Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Football rivalries in the Keystone State aren’t too hot when it comes to the NFL teams involved in this NFL Week 8 matchup. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles don’t play often due to being in separate conferences. The fan bases carry on more of the rivalry than the players do.

Steelers vs. Eagles Betting Preview

Making Steelers vs. Eagles betting analysis means taking a look at what each team has on offense. Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts has shown flashes of potential during his time in the NFL but has also suffered from his share of growing pains. The Eagles had the top rushing game in the league last season, averaging 159.1 yards per game.

However, Philadelphia Eagles never quite developed into a passing attack to complement what its ground game had to offer. 

However, if the Eagles can run the ball well, there may be an opportunity to put up points against the Steelers. While Pittsburgh has plenty of stars on defense, Steelers vs. Eagles stats show Pittsburgh had one of its worst seasons stopping the run in team history.

The Steelers are also in flux on offense. Pittsburgh’s quarterback, be it Kenny Pickett or Mitch Trubisky, will have to follow in the footsteps of future Hall-of-Famer Ben Roethlisberger. Making things more challenging for the quarterbacks is that the Steeler’s offensive line still has holes and needs to demonstrate they can play better than last year.

Rivalry History

The Philadelphia Eagles hold a 48-29-3 edge in the all-time series between the two teams. Pittsburgh won the last meeting 38-29 in Pittsburgh on Oct. 11, 2020.

Matchup Trends

The Steelers and Eagles have played infrequently since Pittsburgh joined the AFC during the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. However, one trend has persisted over the years. 

The Steelers haven’t won in Philadelphia since a 20-14 victory over the Eagles on Oct. 24, 1965. That includes a 34-3 shellacking the last time Pittsburgh played in Philadelphia.

Venue Information

The Eagles play in Lincoln Financial Field, which opened in 2003. NFL stats show the stadium has a capacity of 69, 879 people.

Betting Tips for Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

While Pittsburgh’s current players aren’t responsible for a losing streak that dates back nearly 60 years, there is something strange when the Steelers head to Eastern Pennsylvania. However, this year’s Pittsburgh squad has its share of problems that go beyond what happens on road trips.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has a lot of questions they need to answer. Philadelphia is in a similar situation at quarterback but may be able to lean on its ground game to sneak another game past Pittsburgh. 

Steelers vs. Eagles betting analysis points to this being another disappointing trip to the City of Brotherly Love for Pittsburgh.

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