The Eagles will look to counteract the Broncos high-scoring offense with their own high-octane offensive style. The Birds will need to put up a ton of points to stay in this one most likely, as a defense filled with holes is likely to be exploited by Manning. The Eagles average just over 460 yards per game offensively so far this year, but will need to convert those yards into points on the scoreboard more frequently if they hope to keep pace with Denver. The Eagles will look to their league-leading rushing game to move the ball versus Denver, as LeSean McCoy (who Ben went to high school with) enters the game with 395 rushing yards, good for best in the league.
Will the defense be able to withstand the offensive barrage brought by the Broncos? Will Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense be able to overwhelm a depleted Denver defense? Anything could happen. While the Broncos are huge favorites and people like Angelo Cataldi want to say the Eagles will get crushed, I'm predicting the Eagles keep this game much closer than anticipated and give the Broncos a scare. I'm saying the Eagles cover the spread (Denver -11 as I write this).
By: Kyle Babcock
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