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Steelers knock off Eagles

Aug 27, 2007 - 3:39 AM By Mike Reilly PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) - Veteran quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Ben Roethlisberger struggled in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-13 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

McNabb left the game in the second quarter, completing 5-of-11 passes for 60 yards. The Eagles could only muster a 22-yard field goal by David Akers for a 3-0 lead.

Seeing a full half of action, Roethlisberger picked up his game after a slow start and finished by leading Pittsburgh (3-1) to 13 points in the second quarter.

Roethlisberger had a 38-yard completion to Heath Miller to the Steelers 1, but Willie Parker fumbled the ball away. Parker atoned by capping the Steeler's next drive with an 18-yard touchdown scamper to give Pittsburgh a 7-3 lead.

Jeff Reed added field goals of 37 and 40 yards for a 13-3 halftime lead. Roethlisberger finished 13-of-25 for 247 yards and one interception.

The backups had limited success. Philadelphia rookie Kevin Kolb led the Eagles to a field goal and a touchdown. His 4-yard TD pass to Lee Vickers in the fourth quarter pulled the Eagles within 20-13, but the Steelers' Jovon Johnson capped the scoring by returning a fumble 78 yards for a touchdown.

Kolb completed 26-of-37 for 242 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Pittsburgh's Charlie Batch led a third-quarter touchdown drive that was capped by Kevan Barlow's 1-yard run for a 20-7 lead. Batch was 3-of-3 for 65 yards.

Pittsburgh's early possessions were disasters. Linebacker Trent Cole intercepted Roethlisberger. Then Pittsburgh rookie punter Daniel Sepulveda left the Eagles in scoring position with a 13-yard punt, shanking the ball out of bounds at the Steelers 20. Akers added a 44-yard field goal to open the second half for the Eagles.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    PHILADELPHIA 3 0 3 7 13
    PITTSBURGH 0 13 7 7 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PHI - FG, DAVID AKERS 22 YD, 9:35.
    PHILADELPHIA 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: PIT - TD, WILLIE PARKER 18 YD RUN (JEFF REED
    KICK), 9:26. PITTSBURGH 7-3
    PIT - FG, JEFF REED 37 YD, 13:11. PITTSBURGH
    10-3
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    TD PIT
    JOVON JOHNSON 78 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PHILADELPHIA 13
    PITTSBURGH 27 1:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    TD PHI
    LEE VICKERS 4 YD PASS FROM KEVIN KOLB
    (DAVID AKERS KICK)
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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    PHILADELPHIA 3 0 3 6
    PITTSBURGH 0 13 7 20 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PHI - FG, DAVID AKERS 22 YD, 9:35.
    PHILADELPHIA 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: PIT - TD, WILLIE PARKER 18 YD RUN (JEFF REED
    KICK), 9:26. PITTSBURGH 7-3
    PIT - FG, JEFF REED 37 YD, 13:11. PITTSBURGH
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    TD PIT
    KEVAN BARLOW 1 YD RUN
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PHILADELPHIA 6
    PITTSBURGH 20 4:11 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    FG PHI
    DAVID AKERS 44 YD
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    PITTSBURGH 13 8:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    TD PIT
    WILLIE PARKER 18 YD RUN
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PHILADELPHIA 3
    PITTSBURGH 7 5:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    PHILADELPHIA 3 3
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PHI - FG, DAVID AKERS 22 YD, 9:35.
    PHILADELPHIA 3-0

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