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Can the Eagles stop Peyton Manning? Probably not.

Michael O'Neill

MVP season in the making

Manning putting up record numbers

Coming off another stellar performance against the hapless Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is set to face off against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that pummeled him in his last game with the Indianapolis Colts.

Manning put up lackluster numbers the last time he faced the Eagles. He had a 67.0 QB rating, one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss. Current Eagles Nate Allen, Kurt Coleman, Trent Cole and Brandon Graham are the only remaining players from that 2010 Eagles defense. They are now looking to repeat their performance with the same result this Sunday.

Graham states “once he finds out what you’re doing, he’s going to pick you apart. We have to make sure as a front that we get to him. As soon as his first read is gone, we should be there. We have to take away that first read and make sure we get some pressure on him and get him off his spot.”

If the Eagles can force one or two mistakes, while keeping Manning off the field, then they may have a shot at dethroning the Hall of Famer. A loss to the Eagles will be the first loss of the season for the 3-0 Broncos.

Despite their defensive prowess, it will no doubt be difficult to stop Peyton Manning again. He currently is leading the league in all statistical categories for a quarterback. Three games into the season, Manning has already posted 12 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 1,143 passing yards, a completion percentage of 73.0 and an overall QB rating of 134.7.

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are early favorites to reach the Super Bowl. Manning is on pace to throw 64 touchdowns this year, 14 more than the league record. 

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