This one is going to be a doozy. In a matchup of the two top offenses in the NFL this has an early chance to be the game of the season. The Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles both feature explosive down the field offenses capable of scoring points in bunches.
If you are a fan of offense, this is the game for you. I wouldn’t be surprised if both offenses score in the high 30’s in a game that could feature 75 to 80 total points. This is an extremely daunting task for the Eagles. They will need to play their best game while the Broncos will have to be less than stellar in order to pull off the upset.
Simply put, the Broncos are a more talented squad. They have a Hall of Famer, an all-time great at the quarterback position in Peyton Manning. They have weapons galore in Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Decker. They also feature an impressive trio of running backs. The defense is also flying around and is No. 1 against the run.
The Eagles may be forced to beat the Broncos through the air where they are a middle of the pack unit. They are currently ranked 19th. Regardless, their defense is still an overall solid unit and many of the passing yards came when the Broncos had a big lead late.
The Eagles are in for the challenge of their young season. No one expects them to win except the people in their locker room. They will have to click on all cylinders and hope to force a few mistakes from Manning himself to pull off the upset of the young season.