PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania bragging rights – and a 3-0 start – will be on the line on Sunday at the Linc when the Eagles host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Both teams are off to strong 2-0 starts. Of course, the Eagles have defeated the Browns and the Bears so far. Pittsburgh’s first two wins came against Washington and division rival Cincinnati.
These two teams haven’t met in the regular season since October 7th, 2012, in Pittsburgh. Despite two touchdown passes from Michael Vick that day, the Eagles lost to the Steelers, 16-14.
While Pittsburgh has enjoyed a lot of success over the years, one thing they haven’t done in a long time is win in Philadelphia. The Eagles have beaten the Steelers eight straight times at Franklin Field/Veterans Stadium/The Linc. Pittsburgh’s last win in Philadelphia came back in 1965.
The Eagles will not have a couple of starters against Pittsburgh. For the second straight week TE Zach Ertz (rib) and CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will miss the game because of injury. LB Mychal Kendricks is expected to play Sunday after suffering a nose fracture Monday night in the win over the Bears.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Brandon Lee Gowton of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Birds 24/7” and Sportsradio 94 WIP’s “BGN Radio” about Sunday and what to look for in this one.