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[#] Sat Nov 04 2017 12:59:01 EDT from rss

Subject: Previewing the Eagles-Broncos game

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[#] Sat Nov 04 2017 12:31:06 EDT from rss

Subject: Goosebumps and Three Pointers: Five Observations from Sixers 121, Pacers 110

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When you shoot 50% from three-point range, you’re gonna stay in a lot of games. The Sixers went 18-36 behind the arc last night, erasing a wobbly second quarter with a phenomenal second half offensive effort. JJ Redick lead all scorers with 31 points on 8-12 three-point shooting, three of which he hit in the…

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[#] Sat Nov 04 2017 13:30:02 EDT from rss

Subject: Checking out the competition: Colorado Avalanche with Nathan Rudolph

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Kelly is joined by Nathan from Avalanche Review to talk about tonight’s matchup

Nathan Rudolph from Avalanche Review was kind enough to join BSH’s Kelly Hinkle to talk about what we should expect from tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. It’s the two teams’ first meeting of the season, with both hovering at around .500 and both coming off strong games earlier this week. Topics include:

  • The big blockbuster trade that got so close to happening last night
  • How hopeful Avs fans are feeling after an absolute tire fire of a season last year
  • Cats named after Peter Forsberg!
  • How weird it is that the Flyers have an enviable defensive corps (almost)

The puck drops at The Farg tonight at 7PM and the game will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Go Flyers!





[#] Sat Nov 04 2017 19:00:02 EDT from rss

Subject: Flyers vs. Avalanche lineups, start time, TV, radio, live stream and discussion

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The Flyers will try and pull a second straight win together before they get four days off.

Tonight’s game begins at 7:00 p.m. ET and can be:

  • Seen locally via NBC Sports Philadelphia (or via stream on the NBC Sports App)
  • Heard via radio locally on 97.5 The Fanatic
  • Seen in Colorado via Altitude 2
  • Seen or heard elsewhere via NHL.tv, NHL Center Ice, or Sirius XM

Projected Flyers lineup:

Forwards

Giroux - Couturier - Voracek

Konecny - Filppula - Simmonds

Weal - Lehtera - Weise

Leier - Laughton - Raffl

Defensemen, maybe

Provorov - Hagg

Manning - Gostisbehere

Sanheim - Alt

Goaltenders

Neuvirth

(Elliott)

Projected Avalanche lineup (via):

Forwards

Landeskog - MacKinnon - Rantanen

Andrighetto - Duchene - Yakupov

Bourque - Soderberg - Comeau

Greer - Kerfoot - Mironov

Defense

Barberio - Johnson

Nemeth - Barrie

Zadorov - Lindholm

Goalies

Varlamov

(Bernier)





[#] Sat Nov 04 2017 20:30:54 EDT from rss

Subject: Broncos-Eagles Predictions

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The Eagles hope to enter the bye week with eight wins as they take on Denver Sunday afternoon at the Linc. The Broncos are starting quarterback Brock Osweiler after lackluster performances from Trevor Siemian. To recap, here’s where the staff stands after three weeks: 1: Bob (8-0) 2: Tyler (7-1) T3: Chris, Coggin, Kevin K,…

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[#] Sat Nov 04 2017 21:59:25 EDT from rss

Subject: Jay Ajayi gives the Eagles a nice accent

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A special bonus episode of BGN Radio!





[#] Sat Nov 04 2017 23:17:47 EDT from rss

Subject: Avalanche 5, Flyers 4: Why do shootouts still exist?

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Flyers dominate, but can’t come away with the two points.

This game was annoying, then fun, then annoying again, then fun again and ... I think you get the idea.

1st Period

The Flyers and Avs played about as even a first period as two teams can ... until there were 1.6 seconds left on the clock. At the end of one, they were tied in team 5v5 CF% at 50 and this was shown throughout. No one team could really grab command, and even when Colorado scored, luck helped their cause the most. A shot from the point on a late power play was stopped by Neuvirth, but Nathan Mackinnon made a beautiful pass to the almost-traded Matt Duchene, who buried it. 1-0 Avs heading into the second.

Philadelphia’s best chance of the period came shorthanded, when Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier came in on a two on one. Simmonds unfortunately telegraphed the cross ice pass, and the play went for naught. It also resulted in Couturier crashing into the net, scaring the living daylight out of Flyers fans for the second straight game.

2nd period

Alright so if the Avalanche weren’t the luckiest team in the league tonight we’d be fine.

(Narrator: “They were.”)

The Flyers controlled play for basically the entire period but came away trailing by a score of 3-2 heading into the final 60 minutes. Travis Konecny and Valtteri Filppula got the scoring started less than two minutes into the period, as TK fired a beautiful cross-ice pass that Filppula made no mistake on to tie game at one.

Philadelphia would then head to the power play with a little over 13 minutes left in the period, where they scored for the second time. Shayne Gostisbehere, in his first game returning from injury, blasted away from the point, and captain Claude Giroux wristed home the rebound to give the Flyers the 2-1 lead.

Then we were all reminded as to why sports are, in fact, bad.

As another Flyers power play was about to end, a turnover sent the Avs streaking the other way in a partial two on one. Blake Comeau fired a wrist shot that deflected off of Ivan Provorov’s skate and top-shelf past Neuvirth.

(/sad trumpet plays)

2-2 game with a little over four minutes remaining.

Then Travis Sanheim got a penalty for ... well ... I’m not really sure what it was but it was definitely a penalty (wink wink nudge nudge). The Avs would score by ... the puck deflecting off of Robert Hagg’s stick as he blocked the cross ice pass. The Avalanche had absolutely nothing go right for them last season en route to a 48 point season, I guess the hockey gods are showing some mercy early this season?

Flyers CF% after 40: 58.82

Avs CF% after 40: 41.18

3rd period

It didn’t take the Flyers long to tie the game back up. Jakub Voracek poked home a rebound off an absolute cannon of a shot by Hagg that just found its way across the line. Finally, the strong 5v5 play rewarded the Flyers.

