Week 5: Eagles Come Away With Must-Win

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  1. ThaBayouChef

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    Jul 19, 2012


    Quarter 1

    The Pittsburgh Steelers would strike first in this one after a picture perfect opening drive. The Eagles had no answer for Pittsburgh to open this ball game and Pitt held onto the ball for the first 4 minutes. Ben Roethlisberger would eventually find Antonio Brown on an excellently run deep post from 41 yards out. On the ensuing Eagles drive, the Steelers looked as if they were going to force Vick and company to a quick 3 and out. However; on third and long Michael Vick found a streaking Desean Jackson for a huge gain.

    Quarter 2

    After Jackson's big reception, Earnest Graham would run it in from a yard out. And we opened the second quarter with it all knotted at 7-7. The excitement seemed to have died off for a bit in Pittsburgh, but with just under 2 minutes to go in the half, Vick hit a streaking Jeremy Maclin in the corner of the end zone to put Philly up 14-7. They would turn right around and hold Pitt to a quick three and out. And after a nice drive, Vick would again find D. Jackson from 17 yards out. Pittsburgh's day was about to get a little worse. On the final play of the half Roethlisberger made a costly mistake and threw an interception to SS Nate Allen, who took it 74 yards to the other side of the field. The Eagles went into half with a 28-7 lead.

    Quarter 3

    Pittsburgh never gave up in this one, and they struck first in the 2nd half. Big Ben hooked up with Emmanuel Sanders from about 40 and pulled the Steelers to within 14. Michael Vick, however; would continue his perfection through the air. He found Jeremy Maclin for the 2nd time on the day for a 48 yard touchdown strike. The Eagles would go into the 4th with a 35-14 lead.

    Quarter 4

    Pittsburgh quickly showed their fight when Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown, not once, but twice to pull the score to within 7 points. Vick however would lead the Eagles on a very nice drive under two minutes. And Alex Henery would come in to hit the 47 yarder to seal the deal. The Eagles win this one 38-28.



    PHI - Michael Vick: QBR-130.6, 13/15 269 Yrds, 3 TD, 1 INT
    Jeremy Maclin: 5 Catches, 136 Yrds, 2 TD

    PITT - Antonio Brown: 7 Catches, 117 Yrds, 3TD
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