The Pittsburgh Steelers come back much healthier after their week 4 bye week. The team figures to have Rashard Mendenhall, Troy Polamalu, and James Harrison all back from injury this week. All have been critical to the Steelers recent success in years and should be a tremendous help to a 1-2 Pittsburgh team that desperately needs a win. The team is to play at 1PM at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh against their in-state rival the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. The Eagles come into the game with a division-leading 3-1 record.
Mendenhall hopes to help an offense that has rushed for just an average of 65 yards per game this season. This has then greatly influenced the passing game in a negative way as they have longer downs and distances and need to make tougher plays. Defensively, Troy and James should be an amazing upgrade to a Pittsburgh defense that has uncharacteristically given up more than 100 yards per game this season. The Steelers defense has also gave up 25 points a game this year.
Trying to keep the Steelers down will be the Eagles who have battled all year winning games by the narrowest of margins. The Eagles have won 3 games by a combined 4 points this season. Last weak, they won 19-17 on Sunday Night against the Giants. Their single loss this season came on the road in Arizona to the Cardinals. This should surely be a good test for the Steelers and all their old friends that will be returning the Pittsburgh’s sideline.
PREDICTION: PIT 30 PHI 22