Eagles vs. Steelers: Philadelphia has had trouble scoring

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 5 opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, seemed to do whatever they wanted Sunday night against the New York Giants' defense in a 19-17 victory. And with the Steelers offense struggling, the match-up would seem to favor the visiting Eagles.

But, as Dave Bryan of SteelersDepot.com points out, the Eagles offense, through its first four games of the 2012 season, is struggling to put points on the board, especially on the road.

In four games the Eagles have averaged 16.5 points a game which ranks them 30th overall in the league heading into Monday night. Their season high came against the Baltimore Ravens in week 2 when they scored 24 points in the win. In there first two road games they scored a total of 23 points.

Bryan also points out that Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick has struggled in his two road games, completing just 49.5-percent of his passes and compiling a 56.5 pass rating. Meanwhile, the Steelers defense has limited opponents' big plays, and that's one of the big ways the Eagles are scoring.

The Eagles added 5 more explosive players to their season total Sunday night against the New York Giants, which gives them 23 on the season now, or nearly 6 a game.

Needless to say, Sunday's matchup could favor the Steelers more than some may think.

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