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Steelers hang on to beat Eagles in opener


Steelers hang on to beat Eagles in opener
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A sore groin didn't slow Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers first-string offense. Good thing, too, because the Steelers now face uncertainty at the backup quarterback position.


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That's because Charlie Batch left the game midway through the second quarter with a broken right collarbone in the Steelers' 16-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the first preseason game for both teams Friday night.

Roethlisberger completed both passes he threw, a pair of 19-yarders, the second to Santonio Holmes for the game's first score to cap a brisk, 8-play, 80-yard drive.

Donovan McNabb and the Eagles also looked crisp, and McNabb played far more than Roethlisberger. The Eagles scored a touchdown and a field goal on their first two drives, during which McNabb completed 10 of 13 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown, but were shut out the rest of the night.

The Steelers' two biggest questions coming into the game were answered. With Alan Faneca gone, offensive line protected Roethlisberger and opened large holes for Mendenhall and Willie Parker, who was coming off a broken leg that ended his 2007 season

Parker did not appear to be slowed as he ran three times for 20 yards on the opening drive before he was pulled.

Each team's featured rookie also played well.

Rashard Mendenhall, the Steelers' first-round draft pick out of Illinois, ran seven times for 34 yards. That included a nifty 15-yard run that he bounced outside, keeping alive a drive that led to Jeff Reed's 20-yard field goal.

Reed added two more field goals, including a 50-yarder midway through the fourth quarter.

Eagles second-rounder DeSean Jackson made five catches for 51 yards. A handful of other balls thrown his way were either knocked down or ruled out of bounds.

The Steelers' second-round pick, Limas Sweed, took longer to get untracked, but found his rhythm with third-string quarterback Dennis Dixon, a rookie out of Oregon. All three of Sweed's catches came from Dixon, including a 9-yarder on a rollout early in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles had a chance to win the game late, when A.J. Feeley drove the team inside the Steelers' 20, but misfired on a fourth-down pass with seconds left.



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