Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in Heinz Field in Pittsburgh was a day of celebration for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans, as their team knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles in a 38-29 victory. The Steelers rode a rushing game that produced 136 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to go along with a Ben Roethlisberger performance of 239 yards, three touchdowns.
Roethlisberger ended the game with 239 yards passing, to go along with three touchdowns, zero interceptions, and completing 27 of 34 passes. This performance led to a 125.40 passer rating for Roethlisberger.
The Steelers deployed a rushing game led by James Conner and Benny Snell Jr.. For the game, Conner carried the ball 15 times and rushed for 44 yards, leading to one touchdown. Snell Jr. supplemented by carrying the ball seven times for a total of 19 yards. In the passing game, the Steelers’ top receivers were Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Claypool caught seven passes for a total of 110 yards, while Smith-Schuster contributed with 28 yards from four passes.
The Steelers were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in five sacks, and three tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with zero defensive touchdowns.
For the losing team, Carson Wentz finished the game completing 20 of 35 passes to lead the way for the Eagles. This performance by Wentz led to a QB rating of 75.60, and game stats of 258 yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns.
The rushing game for the Eagles was led by Boston Scott and Miles Sanders. For the game, Scott rushed for three yards from carrying the football one time. Meanwhile Sanders carried the ball 11 times for a total of 80 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Eagles included J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Travis Fulgham. Arcega-Whiteside caught one pass for a total of 37 yards, while Fulgham contributed with 152 yards from 10 passes.
In a losing effort, the Eagles defense contributed with one sack , one forced fumble, three tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the game.
With the win, the Steelers leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Eagles record for the season is now 0-1.