Steelers extend Philadelphia losing streak to 10 after Sunday’s loss to Eagles

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The Steelers made a run Sunday in Philadelphia when running back Derek Watt scored Pittsburgh’s first touchdown at Lincoln Financial Field. Unfortunately for the Steelers, they couldn’t snap their 57-year losing streak in Philadelphia as Pittsburgh was on the wrong side of Sunday’s 35-13 loss.

Pittsburgh is now 0-10 in games played in Philadelphia since 1965. Sunday’s game was relatively close until midway through the second quarter when AJ Brown caught his third touchdown of the half to extend the home team’s lead to 21-7. Philadelphia’s lead grew to 22 points before the undefeated Eagles cleared the bench with 12:35 left.

With Sunday’s loss, Pittsburgh’s 20-14 win over Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 1965, remains the Steelers’ last win on the other side of the state. Here’s a look at the final scores in each of those games.

Steelers’ record in Philadelphia (since last win in 1965)

December 4, 1966

Eagles 27, Steelers 23

October 1, 1967

Eagles 34, Steelers 24

September 28, 1969

Eagles 41, Steelers 27

December 20, 1970

Eagles 30, Steelers 20

September 30, 1979

Eagles 17, Steelers 14

September 22, 1991

Eagles 23, Steelers 14

November 23, 1997

Eagles 23, Steelers 20

September 21, 2008

Eagles 15, Steelers 6

September 25, 2016

Eagles 34, Steelers 3

October 30, 2022 Eagles 35, Steelers 13

As you can see, the lack of scoring was one of the main reasons for the Steelers lack of success in Philadelphia. The Eagles’ pass rush sacked Ben Roethlisberger eight times in their 2008 game, causing Roethlisberger to briefly consider retirement.

Roethlisberger didn’t get as big a win in 2016, but the Steelers did. Led by then-rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles beat a Steelers team that would later reach a Super Bowl game.

Offense was again an issue on Sunday. Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett failed to throw for 200 yards despite completing 38 passes. Pickett was sacked six times while throwing a late interception on a pass intended for Pat Freiermuth, who finished as the Steelers’ leading receiver.

In contrast, Pickett’s counterpart, Jalen Hurts, threw four touchdown passes while leading an Eagles offense that gained over 400 total yards. Hurts had a day throwing to Brown, who finished with 156 yards and three touchdowns on six catches. Miles Sanders contributed to the cause with 78 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries.

The Steelers are now 2-6 and on the verge of their first loss since 2003, when they finished 6-10. Pittsburgh has a good week before hosting the Saints in Week 9.

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