Denver Broncos (3-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 5, 2017, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -7 -- Over/Under: 43
The Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Denver Broncos need a victory here to snap a three-game losing streak while getting back to a .500 record. The Denver Broncos have lost five straight road games. Trevor Siemian is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,669 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Siemian has one or less touchdown passes in five straight games. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for 721 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Bennie Fowler III has 20 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 123.4 yards per contest, and C.J. Anderson leads the way with 469 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Denver is allowing 21 points and 261 yards per game. Brandon Marshall leads the Denver Broncos with 50 tackles, Von Miller has seven sacks and Bradley Roby has one interception.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for a seventh straight victory to continue to run away with the NFC. The Philadelphia Eagles have won six straight home games. Carson Wentz is completing 61 percent of his passes for 2,063 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 848 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 27 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 129.3 yards per contest, and LeGarrette Blount leads the way with 467 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 19.5 points and 327.1 yards per game. Nigel Bradham leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 46 tackles, Brandon Graham has five sacks and Jalen Mills has three interceptions.
The Broncos are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Denver Broncos still have serious issues offensively and playing on a short week, on the road, against possibly the best team in the league, isn't going to help things. The Broncos are averaging just 11.25 points in their last four games and Siemian seems to get worse in each of those games. The Broncos are also averaging just 11.66 points in their three road games compared to 23 points per game in their four at home. SImply put, Denver isn't scaring anybody right now and playing three straight road games is death for any football team. Meanwhile, the Eagles seem to be getting better each week and three of their last four victories have been decided by double digits. There's just no reason to make a case for the Broncos in their current form. Give me the Eagles in a blowout victory.