Philadelphia Eagles vs. Denver Broncos Matchup Preview (11/11/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Denver Broncos Matchup Preview (11/11/21)
The second half of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles is going to be interesting, to say the least. The team currently sits at 3-6, well behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East. The Eagles are going to have a tough time not only trying to make it to the postseason, but finishing with a winning record. There are questions all around, from head coach Nick Sirianni to QB Jalen Hurts and beyond. Coming off a tough loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Eagles need a win right now if they want to avoid another disappointing season.
The Denver Broncos have been nearly as difficult to figure out. The team came out of the gates with a 3-0 record against some lesser competition, only to be thumped by the Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Then, the team blows out the Dallas Cowboys 30-16 on the road as double-digit underdogs last Sunday. In Week 10, these two head-scratching teams meet up at Empower Field at Mile High.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Denver Broncos Betting Odds
I’ve been hesitant on betting on the Broncos for a few weeks now. That changes against the Eagles. The Broncos played with new life on Sunday, and I’ve got a feeling it wasn’t a fluke. Wins like that teach a team what they’re doing right and focusing on their talented running backs and aggressive defenders could spell success down the road. QB Teddy Bridgewater won’t light up opposing defenses, but he’s probably not going to toss a costly pick-six either. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles just don’t seem to have what it takes to win right now. They’ve got some talented pieces, but they tend to fall apart against the competition. Teams like the Cowboys and Raiders have buried the Eagles, and Philly doesn’t have a defining win over real competition yet.
Grabbing the Broncos at -2.5 is an ideal spot right now. The Broncos are 5-3-1 against the spread, and I’m expecting that number to keep climbing this week. The Eagles might be competitive in the future, but this is simply not their year. The Broncos are going to be fighting for their lives on a weekly basis to keep up in one of the toughest divisions in the league. Lay the points with the Broncos at home this week.
My predictions: Broncos win 24-17, Broncos -2.5, under 45.5 points
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Date: Sunday, November 14th
Time: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Empower Field at Mile High – Denver, CO
TV Coverage: FOX
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Philadelphia Eagles: DE Josh Sweat (concussion) Q, CB Darius Slay (hamstring) Q, S Rodney McLeod (neck) Q, CB Avonte Maddox (knee) Q, DT Javon Hargrave (shoulder) Q, WR DeVonta Smith (elbow) Q, WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) Q
Denver Broncos: CB Patrick Surtain II (knee) Q, TE Albert Okuwuegbunam (knee) Q, WR Tim Patrick (knee) Q, WR Kendall Hilton (shoulder) Q, G Dalton Risner (foot) Q, DE Shelby Harris (illness) Q, S Caden Sterns (shoulder) Q, LB Justin Strnad (COVID-19) O, CB Michael Ojemundia (COVID-19) O, Graham Glasgow (ankle) IR, LB Malik Reed (hip) Q, T Garrett Boles (ankle) Q, T Bobby Massie (ankle) D, DT McTelvin Agim (knee) Q, QB Drew Lock (COVID-19) O, CB Essang Bassey (knee) O
Philadelphia Eagles Analysis
Personally, I don’t quite understand the hesitation on QB Jalen Hurts. On paper, the quarterback is putting up some above-average stats. He’s passing for 275 yards per game with a 90.9 rating, and he’s a consistent threat with his legs, amassing 494 yards and five scores. Outside of the win column, he’s been successful under center thus far. For a second-year QB thrown into an odd situation, that’s a win in my book. Then again, this franchise’s fans are never easy on their passers.
Hurts has two key receivers that are going to help him succeed as a passer. Rookie WR Devonta Smith had a big Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, hauling in five catches for 116 yards and a score. And Dallas Goedert’s making life after Zach Ertz easier, as he’s been averaging 50.1 yards per game and is second on the team with 27 catches. Both receivers need to be more effective in the red zone, only hauling in two scores each.
The Eagles have a fairly average defense overall. The team’s definitely better against the pass than they are against the ground game, although their pass defense numbers have started to drop recently. Looking at the defensive stat sheet, no one’s really standing out right now, although Javon Hargrave is leading the team with six sacks. Overall, this defense won’t win the Eagles any games, but it won’t be solely responsible for any losses either.
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Denver Broncos Analysis
The Denver Broncos finally started listening to my pleas to use their running backs effectively. Thank you, Vic Fangio, for reading my articles. On Sunday, running backs Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III combined for 191 yards and a score. When you get them going, the two remind me of some of the two-back systems the Broncos often ran under Mike Shanahan. They’ve got a real opportunity to rip-up an Eagles defense that’s allowing 119.7 yards on the ground per game.
While I’ve been a bit rough on Teddy Bridgewater throughout the season, the Sunday version of the Broncos is perfect for his playstyle. Heavy run game, aggressive defense, and mistake-free passing. That’s when Teddy does his best work. He’s already on pace to outdo last season’s performance with the Carolina Panthers, as he’s tossed 14 TDs and only five picks. With talented young receivers and a defense that’s performing, Bridgewater could make a dramatic return to the postseason.
The defense didn’t skip a beat after losing linebacker Von Miller. The team held the top offense in the league to just 290 yards, smothering Dak Prescott and the offense all Sunday long. They’re fielding the sixth-best defense in the league, allowing just 321.8 yards per game. Rookie linebacker Jonathan Cooper has taken over right where Miller left off. The young defender took down Dak Prescott twice on Sunday, and could be instrumental to Denver’s success in the second half of the season.
Denver Broncos Depth Chart
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Denver Broncos Daily Fantasy Picks
I’m big on both Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams, but I’m going with Williams this week. Not only is he less expensive on DraftKings right now, he’s coming off a 111-yard game and facing one of the weaker run defenses in the league. The Broncos are finally using their running backs, and that’s going to keep going this week. Take Williams at $5,000 on DraftKings as a great value pick.
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