Pittsburgh 16, Philadelphia 14

Sunday, October 7, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 7, 2012
WHERE: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TEMPERATURE: 48°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Tony Corrente
ATTENDANCE: 64737

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia 0 0 7 7 14
Pittsburgh 0 10 0 6 16

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 3-2 2-0 1-2 L1
Pittsburgh 2-2 2-0 0-2 W1

Recap


Steelers 16, Eagles 14: Shaun Suisham kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired as host Pittsburgh benefited from a pair of fumbles by Michael Vick to win the Keystone State battle.

Rashard Mendenhall accepted a lateral from Ben Roethlisberger and rushed 13 yards for a score in his first game since sustaining an ACL injury. Mendenhall finished with 101 all-purpose yards for the Steelers (2-2), who were victorious following their bye for the fifth straight year.

After LeSean McCoy converted a pair of 4th-and-1 opportunities, Vick completed a 17-play, 79-yard drive when he fired a strike to tight end Brent Celek with 6:33 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles (3-2) a 14-13 advantage.

Undaunted, the Steelers strung together a 14-play drive before Suisham split the uprights to improve to 8-for-8 on the season.

McCoy, who played collegiately at Pittsburgh, scored on a 15-yard reception to trim the Steelers' lead to 10-7 at 6:32 of the third quarter. The scoring play was Vick's 150th touchdown - throwing and rushing combined.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With the Eagles poised to score, Vick fumbled into the end zone to derail a promising drive in the first quarter. The quarterback also fumbled at midfield - with linebacker Larry Foote falling on both loose balls. ... Steelers S Troy Polamalu returned from a two-game absence with a strained calf, but aggravated the injury during the second quarter. He did not return. ... Pittsburgh LB James Harrison collected two tackles in his season debut after nursing a sore left knee.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
LeSean McCoy Player Rashard Mendenhall
16 Attempts 13
53 Yards 68
3.3 Avg Yards 5.2
0 Touchdowns 0
10 Long 17
Receiving
Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
DeSean Jackson Player Antonio Brown
4 Receptions 7
58 Yards 86
14.5 Avg Yards 12.3
0 Touchdowns 0
24 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Philadelphia 246 78 168 2 0 0 0.0 0
Pittsburgh 343 123 220 1 3 0 3.0 4

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Steelers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Eagles have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.