PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18: Isaac Redman #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers jumps over a Philadelphia Eagles defender during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Eagles Vs. Steelers: Super Bowl Team Downs Dream Team, 24-14

The Pittsburgh Steelers easily dispatched the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, 24-14.

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Eagles Vs. Steelers: Nothing Goes Right For Philly

The Philadelphia Eagles were dominated by the first team Pittsburgh Steelers offense and defense on Thursday night in a 24-14 loss. The "Dream Team" certainly didn't look like a dream team as QB Michael Vick threw three interceptions and the Steelers offense moved up and down the field for two scores against the Eagles first team defense.

In short, the Eagles played very poorly. Eagles' Todd Herremens had perhaps the best description of Thursday night's game:

"Obviously we weren't ready to play." Todd Herremans said after the game, "We went out there and they kicked our ass."

Obviously we know (or we think) the Eagles are a better team than this. As SB Nation's Bleeding Green Nation points out, it's just preseason.

But as we say after all these games, good or bad, it is only preseason. And frankly, we've seen this before. Tonight's game was eerily reminiscent of the second preseason game last year when the Eagles went on the road against another AFC North team in Cincinnati. They got worked 22-9 and Vick looked awful throwing two picks in one quarter of play.

Things turned out OK for Vick last year so maybe it's too early to worry.


Eagles Vs. Steelers Final Score: Roethlisberger, Steelers Shred Philadelphia Early On Route To 24-14 Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the fourth quarter of their Thursday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the same manner they had the first and second -- scoring points. Less then a minute into the final period, Pittsburgh kicker Swayze Waters booted a 30-yard field goal that gave the Super Bowl runner-ups a gaping 24-0 lead.

The score would remain the same until Eagles third-string quarterback Mike Kafka took charge late in the quarter. The unheralded second-year pro capped off two consecutive scoring drives with touchdown passes to Gerald Jones within the final four minutes, making the final score appear much closer than the game actually was.

Nevertheless, the real story of this preseason exhibition was the struggles of Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. The self proclaimed "Dream Team" labored throughout the first half, failing to mount any drive of worth while allowing the Steelers to run roughshod through their newly formed defense.

Vick in particular looked out of sync. The 31-year-old finished 5-of-12, with just 47 yards and three horrible interceptions. Newly-signed back-up Vince Young didn't look any better, completing 5-of-8 for 34 yards and one interception.

On the other end of the sideline Ben Roethlisberger came out like a man on a mission, hitting 8-of-12 for 125 yards and two quick touchdowns. Steeler running back Jonathan Dwyer finished with a game high 44 yards on 13 carries.

For post-game reaction and analysis, visit our Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain and our Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation.


Eagles Vs. Steelers Score: Steelers Maintain 21-0 Lead Heading Into Fourth Quarter

After getting absolutely crushed in the first half of their preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Philadelphia Eagles started the second half by sending out back-up quarterback Vince Young. The former Titan promptly led a four minute drive that fell apart at midfield after Ronnie Brown and Stanley Havili failed to pick up one combined yard in two tries.

Dennis Dixon responded by leading Pittsburgh on a two-minute drive that also ended on a failed fourth-and-short attempt. Punters have officially become irrelevant in this game.

In other news, Ben Roethlisberger confirmed that it was, in fact, awful to lose a Super Bowl. Joe Buck followed by explaining that Roethlisberger just got married. Hard hitting stuff here in the NFL preseason.

Young picked right back up for Philadelphia, interrupting a half-decent Ronnie Brown-led drive long enough to throw a bullet directly into the awaiting hands of Larry Foote at the Pittsburgh 23-yard line. To everyone's delight, Terry Bradshaw disrupted a long-winded high-school story long enough to mention that it was a bad pass. He might be on to something.

The Steelers took advantage of the turnover and drove 40 yards in six plays to end the third quarter on the Philadelphia 23-yard line. Through 45 minutes, the score is Pittsburgh 21, Philadelphia 0.

For more on this game, visit our Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain and our Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation.


Eagles Vs. Steelers Score: Steelers Dominate Eagles, Vick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have completely overpowered the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of their preseason matchup, leading the "Dream Team" (yes, those are sarcastic quotes) 21-0.

Despite losing two linemen to injuries, tackles Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert, the Steelers have run roughshod over the re-tooled Eagles' D, compiling two long touchdown drives ending with Ben Roethlisberger passing scores to Antonio Brown and Hines Ward respectively.

