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Chris Harris: Eagles run a college offense - PFT
“They run this college offense,” Harris said, via James Palmer of NFL Media. “They run kind of what the Chiefs do. They got an option to run, an option to pass. They run the read option, the real option. He’s checking to a lot of things. It’s a college offense and he’s just executing it very good.” If that’s a college offense, one wonders what one calls the Broncos unit? Harris did call it the best offense they’ve seen, but the Eagles put up 419 yards with near balance in passing and rushing yards to move to 8-1 on the year. The Chiefs, who beat the Broncos in Week Eight and used to employ Eagles coach Doug Pederson, entered the weekend as the only team with more points than the Eagles this season, which suggests a trip back to school might be in order for the league’s defenses if they’re going to stop two of the most impressive teams in the league this season.
Is Carson Wentz the Eagles' version of Tom Brady? - BGN
The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #276). In this episode, we recap the Eagles vs. Broncos game in Week 9, talk about how the Birds are 8-1, praise Carson Wentz, and much more.
Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Broncos game - PhillyVoice
Von Miller, arguably the best defensive player in the NFL, had a meaningless strip sack against Isaac Seumalo in the fourth quarter on a play in which he was probably offsides. That sack/fumble was returned for a Broncos touchdown, so it'll look good on the stat sheet and on Miller's highlight reel. However, the reality is that when Lane Johnson was in the game, Miller didn't do jack. He got owned by Johnson for three quarters before Johnson came out of the game with a huge lead.
The Beatdown - Iggles Blitz
I did not see this coming. The Eagles completely dominated the Broncos, beating them 51-23. This wasn’t fluke plays (long kick returns or pick-sixes type stuff), this was complete and total dominance. The Eagles completely controlled the line of scrimmage. Carson Wentz was barely touched. Brock Osweiler took a beating. The Eagles ran for 197 yards. Denver ran for 35. Dominance.
With Jay Ajayi added to mix, Eagles look unstoppable against Broncos - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles went from very good to downright scary with the addition of running back Jay Ajayi. Just ask the Denver Broncos. Acquired from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, Ajayi made an instant impact in his Philly debut, breaking off a 46-yard touchdown run as part of an eight-carry, 77-yard performance that helped the Eagles cruise past Denver, 51-23. "It was special," Ajayi said afterwards. "First off, it's my first touchdown of the season, and it's exciting for it to have been in Philly in my first game as an Eagle. I don't think it could have been written any better than that."
NFL Midseason MVP: Carson Wentz Leads the Race; Tom Brady, Alex Smith Round Out Top 3 - The MMQB
1. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia. Wentz, Brady. Brady, Wentz. Can’t go wrong either way. The Eagles have the best record in football, and Wentz has had dominating games against one excellent defense (Denver’s, on Sunday) and a good one, Washington’s. Wentz led Philly to 85 against Denver and Washington in the past three weeks. He has the NFL touchdown pass lead (23), and he’s second in yards and third in rating. Perfect example of his impact: Against Denver, he rolled right and, with Von Miller in his face, threw 32 yards down the right sideline perfectly for Alshon Jeffery for a touchdown—with Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib in tight coverage. Wentz has been making these types of plays all season.
In Convincing Fashion, Eagles Roar Into Bye 8-1 - PE.com
There is no immediate historical comparison or perspective here, because the Eagles have not gone out and dominated teams on such a singular basis. Seven straight wins, with an average margin of victory of 14 points. An 8-1 record overall. The most recent victory, 51-23 over Denver, may have been the most convincing of all coming against the No. 1-ranked defense in the league ...
The Eagles Can Beat You in Every Which Way - The Ringer
The Eagles have separated themselves from the pack this year with balance in all three phases, and that showed up against the Broncos. The defense stifled Denver’s run game, allowing just 35 yards on 19 totes, and they got after quarterback Brock Osweiler, picking him off two times and racking up three sacks and 10 quarterback hits. The special teams unit continued its stellar play, too: Kicker Jake Elliott has had a few hiccups on extra point tries (he’s missed three times in the past two weeks), but he has hit 16 straight field goals—including a franchise record five from 50-plus yards—and connected on a 45-yarder on Sunday. But while the team’s defense and special teams units have more than carried their own weight, it’s the offense under sophomore quarterback Carson Wentz that’s turned the Eagles into what looks like an unstoppable juggernaut.
With masterful play-calling, Doug Pederson outschemed the Broncos - Inquirer
The plays that look the easiest are often the ones that exemplify the mastery of the play-caller. When Doug Pederson was named the Eagles head coach 22 months ago, and he announced that he would call the offensive plays, many were skeptical. His first season only marginally alleviated those concerns. But Pederson, like his young quarterback, has elevated his game in Year 2. And there have been times, such as Carson Wentz’s 32-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery that kick-started the Eagles’ 51-23 romp of the Broncos on Sunday, when Pederson’s maturation as a play-caller has invalidated the initial cynicism
‘Disrespected’ Eagles’ defense outshines vaunted Broncos’ D - NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles reached a new low Sunday. The 226 yards of offense by the Denver Broncos is the lowest total allowed by the Eagles' defense this season. The Broncos entered Week 9 with the top-ranked defense in the NFL, and a reputation as arguably the best unit in the league. But the only dominant defense that showed up at Lincoln Financial Field was the Eagles' in a lopsided 51-23 victory. You think they wanted to make a statement? "They always don't give us the credit, but we have to go out there and keep putting people on notice that the Eagles are new and improved," Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham said.
Philadelphia Eagles' 'super smart' RB Jay Ajayi makes quick impact in win over Broncos - PennLive
But there was something he didn't know about know about Ajayi until the past few days: The former Boise State star has a knack for picking up on small details of an NFL playbook, Brooks said. That's why Ajayi was able to make a quick transition onto a first-place team and play a significant role in Sunday's 51-23 blowout win over the Broncos. "Probably the biggest thing I've seen is he's smart as [expletive]," Brooks said. "With the protections, he came in and picked it up right away. Super smart cat."
NFL Week 9 Sunday Standouts: Defense - Pro Football Focus
DI Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles, 88.9 overall grade - The Philadelphia Eagles had their most dominant win of the season on Sunday, and star interior defender Fletcher Cox played a huge role in that victory. As a pass rusher he was far too much for the Broncos offensive line to handle, registering eight total pressures from 25 pass rushing snaps, and producing a pass rushing productivity rating of 24.0.
There are no words for Ben McAdoo's halftime speech, literally no words. - SB Nation
Ben McAdoo staring blankly into the void might be the perfect halftime speech for Team Camus in the existentialist flag football league, but it didn’t have much impact on the Giants. They got blanked 21-0 in the third quarter. And by the time the final whistle blew, that 17-point halftime deficit seemed downright quaint compared to the 51-17 drubbing they suffered.
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