PHILADELPHIA — Nobody was expecting perfection, or symmetry, or anything in the neighborhood. A pair of news conferences conducted earlier in the week guaranteed as much.The Eagles had to begin their season at some point, and Thursday was it. Heartache would not prevent it.
Andy Reid, two days removed from his oldest son’s funeral, was on the sideline at Lincoln Financial Field, where the Eagles overcame three deficits to top the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-23, on a 51-yard field goal by Alex Henery.
“It was a tough week, but this is our outlet,” Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans said. “This is our outlet and it gives us a chance to forget about things, put things aside for three hours and come out here and play this game.”