There are only eight undefeated teams left in the NFL, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles are among them. Luckily for fans who love to watch great football, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will be meeting up in Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season. This game looked like a sure blowout just a few weeks ago. That is not the case now, are the Eagles really this good?
While Carson Wentz has had an unbelievable start to his pro career, he will be facing a Steelers team that is way more talented than the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, who were the Eagles’ first two opponents of the season. Pittsburgh is, of course, 2-0, while Cleveland and Chicago are a combined 0-4. The Steelers dominated the Redskins week one and won a hard fought close battle with the Cincinnati Bengals.
No one can take away Carson Wentz’s impressive start, but it is the Steelers who will kill the Wentz hype train in Week 3. Pittsburgh’s defense hasn’t been too shabby this season as it is only giving up 16 points per contest. Let’s face it Wentz can’t stay perfect forever, and it is the Pittsburgh Steelers who are serious title contenders. Call it a hunch, but the Steelers will bring Wentz back down to earth on Sunday.
Another key factor in this game will be Steeler’s WR Antonio Brown, who was huge in a week one victory over the Redskins. Adam Jones slowed Brown down considerably last week and it is very unlikely to happen again. Brown is too good of a receiver to have consecutive bad weeks.
The Eagles have been one of the surprise teams early on in the season, but they haven’t really played anybody yet. The Steelers on the other hand are what people thought they would be and that’s Super Bowl contenders. The Eagles with Carson Wentz seem to be headed in the right direction, but I think they may be in a little over their heads this weekend. I look for the Steelers to be clicking on all cylinders on offense and to cause a few turnovers that will leave little doubt on who is the better team as of right now. Steelers 34 Eagles 17.