Eagles' could not complete the second half comeback against the Steelers, 38-29
Philadelphia- The Eagles' secondary could not get the Steelers' offense off the field late in the fourth quarter.
After being down 7-0 to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miles Sanders galloped for a 74 touchdown score to tie the game up 7-7. The Eagles' defense had a hard time stopping the Steelers wide receivers, as well as getting some type of pressure of Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers tacked on another touchdown early in the second quarter to go up 14-7. Midway in the second quarter, Carson Wentz marched his team down the field and Sanders finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run to tie the game back up, 14-14. Late in the second, the Steelers tacked on a field goal to go up 17-14 in the half.
At the start of the third quarter, the Eagles had trouble with tackling and the Steeelers took advantage of it. After a 60- yard end around, the Steelers capitalize and scored another touchdown to go up 24-14. On the ensuing drive, Wentz threw his eighth interception of the season and two plays later James Conner took it in for the score, 30-14. Wentz did not hang his head down with his previous turnover. Wentz took his team down the field and threw a touchdown lob to Greg Ward. The Eagles went for two and was successful to make it a nine point game, 31-22.
Travis Fulgham was shredding the Steelers' defense in the second half, as he was the key factor with getting the Eagles back in the game. Wentz threw a touchdown to Fulgham early in the fourth quarter to cut the Steelers' lead to two, 31-29. The Eagles defense came up big, as they forced a fumble and recovered the turnover. The offense did their job and got the Eagles in field goal position. Jake Elliot could not connect on 57-yard field goal attempt, as it went wide right.
The Steelers iced the game with a late touchdown to finish off the Eagles, 38-29.