Both the PIttsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles had opportunities to take control of the game in the first quarter, but big mistakes by both sides have kept the game scoreless after one quarter.
The Eagles were driving down the field early in the quarter, reaching the Pittsburgh 3-yard line. On 1st-and-goal, the Eagles had quarterback Michael Vick run up the middle, only to have the ball forced out by Ryan Clark. The Steelers recovered the ball in the end zone.
On the ensuing drive, the Steelers appeared to have gained momentum with a 24-yard run by Rashard Mendenhall into Eagles territory, but it was called back on a penalty. Penalties have been a big problem for the Steelers, as they committed five penalties resulting in 51 lost yards.
The Eagles took over with a minute left in the quarter when Vick fumbled again on the Eagles 30-yard line. The Steelers will begin the quarter in good field position due to the turnover.
Philadelphia is outgaining the Steelers 82-30, with the Steelers only having four rushing yards in the opening 15 minutes. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons is having a big game so far, as he has had three tackles, one of which was for a loss.