Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Game Information
Location: Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 69,696

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Malcolm Jenkins went back to raising his fist during the national anthem and Chris Long again put his arm around him as the teammates continue trying to raise awareness about racial inequality, social injustices and systematic oppression.

Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night in the preseason opener.

But Jenkins' decision to resume his demonstration after stopping last December drew most of the attention as the defending Super Bowl champions returned to the field.

"Everybody is waiting for what the league is going to do," Jenkins said. "We won't let it stop what we stand for. I was very encouraged last year with the direction and that obviously took a different turn.

"I think it's important to utilize the platform as we can because for whatever reason, we have framed this demonstration in a negative light and often players have to defend why we feel the need to fight for everyday Americans and in actuality we're doing the right thing."

The league and the players' union have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the sideline when "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played, or remain in the locker room.

Cornerback De'Vante Bausby also raised his fist during the anthem, and defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel and walked toward the bench while it played. It appeared all the Steelers stood.

"Malcolm is always a guy who is doing the work in the community, backing up whatever he's doing," Long said.

The Eagles rested several starters, including quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Nate Sudfeld threw a pair of touchdown passes and two interceptions.

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown sat for the Steelers and Le'Veon Bell still hasn't signed his franchise tender.

Jones completed all four of his passes for 83 yards, including a 71-yard TD pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the first quarter. Smith-Schuster made a leaping catch over Rasul Douglas at the 33 and ran untouched to the end zone.

Fitzgerald Toussaint had a 3-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion to give Pittsburgh a 15-8 lead. Dobbs threw a 29-yard TD pass to Damoun Patterson late in the second quarter.

"We moved the ball successfully," Dobbs said. "It felt good to be out there."

Sudfeld threw a perfect strike for a 63-yard TD to Shelton Gibson and fired a 15-yard TD pass to rookie Dallas Goedert. He finished 10 of 14 for 140 yards.

"I just ran my route and when I looked back, Nate stepped up and scrambled to my side and was able to hit me," Goedert said. "A great play by him."

Wentz still hasn't been cleared for contact after having surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee last December. Foles, the Super Bowl MVP, has missed a few practices with muscle spasms in his neck and shoulder.

Mason Rudolph, a third-round pick competing with Jones and Dobbs for the backup job to Roethlisberger, was 7 of 12 for 101 yards.

"He did a solid job in all areas," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.

ROOKIE REPORT

Steelers: Safety Terrell Edmunds, a first-round pick, had three tackles. Wide receiver James Washington, second-rounder, caught two passes for 44 yards.

Eagles: Goedert, a second-round pick and the team's first selection, had four catches for 66 yards and one TD. He'll get plenty of opportunities as the second tight end.

INJURIES

Ryan Shazier joined the defense in Pittsburgh's pregame huddle, just 11 months after spinal stabilization surgery. Shazier is out for the season.

WELCOME TO FOOTBALL

Eagles rookie Jordan Mailata, an Australian rugby player drafted in the seventh round, got beat for a strip sack on his first series in the NFL. Mailata began the second half at left tackle.

HONORING FORMER EAGLES

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie announced at halftime that two-time All-Pro defensive end Clyde Simmons and three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Seth Joyner will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on Sept. 23.

NEXT UP

Steelers: Visit the Green Bay Packers next Thursday.

Eagles: Visit the New England Patriots next Thursday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Eagles
04:02 JuJu Smith-Schuster 71 yd pass from Landry Jones (Chris Boswell kick) 7 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Eagles
10:26 Dallas Goedert 15 yd pass from Nate Sudfeld (Wendell Smallwood 2pt Rush) 7 8
04:18 Fitzgerald Toussaint 3 yd run (Fitzgerald Toussaint 2pt Rush) 15 8
01:58 Shelton Gibson 63 yd pass from Nate Sudfeld (failed 2pt Rush) 15 14
00:18 Damoun Patterson 29 yd pass from Joshua Dobbs (Chris Boswell kick) 22 14

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Eagles
11:59 Chris Boswell 32 yd FG 25 14
01:07 Chris Boswell 41 yd FG 28 14

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Eagles
08:54 Chris Boswell 38 yd FG 31 14

Team Stats
  Pittsburgh Philadelphia
1st Downs 19 16
Total Yards 346 325
Passing 252 219
Passing Completions/Attempts 20-29 18-32
Yards/Pass 7.6 6.4
Rushing 94 106
Rushing Attempts 30 24
Yards/Rush 3.1 4.4
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Possession 33:29 26:31

Pittsburgh Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mason Rudolph 7 12 101 8.4 0 0
Joshua Dobbs 9 13 91 7.0 1 1
Landry Jones 4 4 83 20.8 1 0

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Nate Sudfeld 10 14 140 10.0 2 2
Joe Callahan 8 18 91 5.1 0 0

