Eagles vs. Steelers: 10 Things for Pittsburgh Fans to Watch for Week 5

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Eagles vs. Steelers: 10 Things for Pittsburgh Fans to Watch for Week 5
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Pennsylvania's intrastate rivalry adds another chapter when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.  The "Keystone Clash," though only played every four years between these interconference foes, is still a battle for bragging rights.

The week leading up to Sunday, October 7th, 2012 promises to be volatile across the PA landscape, particularly on various college campuses where the loyalties of hometown students are divided.  For most four-year students, a cross-state contest happens only once in their collegiate career, making the rare Eagles-Steelers showdown an interesting one-shot opportunity to experience that atmosphere.

Philadelphia's faithful followers are quick to recall their team's 15-6 win over Pittsburgh in 2008, a victory that included nine sacks by their aggressive defense.

Steeler Nation is always willing to remind Eagles fans that they are merely "green with envy" over the Black and Gold's six Lombardi Trophies.

So, which side of the state will claim the upper hand in Week 5's showdown?  Here are 10 things for Pittsburgh fans during the "Battle for Pennsylvania."

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