Philadelphia Eagles schedule: 3 Opposing defenses worth mentioning

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45. . . . Denver Broncos. 2. team

The Philadelphia Eagles game versus Denver is truly scary.

Here’s something we all should know by now. Similar to that time that preceded Peyton Manning showing up, this is a team that’s truly a contender if they can find themselves a quarterback.

Sure, Drew Lock is serviceable, but there are times when he’s more worried about his two-step and what’s being played on the loudspeaker than grabbing one of those Microsoft Surface Tablets and dissecting what just happened on that last three-and-out.

That doesn’t mean that he can’t beat up on the Eagles’ defense or that he won’t, but he has a nice luxury, knowing that he has one of the best defenses in the NFL backing him up.

The Broncos have talent everywhere. Bradley Chubb can wreck almost any play single-handedly. Von Miller is a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, and now Denver has one of the best cornerbacks of the most recent draft joining the ranks, former Philadelphia Eagles prospect Patrick Surtain II.

This game is in Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, which makes things hard enough. The air is thin. The Broncos play better when playing there. The fans are rowdy.

Expect Denver’s best effort. There’s no reason to expect less. This is one that could be tight from start to finish. This is one where the Broncos defense can do just enough and Lock can pull them out with a nice drive late (and then, you can expect him to dance after he does).