PHILADELPHIA – Nick Foles threw for 179 yards and a touchdown to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day after they were arrested on marijuana possession charges shortly before Pittsburgh (1-2) traveled to Philadelphia.
Eagles All-Pro back LeSean McCoy left the game with a right thumb injury after a 22-yard TD catch gave Philadelphia (1-2) a 7-0 lead. X-rays on McCoy’s thumb were negative, but he didn’t return. McCoy showed no effects of a toe injury that forced him to miss one practice earlier in the week.
The Eagles’ first-team offense had only one touchdown on six drives in road losses to Chicago and New England. But this was more like last year’s offense that set several franchise records.
Irsay trial delayed
Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay’s trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop has been postponed for two months. Irsay’s trial had been scheduled for next week, but Hamilton County court records show it’s been rescheduled for Oct. 30. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, when asked if the delay affects the timing on any potential discipline the league would hand out, said: We do not believe it is constructive to discuss the timing of potential discipline.
Around the league
New England released defensive lineman Marcus Forston and tight end D.J. Williams. Dallas linebacker DeVonte Holloman has what coach Jason Garrett describes as a career-ending neck injury.
Kansas City acquired safety Kelcie McCray from Tampa Bay for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson. Chiefs linebacker Joe Mays will have surgery on his wrist after hurting it against Carolina and could miss the start of the season.