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This year has shown how lucky Eagles are to have Jeff Stoutland - NBCSP
This year has been his most impressive season simply because of all the Eagles have overcome. Stoutland should be proud that his line has held up this year. He should be proud that Nate Herbig has developed and Jack Driscoll is already solid as a rookie.Advertisement And he should definitely be proud that he’s turned Mailata into an NFL football player in just three years. But I asked Stoutland about any personal pride he feels about that last one and I couldn’t help but smile as he started to answer. Stoutland spoke nearly 300 words about feeling gratification when seeing stunts passed off smoothly, seeing young guys progress every day, watching consistency in his O-linemen play after play, week after week, year after year. He spoke of the importance of “stacking days” a common refrain we always hear from his players. He didn’t take the chance to pat himself on the back because that’s not who he is and there’s no time for that anyway.

Key analytics for the Eagles vs. Steelers showdown - BGN
The Steelers defense is tops in the league for both pressure rate (46.5%) and blitz rate (51.2%). Conversely, the Eagles are 2nd in turnover frequency and allow 5.8 sacks + turnovers per game, a league high. They were +2 in the turnover battle against the 49ers and much do the same to have a chance against Pittsburgh.

Babes On Broad #42: Steelers Preview + What’s Going On Around Philly - BGN Radio
Sam Wilson & Jessica Towne preview the Eagles tilt with the Steelers and check out What’s Going On Around Philly! Powered by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation!

Five over/unders for Eagles’ Week 5 matchup vs. Steelers - PhillyVoice
The Steelers have scored at least 26 points in each of their three games this season, while the Eagles have yet to score that many in any of their games. However, Pittsburgh has also not scored more than 28 points in any game this year, so the Eagles defense should be able to keep their offense in it. Realistically, a low-scoring game is the only way we see the Birds having a chance in this one.

Game Preview – PHI at PIT - Iggles Blitz
It would help in a big way if the screen game could get going. Get the ball to the backs in space and let them make plays. Any kind of effective run game would also help. The Steelers have held 2 of 3 opponents to just 29 yards on the ground. When they do that, they can tee off and attack the QB. If you can run on them and make them less situational, that changes things in a big way. A win here would do the Eagles a world of good. They would be .500 and have some real momentum. A loss would put them right back into desperation mode.

Eagles-Steelers cheat sheet: Predictions, trends to know, injury updates & more - The Athletic
Bo Wulf: This just seems like a nightmare matchup for the Eagles. We know the Steelers defense is awesome and seems perfectly designed to test the Eagles’ weaknesses, but I’m just as concerned about the matchup on the other side of the ball. Whereas the 49ers offense last week came in playing above its head, the Steelers offense seems primed for a breakout game, with an extra week to self-evaluate. It’s cliché to say it will be important for the Eagles to avoid playing from behind in this game, but it’s probably true. They don’t have the firepower, and letting the Steelers’ pass rush tee off would be a recipe for disaster. I think this one end up pretty lopsided by the second half. Steelers 24, Eagles 13.

Evans: Fantasy Football Passing Report ahead of NFL Week 5 - PFF
This passing chart sums up the state of the Eagles passing game very well. Zach Ertz is not being used beyond the line of scrimmage. Greg Ward is the WR1. Richard Rodgers is doing a poor impersonation of Dallas Goedert. Travis Fulgham and John Hightower are the scantly used ancillary options. Just an absolutely miserable fantasy situation here until the Eagles offense as a whole wakes up and the injured reinforcements return. I remain optimistic on Miles Sanders, who is seeing bell-cow usage with a 63% route rate on top of his rushing usage. Carson Wentz missed a screamingly open Sanders on a number of occasions — expect that duo to start hitting more plays soon.

NFL’s top pass-rushing teams collide in Steelers-Eagles - ESPN
Bold prediction: The Steelers and Eagles will combine for eight total sacks. Philadelphia (17) and Pittsburgh (15) are No. 1 and No. 2 in sacks at the quarter-mark of the season. The pass-rush that comes up the biggest on Sunday will swing the outcome of this game. One particular matchup to keep an eye on is Eagles left tackle Jordan Mailata against Bud Dupree. Mailata is making his second career start, and Dupree has registered 2.5 takedowns through three games this season.

Fantasy Football Rundown: Week 5 - Fake Teams
The Eagles organization as a whole needs to do some internal evaluations. There seem to be issues from top to bottom, on a team that many though would be a Super Bowl contender this year. Facing the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers this week is unfortunately not the time for Philly fans to expects a turnaround either. Quarterback Carson Wentz cannot be trusted in starting lineups against a Steelers front that has generated a league-leading pressure rate at 46.5% — 15% higher than the next. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 3.5 sacks per game — tied for 3rd-highest in the league.

Young WR corps looking to again step up in big spot -
In a league that has set scoring records early in the season, the Eagles are doing everything creative they can to score points – running the football, attempting two-point conversions after touchdowns, etc. – and they’re going to have to be more efficient than ever on Sunday to defeat Pittsburgh and its pressure-heavy defensive front and experienced and ballhawking secondary. Can Fulgham follow up his big Sunday night with more on Sunday? Can Arcega-Whiteside use his big body and strong hands to move the chains? Can Ward control the middle of the field with his sharp route-running skills? Can the Eagles use Hightower’s big-time speed in the vertical passing game?

2 Eagles players no one is talking about who could impact the outcome vs. the Steelers - Behind The Steel Curtain
“Don’t be surprised to see Eric Ebron victimizing No. 47 out there. The Eagles have really struggled to cover tight ends this season and poor linebacker play has contributed to those issues.” — For the Steeler fan, reading this has to bring a smile to your face. Since the Steelers signed Ebron in free agency fans have been waiting to see him break through and have a monumental game. The last tight end the Steelers had who had the athleticism of Ebron would be Ladarius Green, and his time with the team was very brief. Ebron having a big day would mean the Steelers offense is clicking on all cylinders.

Cowboys vs. Giants: What we know, don’t know, and will find out - Blogging The Boys
Granted there have been injuries, but the Dallas secondary has been awful to start this season. PFF has Dallas ranked as the third-worst coverage team in all of football, and the individual player grades are just as poor. Jourdan Lewis has a defensive grade of 53, Daryl Worley has a grade of 57, and Darian Thompson and Trevon Diggs have a dreadful grade of 45. Opposing quarterbacks have feasted when attacking the Dallas defensive backs. When targeting Lewis/Worley/Diggs, quarterbacks have an average passer rating of 123.6.

Big Blue View mailbag, 10/10: Bench Daniel Jones? Draft Trevor Lawrence? Fire Dave Gettleman? - Big Blue View
Gettleman’s seat is warm, there is no doubt about that. Would I be surprised at all if the Giants have a different GM next season? Nope. I am not, though, completely convinced that Gettleman can’t work with Joe Judge to get the Giants back to where they want to be. [BLG Note: Long live Dave Gettleman.]

Chase Young and two starting OL who were questionable are expected to play vs the Rams - Hogs Haven
John Keim gave us some late Saturday night good news on the injury front. Chase Young, Wes Schweitzer, and Chase Roullier are all expected to play when the Washington Football Team hosts the Los Angeles Rams at FedEx Field tomorrow. DE Chase Young returned as a full participant in practice yesterday. He suffered a groin injury two weeks ago vs the Browns, and was ruled out for the second half. He had what was described as a moderate groin injury, and missed his first NFL game last Sunday. Young is listed as questionable, but will make his return tomorrow. Wes Schweitzer has been a pretty good fill-in for the injured Brandon Scherff at right guard. He missed practice all week with an elbow injury, but was a full go yesterday.


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