Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Ben Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 in a National Football League preseason game.
The Eagles joined the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots as Super Bowl favorites with Las Vegas oddsmakers after adding cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and defensive end Jason Babin in free agency. Philadelphia also acquired cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and running back Ronnie Brown.
Roethlisberger connected with Antonio Brown on a 29-yard scoring pass in the first quarter last night and hit Hines Ward with a 20-yard touchdown toss in the second quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Byron Leftwich’s 20-yard pass to Jerricho Cotchery with 18 seconds left in the first half gave the Steelers a 21-0 lead.
Swayze Waters scored with a 30-yard field goal at the start of the fourth quarter. The Eagles got on the scoreboard with 3:47 left in the game on Mike Kafka’s 14-yard pass to Gerald Jones. Kafka found Jones again with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds remaining.
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