Bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles versus Broncos in Week 10
Bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles on defense
All that is required for Philadelphia to turn this into a nightmare for the Broncos offense is for the Eagles to play aggressively on defense. No more seven on seven drills during games that count. No more of the prevent-style coverages on third and short. The Birds need to be aggressive. If they do that, they’ll have a shot to win this one late.
1. Philadelphia’s defensive line sacks Teddy Bridgewater four times.
The Broncos have failed at protecting Teddy Bridgewater this season. He’s been sacked two times or more in each of Denver’s first nine games including four times or more in three of their last four games.
Philly will have some opportunities, and with all due respect, Teddy isn’t much of a scrambler. He can run when he needs to, but he isn’t Lamar Jackson. He may not even be Jalen Hurts.
2. The Eagles force two turnovers on defense.
Extra possessions will be key on this one, but forcing turnovers versus this Broncos defense won’t be easy. If Teddy doesn’t do anything else, he protects the football.
He’s thrown five interceptions this season and none in the last two games or from Week 1 to Week 4. He’s only fumbled once. The Eagles’ defense will have to be unpredictable, which is something we haven’t seen, but if they do that and bother Bridgewater with some pressure, they could force him into a mistake or two.