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profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
Eagles quarterback Mike Vick has spoken in the past about his desire to once again own a dog. Apparently, he now does. Either that or someone in his house has developed a taste for dog food. Courtesy of the folks at CrossingBroad.com, Vick tweeted a ph…Share Tweet
yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012Coming off their bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a much healthier team heading into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee), outside linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) are…Share TweetNow that his long-running spat with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has come to a end, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has an opening in his schedule for a pointless verbal feud with an opposing running back. He may be trying to fill it with Browns …Share Tweet
Programming note: Pennsylvania againESPN.com Oct 5, 2012For Week 5, I wanted to go to a game where no one would be distracted by playoff baseball. This ruled out Atlanta-Washington and Cleveland-New York, but thankfully not the game in Pittsburgh between the Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. No postseaso…Share Tweet
In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legsyahoo.com Oct 5, 2012Bad news, Eagles fans: According to a report from Global Associated News, Michael Vick has broken both legs in a Philadelphia car accident! The accident involved Vick and a 76-year-old female driver, and further details will be forthcoming. In an eerie …Share TweetEarlier this week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that he expected to have James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall and Troy Polamalu in the lineup when the Steelers face the Eagles on Sunday. Everything appears to be on track as far as making that expectati…Share Tweet
Final Word: NFC EastESPN.com Oct 5, 2012Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Keystone showdown: The Philadelphia Eagles have won six of their last eight games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though the teams have not played since a 15-6 Eagles victory in Philadelphia in Week 3 of the 2008…Share Tweet
History doesn’t favor Eagles on SundayWhen justifying my prediction that the Steelers will beat the Eagles on Sunday at Heinz Field, I opted for the visceral. Based on living most of my life within 100 miles of Pittsburgh, this simply isn’t a game the Steelers lose. Reuben Frank of CSNPhillShare Tweet
Eagles Notes: Eagles' Bobby April takes blame for poor kickoff coverageBobby April was honest in his assessment of the Eagles' kickoff coverage in Sunday's win over the Giants, when the special-teams coordinator oversaw a unit that allowed an average of 36.2 yards on six returns, including a 53-yard return.Share Tweet
2012 NFL Week Five Preview — Philadelphia at Pittsburgheaglesgab.com Oct 5, 2012The bye week is over the Steelers and it appears that the team is getting healthy, and they need it at 1-2 as they get set for the 3-1 Eagles with Mike Vick and company Sunday in the Steel City. The Steelers have blown fourth-quarter leads in both of th…Share TweetON THE DAY Marty Mornhinweg said he expects Demetress Bell to start at left tackle again this week, and King Dunlap said he is still in the process of getting back in shape from a hamstring injury, the real Eagles left tackle was walking the corridors o…Share TweetSTEELERS Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown said it on Wednesday and Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin's phone blew up.Share Tweet
Marcus Hayes: Vick relying on defense to help Eagles win gamesRANDALL Cunningham never got it, but Rodney Peete learned.Share Tweet
Vegas Vic: With weapons back, rested Steelers will prove tough for EaglesSTEELERS (-3) over Eagles: What a strange, bizarre, otherworldly start to the 2012 season. The Birds (3-1) are sitting atop the NFC East and look like, well, ugly. But first-place ugly. The Eagles have put 66 points on the board in four games, an averag…Share TweetRecent history: The Eagles defeated the Steelers, 15-6, at the Linc on Sept. 21, 2008. The Eagles lead the all-time series, 46-27-3.Share Tweet
Eagles-Steelers: The pickTHE STEELERS don't lose at home, and they absolutely don't lose at home to NFC teams. But nothing lasts forever, as Phillies fans found out this season. Some of the Pittsburgh defensive stalwarts aren't getting younger, quicker or healthier. Half a deca…Share Tweet
'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh SteelersOct 5The "Playbook" crew explains why Michael Vick's ability to avoid turnovers in last week's win will carry over into this week. They also dissect the Steelers' ability to convert in third-down situations.
Eagles not taking Steelers lightlyOct 5Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the latest on the Eagles and their preparation for the struggling 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers.