- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016


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OPENING LINE - Steelers by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD -Steelers 2-0, Eagles 2-0

SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 47-28-3

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Eagles 16-14, Oct. 7, 2012

LAST WEEK -Steelers beat Bengals 24-16; Eagles beat Bears 29-14

AP PRO32 RANKING -Steelers No. 1, Eagles No. 15





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger leads NFL with six TD passes. Aiming for four in row with at least three TD passes. He’s 31-13 in career vs. NFC with 96.8 QB rating, and is 4-1 in last five against NFC. … RB DeAngelo Williams leads NFL with 237 yards rushing. He’s oldest player in league history to rush for more than 200 yards in team’s first two games. Williams had career-high 101 yards receiving vs. Philadelphia in 2006 while with Carolina. Williams has six TDs rushing in five games vs. NFC with Steelers. … WR Antonio Brown has 106 catches for 1,481 yards and 13 TDs in past 13 vs. NFC. Since 2013, Brown leads NFL with 387 catches and 5,196 yards receiving. … TEs Jesse James and Xavier Gamble each had TD catches last week. … WR Sammie Coates has four catches for 153 yards in two games. … LB Ryan Shazier leads team with 17 tackles. … CB William Gay has returned five interceptions for TD since 2013. … Doug Pederson is first rookie coach to start 2-0 with Eagles since Nick Skorich in 1961. … Carson Wentz joins Mark Sanchez (2009 Jets), Joe Flacco (2008 Ravens), Ryan Leaf (1998 Chargers) and John Elway (1983 Broncos) as only rookie QBs to win first two games of season since 1970. Wentz is only one to do so with no team turnovers. …Wentz is 12 for 14 for 102 yards and one TD on two opening drives. … RB Ryan Mathews has three TDs rushing. … WR Jordan Matthews aims for fourth straight home game with 100 yards receiving and at least one TD. … TE Trey Burton had first career TD catch last week. … Offense is 4 for 4 on fourth down. … Eagles lead league in average time of possession (37:43) and are one of three teams without giveaway. … DT Fletcher Cox has 9 1/2 sacks in past eight home games. … LB Connor Barwin has 7 1/2 sacks in past seven games vs. AFC. … Fantasy Tip: WR Nelson Agholor probably wasn’t drafted in many leagues, but he has eight catches for 99 yards and one TD. He faces NFL’s 31st-ranked pass defense.


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