3 Broncos statistics the Eagles can use as motivation in Week 10

Teddy Bridgewater #5, Denver Broncos (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Teddy Bridgewater #5, Denver Broncos (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

It’s been an interesting stretch of Philadelphia Eagles football. We’ve gone from seeing the G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, and an offensive explosion by a Derek Carr-led Las Vegas Raiders team to watching the Birds manhandle Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions before seeing their defense get manhandled by the Los Angeles Rams and the right arm of Justin Herbert.

You never know what to expect from Philly from one week to the next, but if we’re certain of anything, it’s the next game on the schedule. Week 10 of the NFL’s slate features a game in which the Birds fly west to meet the Denver Broncos.

The Eagles lead the all-time series by an 8-5 margin, but they haven’t won in Colorado since October of 1989. They’ve lost three in a row there, but this is a game they have a shot at winning. Here are three stats that should get their adrenaline flowing.

Here are three stats the Eagles can use as motivation ahead of Week 10’s game.

1. QB1’s passer rating was 115.3 in Week 9.

Jalen Hurts continues to improve with each passing week. Sure, there are a few throws that he would have liked to have had back versus the Chargers, but he racked up a 115.3 passer rating and a QBR of 91.8. Hopefully, he keeps the momentum going in Week 10.

2. The Broncos O-line gave up four sacks in Week 9. 

A pass rush that looked rather anemic versus L.A. has an opportunity to bounce back in Week 10. The Eagles didn’t sack Herbert once, but they have to be licking their chops versus a Broncos O-line that allowed Teddy Bridgewater to be sacked four times and hit on six other occasions, albeit in a win.

3. The Broncos running game is giving up just under 100 yards per contest on the ground.

Well, you can’t throw the ball on them, but it appears the Eagles may have a few opportunities to make some headway on the ground. They’ve discovered that running the ball can be beneficial in giving your team an opportunity to win games.

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The Broncos aren’t slouches, but they can be susceptible to another team’s ground game from time to time. On the season, they’re giving up 98.3 yards per contest, which is respectable, but they were eaten up by the Dallas Cowboys to the tune of 5.1 yards per carry by Ezekiel Elliott. In other words, the Birds would be wise to play ball control and chew up some clock.