The (10-4) Philadelphia Eagles will try to capture the NFC East division crown with a win at home against the (8-6) Denver Broncos. Philadelphia has been surging of late, along with being winners of five in a row, the Eagles are in prime position to capture the number three seed in the NFC if the Minnesota Vikings lose in their final two games.
The Eagles have hit full stride, developing into a team that should be more feared than the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs. Philadelphia has playmakers on both sides of the ball and veterans who have been battled tested in the playoffs before. The Eagle offense, headed by quarterback Donovan McNabb and second year stud, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, has an abundance of youth and speed which presents matchup problems for opposing defenses.
The (8-6) Denver Broncos enter Sundayâ€™s game against the Eagles hanging on to the final playoff spot in the AFC, ahead of five 7-7 teams hoping for a Denver loss. The Broncos have had an up and down season, starting off 6-0 , looking as if they had the AFC West secured, Â to currently being 8-6, needing to win their remaining two games to solidify a playoff berth.
For the Denver Broncos to be successful against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Broncos must force turnovers and rely of their defense to make plays. Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins is now the anchor the Broncos defensive secondary, if Dawkins and company can disrupt the Eagles passing attack and limit big plays by DeSean Jackson, the Broncos can keep the game close.
Ultimately, the offensive arsenal of the Philadelphia Eagles will prove to be too much for an inconsistent Denver Broncos team. The Eagles should have no problem beating Denver at home and should drop the Broncos to 8-7. Donâ€™t look for this game to be close.