Philadelphia Eagles 2021 game-by-game outlook, predictions

Jalen Hurts #2, Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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That thin Colorado air doesn’t affect the Philadelphia Eagles too negatively.

Unless the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos meet in the Super Bowl, they’re only going to run into each other once every four years. Throughout the NFL’s 101-year history, their paths have crossed 13 times, and believe it or not, the Birds hold an 8-5 edge coming into this one.

The last time they met, Philly drug Denver all over the field en route to a 51-23 blowout. The Broncos have taken three of the last five though.

This one’s at Empower Field at Mile High, and even though Denver has added some nice pieces and that thin Colorado air can be disconcerting for the visiting team, Philly’s super-focused signal-caller feels like the better guy to bet on when Denver’s quarterback, at times, looks like he’s more interested in channeling his inner-Justin Beiber and pulling out a touchdown dance when one hasn’t even been scored.

You have to love that Drew Lock kid though. He has some talent, but the Broncos have had a tendency to endure some long stretches where they aren’t accomplishing much on offense with him at the helm.

That will prove costly in this one as Philly’s offense wins by making a few more plays than Denver’s offense will.

Final score: Eagles 27, Broncos 17 (2021-2022 Eagles record: 5-5)