Broncos vs. Eagles: 5 things Denver fans should know about Philly

November 14, 2021 0 By Oha

Ahead of the Denver Broncos’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10, we asked Glenn Erby of Eagles Wire five questions about Philly. Check out our questions and Glenn’s answers below!

That would definitely be the inability to cover tight ends and running backs from the linebacker position. Philadelphia has been susceptible to versatile tight ends or dual-threat running backs who can catch the ball out of the backfield. Any Broncos skill player matched up on an Eagles linebacker is a matchup to watch.

He really didn’t play much at all outside of a special-teams appearance against the Cowboys earlier in the season. From a personnel standpoint, McCain simply didn’t fit with Darius Slay, Steven Nelson, and Avonte Maddox dominating the bulk of the snaps at cornerback.

Tight end Tyree Jackson will be playing in his second-straight game since returning from injured reserve, and the quarterback turned pass-catcher was a big reason Philadelphia felt comfortable moving on from Zach Ertz. Jackson is a big, physical, athletic tight end that Howie Roseman is enamored with and he should be a huge part of the game plan on Sunday.

That’s a good question because I actually have all four Eagles running backs in fantasy football. With Miles Sanders out, Jordan Howard has ascended to the lead-back role over the past two weeks, while rookie Kenneth Gainwell has slid to the third running back spot in the rotation. Boston Scott saw the bulk of the action in Philadelphia’s win over Detroit, but he saw his snaps dwindle in last Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. It really doesn’t matter who gets the start, but Jordan Howard should be the guy you play in fantasy football because of his current prowess in the red zone.

The Eagles feel like a team set to hit their stride and I’m picking them to win an up upset on the road because Philadelphia has only been victorious when away from Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles will continue to be a run-first team, looking to splash in some play-action passes, that hopefully loosen up the Broncos’ secondary. Jalen Hurts plays an efficient game, Dallas Goedert leads the team in receiving and the Eagles win a nail-biter on the road, 24-21.