Steelers control Pennsylvania

Chase Claypool may be Big Ben's new favorite target.


Analysis

  • CRUCIAL impact by young players determined the Pennsylvania State Championship, battle between Pittsburgh's rookie receiver Chase Claypool and Philadelphia's' second year back Miles Sanders.

  • Steelers capitalized on Carson Wentz's early third quarter interception to push lead to three scores.

  • 15 unanswered points put the Eagles back in the game, within two by ten minute mark of fourth quarter.

  • Breakout games for both Claypool and Philly's Travis Fulgham

  • Pittsburgh is 4-0 for the first time since 1979

Game Story

First Half

  • Late first quarter, the Ben Roethlisberger hand off to Notre Dame rookie Chase Claypool for the two yard score to for the first s (7-0 Steelers)

  • 63 seconds later, second year back Miles Sanders countered with a 74 yard run to tie things up (7-7)

  • Early in the second quarter, Claypool strikes again, this time from 32 yards out (14-7 Steelers)

  • Middle of the second, Carson Wentz's one yard hand off to Sanders for the tie (14-14)

  • Chris Boswell pushes the Steeler's lead to three with a 41 yard field goal (17-14 Steelers)

  • A huge third down for Philly, Wentz finds Travis Fulgham for the 20 yard pickup to set up Philly in the red zone, clock runs out before Eagles can convert (17-14 Steelers at the half)

Second Half

  • Early in the third, Ray-Ray McCloud's 58 yard run sets up another Claypool score, this one from from five yards out (24-14)

  • Next drive, Wentz's pass intended for Zach Ertz is picked off by Steven Nelson in Eagle's territory

  • James Conner pushes up the middle for the one yard score (31-14)

  • Wentz finds Greg Ward Jr. for the eight yard touchdown, the successful two-point conversion by Wentz to John Hightower puts Philly within nine (31-22)

  • Back to back Fulgham receptions (18 and 19 yards) put the Eagles in Steelers territory to start fourth quarter

  • Wentz finds Fulgham for the five yard score, 15 unanswered points for Philly (31-29)

  • A fourth quarter fumble recovery by Cre'Von LeBlanc gives Philly the momentum, but they're unable to convert a 57 yard field goal

  • Roethlisberger's 35 yard touchdown pass to Claypool puts Pittsburgh up nine with three minutes left (38-27)

  • Late Wentz pass to Hightower is picked off by Nelson, Steelers in control for final two minutes (38-29 FINAL)


Philadelphia


Carson Wentz: 20/35 for 258 yards for two touchdowns and two interceptions

Miles Sanders: 11 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns

Travis Fulgham: ten receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown

Cre'Von LeBlanc: one fumble recovery


Pittsburgh


Ben Roethlisberger: 127/34 for 231 yards for three touchdowns

Ray-Ray McCloud: two carries for 63 yards

Chase Claypool: seven receptions and three carries for a total of 116 yards and four touchdowns

Steven Nelson: two interceptions

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