Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles to play Fast-break football on Sunday
Since being named the Eagles starting quarterback in 2010, Vick has a 9-13 record when he has thrown an interception. The Broncos will try to keep the dual threat quarterback in the pocket and force him to beat them with his arm.
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DENVER - The Broncos host the Eagles on Sunday at Sports Authority Field, and the dazzling new 8,800-square foot scoreboard, the largest outside of Texas and the centerpiece of a $30 million stadium upgrade, should get its biggest test yet.
Denver leads the league with an average of 487 yards of offense, and Philadelphia is second at 462.
These are byproducts of the speed philosophy Chip Kelly developed at Oregon and took to Philly and Adam Gase's turbo-charging of Denver's offense in his first year as coordinator. It's given a whole new meaning to Peyton Manning's famous cry, "Hur-ry! Hur-ry!"
The Broncos (3-0) move in and out of the no-huddle offense to throw off defenses and they lead the league with a 43-point average. The Eagles (1-2) go full-tilt from the get-go but they've hit some speed bumps along the way.
"I love going fast," Philly's Michael Vick said. "There's nothing better."
Vick echoes Manning, however, in saying no matter how expeditious the offense, it all comes down to execution.
"Just because you lined up fast doesn't mean you're going to line up and do it right," Vick said.
"Speed, tempo, all those things, it just means nothing if you're not executing your assignments," Manning concurred.
Both teams are in the bottom third of the league in pass defense, so everyone's expecting a shootout — unless, of course, all that practice against their respective offenses pays off in shutting down this highly anticipated aerial fireworks show.
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