Then Michal Neuvirth turned into a 1980’s NHL goalie. A turnover by the Ghost/Manning pairing leads to a shot from a wide open Nail Yakupov. Yakupov fires one right through the five-hole, somehow, and just like that the Avalanche take the lead back at 4-3. Yes, it’s a turnover from your defense, but man would it be nice for your goalie to not allow a softy like that.

Philadelphia would go right back to controlling play, featuring a great shift from the Lehtera line (I know I couldn’t believe it either) and EVEN MORE SURPRISINGLY, DALE WEISE SCORED A HOCKEY GOAL. Jordan Weal found Weise in front of the net and the much maligned forward fired it by Varlamov. Somehow, this game is re-tied at 4-4.

The Flyers would get plenty more chances throughout the remainder of the third period, but were unable to capitalize. Lucky for them, Colorado couldn’t either. This game goes to overtime and Philly gets a much needed point before a four-day rest.

Overtime

Colorado would get the first great chance of OT, a one timer essentially from where Alex Goligoski won the game for Arizona vs the Flyers, but Neuvirth was up to the task. Philadelphia would then get a fantastic chance by Claude Giroux who dangled his way to the slot and fired one that was stopped by Varlamov. For once in a three on three OT, the goalies were the stars.

After multiple two on ones and a breakaway for Konecny, Varlamov and Neuvirth continued to steal the show until the final buzzer. This wild game, fittingly enough, heads to a shootout.

Shootout

ALRIGHT LET’S GO

Weal: GOAL (WOO)

Mackinnon: goal (boo)

Giroux: no goal (boo)

Duchene: no goal (WOO)

Voracek: no goal (boo)

Rantanen: goal (BOOOOOOOOOOO)

This was a wild one. The Avalanche got a lot of bounces their way and Varlamov outplayed Neuvirth. The Flyers dominated the pace of play for most of the night ending at a 57.14 CF% at 5v5. Most nights they win this game but in typical Flyers fashion, this was not one of those nights. They now get four days off before facing the Blackhawks next Thursday, a much needed rest for a banged up team.





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 04:45:04 EST from rss

Subject: Know Thine Eagles Enemy: Broncos Run Defense

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All is not what is seems on Denver’s ferocious defense

Sorry for the dramatic sub-headline.

You’re going to hear the stat dropped a few times—likely more—on Sunday: the two best run defenses in the NFL. Philadelphia leads the league in rushing yards allowed, with 70.4/game; Denver comes in hot on their heels with 72.9/game. (Minnesota is third with 81.4.)

But stats are liars. Yeah, Philly’s allowing the least yardage—but they’re also seeing fewer rushing attempts than any other team in the NFL (18.4). Denver is 27th, at 24.0. Certainly, these numbers inform one another: Teams don’t run the ball on the team that’s good at stopping the run, which leads to less attempts, which leads to less yards gained, etc...

If we go to yards/rushing attempt, however, Cleveland—Cleveland—leads the league, with only 2.9 yards surrendered per carry. While this shouldn’t shock—Cleveland has a very good front seven—it’s still surprising to see Cleveland leading anything. Denver comes in 2nd, at 3.0, while Philly is T-6th at 3.8.

Is Denver’s run defense better, then? Well...stats are still liars.

Denver was on an insane tear early in the year. Remember, they started 3-1, and have since gone 0-3. Across those first 4 games they allowed rushing totals of 64, 40, 75, and 24—good for an average of 50.75 yards/game. Over the last 3? 148, 80, and 79. That’s an average of 102.3 yards/game.

In that first stretch, they faced Melvin Gordon, Zeke, Shady, and Marshawn Lynch. The second? Kareem Hunt, Gordon again, and some dude named Orleans Darkwa. Suffice it to say, the Denver run defense has taken a step back as of late. In today’s film review, we try to figure out why—and how Philadelphia can best capitalize.

How not to run the ball on Denver

Of course, the first step is to figure out what not to do. The Denver front seven is stout—with its weaknesses, certainly, but stout nonetheless. There are a few guys to avoid.

It starts with EDGE Von Miller—predictably so, as Von is one of the 10, 15 best players in the game right now. While he makes his hay as a pass-rusher, Von’s been around for long enough—and has the athletic skill set—to play tough against the run.

This is basic outside zone—but it’s important for us to break down. Von (#58), from his typical left end position, attacks the TE (egads!) tasked with blocking him off the snap, striking the inside of the chest and maximizing his length. Notice how Von keeps his outside (left) shoulder clean, knowing that the entire play is flowing that direction. If he’s to make a tackle, it will likely be on that side.

The rest of the defensive line also does its job, clogging the lanes of the flow. Keep a close eye on NT #94 Domata Peko, who chucks the center like it ain’t no thang and helps force the RB to the outside, where Von awaits. Even though Von doesn’t make the tackle, this play is officially strung out. The RB has traveled so far horizontally that there’s nowhere for him to go but out of bounds. Minimal gain.

Because Von—and the rest of the Denver edge defenders—are such upfield players, you can run it on them—but we’ll get to that later. When it comes to simple looks like outside zone, I wouldn’t recommend trying to wash Von Miller with a tight end.

But we should talk more about Domata Peko, because he is one mean dude.

Gordon should have followed his blockers on this trap play here, but he thinks he can hit that daylight that develops weak side. Problem is, Domata Peko is waiting for him in that gap, with the upper body strength and lateral quickness to stack, shuck, and close the hole.

Los Angeles was wise to try to run an interior trap. By doing so, they can down-block against the 1-tech (Peko) and immediately gain natural leverage, sealing him out of the hole. You see the Giants work that to their advantage on this long run by Darkwa.

Classic inside trap here. The Giants are “trapping” the 3-tech, Derek Wolfe. Peko, playing the 1-tech, gets down-blocked by C #69. Peko doesn’t really get moved—one does not simply move Domata Peko—but it’s incredible difficult to get across that block and influence the play.

Let’s break down the anatomy of the trap. Watch as the LG and LT both step to Wolfe, as if to double-team him. As he’s conditioned to do, Wolfe starts driving forward, in an effort to split the presumed double-team. But suddenly, both linemen peel off to the second level, while the pulling RG smashes into Wolfe. The RB runs right behind that block, as LB #51 Todd Davis attacks with incorrect leverage, and S #26 Darian Stewart—who is playing linebacker here—diagnoses improperly. Boom: 57 yards.

