Big day for Chase Claypool carries Steelers to 38-29 win

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It was longer than expected between games for the Steelers, but they picked up where they left off in Week Three.

The Steelers beat the Texans that week and then had their Week Four game against the Titans rescheduled after a COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee. They shook off the rust by beating the Eagles 38-29 in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool played a starring role in the win. He ran for a touchdown to open up the scoring and then caught three touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger over the rest of the afternoon.

Claypool’s final score came after Jake Elliott missed a 57-yard field goal that would have put the Eagles up 32-31 with just over three minutes left to play in the game. Claypool reeled in a 35-yarder from Roethlisberger to create more breathing room and put the final points of the day on the board.

The second-round pick finished the day with seven catches for 110 yards. Roethlisberger was 27-of-34 for 239 yards overall on a day when Diontae Johnson missed much of the action with a back injury and JuJu Smith-Schuster was quiet.

The Eagles had a chance to try to make things interesting after Claypool’s final score, but Bud Dupree sacked Wentz on first down and he was intercepted on a desperate heave on fourth down. That served as a punt and the Eagles weren’t able to stop the Steelers from picking up the first down they needed to run out the clock.

Pittsburgh is now 4-0 and they’ll stay home to face the Browns in Week Six. The 1-3-1 Eagles will get another AFC North team and they’ll need to wrangle Lamar Jackson in order to pick up their second win of the season.

31 responses to “Big day for Chase Claypool carries Steelers to 38-29 win

  1. If your boyfriend

    -has 0 playoff wins
    -has 53 fumbles
    -is 7-24 vs teams over 500
    -has no heart and no desire to win
    -has started 5-6 in 3 of his first 4 seasons
    -has the IQ of a potato
    -ignores open recievers and makes everyone around him worse

    Then you’re dating Carson Wentz

  2. When the Eagles signed Jake Elliot to a 21 million dollar extension somebody should have taken Howie to the hospital to get his head examined . Elliot isn’t worth half that.

  3. The division is Pittsburgh’s to lose. Let’s see if Big Ben’s elbow can hold up through the season.

  4. I thought Pedersons decision not to use his timeouts north of the 2min warning at the end of the game was stupid !

  5. greedyjimfromtonhicken says:
    October 11, 2020 at 4:31 pm
    When the Eagles signed Jake Elliot to a 21 million dollar extension somebody should have taken Howie to the hospital to get his head examined . Elliot isn’t worth half that.

    ———

    Elliott’s contract guarantees him about 10 mill. There are also 12 kickers in front of him for cap hit size. Kickers with bigger cap hits than Elliott’s 2.6 mill cap hit include Fairbairn, McManus, and Lambo.

    Facts are a thing.

  6. jpfit262 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Carson isn’t the problem, if you can’t see that then you aren’t paying attention.

    ********
    Carson Wentz is 15-18 in his last 33 games the eagles are 24-6 in their last 30 games with foles . Carson is the one and only problem

  7. To think 10 other WR were drafted ahead of this guy is crazy! Anyways the Steelers know how to draft WR very well and they even compared him to Megatron in their evaluation of him! I bet Big Ben plays a few more years now as long as he doesn’t get hurt. Also JuJu might be franchised and traded after this season due to Claypool, D.Johnson, and J.Washington being in the roster…..

  8. jpfit262 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Carson isn’t the problem, if you can’t see that then you aren’t paying attention.

    ***********

    Carson has the worst qb rating in the nfl he averages 20 missed wide open receivers every game Carson destroyed the eagles

  9. Big Ben hangs a sweet sweet 38 points on a tough defense. He is shaking off the rust and playing like an MVP. Easily the NFL comeback player of the year so far. 4-0.

  10. What, you say Pittsburgh once again played down to the level of their opponent? Yep, several times a year, every year, since forever. Usually it’s the offense but recently it’s been the defense. Ah well great start to the season for him. I’ll happily take this win 🌗🏈🌓

    Go Steelers!

  11. Pederson should start feeling some heat. Week-to-week the Eagles may be the most uneven team in the league. When is the last time they looked good on both sides of the ball in the same game?

  12. That field goal attempt in the 4th qtr wasn’t fearless, it was fearful. Pederson has no confidence in his offense or Wentz no matter what he says to the media.

    Wentz’s accuracy has been horrible on intermediate routes all year and results in yet another pick and a resulting TD for the oppoenents.

    Schwartz has to be the dumbest d coordinator this side of Matt Patricia. Every time he get’s the other team into 3rd/4th and long late in a game he does the stupid picket fence which hasn’t stopped a team from getting a 1st/TD since 2017.

    How you let Claypool to essentiall run straight to the end zone with no one covering him or at least a safety over the top is bordline criminal. I could have scored the game sealing TD because the defense called was so freaking bad.

  13. holeinone09 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Big Ben hangs a sweet sweet 38 points on a tough defense. He is shaking off the rust and playing like an MVP. Easily the NFL comeback player of the year so far. 4-0.

    ————————————————————————————-Alex Smith says ‘Hi!’

  14. Don’t see any drop off with Ben, if anything he’s a lot smarter and not taking as many risks like he did in the past … looks great.

  15. If I was a KC fan ( which I am not), I would be VERY scared of this Pittsburgh Steelers team!! They are the real deal!

  16. Steelers are an imperfect team like everyone else. Wentz played well given he was working with no-name receivers, although Fulgham is legit. The story of the game was the dominant coming out party for manchild Claypool. What a beast!

  17. I see many articles about how the Steelers draft receivers well, which I am sure is true but let’s give Ben credit for making these guys into stars!!

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