After the first quarter of the 2020 season, the team leading the NFC East has one win. Technically every team except the New York Giants have a win. The only distinguishing factor is that the Philadelphia Eagles tied the Cincinnati Bengals who are still at the beginning of their rebuild. This division is up for grabs and at this point it looks like even the Giants can win it. Okay maybe that is an exaggeration but the winner of this division could very well host a playoff game with a losing record.
The Eagles are the front runner for now because Carson Wentz was able to bounce back against a banged up San Francisco 49ers team on Sunday Night Football. He should be credited with this win because he led them to victory without many of their starters, especially in the receiving corps. The 49ers were winning most of the game until Travis Fulgham changed all of that. Maybe only the Eagle's Wide Receivers coaches knew who he was before last week.
He caught the go ahead touchdown and the Eagles never looked back. They'll need to keep up that next-man-up mentality as they'll still be without top receivers Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. Even with a healthy Eagles team, it'd be a tall task to beat these undefeated Steelers. Can Carson Wentz and Co. pull out another upset win to solidify a spot as the best team in the East?
What TV Channel is Eagles-Steelers on?
Eagles-Steelers will be shown on FOX at 1:00 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.
How to Watch Eagles-Steelers
When: Sunday, October 11
Where: Heinz Field - Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch NFL free with fuboTV)
The problem for the Eagles will be this Steelers defense. This unit, led by LB TJ Watt and CB Mike Hilton, is holding their opponents under 20 points per game. With a backup offense, it's difficult to see how the Eagles get past this Steelers defense. Even if they do, they are not playing another backup offense this week like they did against the 49ers last week. Big Ben Roethlisberger is back at full strength and so is this offense. Something they didn't have last year. That's especially the case for running back James Conner who is back to his old ways after being hobbled in Week 2. He's rushed more than 100 yards the past two games and this rushing tandem is averaging nearly 140 yards a game which is good for 8th in the NFL. Last year they were averaging just about 90 yards a game. Look for them to stick to a strong ground game against the Eagles.
The only thing that might be a hindrance for the Steelers is that they had last weekend off because of the many positive cases of COVID-19 amongst their scheduled opponent, the Tennessee Titans. That game has been rescheduled to October 25. Last week effectively served as a bye-week for the Steelers though giving them ample time to prepare and get healthy. They have a long stretch to finish out the season, but don't expect them to slow down for this in-state rivalry.
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds
Eagles Odds: +7
Steelers Odds: -7
Money Line: Eagles +270 - Steelers -330