Mentally log this inside trap look for our next section—how to run the ball on Denver. The inside trap helps you work against dangerous, upfield interior defenders like Peko and Wolfe. But, because the trap is a play of deception, you must be able to set it up with actual double-teams and classic power plays. If you don’t, good defenders will start to sniff it out.

Derek Wolfe wrong-arms the living daylights out of that trap block, which clogs the lane and forces the runner into the waiting arms of Domata Peko, and the big man eats. Yum.

Derek Wolfe remains a “Let’s not run the ball near that guy” player for Denver.

How to run the ball on Denver

Inside traps can work? Dilly dilly. Let’s see if outside traps are as successful.

Outside traps serve the same function as inside traps—baiting, then smashing an unsuspecting, upfield defender. But, as the name would imply, you use outside traps to ensnare defensive ends, rather than interior defenders. Von Miller, who loves to explode upfield, is an option—here, the Los Angeles Chargers trap his counterpart, #48 Shaquil Barrett.

I learned this as a GUT block, or G block. GUT stands for Guard Under Tackle, as the OT blocks down on the DT, and the OG works underneath him to kick-out the edge defender (Barrett).

The Broncos will often run 5-man fronts, which pushes their edge defenders to 9-tech alignments, outside of the TE. Were the EDGE that far outside, it would be far more difficult to trap him—he’d have more time to react, given that he’s further way pre-snap.

But here, Los Angeles catches Denver in a 4-man front, in which the EDGE plays on the TE (7-tech). He’s easy pickings for the pulling guard, as the RB weaves through traffic and the back side executes their zone blocking assignments.

Notice how the TE (#86) holds the attention of the LB (#26, again a safety playing linebacker). This is another nuance of the Broncos’ defense of which Philadelphia will likely look to take advantage.

The Broncos prefer to play with five defensive backs on the field—and, as a heavy man coverage team, those defensive backs that are responsible for covering tight ends are forced to play as linebackers when the TE is tight into the formation. #26 here cannot simply shoot the gap, as he’s responsible for the TE in man coverage—were this play-action, he would be leaving his man wide open.

Defensive backs are, shockingly, worse at playing linebacker than linebackers are. Attacking these DBs in the running game forces them to take on bigger bodies and physical responsibilities to which they are not used, and for which they are not suited.

Another excellent example of attacking DBs in the run game. Notice: another outside zone run, but this time avoiding Von Miller, and attacking Shaquil Barrett. That’s two times now, the offense has had success running to Barrett’s side.

Next to Shaq Barrett, also responsible for setting the edge against this outside zone: Safety Justin Simmons (#31). Squared up against one of the better blocking TEs in the game (#85 Rhett Ellison), Simmons is in trouble. He gets escorted straight out da club. Look at that alley. Sheesh.

Be sure to also watch Barrett struggle. A smallish OLB (250 lbs), Barrett gets folded by that initial double team. As he tries to recover, he fails to get his hands inside the chestplate, or generate separation with length (as Von did above). As such, when the RB comes to hit the hole, Barrett’s swallowed up by the OT and can only lunge at air. It’s not a terrible play, but his physical limitations limit his edge-setting capabilities.

Final note: watch that #51 again, Todd Davis. Davis is a great athlete, but he doesn’t have the best understanding of gap integrity. Davis must know that, when a climbing OL comes to block him, he has to keep his outside shoulder clean (as Von did above). If the RB has truly taken that cutback lane, Davis’ll rarely (coughnever) make that tackle by working across the lineman’s face. Again, Davis has picked the wrong side of the lineman to attack, and effectually removed himself from the play.

If I could diagnose three main themes in offense’s success running the football against Denver, it would be these: trapping their down linemen, attacking DBs playing LB, and working whatever EDGE isn’t Von Miller (usually Shaq Barrett, but Shane Ray is coming back from injury) on outside run concepts.

And trust me—teams have caught on. Here’s Los Angeles running that same NYG outside zone look (notice Shaq Barrett and DB at the line of scrimmage) one week later:

And here’s Kansas City running outside trap (G-block) a week after Los Angeles did it (with power blocking on the back side instead of zone blocking):

There’s a DB playing LB there as well.

So, Philly should:

Do all the things listed, then hire me to watch film for them.

But, instead of that, Philly will likely pound the ball with LeGarrette Blount up the interior to start. Even if it’s ineffective, it’s important to run more traditional power concepts, with double teams and lead-blocking guards, to set up the traps.

When they do run trap plays, expect less GUT and more ChUG (Center Under Guard). C Jason Kelce on NT Domata Peko (one mean dude) isn’t a good matchup for Philadelphia. They’d far prefer to keep RG Brandon Brooks on Peko, and have Kelce work into space. Using Pin-Pull Sweep concepts will also help Philly here (worked pretty well for Los Angeles).

If Ajayi is available (it sounds like he will be), expect Philadelphia to run him on outside zone a ton. It’s an easy install for a new player, and he’s undoubtedly their best runner in those schemes. Zone blocking, with a TE to the play side as seen above, will both help Halapoulivaati Vaitai, and expose those DBs-playing-LB to play-action later.

I expect Philadelphia to hang 100 yards on this team. Denver has only allowed one 100-yard game, of course, but Philly has broken that mark in each of their last six contests. If they can’t hit triple digits again on Sunday, they’ll struggle to run the offense as whole, and things will get dicey mighty quick.





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 05:04:56 EST from rss

Subject: Jay Ajayi to make Eagles debut in Broncos game, report says

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Unleash the Jay Train.

Jay Ajayi will make his Eagles debut as Philadelphia takes on the Denver Broncos today, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport says to “expect a small package of plays” for Ajayi.

Exciting stuff.

The Eagles acquired Ajayi earlier this week prior to the NFL trade deadline. Philadelphia sent a 2018 fourth-round pick (the second highest of their three fourths) to the Miami Dolphins in order to get the deal done.

