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NFL Week 8 Game Recap: Philadelphia Eagles 35, Pittsburgh Steelers 13

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) changes the play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles poured it on early and often in a 35-13 Week 8 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers that was decided long before the final whistle. The Eagles ran for over 100 yards on the ground and passed for over 300 yards through the air. That’s about as complete an offensive performance as you’ll see.

Offensive spotlight: That’s why the Eagles traded a first-round pick for A.J. Brown. Brown racked up six catches for 156 yards and three scores. And a good number of those weren’t getting caught unless the receiver's name was A.J. Brown. 

The Eagles' offense was connecting on all cylinders Sunday.

Defensive spotlight: Javon Hargrave had himself a day against the Steelers' interior offensive line. He led all defensive players in the game with an absurd seven defensive stops. Three came in the run game, two on screens and the final two on sacks. He totaled five pressures on 32 pass-rushing snaps in an unblockable performance. 

Rookie spotlight: Sunday was not a banner performance for the Kenny PickettGeorge Pickens connection. Pickens was held catchless for the first time in his career on three targets, and Pickett was charted with no big-time throws on the day. He went 25-of-39 for 191 yards with no scores and a pick.

Offensive line spotlight: Things got ugly for the Steelers in pass protection. On 52 pass-blocking snaps, their starting offensive line combined for 23 pressures allowed, pending review. Dan Moore Jr. (9 pressures), Chukwuma Okorafor (5) and Kevin Dotson (4) were the major offenders on the day. 

Box Score

Passing
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Chase Claypool 12.54 1 / 1 1 1 1 0
Najee Harris 11.96 1 / 1 4 4 0 0
Kenny Pickett 9.34 25 / 38 191 5 0 1
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jalen Hurts 28.4 19 / 28 285 10.2 4 0
Gardner Minshew 0.82 1 / 2 23 11.5 0 0
Rushing
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Najee Harris 11.96 8 32 4 0 18
Jaylen Warren 10.5 6 50 8.3 0 19
Kenny Pickett 9.34 7 37 5.3 0 11
Steven Sims 4 2 21 10.5 0 11
Marcus Allen 0.4 1 4 4 0 4
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Jalen Hurts 28.4 2 10 5 0 8
Miles Sanders 13.8 9 78 8.7 1 21
Boston Scott 2.1 7 21 3 0 9
Kenneth Gainwell 2.1 1 3 3 0 3
Gardner Minshew 0.82 1 -1 -1 0 -1
Receiving
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Chase Claypool 12.54 6 4 45 7.5 0
Najee Harris 11.96 6 6 26 4.3 0
Jaylen Warren 10.5 3 3 25 8.3 0
Pat Freiermuth 9.7 7 4 57 8.1 0
Derek Watt 8.6 2 2 6 3 1
Diontae Johnson 8.5 9 5 35 3.9 0
Steven Sims 4 3 2 -1 -0.3 0
Zach Gentry 1.3 1 1 3 3 0
George Pickens 0 3 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
A.J. Brown 42.6 11 6 156 14.2 3
Zach Pascal 13.7 2 2 57 28.5 1
Dallas Goedert 12.4 6 6 64 10.7 0
DeVonta Smith 7.3 8 5 23 2.9 0
Kenneth Gainwell 2.1 1 1 8 8 0
Quez Watkins 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jack Stoll 0 1 0 0 0 0

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