According to Madden 21, the Steelers are going to move to 4-0 on the season when they host the Eagles in week 4. Below is a simulated match-up between the Eagles and Steelers:
The Steelers strike first on a pass from Ben Roethlisberger to James Washington. 7-0
After a defensive stop Chris Boswell’s first Field Goal extends the lead. 10-0
Carson Wentz’s pass to Zach Ertz gets the Eagles back within a field goal. 10-7
James Conner extends the lead back to 10 with a rushing score. 17-7
The Steelers defense holds the Eagles to a short Jake Elliott field goal. 17-10
On the first drive of the second half, Chris Boswell hits his second field goal. 20-10
A Devin Bush Sack of Carson Wentz forces a short field goal. 20-13
Once again the Steelers extend their lead to ten on a third Boswell field goal. 23-13
The Eagles get back within a touchdown on another Jake Elliott field goal. 23-16
Roethlisberger’s second touchdown pass, this one to Diontae Johnson, extends the lead to 14. 30-16
Following a turnover on downs, the Steelers melt away the clock and finish off the drive with a second James Conner score. 37-16
By the Numbers
The Steelers won the majority of the sim games I ran by an average score of 27-24.
Pittsburgh struggles to cover Zach Ertz in these match-ups.
The Eagles run defense in 2020 has been much better than what shows up in these simulations.
Both teams put plenty of pressure on the quarterback.
Turnovers may just decide this game. They had a major impact on many of the sims.