With two 2014 NFL preseason games in the books, the Philadelphia Eagles will play at Lincoln Financial Field for the first time this season. The Eagles will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the classic All-Pennsylvania match-up. (Shout out to the 1943 Steagles.) The Philadelphia-Pittsburgh showdown is the only NFL game scheduled for Thursday night and will be featured on NFL Network.
Quarterback Nick Foles and the Eagles offense will look to put up points, as the first-team will see action for the majority of this dress rehearsal game. Foles will likely have at least one of his starting receivers in the lineup. On the other side of the ball, the Eagles defense will look to prevent the Steelers from scoring anything close to the 42 points that the Patriots tallied the week before.
Date: Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Channel: 6ABC (Local), NFL Network (National)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Lincoln Financial Field
NFL Network replay: Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST
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Local radio: 94 WIP
Per Bovada, the Eagles are the favorites.
Philadelphia Eagles -3 1/2 (-115)
Pittsburgh Steelers +3 1/2 (-105)
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have met 23 times in the preseason since 1975. The Eagles have gone 10-13 against the Steelers in exhibition match-ups.
The Eagles and Steelers have met 78 times in the regular season. The Eagles lead the series 47-28-3.
Due to World War II, the Eagles and Steelers briefly merged because of a lack of NFL players. The team was called "The Steagles" and the unit went 5-4-1 and finished third in the NFL's Eastern Conference. Coincidentally, it was Philadelphia's first winning season in its franchise history.
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Check out Behind the Steel Curtain for the Steelers perspective on Thursday's game.
- Eagles Hall of Fame inductee and two NFL champion Al Wistert spent the first year of his career on the "Steagles" merger team, after being selected in the fifth round of the 1943 NFL Draft. Wistert, an offensive tackle, went on to have a notable career in Philadelphia. He was an eight-time All-Pro selection, was named to the NFL 1940's All-Decade team and his No. 70 jersey has been retired by the Eagles. Wistert is still alive at the age of 93.
- Cornerback Curtis Marsh's father, Curtis Marsh, Sr., played wide receiver for the Steelers in 1997.
- Steelers have two offensive players that played for Chip Kelly at Oregon. Tight end David Paulson and running back LeGarrette Blount played in Kelly's offense before going to the NFL.
- Billy Davis started his coaching career with the Steelers. He was the team's defensive quality control coach from 1992-94.
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
RB Miguel Maysonet (2013 rookie camp)
P Brad Wing (2013 offseason roster)
Players to Watch on the Other Sideline
RB Le'Veon Bell
WR Dri Archer
WR Martavis Bryant
DE Stephon Tuitt
NT Daniel McCullers
S Shamarko Thomas
Eagles 2014 Preseason NFL Schedule
As a reminder, here is the entire Eagles 2014 preseason schedule.
|Eagles 2014 Preseason Schedule|
|Time (EST)||8:00 PM||7:30 PM||7:30 PM||7:00 PM|