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Reid returns to help his team to a narrow victory over the Steelers

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Maybe this win will give Andy Reid some comfort tonight. Even when losing his son will continue to hurt him forever.

Andy Reid (Getty Images)

Reid helped guide his Philadelphia Eagles team to a 24-23 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, just two days after burying his oldest son. Reid returned to practice yester.

At the start of the game, there was a moment of silence observed. There were also GR sticks on the Eagles helmets.

But it was Alex Henery’s foot that won the game for the Birds. He kicked a 51-yard field goal with 12 seconds left for the win.

The Steelers took a 23-21 lead with 1:57 when Danny Hrapmann kicked a field goal. His field goal was from 43 yards out.

The Eagles took a 21-20 lead when Trent Edwards connected with Jamel Hamler for a 16-yard touchdown. Henery’s extra point was good.

In the third quarter, the Eagles scored on two touchdown passes from Nick Foles. Damaris Johnson caught a 70-yard pass, then minutes later, Mardy Gilyard added a 44-yard pass.

Steelers running back Chris Rainey added a 57-yard touchdown pass from Jerrod Johnson in the third.

In the first half, it was the Steelers control. Shaun Suisham connected on a 46 yard field goal in the first, and then a 31 yard field goal in the second. Byron Leftwich connected with Emmanuel Sanders for a 2-yard pass, as well.

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