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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 3 Winners and Losers

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Time to take a look at who would be called "Winners" and "Losers" after the Eagles dismantled the Steelers in Week 3.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles went head-to-head in the third regular season game of 2016, and the Steelers were smacked down 34-3.

However, after every game there are players who deserve praise, and some who deserve to be tagged a 'loser'. See who falls into which category as the team now heads into Week 3 of the NFL regular season.

Winners

Eagles Players and Coaches

Sometimes there are games where nothing goes right. This was one of them, but to think the issues were all based on the Steelers ineptitude is beyond false, and doesn't give Philadelphia the credit they deserve. Offense, defense and special teams, the Eagles were by far the better team, and a lot of that comes down to preparation and execution.

Big tip of the cap to Carson Wentz. The rookie proved he isn't just good at making short throws, but reading the defense and maximizing every play of every possession. The team's defense also stood out, turning a stellar offensive line inside out and pressuring Ben Roethlisberger to the tune of 4 sacks and 8 quarterback hits.

Losers

Steelers Players and Coaches

I could easily list all of the players who struggled in this game, but that would make for a ridiculously long list, and it would be just easier to put all the players and coaches into this Losers category. Like I said before, there are games where things just don't go right, but in this instance the Steelers looked both out schemed, out played and out coached.

The Steelers are good for one of these dud games a season, and that is just the honest truth. As much as you would hope the team would eventually get rid of the games which leave fans scratching their heads, it seems to be woven into their fabric.

The only aspect of this which should be noted is the fact the Eagles are no slouches. The Steelers didn't lose this game to a team like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a few years ago, or the New York Jets with Michael Vick at quarterback. The Eagles are now 3-0, and they looked every bit of an undefeated team on Sunday.