NFL Capsule: Eagles at Steelers

NFL Capsule: Eagles at Steelers
October 4, 2012, 1:29 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (3-1) At PITTSBURGH (1-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 1-3; Pittsburgh 1-2

SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 47-27-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Eagles No. 8; Steelers No. 15

LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Steelers 15-6, Sept. 21, 2008

LAST WEEK - Eagles beat Giants 19-17; Steelers had bye

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (10)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (12), PASS (7)

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (31), PASS (7)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (14), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers haven't lost back-to-back games since 2009, coming off 34-31 loss to Oakland two weeks ago ... Philadelphia 9-3-1 against AFC North under coach Andy Reid, including 2-0 this season ... Philadelphia holding opposing quarterbacks to passer rating of 65.8, third-best in NFL ... Steelers have started season 6-2 in each of coach Mike Tomlin's first five seasons ... Pittsburgh leads NFL in time of possession, averaging more than 35 minutes a game ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger second in NFL in quarterback rating at 109.2 ... Pittsburgh 26-6 in last 32 games against NFC opponents and 4-1 coming off bye week under Tomlin ... Eagles TE Brent Celek's 18 receptions tops in league among tight ends ... Philadelphia QB Michael Vick first quarterback in 12 years to lead team to three fourth-quarter comebacks in first four games of season ... Eagles lead NFL in yards per game differential, averaging 417.8 yards while giving up 298.3. ... Pittsburgh has won seven straight home games against NFC teams, last loss 21-14 to Giants in 2008 ... Pittsburgh LB James Harrison one sack shy of moving into tie for third place on franchise all-time list with 59 ... Steelers last in league in rushing yards per attempt at 2.6 ... Eagles haven't allowed punt or kickoff return for touchdown since 2008, longest active streak in league.

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