PITTSBURGH — Chase Claypool found the endzone three times and was a key part of the Steelers offense moving the ball all day as Pittsburgh moved their record to 4-0 with a 38-29 win over the Eagles at Heinz Field on Sunday.
The Steelers entertained their fans, who were able to attend a game in person for the first time all season.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 239 yards on 34 pass attempts with three touchdown passes.
Claypool continued to show why he’s one of the best receivers from this year’s draft class by recording seven receptions for 110 yards. He also added 6 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown.
While the Steelers defense certainly did not have a dominating performance, the unit did enough hold Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in check, at least early in the game. Woodland Hills and Penn State product Miles Sanders carried most of the scoring load for Philadelphia in his Pittsburgh homecoming.
Philadelphia, who has been playing without several key offensive weapons, was able to make it close late following a touchdown from Wentz to Travis Fulgham towards the beginning of the fourth quarter.
It was then up to the Roethlisberger, James Conner and the Steelers offense to churn the clock and put one final nail in the coffin, something Pittsburgh was on the way to doing before tight end Eric Ebron fumbled the ball with 6:29 left in the game while trying to pick up extra yardage.
Despite the turnover, the Eagles failed to secure points as the drive ended with Jake Elliott missing a 57-yard field goal.
On the next Steelers drive, Claypool just about sealed the victory with his fourth touchdown of the game, which set a franchise rookie record.
The win gives the Steelers the franchise’s first 4-0 start to a season since 1979. Pittsburgh will host division rival Cleveland at Heinz Field next Sunday. Kickoff against the Browns is scheduled for 1 p.m. and it will broadcast on CBS.