The Philadelphia Eagles were headed to a scoreless first quarter in their Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who had already on the board after a Chase Claypool touchdown. Running back Miles Sanders, however, had other plans. 

After being forced to punt on their first two possessions, the Eagles finally got on the board with seven seconds left in the first quarter after Sanders completed a 74-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7 heading into the second quarter. The play began at the Eagles’ own 26-yard line, with the 23-year old avoiding multiple Steelers defenders near the line of scrimmage before outrunning everyone else on his way to the end zone. 

At the end of the first, Sanders, who grew up in Pittsburgh had three carries and 73 rushing yards to lead the Eagles. It was Sanders’ second touchdown of the season. The 2019 second round pick missed Philadelphia’s first game of the season against Washington, but returned in their Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams, leading the Eagles in rushing in each of their games since his return. In three games, he has 51 carries and 236 rushing yards and one touchdown for an average of 4.6 yards per carry.

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The Eagles are looking to score consecutive wins for the first time this season against the Steelers after a rousing 25-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers last week. The win, which was their first of the season, gave the Eagles a 1-2-1 record and an early lead in the NFC East. So far, Sanders is doing his part to make sure that Philadelphia gets that second win. 

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