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Week 9: Eagles Need Fast Start Against Broncos Defense

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A Fast Start Is What The Eagles Should Strive For On Sunday

It was an unusually slow start for the Philadelphia Eagles offense last Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles cannot afford another one against the Denver Broncos and their stifling defense. A fast start is something Philly’s offense should be striving for against the Denver defense. Philadelphia has to make sure that Denver does not get any momentum in this game or it could be a battle that they will regret fighting. The Broncos have the team to beat the Eagles, and Philadelphia fans do not want to see their team risk getting into a slugfest. If the Eagles want to avoid an upset, they will have to focus on doing the right things.

Pederson Can’t Give Up On The Running Game No Matter What

The Denver Broncos rushing defense is ranked first in the league. Indeed, this defense knows how to stop the run, and that can push any coach to abandon the running game. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson must stick with it to prevent quarterback Carson Wentz from dropping back and taking hits. Staying with the running game will open things up for Wentz and the passing game. The Eagles traded for running back Jay Ajayi earlier this week so it would not be a bad idea to give him a few carries to keep the Denver defense on their toes. Additionally, the Eagles offensive line is still trying to figure things out after losing left tackle Jason Peters, no need to make things easier for linebacker Von Miller and his crew.

Wentz Can’t Let Denver’s Defense Faze Him

The Wentz Wagon has taken the league by storm. Every defense in the league wants a piece of Wentz and find out if the hype is real. The Denver defense is more than capable of making the Eagles quarterback uncomfortable, and that is something Wentz should not let rattle him. One way Wentz can avoid this is getting the offense off to a fast start and not force throws against this defense. No need to push throws or try to do too much because Denver’s defense can thrive on mistakes.

Osweiler Will Make Mistakes, And The Eagles Defense Has To Capitalize

Quarterback Brock Osweiler is starting his first game of the season against the Eagles. He is going to be prone to mistakes, and Philly will have to take advantage of them. Not to mention, Osweiler will be playing in a hostile environment, and the crowd noise will undoubtedly factor into this game. The Eagles defensive line will be responsible for pressuring Osweiler, and they have to make sure that Osweiler never gets comfortable in the pocket. Expect defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to blitz him plenty to force him to commit a turnover or two.

What Eagles Fans Should Expect From This Game

This game has all the makings of a trap game. It should not shock Eagles fans if somehow the Broncos manage to pull this one out. This will be a tight matchup, and turnovers are going to be a crucial factor. Philadelphia has to focus on running the ball and protecting it. Which defense makes the most plays could be the determining factor in this game, and that could be a good thing for the Eagles. Philly has the better offense, and they can put up points once they get it going. It is hard seeing Denver’s offense put up more than 14 points. However, it is not hard seeing Philadelphia’s offense put up more than 20 points. All things considered, I can see the Eagles squeaking a 24-14 victory against the Broncos at the Linc.