Eagles Defensive and Special Teams Need to Step Up Sunday

I think it’s pretty safe to say that the defensive unit the Denver Broncos put on the field Sunday is going to be one of the better units the Eagles have seen as of late. It’s no secret that our offense has been red hot lately and barring a major setback will set a new single season scoring record again. However, the offense could definitely use some help come Sunday to take a little pressure off its shoulders.

This isn’t saying the defense and special teams haven’t played at a high enough level lately. We’ve seen both units have a lot of recent success, and this is something that will need to continue this weekend. The Broncos offense has talent but isn’t anything to be blow away by. Kyle Orton has played some fairly good football; however, he has thrown an interception in four of his last five games. The Eagles find a lot of success in pressuring opposing quarterbacks and forcing them into turnovers. I expect to see this on Sunday. Our defense did a great job forcing turnovers last week and that is something that equates into winning football games.

On special teams, you know teams are trying to pin DeSean Jackson to the sidelines or kick the ball out of bounds. This is a given when you are explosive as him, but if a kicker makes a mistake and gives him room to work, you know that he is capable of breaking a big one. Doing that on Sunday would be huge and would give the team tremendous momentum.

Come Sunday the Eagles might not find as much offensive success as they have recently, so it would be great to have some big plays made by the defense and special teams.

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