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Eagles @ Broncos Preview: Will The Broncos Dominance Continue?

A highlight among today’s NFL games is without a doubt going to be the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Denver Broncos.   It is going to be a collision between two high octane offenses that comparatively have two very different styles.

The Eagles may be 1-2 but in terms of total offensive yardage they are hanging with the 3-0 Broncos.  On paper The Eagles are right behind the Broncos in terms of offense.  The Eagles are No. 2 in total yardage on offense while the Broncos are No. 1.

The reason the Eagles high-octane offense has not translated to a 3-0 record as the Broncos did can be rested on the shoulders of the Eagles defense.  So while the Eagles defense will attempt to pull it together, Peyton Manning will not only be trying to lead his team to a 4-0 record but will also be shooting for 15 consecutive regular season wins, a record that dates back to last season.   15 consecutive season wins will be the longest in franchise history.

As far as the future odds are concerned, the Broncos look to be going to the Super Bowl, or at the least one could surmise that the road to the Super Bowl for other AFC teams leads through Denver.  In this game both Denver and the Eagles will be putting points on the board quickly.  This means the game will come down to whose defense can slow the others offense down the most.  Denver has broken up or intercepted 20 passes this season.  That ties for the most in the NFL.

The Eagles offense is just as effective as the Broncos on paper.  They average over 460 yards per game.  However, their offensive game plan is drastically different.  The Eagles tend to get the job down on the ground as opposed to through the air, like the Broncos.  In fact, the Eagles lead the league in rushing with 209 rush yards per game.  The Broncos have one of the NFL’s best rush defenses, though.  They only give up an average of 43.3 yards per game.

With that said, the Broncos like to make teams pass the ball to win.  Michael Vick, however, can throw the ball and if he finds his stride, the Eagles will be very competitive in this game and could even win this game.

Over at Bovada the Eagles are the underdogs with a +11 point spread.  The over/under is set at 58.5 points.  Expect a high scoring game between these two offensives.  The game starts at 4:25 p.m. ET.

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