Philadelphia Eagles

Dream Team Files: Steelers Dominate Eagles 24-14

Even though the scoreboard read 24-14 in favor of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Eagles did little with their first-team units during the opening 30 minutes of action.

Michael Vick finished 5 of 12 for 47 with three interceptions to cap a less than stellar day for the Pro Bowl quarterback.

Earlier today had some damage control to do when he stated in a recent GQ article that he did not want to play for the Eagles initially and that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell persuaded him to head to Philly.

Vick’s backup, Vince Young, failed to land the Eagles into the end zone and fired an interception.

Philadelphia’s defensive backfield didn’t look sharp either by surrendering three first-half touchdown passes, including two from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Pittsburgh’s first scoring drive got a big lift from a 15-yard facemask penalty against Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.

Nine plays later, receiver Antonio Brown easily beat Asante Samuel for the game’s opening tally.

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Pittsburgh held the ball for nearly 40 minutes, an advantage primarily built by the offensive starters. The Steelers controlled the ball for over 23 minutes during the first half, which helped contribute to Philly’s lack of offensive continuity.

There will be better days for the alleged “Dream Team.”

Tonight was not one of them.

The Eagles return to action next Thursday night versus Cleveland.

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