The Raiders were literally just a warmup to this game. The Raiders are the wannabe Eagles dynamic offense. We're getting the real thing this time and they WILL be coming.
So we can't afford those possessions where we didn't put ANY type of pressure on Pryor. Vick will eat the secondary alive..whether by his arm or his feet...and watch out for that speed because even if we do everything right in the backend...Vick can pick up the first without even throwing it with ease.....haven't even brought up the dynamic nature of Shady..
The defense can make a really big statement this week if they can hold this Eagles offense in check. I would be really really impressed if they can pull it off...but I've been marking this game since week 1 when I first saw that eagles offense.
Is it a trap? Yea. This is the type of game where I can see the Eagles just suddenly putting everything together and right when folks are beginning to write them off...they pull off a game where folks take them seriously again.
Be aware, be ready.
If there is a game where we might actually NEED to score 40+ points...it's probably this one.
Throwing another thing out there..in 65 pass rush snaps..Malik Jackson has notched 8 total pressures (6 hurries, 2 QB hits)..out of the DT/NT's that have played in 50% of snaps, he has the second lowest pass rush snaps...yet has the 4th highest pressure percentage trailing Suh, hatcher, starks.
I've liked this kid every since we drafted him...we really might have something with him in pass rush at DT.
The one thing that worries me most about this game is that we're on a short week, and the Eagles have had extra time to prepare a good gameplan. I think this will be one of those games where its within 4 points at half time, then we own the 2nd half.
Broncos win 41-27
Manning - 385 yard; 4 TD's 0 Int
DT - 129 yards 1 TD
Decker - 67 yards
Welker - 88 yards 1 TD
JT - 64 yards 2 TD's
Defense - 4 sacks, 1 Ints, 1 FF
Don't forget the Eagles are playing in Denver. Huge home field advantage for us. No way they beat us. We're going undefeated this season. I'm sure we could do it. I've said this on a few occasions. If we're 6-0 getting Von back then I don't think anyone can beat us this year. We look that good on offense. We already have a legit defense. Scary stuff. I'm truly hoping for Peyton and the Broncos to break all the records
Someones always going to be open in this offense. To many weapons for Peyton. Also, I think this team is only going to get better. Champ should play this week. I know they've been resting him for the long season. Hopefully he's feeling better. We need him back for this game.
Great insight 007...
With the way these two teams approach an offensive game plan there will be many offensive possessions and a lot of breathless defenders. I will be shocked if we score under 40 this game but I also expect the Eagles to put up about 30 of their own. Should be a really fun game to watch with a lot of big plays. In the end, Broncos DO have a defense and Philly DOES NOT. Denver 52 Philly 31
Eagles scare me. These guys aren't your average day Raiders. Sure they're losing and playing bad, but this team actually has talent across the board.
This time of the year, playing the Broncos provides an opportunity to play the supposed champs. The Eagles are a team who can match up when they are playing to their fullest capability.
Cowherd is a hack job, and espn is just as bad lol. We have about 10 mill in cap space right now, and another 4 or 5 comes off the books next year for the dumervil fiasco i believe. So we will have 15 mill right there. That is plenty enough to sign the prominent guys we need (decker, drc).Originally Posted by Denverbronco007:27100512
On a side note, the way the contracts are set up for our players is absolutely genius. It gives us the flexability to be able to keep all our guys whose contracts are up before manning retires, then after him and champ are gone, we have another 30 mill to resign the others whose contracts are up, and sign some other role players. Thats why i laugh when people write us off as only being relevant til manning is gone.
We should beat philly, but i hate guessing and predicting (I have recently learned to be supersticious lol).
We need to be able to step on someone's throat and push the life out of their body. We play great and then let teams back into the game. That won't fly when we are in the playoffs. I want to see a decisive victory this week.
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We wont go undefeated this year. Too many stupid ways to lose a game.. fumbles, special teams, reffing, just plain old bad bounces.. at some point we'll drop one.
Eagles have been so frickin overrated after week 1, it is amazing. Doesn't mean they're awful, but their defense is crap and other than A few good playmakers, their offense isn't super. Those playmakers are no cake walk to stop though. I think another win similar to Monday, but 2 to 3 more scores. It'll be interesting to see if McCoy is held to under 100 yards rushing.
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