The Steelers closed the half with Byron Leftwich tossing a score to the newest Steeler, Jerricho Cotchery.

On the other side of the ball, Michael Vick suffered perhaps his worst half as an Eagles, throwing three interceptions and completing just five passes for 47 yards.

Vick and the Eagles offense played the entire first half, mainly because they played so rarely. They only had possession for 6:32 in the first half. It remains to be seen, obviously, whether we see the first-teamers in the second half. I would play them, mostly because they look so bad that they clearly need to play more together.

Check back with this storystream for updates on the second half.


Jason Avant Injury: Wide Receiver Suffers Right Knee Contusion In Eagles Vs. Steelers

The knees of NFL players are breaking down all over Heinz Field in Thursday's preseason exhibition between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

First Pittsburgh's first and second string left tackles -- Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert -- suffered similar left knee injuries in the first half. Now Philadelphia Eagles' veteran wide receiver Jason Avant has reportedly left the game due to a right knee contusion.

According to Philadelphia Inquirer beat writer Jonathan Tamari, Avant's return is questionable. No further information is available at this point.

Avant has played in Philadelphia since the team grabbed him in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, often serving as the offense's third or fourth receiver. In five years with the Eagles, the 28-year-old has caught 154 receptions for 1,872 yards and nine touchdowns.

For updates on the injury to Jason Avant and how it impacts the Philadelphia Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation.


Marcus Gilbert Injury: Injured LT Scott's Backup Is Also Injured

After Steelers left tackle Jonathan Scott suffered an injury after a helmet collided with his knee, his backup, Marcus Gilbert, also injured himself, also his left knee. 

Things went from bad to worse in Pittsburgh, though the line injuries didn't stop the Steelers' offense from overpowering the "Dream Team" Philadelphia Eagles for two long touchdown drives. Few offensive lines are more important the Steelers' as the big guys protect the quarterback who holds the ball for longer than anyone else, Ben Roethlisberger.

Fox's Pam Oliver reported the injury, but didn't specify how severe it was or how long Gilbert was expected to be out of the action. As soon as we hear more about Gilbert's, or Scott's, condition, we will provide an update.

For more on the Steelers, visit Behind the Steel Curtain. For more on the Eagles, head to Bleeding Green Nation. For continued updates from this game, keep it at this storystream.


Eagles Vs. Steelers Score: Ben Roethlisberger Solid, Michael Vick Poor, Injuries Galore

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking good, while Michael Vick and Asante Samuel are not. It's just preseason, but the Eagles are doing a disservice to their Dream Team nickname at the moment. I can just imagine Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson shaking their heads as they watch at home. Ben Roethlisberger has one passing touchdown - on which he punked Samuel - while Vick has just one completion. After one quarter, the Steelers lead by a score of 7-0.

It's not going perfectly for the Steelers, though, as Jonathan Scott has picked up an injury. Should that prove to be anything serious, it would be a major blow going into the regular season. The touchdown was a 29 yard pass over the top of the defense to Antonio Brown, in which Samuel looked like he had no idea what he was doing and got beat by 15 yards. Meanwhile, Vick is 1/3 passing with one of those passes being a particularly poor one that should have been intercepted.

For more on this game, visit our Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain and our Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation.


Jonathan Scott Injury: Left Tackle Hurts Knee In Eagles Vs. Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle Jonathan Scott broke the golden rule of the NFL preseason -- don't get injured.

Scott limped off the field after the very first play from scrimmage in Pittsburgh's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Replays on the Fox telecast showed the damage occurring after a helmet collided with the 28-year-old's right knee.

Scott has not returned to the game since the incident. No further details are available as of this point.

Since being drafted out of Texas in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Scott has served as a veritable journeyman, notching stops with the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills before signing with Pittsburgh in 2010. The 6-6, 318 pound offensive tackle re-signed with the Steelers in late July on a one-year contract, replacing recently-cut Max Starks in the starting lineup.

For updates on the injury to Jonathan Scott and how it impacts the Pittsburgh Steelers, check out Behind the Steel Curtain.


Eagles Vs. Steelers: Game Time, TV Schedule, Position Battles And More

The Eagles will make the trip to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers on Thursday night in the second week of the 2011 NFL preseason schedule.

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