Open Thread: Eagles vs. Steelers

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Philadelphia kicks off the second week of the preseason in Pittsburgh tonight at 7, as we get our first good look at Sam Bradford this year. We may also get a glimpse of Dorial Green-Beckham, while the starting offensive line will be shuffled and Jason Peters will make his first appearance in a game this year. Jump into the comments below and join the conversation.

10:00 – Final from Heinz Field: The Eagles shutout the Steelers, 17-0. We’ll have final observations shortly.

9:57 – Alex McCalister and Bryan Braman with the sack and the Eagles force the Steelers to turn it over on downs.

9:54 – Call stands as a fumble. It will be Pittsburgh ball as we enter the two minute warning.

9:51 – Cayleb Jones catches and reaches a first down, but the refs call it a fumble and the Steelers recover. He looks like he’s down before the ball gets loose, and the turnover is being reviewed.

9:45 – Shittu records another sack.

9:43 – An update on Joe Walker’s knee injury, and it might not be promising for the rookie:

9:41 – McLeod Bethel-Thompson is in at quarterback.

9:40 – Aziz Shittu and Destiny Vaeao team up for a sack midway through the final quarter.

9:30 – Safety Blake Countess is being evaluated for a head injury.

9:21 – Daniel is still in at quarterback for the Eagles in their first offensive drive of the fourth quarter.

9:14 – Marcus Smith gets the Eagles’ first sack of the night. Big play for him as the third quarter comes to a close. Eagles lead, 17-0.

9:04 – Video of Barner’s five-yard run:

8:58 – Here’s Paul Turner’s one-hand snag:

8:53 – Kenjon Barner finishes the 87-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown run. Parkey makes the extra point and the Eagles lead, 17-0, with 7:47 left in the third quarter.

8:52 – We see our first look at Dorial Green-Beckham. Daniel looks for him in the end zone, but the pass gets deflected.

8:51 – Paul Turner with a nice one-handed catch to bring the Eagles inside the Steelers’ red zone.

8:45 – Aaron Grymes (shoulder) and Joe Walker (knee) are out of the game with injuries.

8:43 – Lane Johnson is in with the backups to start the second half. He’s at right tackle, while Stefen Wisniewski is at right guard.

8:41 – Eagles receive the second half kickoff, and we’re underway to start the third quarter. Chase Daniel out to start inside the 15-yard line.

8:36 – First half observations that Josh took note of.

8:32 – Halftime stats:

Sam Bradford went 14/19 for 115 yards.

Ryan Mathews had five carries for 18 yards to lead the Eagles in rushing.

Nelson Agholor leads the team with 30 yards receiving on two catches, while Zach Ertz caught three balls for 24 yards, and Paul Turner has 21 yards receiving on two catches.

Nolan Carroll, Malcolm Jenkins, Aaron Grymes, and Jaylen Watkins with an interception each. Carroll’s was a pick six.

Big stat for the Eagles are the penalties. Team committed six for 54 yards in the half.

8:27 – Parkey nails the 40-yard field goal and gives the Eagles a 10-0 lead as we enter halftime.

8:25 – Video of the Jaylen Watkins interception:

8:19 – Steven Means with the pressure and forces Landry Jones to throw his fourth interception to Jaylen Watkins. 35 seconds left, Bradford and the first team offense out one more time.

8:17 – Video of the Grymes interception:

8:13 – Nelson Agholor with a great catch on a high pass from Bradford for the first down, then drops a Bradford pass that was slightly behind him.

8:08 – Bradford out once again for the two minute drill. Paul Turner once again out with the first team unit.

8:06 – Aaron Grymes picks off Landry Jones in the end zone. That’s Jones’s third interception of the night, and second that occurred in the end zone.

7:56 – Three drives for 45 yards for the first team offense. Not sure if they will be back out for a fourth drive.

7:54 – Looks like Paul Turner has been getting some time with the first team receivers.

7:51 – Eagles get their first third down conversion. They were 0/2 before that conversion.

7:46 – Looks like the starting offense will be back for a third series.

7:45 – Video of the Jenkins interception:

7:44 – Eric Rowe and Aaron Grymes are now in at corner.

7:38 – Eagles only had possession for 2:50 in the opening quarter. Pittsburgh had possession for 12:10.

7:36 – That will do it for the opening quarter. Eagles lead, 7-0, thanks to picks by Nolan Carroll and Malcolm Jenkins. Eagles’ offense has only been out on the field for a total of four snaps.

7:34 – Leodis McKelvin deflects a Landry Jones pass, and Malcolm Jenkins is there for the pick in the end zone. Eagles will get the ball back with 40 seconds left in the first quarter. The defense has forced seven turnovers in five quarters this preseason.

7:30 – Video of the Carroll pick-six:

7:29 – Steelers marching down the field, close to the Eagles’ red zone at the 26-yard line.

7:19 – Nolan Carroll jumps his route and picks off Landry Jones and takes it to the house for 38 yards. Pass was intended for Sammie Coates. Parkey makes the extra point. Eagles lead, 7-0, with 9:18 left in the opening quarter.

7:16 – Eagles’ offense goes three-and-out on their first drive, but Donnie Jones belts a 62-yard punt.

7:13 – Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, and Chris Givens are the starting receivers.Isaac Seumalo in at left guard, while Allen Barbre starts at right tackle.

7:11 – Defense limits Steelers to only one first down on the first series. Sam Bradford and the offense about to take the field.

7:08 – Nolan Carroll is opposite of Leodis McKelvin as the starter corners for tonight. Landry Jones targeted Darrius Heyward-Bey on the first play, and Carroll broke it up.

7:05 – Eagles to kick it off to start the game. We are underway in Pittsburgh.

6:54 – Caleb Sturgis is out with a concussion. He was hit on the head by a punt without his helmet on. Cody Parkey will get all the kicks tonight.

6:52 – Carson Wentz seen throwing before warmups:

6:45 – Some star Steelers that won’t play tonight: