Two teams moving in opposite directions meet for a compelling Sunday afternoon matchup in Week 9, as the Philadelphia Eagles, winners of six straight, play host to the Denver Broncos, who have dropped three in a row and will be returning to a Brock Osweiler-led offense.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast in select markets on CBS. When looking for a live stream, the first thing you want to do is to find out if the game is in your market or not, which you can do by checking a coverage map here.
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The big news in this one, of course, is the Broncos’ decision to move from Trevor Siemian to Brock Osweiler under center. You know your offense is in a troubled state when a guy who was last seen being cut by the Cleveland Browns is regarded as a potential upgrade.
There may ultimately be nowhere to go but up for an offense that has managed a pitiful 2.63 Points:Turnover ratio (29 points, 11 turnovers) over the last three games, but Osweiler still re-enters the starting lineup in a really difficult spot. Though the Eagles pass defense doesn’t look great if you simply look at yards allowed, they are actually 12th in yards per attempt allowed, ninth in Football Outsiders’ pass defense efficiency rankings and could potentially get Ronald Darby back this week.
Throw in the fact that the Broncos are on the road, they’re on a short week, and they have a struggling offensive line that will have to slow down a defense that has racked up 22 sacks on the year, and you have a potential recipe for disaster.
“The front’s really good … it starts with Fletcher Cox, he’s a top-five guy in this league as far as [defensive] tackles,” said Broncos coach Vance Joseph. “They’re aggressive at D-line and their [linebackers] are really aggressive and great tacklers. They’re that good.”
If anything is going to keep the Broncos in this game, it’s the defense, which ranks first in the NFL in yards per play allowed and second in Football Outsiders’ rankings. But they also face a difficult test in that regard, as Carson Wentz is playing at an MVP level, and the Eagles have scored less than 26 points just once all season–which happened to result in their only defeat.
You never want to count out this Denver defense, but with all factors considered, this one has the makings of a blowout. The oddsmakers seem to agree, as the Eagles are favored by eight points.