On the surface, it may have seemed like the Eagles didn’t really need help at running back since they rank fifth in rushing yards. But Ajayi gives Philadelphia a much more dynamic threat in the backfield.

With Ajayi’s role likely to be limited, the Eagles could still look to rely on LeGarrette Blount for a bulk of their carries. Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner are likely to be active due to special teams contributions. It would seem Wendell Smallwood is the odd man out; he could be a healthy scratch today.

It’ll be interesting to see if Ajayi can make an instant impact. It won’t be easy for him; Denver’s defense ranks second in opponent rush yards per game and No. 1 in run defense DVOA by Football Outsiders.

All aboard the Jay Train.


In other Eagles-Broncos news, Rapoport reports Zach Ertz is indeed expected to play despite being ruled questionable on the final injury report. Ertz suffered a hamstring issue in practice this week but head coach Doug Pederson said the tight end is going to play.

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is also reportedly set to play, as expected, after missing a couple games.





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 05:59:29 EST from rss

Subject: NFL Picks Against the Spread 2017: Week 9 Games

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Here are some suggestions when trying to beat the odds.

Before the ninth Sunday of the 2017 NFL regular season kicks off, let’s have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for today’s games. (Click here for NFL Week 8 picks without regard to the spread.)

Here are suggestions when trying to beat the odds. You can find all of today’s NFL betting lines and more via SB Nation. My regular season record after the eighth week is 57-50-3. Strong performance by me last week. Let’s get to the picks.

NFL Week 9 Games

Atlanta Falcons (-2.5) at Carolina Panthers: Neither of these teams are really playing all that great right now. I haven’t been very impressed by Cam Newton lately. Despite this, I’m not confident enough in the Falcons to take them as road favorites. I think this could really go either way so I’ll take the points. I’m not one of those people who always bets on the home underdog, but I hear they do exist. PICK: Panthers +2.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (-7): This one is simple. Tampa Bay is pretty trash. Jameis Winston doesn’t appear to be 100% and he wasn’t even that good when he was anyway. The Saints, meanwhile, are on a hot streak. I don’t see why that wouldn’t continue considering they’re playing at home. They should really be favored by more in this game; seven points is a steal. PICK: Saints -7

Denver Broncos at Philadelphia Eagles (-8): Tricky one. On paper, the Broncos shouldn’t have much of a shot in this one. They’re averaging 9.7 points in their last three games. The Broncos have to travel east to play a 1:00 PM start time after losing a road game on Monday Night Football. In reality, though, I think this game could be close due to Denver’s defense. My prediction is that this game is 17-13 in the fourth quarter ... until the Eagles put the game away with a Jay Ajayi touchdown run. Philly advances to 7-2 against the spread while Denver drops to 2-5-1. PICK: Eagles -8

Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (-6): The Bengals only managed to beat the Colts by one point at home. The Jaguars should be well-rested after their Week 8 bye. There’s a part of me that always feel skeptical about taking the Jags since, you know, Blake Bortles is their quarterback. But the presence of Leonard Fournette and a No. 1 ranked defense by DVOA has me confident enough to take Doug Marrone’s side. PICK: Jaguars -6

Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans (-3.5): Not really sure what to make of the roller-coaster Ravens. They’ve had some high highs and low lows this season. Baltimore is coming off a high point of their year by winning 40-0 on Thursday Night Football. The Titans, meanwhile, are coming off their bye. Prior to that, they barely edged out the Browns in overtime. I think I like the points here. PICK: Ravens +3.5

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (-7): Really sucks that Deshaun Watson is out for the year after such a promising start. It’s hard to feel great about the Texans with Tom Savage starting at quarterback. Then again, the Colts are losing road games this year by an average of 20 points. Can’t feel confident about counting on them, either. I’ll stick with the home team here and hope Houston has some good karma going for them. PICK: Texans -7

Los Angeles Rams (-5) at New York Giants: The west to east travel factor favors the Giants here, but that’s one of the few things the G-Men have going for them. New York is still dealing with a lot of injuries. They also suspended one of their best defenders in Janoris Jenkins. The Rams have a lot more to play for than the Giants. I’m taking L.A. PICK: Rams -5

Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks (-7.5): Lock of the week. Washington is way too banged up to hang in this game. The Seahawks have been playing well and they just bolstered their offensive line with the addition of Duane Brown at left tackle. Just can’t see Washington having much success in this game on the road. Seattle’s defensive line versus Washington’s injured offensive line should make this a long day for Kirk Cousins. PICK: Seahawks -7.5

Arizona Cardinals (-2) at San Francisco 49ers: I’d stay away from this game. The Cardinals are not good enough to deserve to be favored in almost any road game. At the same time, the 49ers are also terrible. Arizona has been the worst team in the NFL this year ATS at 1-6. San Francisco is better at 4-4. Ugh. The 49ers are just so banged up ... I guess I’ll go with Cardinals. Sigh. PICK: Cardinals -2

Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys (-2): Bob Sutton’s unit ranks No. 31 in run defense DVOA, so that’s a big concern here with Ezekiel Elliott set to play. The Chiefs unquestionably have the advantage here when it comes to coaching: Andy Reid > Jason Garrett. This game will be close, but I’m taking the Cowboys to win in the hopes of either: 1) I’ll be right about this pick or 2) I’ll be wrong and the Cowboys will have lost. You’re welcome. PICK: Cowboys -2

Oakland Raiders (-3) at Miami Dolphins: Hm. Neither of these teams are playing all that well. The Raiders have lost five out of their last six. The Dolphins are coming off a 40-0 loss. I think Miami is poised to bounce back here since their last game was just such a bad effort. But not enough to beat the Raiders. The west to east factor here shouldn’t matter at much since this is a night game. PICK: Raiders -3

Detroit Lions (-3) at Green Bay Packers: The Packers just aren’t the Packers without Aaron Rodgers. The Lions are dealing with some issues right now; they’re 1-4 in their last five. But Detroit has been showing good fight and keeping their losses close so it’s not like they’ve been altogether awful. The Lions will be looking to seize an opportunity to stay alive in the NFC North picture. PICK: Lions -3





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 06:39:30 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles News: Despite being injured, Jason Peters and Darren Sproles are still helping the team win

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/5/17.

