The Eagles (1-2) travel to Denver to take on the Broncos (3-0) on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles are heading into their Week 4 matchup against the Broncos at 1-2. While they are 11-point underdogs on the road against Denver, some may say this could be an upset in the making, given the Eagles' tendency to score points and the Broncos' banged up secondary. Everyone knows that the Broncos will score points by the dozens, but the mystery heading into this game is whether or not the Eagles can keep up.
The Eagles have the league's leading rusher in LeSean McCoy and wide receiver DeSean Jackson is in the top-five in receiving yards. Clearly, the Eagles can move the ball, but this is uncertainty as to whether they can sustain drives and score touchdowns on a frequent basis. They will have to do both if they plan on beating the Broncos on Sunday.
When and Where to Watch
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET
Sirius XM: SIRI 110 (Internet 823)
The Eagles are 7-4 against the Broncos in their all-time series. Philadelphia beat Denver 30-27 in their last meeting on December 27, 2009 at home. The last time the Eagles won in Denver was in 1989.
Check out Mile High Report for the Broncos' perspective on tonight's game.
- Peyton Manning is 15-15 in games that he has been sack three or more times.
- Eagles' defensive end Trent Cole, offensive guard Todd Herremans, wide receiver Jason Avant, tight end Brent Celek, running back LeSean McCoy, long snapper Jon Dorenbos and wide receiver DeSean Jackson are the only Eagles' on the current roster that were on the team that played against the Broncos in 2009.
- LeSean McCoy has rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries this season against the AFC West. That is an average of 15.5 carries for 105.5 yards and a touchdown per game.
- The Eagles have zero former Broncos on the roster, but the Broncos have five former Eagles between the active roster and injured reserve.
- In 2010, the Eagles and Broncos were apart of a rare NFL three-way trade involving linebacker Ernie Sims, tight end Tony Scheffler, Detriot's seventh-round pick of that year and Philadelphia's fifth-round pick.
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
LB Adrien Robinson (2013 preseason)
OG Steve Vallos (2012)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2011-2012)
OT Winston Justice (2006-2011)
LB (IR) Stewart Bradley (2007-2010)
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