Start time from Philadelphia is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national tape delayed television coverage provided by the NFL Network at 1PM Eastern Time on Friday.
STEELERS VS EAGLES
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The odds opened with the home standing Philadelphia Eagles favored by -3 points with a total of 34 points.
Money has shown early on the road squad as the Pittsburgh Steelers are now favored by -1 ½ points. The total has moved down to a current line of 33 ½ points.
Pittsburgh Steelers money line bettors will lay -130 odds with the return on the Philadelphia Eagles at +115 odds to win straight up without taking the points.
The Steelers enter preseason game number one with four quarterbacks in camp. Ben Roethlisberger is the starter and may see a series or two in the opener. The backup is veteran Byron Leftwich who has spent time as a starting quarterback in this league with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Third string Charlie Batch has seen time as a starter in the NFL with his years as a Detroit Lion. Jerrod Johnson out of Texas A&M is a longshot to make the Steelers.
The Steelers have plenty of depth in the running back position with Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, John Clay and Rashard Mendenhall all returning for the Steelers.
The Philadelphia Eagles will be without head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines for this game following the death of his son on Monday.
The Eagles entered training camp with four quarterbacks on the roster. Returning starter Michael Vick should see limited time in the opener. Mike Kafka is the number two quarterback on the depth chart out of Northwestern. Battling for a roster spot is NFL veteran Trent Edwards who has spent time in the league as a starter with the Buffalo Bills. Rookie Nick Foles out of Arizona will see some time in the game.
At running back the Eagles start LeSean McCoy who may see a series or two. His backup is Dion Lewis now in his second year. Seventh round pick Bryce Brown out of Kansas St will see some time on Thursday. Chris Polk out of the University of Washington will bid for a running back spot on the Eagles.
NFL Trend: Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-0 to the under in their past six week one preseason games
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