn good.

Watt isn’t the only star Pittsburgh has either. Cameron Heyward, Tyson Alualu, and Stephon Tuitt are a top-tier trio, but Tuitt announced his retirement recently. That’s rough news, but Heyward and Alualu can carry the burden for sure.

The Steelers added Myles Jack to man the middle of that defense and he has the potential to form a lethal partnership with young, up-and-coming linebacker Devin Bush. Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds should back them up and make some game-changing plays all season.

This Steelers defense had Watt’s tremendous season to keep them competitive, but the 2021 offense was a three-and-out machine, so the numbers will show the defense struggled often. They were ranked 20th in points allowed and 24th in yards against.

A hopefully more steady offense in 2022 can help this defense improve, especially if Watt keeps his DPOY form. This is a defense that can fly around, but Philly possesses the firepower to put some points on them.