Let's get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...

Grotz: CyberSproles keeping in close touch with Barner, Eagles - DelcoTimes
Darren Sproles, rehabilitating his arm and knee on the West Coast, isn’t the only injured Eagles player to keep paying it forward to teammates. Special teams captain Chris Maragos (PCL surgery), playmaking linebacker Jordan Hicks (torn Achilles’ tendon) and offensive tackle Jason Peters (knee surgery) all are hanging around their teammates and providing help in some form. Peters gave Eagles players a pep talk before the last game, a 33-10 win over the 49ers. And he did it on face-time. “It was before a meeting just to talk to the guys,” Barner said. “He talked to us to just let us know. You love that attitude as a teammate knowing that those guys, even though they’re hurt, they’re still a part of this. You don’t find that many places. I’ve been in places where guys have been on IR and you never see them. You never see them, never hear them. Out of sight, out of mind. This is special.”

Know Thine Eagles Enemy: Broncos Run Defense - BGN
All is not what is seems on Denver’s ferocious defense

Five over/unders for Eagles vs. Broncos - PhillyVoice
Eagles takeaways: 1.5 - The Broncos have turned the ball over 17 times this season, second-worst in the NFL. The Eagles defense meanwhile, is eighth in the NFL with 14 takeaways this year. That's not an incredibly high number – and the change at QB in Denver is the big wildcard here – but the fact that the Broncos have turned it over 11 times in their last three games, including five times against the Chiefs on Monday night, is impossible to ignore. It may be difficult imagine anyone being much worse, but this is Brock Osweiler we're talking about after all.

Denver Talk - Iggles Blitz
One of the things that makes me feel good about this game is that the Eagles have been pretty even-keeled this year. They did get a bit crazy after the Giants win, but other than that they have done a good job of staying focused and going one week at a time. The Eagles won’t be trying to win the Super Bowl on Sunday. They’ll just be trying to beat the Broncos. It will be fun to see Wentz go up against the league’s best defense. He faced Top 10 units last year (MIN, SEA, BAL, NYG) so this isn’t a first for him. The challenge for Wentz is to play well and lead his team to points. He was 2-3 in those games last year, but the offense wasn’t exactly impressive. He’s a lot better now and has a much improved supporting cast.

Eagle Eye: Von Miller And The Denver D - PE.com
The Denver Broncos present a big challenge for the Eagles offense this week. Not only do they have one of the league’s most disruptive pass rushers in Von Miller, but they employ a scheme that makes the most of the speed they have in their defensive front. They also use a lot of stunts and twists in their various pressure concepts, something that has given the Eagles offense a bit of trouble this season. In their base defense, Denver plays a 3-4 front, but more often than not this team is in their subpackage looks with extra defensive backs on the field. Most often, they are in their ‘Dime’ package, with six defensive backs, four defensive linemen, and one linebacker on the field. The Broncos are one of the biggest Dime teams in the NFL, and they play a lot of man coverage. This makes them one of the fastest and most aggressive outfits the Eagles will face this season.

Despite lack of catches, Torrey Smith making difference in unique way - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Torrey Smith may not be catching a ton of passes these days, but he's helping the Eagles in another way. By not catching them. Smith drew his third pass interference penalty of the year Sunday in the win over the 49ers, and it was a big 36-yard penalty on Dontae Johnson down to the 1-yard line to set up the game's first touchdown at a point in which very little was going right for the Eagles. This is nothing new. Going back to his rookie year of 2011, he's drawn an incredible 41 pass interference calls, along with eight defensive holding penalties. Add them up and we're looking at 849 yards. That's about half a mile of pass interference penalties. Without going through thousands of gamebooks, there's no way to determine exactly where Smith ranks in the NFL since 2011 in drawing pass interference penalties. But it's a safe bet to say he's among the leaders.

Biggest Week 9 NFL questions, stats and predictions - ESPN
Are the Eagles the Super Bowl favorites? If the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Denver Broncos at home on Sunday, they will move to 8-1 for the fifth time in franchise history. The previous four times they started with that record, they either reached the Super Bowl (1980 and 2004) or the NFL's championship game in the years prior to the Super Bowl (1949 and 1960). Of the 90 teams to start 8-1 or better in the Super Bowl era, 44 percent reached the title game and 24 percent won it.

Eagles will start Jay Ajayi slowly, but Ajayi could soon become the lead running back - Inquirer
Momentum in the NFL lives a fragile existence. Chemistry can be easily disrupted. There’s a detached, practical way to evaluate at the trade – the Eagles improved by adding a good player – but there’s also the understanding of more forces at work. This shouldn’t mollify the fans’ excitement for or expectations of Ajayi, because the Eagles changed their running game on Tuesday. Although Ajayi will slowly be integrated into the offense – the Eagles have introduced him to 10-15 rushing plays leading into Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, and he’s not even guaranteed to play – he could emerge as their top running back down the stretch run this season and into next year.

As Philadelphia Eagles ascend, resale ticket prices and Carson Wentz jersey sales rise, too - PennLive
ately, the image of Wentz won't go away. His jersey's a top seller. His face is plastered on billboards and featured in commercials. He's doing the opposite of disappearing in Philadelphia and across the country. Business related with the Birds is booming with the team soaring out to an NFL-best 7-1 record and Wentz rising into MVP contention. Resale ticket prices, merchandise sales and local sports bar tabs have mirrored the Birds' ascent, while initial signs suggest the team has potential to attract strong television ratings down the stretch of the season.

NFL Week 9 Preview: Broncos at Eagles - Pro Football Focus
T Menelik Watson vs. Edge Brandon Graham – After a large helping of Justin Houston last week, unfortunately things won’t get much better for Watson this week against the third-highest graded edge defender. Graham’s 37 total pressures ranks third among all 4-3 defensive ends this season. Watson got off to a rough start, allowing 13 total pressures in his first two games, but has since fared better allowing 10 pressures over his last five games.

