Philadelphia Eagles rout Broncos, make case for NFL’s best team


PHILADELPHIA — In a week when Andrew Luck and Deshaun Watson were lost for the season, when one team traded and one team failed to trade for a starting quarterback, the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles provided the perfect coda. This game was a reminder of why there is so much hand wringing and high anxiety around quarterbacks, why the particulars of Luck’s labrum and Watson’s knee ligament, of Jimmy Garoppolo’s playing future for San Francisco and Cleveland’s botched trade for AJ McCarron will keep coaches awake at nights, the fortunes of their franchises hanging in the balance.

Here, then, was a snapshot of what happens to teams that have their quarterback situation settled and what happens to those that do not. The Eagles scored 51 points, with Carson Wentz tossing four touchdown passes against the NFL’s top-ranked defense. At 8-1, they have the best record in the NFL heading into their bye and appear nearly certain to be going to the playoffs, with fans chanting “We Want Dallas” in the closing minutes.

The Broncos scored 23 points, with Brock Osweiler, for whom they benched Trevor Siemian last week, throwing two interceptions. The poor offensive performance — 226 yards total — exposed a

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000872506/article/philadelphia-eagles-rout-broncos-make-case-for-nfls-best-team

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