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Broncos-Eagles second quarter update: Denver implodes as season slips away

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The Denver Broncos implode on defense as the Philadelphia Eagles turn the game into a blowout.

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The Denver Broncos would complete their three and out to open the second quarter to give the Philadelphia Eagles another shot at extending their two touchdown lead.

After two runs, the Eagles faced a third and three. The Broncos defense converged on LaGarrette Blount short of the sticks to force their first punt against the Eagles offense.

Isaiah McKenzie fielded the punt from his own ten yard line and broke loose for a 43-yard return to set the Broncos up with excellent field position.

From the eagles 43-yard line, Brock Osweiler overthrew Demaryius Thomas deep, but would hit Thomas outside on a quick throw for eight yards to setup a third down and a long two yards. From the shotgun, Osweiler would hit Emmanuel Sanders on a quick out for a first down. However, despite taking three steps and going to the ground the refs said he lost control of the ball as he hit the ground.

Brandon McManus would connect from 53-yards out to at least get some points out of the drive.

Eagles 17, Broncos 6.

Chris Harris Jr. had himself a solid pass defense on Alshon Jeffery on second down with the Eagles next drive, but Shane Ray jumped offsides yet again to give the Eagles a third and manageable. Carson Wentz would hit Jeffrey for a first down despite being all over Bradley Roby. The refs would call holding on Roby instead.

A roughing the passer call, which was dubious at best led to a touchdown pass to Trey Burton to blow the game wide open for the Eagles.

Eagles 24, Broncos 6.

The Broncos offense finally got a first down - its first in their last four drives - which helped give the defense some rest.

Demaryius Thomas got involved on both first down conversions for the offense to start that drive. The Broncos would need a score as the second quarter began to wind down. From midfield, Osweiler went deem to Emmanuel Sanders for his first catch to get the Broncos just outside the red zone.

On first down, Devontae Booker would get the Broncos into the red zone with a four yard run. Out of the shotgun, Osweiler went to the end zone to A.J. Derby, but the pass was just a bit high and incomplete.

On third and six, Osweiler went back to Thomas on a slant for another first down to setup a first and goal at the Eagles six yard line. Osweiler would handoff to Anderson for a short two yard gain.

From the Eagles four yard line, Anderson would take the handoff and would be hit in the backfield for a two yard loss. On third and goal from the six, Osweiler would go to Sanders on a slant for an incompletion and a field goal attempt.

Eagles 24, Broncos 9.

With less than four minutes to play in the half, the Broncos defense needed a quick three and out to give the offense another chance to get some points before the break.

From the gun, Wentz would get a quick eight yards on first down. On second down, Wentz handed off to Jay Ajayi for a two yard gain and a first down. Ajayi ripped off a big run to get the Eagles across midfield and would take the next run to the house for a 45-yard touchdown.

Eagles 31, Broncos 9.

And the 2017 season is wrap for the Broncos.