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Early games open thread

There's some early games of note to Eagles fans today. Use this as an open thread to discuss those games or anything related to Eagles/Steelers that you happen to hear.

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Tampa @ Chicago

The Eagles head to Soldier field next week to face a hard to predict Bears team. In week one they looked fantastic routing the Colts on the road. Last week, they looked less impressive in a loss away to Carolina. Will the real Bears please stand up? Today's game at home against the Bucs should give us a better idea of what we'll be facing next week.

Carolina @ Minnesota

The Vikings run the risk of falling completely out of it in just the third week of the season here. In somewhat of a desperate move, they've benched QB Tarvaris Jackson in favor of Gus Frerrote. In other news, Gus Frerrote is still in the NFL! We all know the Eagles hold the Panthers first round pick next year, and since their 2-0 start it's looking more and more likely that may be a pick in the 20s rather than the top 15. The Vikes are a desperate team at home, but will that be enough to deal the Panthers their first loss of the season?

Cincinnati @ New York Giants

Simply put, the Bengals are winless and the Giants are unbeaten. Is there any way Cincy can pull off the upset at home against our NFC East rivals? Probably not.

Arizona @ Washington

Another "will the real team please stand up" kind of matchup. The Skins looked pretty inept against the Giants in week one, but looked very good against New Orleans last week. The Cardinals head to Washington with an inbeaten record and an offense that's scoring a lot of points. This game should give us a good idea of what both they and the Skins are really made of.

Enjoy the 1pm games and I'll see you at 4!