By Harry Allison
Here’s what you need to know about today’s Eagles-Broncos game:
DENVER (3-4) at EAGLES (7-1)
Today, 1 p.m. ET, CBS3
OPENING LINE — Eagles by 8
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 2-4-1, Eagles 6-2
SERIES RECORD — Eagles lead 7-5
LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Eagles 52-20, Sept. 29, 2013
LAST WEEK — Broncos lost to Chiefs 29-19; Eagles beat Broncos 33-10
AP PRO32 RANKING — Broncos No. 20, Eagles No. 1
BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (10) PASS (18)
BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (6)
EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (5), PASS (11)
EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (1), PASS (26)
Eagles are 7-1 for seventh time in franchise history. They won two NFL titles and lost two Super Bowls in four of those previous six seasons. … Eagles have won six straight games for first time since 2009. … Philly is only team to score at least 20 points in every game this season and has done it in 12 straight games, longest streak in NFL. … QB Carson Wentz tied for NFL lead with 19 TD passes. Wentz ranks first in NFC with 2,063 yards passing. … RB Jay Ajayi makes his debut after coming over in trade from Miami. … Zach Ertz tied for third in NFL with six TD catches and leads NFC TEs with 43 receptions and 528 yards receiving. … LB Nigel Bradham leads team with 46 tackles. … Offense leads NFL in time of possession (33:37). … Fantasy Tip: Thomas could have big game against suspect pass defense, plus Broncos figure to be playing from behind so they would throw a lot.
Broncos are 1-5 in Philly, 0-1 at Lincoln Financial Field. … Broncos have won 31 straight games when winning turnover battle. … Broncos are 3-0 when leading at halftime. … Brock Osweiler returns at QB for benched Trevor Siemian. Osweiler was backup to Peyton Manning in 2015 title season, went to Houston as free agent, flopped and was cut. He was traded to Cleveland last offseason and cut again, then re-signed by Denver. … RB C.J. Anderson has 469 yards rushing and 4.4 average yards per carry. … NT Domata Peko Sr. has started 119 consecutive games, longest active streak by NFL defensive lineman. … WR Demaryius Thomas has 894 yards receiving with five TDs in last 10 games vs. NFC. … LB Von Miller has 8 1/2 sacks in past nine games vs. NFC. … LB Brandon Marshall leads team with 50 tackles.