Pittsburgh Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Fitzgerald Toussaint 6 29 4.8 1 17
James Conner 4 25 6.2 0 8
Joshua Dobbs 2 19 9.5 0 18
Stevan Ridley 10 14 1.4 0 7
Jaylen Samuels 6 7 1.2 0 3
James Summers 1 0 0.0 0 0
Mason Rudolph 1 0 0.0 0 0

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Josh Adams 6 30 5.0 0 15
Corey Clement 5 30 6.0 0 9
Wendell Smallwood 6 21 3.5 0 13
Jay Ajayi 4 20 5.0 0 22
Nate Sudfeld 2 5 2.5 0 3
Joe Callahan 1 0 0.0 0 0

Pittsburgh Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Damoun Patterson 6 77 12.8 1 29
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 71 71.0 1 71
Stevan Ridley 3 45 15.0 0 17
James Washington 2 44 22.0 0 35
Marcus Tucker 2 14 7.0 0 9
James Conner 1 9 9.0 0 9
Christian Scotland-Williamson 1 5 5.0 0 5
Justin Hunter 1 4 4.0 0 4
Pharoah McKever 1 3 3.0 0 3
Jesse James 1 2 2.0 0 2
Jaylen Samuels 1 1 1.0 0 1

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Shelton Gibson 2 77 38.5 1 63
Dallas Goedert 4 66 16.5 1 26
Bryce Treggs 3 39 13.0 0 22
DeAndre Carter 1 20 20.0 0 20
Josh Adams 2 11 5.5 0 10
Joshua Perkins 1 7 7.0 0 7
Rashard Davis 1 7 7.0 0 7
Wendell Smallwood 2 2 1.0 0 6
Corey Clement 2 2 1.0 0 5

Pittsburgh Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Tyler Matakevich 4 1 0 0
Nat Berhe 3 0 0 0
Jon Bostic 3 1 0 0
Morgan Burnett 3 0 0 0
Terrell Edmunds 3 0 0 0
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi 2 0 1 7
Jordan Dangerfield 2 0 0 0
Sean Davis 2 0 0 0
L.J. Fort 2 0 0 0
Javon Hargrave 2 0 0 0
Anthony Chickillo 1 0 1 5
Malik Golden 1 1 0 0
Lavon Hooks 1 0 0 0
Farrington Huguenin 1 1 0 0
Keith Kelsey 1 2 0 0
Dashaun Phillips 1 0 0 0
Coty Sensabaugh 1 0 0 0
Jamar Summers 1 1 0 0
Cameron Sutton 1 0 0 0
Matthew Thomas 1 0 0 0
L.T. Walton 1 0 0 0
Marcus Allen 0 2 0 0
Matt Galambos 0 0 0 0
Trey Griffey 0 0 0 0
Mike Hilton 0 1 0 0
Tevin Jones 0 0 0 0
Damoun Patterson 0 0 0 0
Marcus Tucker 0 0 0 0
James Washington 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Kamu Grugier-Hill 6 0 0 0
De'Vante Bausby 5 1 0 0
LaRoy Reynolds 4 0 1 0
Nathan Gerry 4 0 0 0
Bruce Hector 3 0 1 5
Steven Means 2 0 0 0
Stephen Roberts 2 1 0 0
Tre Sullivan 2 0 0 0
Fletcher Cox 1 0 1 9
Malcolm Jenkins 1 2 0.5 4
Michael Bennett 1 0 0 0
Winston Craig 1 0 0 0
Rasul Douglas 1 1 0 0
Danny Ezechukwu 1 0 0 0
Sidney Jones 1 2 0 0
D.J. Killings 1 0 0 0
Jalen Mills 1 0 0 0
Joe Ostman 1 2 0 0
Jeremy Reaves 1 1 0 0
Adam Reth 1 0 0 0
Chandon Sullivan 1 0 0 0
Josh Sweat 1 0 0 0
Kyle Wilson 1 0 0 0
Nigel Bradham 0 1 0.5 4
Kamar Aiken 0 0 0 0
Jordan Hicks 0 2 0 0
Corey Nelson 0 0 0 0
Elijah Qualls 0 1 0 0
Richard Rodgers 0 0 0 0

Pittsburgh Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Cameron Sutton 1 13 0
Coty Sensabaugh 1 6 0

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Rasul Douglas 1 5 0

Pittsburgh Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Quadree Henderson 1 0 0.0 0 0

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Rashard Davis 4 67 16.8 0 25
Shelton Gibson 2 53 26.5 0 31

Pittsburgh Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Justin Thomas 3 12 4.0 0 8

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Corey Clement 1 13 13.0 0 13
Rashard Davis 1 1 1.0 0 1

Pittsburgh Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Chris Boswell 3 3 100.0 41

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Pittsburgh Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jordan Berry 3 125 59
Matt Wile 2 96 56

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Cameron Johnston 6 275 57