Rookie Claypool guides Steelers to stay undefeated

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Rookie Claypool guides Steelers to stay undefeated




Wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) scores his fourth touchdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo / Don Wright)


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Wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) scores his fourth touchdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo / Don Wright)


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool scored four touchdowns, including one that secured the win with 2:59 left, and the Pittsburgh Steelers remained undefeated with a 38-29 win over the Eagles on Sunday. of Philadelphia.

Claypool, a second-round draft pick from Notre Dame, opened space, caught a shot from Ben Roethlisberger and ran the remainder of 35 yards to the end zone for the Steelers to improve to 4-0 for the first time. time since 1979.

A native of Abbottsford, Canada, Claypool finished with seven receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns and added a two-yard touchdown run in an astonishing performance. Claypool became the first Canadian player in the NFL with three touchdown receptions in a single game since Joe Rooney did it for the Duluth Eskimos on October 23, 1927.

Roethlisberger completed 27 of 34 passes for 239 yards and all three touchdown passes to Claypool. James Conner added 44 rushing yards and a touchdown for a Steelers who showed no signs of relaxation despite an unexpected day of rest last Sunday, after the NFL rescheduled his trip to Tennessee after the Titans dealt with a COVID-like outbreak. 19.

Carson Wentz threw for 258 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but also suffered a pair of interceptions, both from Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson.

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