The Denver Broncos have a golden opportunity to change the course of their season with a win in Week 10 at home over the Philadelphia Eagles. Taking a 6-4 record into their Bye Week would position them well for a playoff push late in the season and with the AFC West a bit of a muddy mess there is a chance they can compete there too with five of their six division games remaining.
For this game, the biggest challenge will be how Vic Fangio schemes up the defense to stop Jalen Hurts and the Eagles rushing attack.
Hurts is one of two quarterbacks, with Lamar Jackson being the other, who are in the Top 10 in the NFL for 10+ yard rushes. Containing that RPO threat is going to put stress on the Broncos defense.
“Dual-threat quarterback used to mean a scrambling quarterback on pass plays,” Fangio explained this week. “Now, a dual threat quarterback in many cases means the gun-run game where he can keep it, the RPO game where they can throw it, and the scrambling. It’s a big challenge and they’re doing it well. This quarterback—[Jalen] Hurts—has done it in college, so he’s very experienced at it. He probably does it as well as anybody in the league right now.”
Containing that is the key to Broncos victory this week. If they can build up a big lead like they did last week, Denver should be able to hold of the typical late game scoring teams have seen from Philadelphia all season.
Here’s how to watch.
When: Sunday, November 14 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time
Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analyst) and AJ Ross (sideline reporting)
Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Rick Lewis (analyst)
Broncos Injury Report
|Pat Surtain II||CB||Knee||DNP||DNP||LIMITED||QUESTIONABLE|
Eagles Injury Report
|Fletcher Cox||DT||NIR – Resting Player||DNP||FULL||FULL||-|
|Lane Johnson||T||NIR – Resting Player||LIMITED||FULL||FULL||-|
|Jason Kelce||C||NIR – Resting Player||LIMITED||FULL||FULL||-|
Broncos-Eagles Betting Odds
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos opened a mere 3-point home favorite over the Eagles. That line has actually shifted to the Eagles as the week has progressed. Denver now has just a two-point edge at home against the 3-6 Eagles. I’m not sure what that means, but it is a bit concerning that money is shifting the line towards Philadelphia.
As an avid fan for at least 3+ decades, I’ve never really recalled any impact rivalry games with the Eagles. Denver is 5-8 all-time against them, but all but two of those losses came prior to 1996. Since then, the winning team has scored 30 or more points in every game and over 50 twice. Maybe we should expect an offensive explosion on Sunday...
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On MHR Radio this week, Ian St. Clair and Adam Malnati are feeling pretty confident about the Broncos as they host the Eagles in Week 10.
On the Cover 2 Broncos podcast, Joe Rowles brought in Nick Kendell of Mile High Huddle to break down the Broncos-Eagles game.
Last but not least, the Something Something Broncos crew finally got schedules aligned to discuss the week and enjoy a lighter side of podcasting.
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|1||9/12/2021||at New York Giants||2:25 PM||FOX||27-13||1-0|
|2||9/19/2021||at Jacksonville Jaguars||11:00 AM||CBS||23-13||2-0|
|3||9/26/2021||vs New York Jets||2:05 PM||CBS||26-0||3-0|
|4||10/3/2021||vs Baltimore Ravens||2:25 PM||CBS||7-23||3-1|
|5||10/10/2021||at Pittsburgh Steelers||11:00 AM||FOX||19-27||3-2|
|6||10/17/2021||vs Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||24-34||3-3|
|7||10/21/2021||at Cleveland Browns (TNF)||6:20 PM||NFLN||14-17||3-4|
|8||10/31/2021||vs Washington Football Team||2:25 PM||FOX||17-10||4-4|
|9||11/7/2021||at Dallas Cowboys||11:00 AM||FOX||30-16||5-4|
|10||11/14/2021||vs Philadelphia Eagles||2:25 PM||CBS||13-30||5-5|
|12||11/28/2021||vs Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||28-13||6-5|
|13||12/5/2021||at Kansas City Chiefs (SNF)||6:20 PM||NBC||9-22||6-6|
|14||12/12/2021||vs Detroit Lions||2:05 PM||FOX||38-10||7-6|
|15||12/19/2021||vs Cincinnati Bengals||2:05 PM||CBS||10-15||7-7|
|16||12/26/2021||at Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||13-17||7-8|
|17||1/2/2022||at Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||13-34||7-9|
|18||1/8/2022||vs Kansas City Chiefs (SAT)||2:30 PM||ESPN|