Eagles will cover against reeling Broncos - New York Post
Looking to build on a 10-0 streak the past five weeks in this space! Denver heads to Philadelphia following a third straight defeat in Arrowhead against the Chiefs (minus-nine turnover margin during skid). The Eagles sit atop the NFC after an easy victory over the winless 49ers (Philadelphia is now on a 9-2 against-the-spread run). Though the Broncos’ defense hasn’t allowed an opposing offense to surpass 300 total yards, a third consecutive road trip on short rest and a dismal offense as of late has us leaning with the Eagles (12-3 ATS against AFC foes) in this one.

Betting the NFL: Riding the hot hands with Eagles, Saints - New Haven Register
This week I am looking at three teams, including two who have been on a roll that should keep that momentum going in Week 9. Everyone knows how hot Philadelphia and New Orleans have been in recent weeks. It starts with their quarterbacks. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has eight touchdown passes in his last five game, while Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz has 15 touchdowns in his last six games. Here’s the kicker. The Eagles are 6-0 straight up and 5-1 ATS in their last six games. In the last six meetings between the Eagles and Broncos, the home team is 6-0 straight up and 5-1 ATS. Denver will be tough, but its solid defense hasn’t been that solid, allowing 147 points in seven games this season.

Jay Ajayi's debut for Philadelphia Eagles - Sky Sports
Kicking us off on Sky Sports Action (407) from 5.30pm are the owners of the NFL's best record, the 7-1 Philadelphia Eagles - giving us the chance to have a first look at Jay Ajayi in action for his new team - up against the meanest defense in the league in the Denver Broncos (3-4).

Eagles Chaplain Offers Insight Into Team’s Success - CBS Philly
The Philadelphia Eagles are dominant in the NFL right now- with one of the best starts to the season they’ve had in years. But what’s the secret? KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg got some insights from their team chaplain. “There’s something significantly special about this team,” says Rev. Dr. Herb Lusk, who played running back for the Philadelphia Eagles for three seasons beginning in 1976. “I believe they have a divine connection- I really do.”

Scouting the Enemy: Philadelphia Eagles - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos have lost three straight games, but hope to turn their season around with an upset win against the high-flying Philadelphia Eagles.

The NFL’s most surprising offensive lines and the biggest disappointment - SB Nation
From that list, there are three who concern me the most, and all three happen to be in the same division. The Eagles are 7-1, and their offensive line has been outstanding. Having Lane Johnson back has been positive. Stefen Wisniewski has done well at left guard, and then of course Peters, Brandon Brooks and Jason Kelce have played well. But Peters is now out for the season, and Halapoulivaati Vaitai has taken over at left tackle. I love that Doug Pederson and staff decided to keep Lane Johnson at RT; he’s been fantastic this season. If you move Lane, then you weaken two spots along the line. With Vaitai at left tackle, the Eagles can scheme up ways to get him help. In his first start for Peters, Sunday against the 49ers, he predictably had his ups and downs but held his own. Most of his mistakes were mental — ones that can be fixed just by playing more. I hope the Eagles offense can still flourish with him. It is fun to watch.

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[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 06:54:30 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Broncos game TV coverage map

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Check to see if you get the game.

IT’S GAME DAY - time for Philadelphia Eagles football! But can you watch their NFL Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos from where you are? If you live in the RED on the television coverage map below, you’re in luck (via 506Sports.com).

(Note: The Anchorage and Fairbanks markets in Alaska are also included in the red.)

If you live in the red, you can watch the Eagles-Broncos game on CBS starting at 1:00 PM ET. As you can see, a big chunk of the country is set to get the game.

Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (color analyst) are on the call. Alternatively, you can turn on SportsRadio 94WIP to listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick during the game.

If you DO NOT live in the red, you’re likely either stuck in the blue, green, or yellow. The blue represents the Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans game. Green is Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans. And then yellow is the Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars. All of those are unappetizing AFC games. Yuck.

For more information on how to watch today’s Eagles game, CLICK HERE.





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 07:39:02 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles vs. Broncos 2017: Game Predictions

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Who will win this week?

You’ve probably seen this stat by now, but I’ll share it again just in case you haven’t.

The Philadelphia Eagles have scored more than 20 points in each of their last 12 games. They’ve also scored at least 26 points in each of their last six games. In other words, they’ve been pretty good at scoring.

Today’s the day where the Eagles’ offense will be put to the test.

Look, the Broncos’ defense isn’t as good as it was during the height of their Super Bowl runs. Wade Phillips is gone. Some of the players have changed. But a number of key players are still there: Von Miller, Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr., etc.

Denver also figures to be desperate in this game. Sitting at 3-4, they’re essentially playing for this season.

Desperation has forced Denver’s hand at quarterback. 2016 and 2017 starter Trevor Siemian has been benched. The Broncos are now relying on ... Brock Osweiler.

No need to beat around the bush: Osweiler is pretty awful. He was so bad that the Texans had to give up a second-round pick just to dump his contract this offseason. Osweiler has more combined turnovers (31) than he does touchdowns (29). He also takes a lot of sacks: 52 in 37 games played.

Based on how the Eagles’ defensive line dominated the 49ers, Osweiler could be in for a tough outing. Philly has been strong up front all season long. Look for them to try to stop the Broncos’ rushing attack and make Denver try to rely on Osweiler’s arm (lol).

On the flip side, the aforementioned Denver defense could be tough to crack. The Eagles allowed way too much pressure on Carson Wentz last Sunday. They’ll need to be better this week, and that’ll be a challenge because the Broncos have some really good pass rushers. Miller being matched up on Halapoulivaati Vaitai is a scary thought.

This could be a game where the Eagles look to attack the middle of the field. As we’ve noted all week long, the Broncos have struggled to cover tight ends. Zach Ertz, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, is a key player in this game.

It’ll also be interesting to see how the Eagles approach their ground game. Denver’s run defense is good; they’ve allowed the second fewest rush yards in the league. But that doesn’t mean the Eagles shouldn’t try to see what newly acquired runner Jay Ajayi and the powerful LeGarrette Blount can do. The presence of Ajayi, who is reportedly expected to play, is especially intriguing. Maybe he can add some explosiveness in the backfield.

