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Eagles Vs. Steelers Result: Steelers' First-Half Charge Leads To 24-14 Win

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka managed to hit Gerald Jones for two meaningless touchdowns late in the fourth quarter, but the Steelers’ second preseason game was still a rousing success, as Pittsburgh won 24-14.

The Steelers dominated the first half, as the defense pulled off three interceptions and Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich combined for three touchdown passes. The Steelers led 21-0 after the first half, which mostly featured both teams’ starters.

In the second half, Kafka cut up the Steelers’ defense a bit, throwing for 160 yards, but it didn’t matter. The starters were long gone. Dennis Dixon went a meaningless 8-for-11 for 90 yards in the second half for the Steelers, who also used the second half to get a closer look at 2010 draft pick Jonathan Dwyer, who rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries (while looking visibly skinnier than last week – he’s been dropping some weight).

All in all, it was a far better effort for the Steelers than last week’s drubbing at the hands of the Washington Redskins.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.