If you are busy trying to build a case that LeSean McCoy and the 1-2 Philadelphia Eagles could possibly upset Peyton Manning and the 3-0 Broncos this afternoon, the easiest way to convince people that the Eagles could win, is that Michael Vick could lead the Eagles up-tempo offense in a shootout win over the Broncos.
The Eagles offense is ranked number two overall in the NFL through three games, so the idea that the Eagles offense could put up big numbers isn’t really going out on a limb. The problem is that the Eagles are facing the number one offense in the NFL, in Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, and if Philip Rivers could tear up the Eagles defense, it is kind of scary to imagine what Peyton Manning could do.
Still, the Eagles only lost by three points to the Chargers because there offense tore up the Chargers defense, trading blows all game with the Chargers offense. So the Eagles offense can compete with anyone, especially the Broncos defense which without Von Miller’s rush and Champ Bailey’s coverage has been a bottom five pass defense in the NFL through the first three weeks of the season.
Miller is suspended for the first six weeks of the season because of a failed PED test, and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos will once again be without Champ Bailey against the Eagles today.
Broncos CB Champ Bailey inactive for tonight’s game against the Raiders.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2013
Bailey is 35, and certainly isn’t the top-five corner-back that he once was, but the Broncos are still a better team with him on the field than on the sideline.