The feeling here is this could be a tough game. I’m saying the game is 17-13 until late in the fourth quarter when Philadelphia finally pulls away and seals the game with a touchdown. Eagles win and advance to 8-1 before the bye. What a time to be alive.

(Note: Everyone here obviously wants to see the Eagles win every game, but I hardly think today’s tilt is a must-win affair. Just as I said in Week 2, losing to an AFC team isn’t the end of the world. The Eagles could lose to the Broncos and beat the Cowboys in Week 11 and be just fine. But forget I said that, Eagles, and go win anyway.)

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[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 08:00:02 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Broncos 2017: Updates, time, TV schedule, predictions and more

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Everything you need to know about the game!

Welcome to NFL game day! The Philadelphia Eagles are set to face the Denver Broncos in Week 9 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule. The matchup kicks off at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read on for live updates from the game. [Click here for how to watch the Eagles vs. Broncos game via online streaming.]





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 11:00:05 EST from rss

Subject: Avalanche 5, Flyers 4: The Flyers did not (or kinda did) throw away their shot

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Some observations for your morning...

Another home game, another bit of bonus hockey. There’s a lot to break down from last night’s game, so let’s get right into it. Here’s what we learned.

All stats via Corsica.Hockey, Natural Stat Trick, and NHL.com

1. Slow starts forever, but maybe getting better?

Am I beating a dead horse, here? Why do I need to keep talking about this?

The Flyers have been plagued by slow starts to their games through much of the beginning of the season. Last night was no exception, but it also saw them take a step forward.

The good news: by the time they hit the nine minute mark, they had registered three shots on goal-- the same number they picked up in the whole of the first period in their last home game against Arizona.

The bad news: they were only able to put up two more shots in the next eleven minutes, to end the period. They went into the first intermission down one goal.

More good news: possession was pretty even throughout the first period, as the Flyers held an adjusted CF% of 50 percent after one.

So they made some steps away from the slog of a first period performance that was their last home game, and avoided digging themselves into a hole, heading into the second period, but the overall effort remained less than stellar.

2. Power play steps

It's not often that you have a narrative on a section of the game all but handed to you, but it certainly happened with the Flyers' first three power play performances of the night.

On their first chance, they were held without a single shot on goal through the duration of the two minutes. In their second, they were able to bring more pressure and register a few shots, but were unable to capitalize on any of them. But, with the third, they were finally able to pick up the goal.

You couldn't craft that arc in your Intro to Creative Writing class. I mean, you could. It'd be a little weird, though.

But this slow start on the power play, just like the slow starts in the first period, is something that needs to be cleaned up. The power play doesn’t have the luxury of being able to take a few shifts to get settled and take whatever happens. The power play is hit or miss, and they need to start hitting, not letting this become a trend.

3. Gostisbehere’s return

Halloween may be over, but the ghosts are still out to play! The ghosts are ... playing ... hockey? The ghosts-- *I am beaten to death with my own computer* [Ed. note: We regret to inform you that Maddie is dead.]

Ghost was back playing last night and he looked good. We had an idea of how badly he was missed while he was still absent, but it became even more evident in his return last night. The defense looked more dynamic than it has in a few games, and having his speed and skating skills was great.

And, of course, it's not too bad that he also picked up an assist on the Giroux goal in his first game back. He now leads the team in power play points, with nine, and has been a presence to behold.

As could have been expected, he showed a bit of rust after being off for about a week, but it didn’t prove to be a major hindrance to him or his linemates. It was nice to have him back.

4. Second line. Hello

Heading into the second period, the Flyers were down one goal, and had just put up a solid enough, but not terribly flashy, effort. But the second line changed that. With a Filppula goal on a Konecny feed through traffic, the Flyers opened up scoring for the night, and brought a bit of flash in the process. And the fact that it was that line feels like a big deal.

With the recent movement in flipping Weal and Konecny on the left wing, the line showed some promise, but we were still waiting to see its full potential. And they’ve looked impressive, so far.

But with this recent success remains a question: what do they do when Patrick is back in the lineup? Do they move Konecny back down with him? The two showed a bit of chemistry early, but does this merit breaking up what is finally shaping up to be an effective second line?

These are some major questions the Flyers will have to consider, and obviously we don’t have the answers just yet. So we’ll have to wait and see.

5. Neuvirth’s up-and-down performance

Neuvirth, getting his second consecutive start after a shutout in St. Louis, didn’t quite bring the same level of performance as he did in his last game. He looked sharp early in the game, and held up against the pressure that Colorado was bringing. The first goal he allowed was stoppable, but only with great difficulty. The next two came as the result of bad bounces-- the first off Provorov’s skate, and the second off Hagg’s stick. This was rough, was less than ideal, but there’s not too much you can do about it.

The fourth goal, however, was a different story. After a Gostisbehere turnover, there was no bad bounce, no difficult angle, just space. And Neuvirth just got beat.

To be fair, he made some big saves when he needed to, and kept the game from being uglier than it was, but his performance still proved a little weak. He helped them pick up one point in the standings, still, but wasn’t playing solidly enough to shut down the Avalanche’s efforts in the shootout.

6. All other lines. HELLO

We started the second period, and it was the second line was the one showing some flash. But this exclusivity didn’t hold, and the others slowly showed up in the third period. Voracek scored for the first line. Then the third line picked up a goal, as Weiss was fed by Weal from below the redline. These two lines both held adjusted CF%s over 50, and drove play well while they were on the ice. The Honey Bees didn’t look quite as sharp as they have, but they still posted a respectable 49.3 adjusted CF%, and didn’t exactly get torched, definitely held their own.

And these are the type of efforts that we want to see out of this team, given their depth. The results weren’t quite there last night, but they were close. And they shouldn’t be too far away.

7. And we've got overtime again

Now that we’ve had a taste of bonus hockey at home, it looks like it’s bonus hockey forever. Or something. The Flyers couldn’t capitalize, but they looked sharp in their three on three opportunities.

The Flyers controlled the puck well during the three on three portion of overtime, and held an edge in terms of possession. They brought some dangerous looking shots and breakaways, looking primed to score, but found all of them broken up or stopped. The Flyers looked sharp in their overtime stint on Monday, but looked even better last night. It’s a small sample, but for now, it’s encouraging to see that it seems like they have their three on three play at least very close to figured out.

And, of course, we have to extend a nod to Jordan Weal, who looked great during the shootout. More of that, please.

8. Keeping it simple

One thing we’ve pointed to through the early part of the season is that the Flyers look to be at their best when they aren’t trying to over-complicate things. This seems a good rule of thumb, a good thing to continue, but we saw a bit of slippage from this method last night.

In a way, the Avalanche of last night looked a lot like the Flyers of Thursday, in their matchup against the Blues. They were blocking shots effectively, and certainly not making things easy for the Flyers. But, it would be unfair to give them all of the credit, as the Flyers also didn’t do themselves any major favors.

Post-game, Konecny talked a bit about the shot blocking, noting that "it's frustrating because I know me, I had a couple blocked tonight and you're almost trying to get too cute and you're shooting right into them. They're giving you lanes, it's just, you know, you're trying that extra drag and shooting through them when the lane's there. You know, maybe it's just a little bit of overthinking on our part there, and like I said, they blocked some shots, but our opportunities were there."

So straying from the more or less most simple approach did them a disservice. It was a shame to see last night, but still an easy fix. And hopefully they make it, as they get ready to face Chicago.

9. Possession was good (and that makes this feel worse)

On the whole, the Flyers had a really solid night against the Avalanche, from a possession standpoint. At its lowest, possession was even at 50 percent CF% after the first period, and the Flyers only picked up steam from there. They averaged a 58.13 percent adjusted CF%, and registered 4.39 expected goals to the Avalanche’s 3.09. On the surface, those numbers paint a nice picture, but they also make the loss a little harder to swallow.

Bad bounces proved to be a problem for the Flyers, but this game really shouldn’t have been as close as it was. The Flyers, in general, played better than the results show, and had they tightened up a little, and had the bad bounces never struck, this could have been a very different game.

But, to avoid getting too mopey, these numbers also show some promise. The Flyers can’t hit bad puck luck forever, and they have four days to tighten up the issues that reared their heads last night. Saturday’s game proved less than ideal, in terms of results, but pointed to the idea that they’re at least doing some things right, and heading in the right direction.

10. The only damn thing I know

The Flyers really need this break. They have four days without a game coming up, and they definitely need it.

To be fair, they’ve been playing good hockey, and haven’t exactly been showing signs of major fatigue. But they’ve also gotten the snot beaten out of them, more or less, over the past few weeks. Could they probably keep going if they needed to? Sure. But the bit of time away should do them some good, give them the time to let some of the battered bodies heal. They just have to make sure they find a way to be sharp, heading into Thursday’s game against Chicago.





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 11:30:30 EST from rss

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With the bye week on the horizon, the Eagles hope to enter the week off at 8-1 as they take on Brock Osweiler and the Denver Broncos at home. The team will be wearing their all-black uniforms for the game. On the injury front, Ronald Darby (ankle) and Zach Ertz (hamstring) are questionable. Doug Pederson said…

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[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles-Broncos Inactives: Zach Ertz OUT, Jay Ajayi ACTIVE

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Look who’s in and who’s out.

The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced their inactives list for their Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos.

In surprising news, Zach Ertz is OUT. Doug Pederson said he was going to play but the starting tight end struggled through warmups prior to the game. Ertz suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Thursday.

That’s really bad news for Philly. Ertz leads the team in all major receiving categories and the Broncos are vulnerable to tight ends. Expect an increased workload for Trey Burton and Brent Celek in Ertz’s absence.

New Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is ACTIVE, as expected. He’s reportedly set to be involved in “a small package of plays” since the Eagles only acquired him on Tuesday. Jay Glazer says expect 10-15 snaps but that “could change.” LeGarrette Blount figures to get a bulk of Philly’s carries with Ajayi expected to be limited.

Starting cornerback Ronald Darby is OUT after being ruled questionable on the final injury report. He should be ready to return after the Eagles’ Week 10 bye. Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson, and Rasul Douglas will continue to get the bulk of playing time at corner with Darby out.

Nate Sudfeld is inactive after being promoted to the active roster this week as the team’s third-string quarterback.

Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List

TE Zach Ertz - Injury.

CB Ronald Darby - Injury.

QB Nate Sudfeld - Third string quarterback.

OT Taylor Hart - Depth offensive tackle.

DE Steven Means - Fifth defensive end.

DT Elijah Qualls - Fifth defensive tackle.

WR Shelton Gibson - Sixth wide receiver.

Denver Broncos Inactive List

QB Paxton Lynch, RB De'Angelo Henderson, DB Lorenzo Doss, LB Todd Davis LB DeMarcus Walker, OL Donald Stephenson, WR Jordan Taylor





[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 11:54:41 EST from rss

Subject: Eagles vs. Broncos 2017: First quarter score updates

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The Philadelphia Eagles are set to face the Denver Broncos at home today.

IT’S TIME FOR PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FOOTBALL! The Eagles are kicking off their ninth game of the 2017 regular season schedule with a matchup against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Today’s game begins at 1:00 PM Eastern.

The Eagles can advance to 8-1 by beating the 3-4 Broncos. This is an opportunity for the Birds to extend their win streak to seven in a row.

Check out the Eagles-Broncos BGN Radio pregame show below. Stay tuned for the postgame show in the recap thread immediately after the final whistle.

BGN Radio Pregame Show #Eagles vs #Broncos

Posted by Bleeding Green Nation: For Philadelphia Eagles Fans on Sunday, November 5, 2017

LET’S DO IT!

Here is some basic information to help guide you through the game:

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[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 13:48:24 EST from rss

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After the first quarter, the Eagles lead by 17 to 3.

Here is some basic information to help guide you through the game:

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[#] Sun Nov 05 2017 14:46:20 EST from rss

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After the second quarter, the Eagles lead by 31 to 9.

Here is some basic information to help guide you through the game:

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