Philadelphia at Denver,

4:15 p.m.


Amount by which the Broncos have been outscored in the fourth quarter of their past three games. They have won two of those games.

Teams from the East Coast don't normally relish playing in Denver. It's noisy, that thin air is hard to breathe and the grass is high. The last time the Eagles played out there -- in 1998 -- they lost, 41-16. "The whole country had a good chance to laugh at us," then-Eagles fullback Kevin Turner said after the nationally televised game. "I hope they had a good laugh."

Owner Jeff Lurie had a similar take.

"Today is just a complete embarrassment to me," he said.

The Eagles shouldn't have been so hard on themselves. The Broncos are 194-63-1 at home (.754 percent) dating from 1994, the best record in the NFL. They are 35-12 against teams from the AFC East or NFC East in that time.

The Eagles have a chance today. Denver's secondary isn't great -- the depth chart features three rookies and backup free safety Curome Cox, a Gonzaga grad who recently re-signed with the team after being cut in late August.

Philadelphia counters with frequent passing. The Eagles have thrown the ball on 133 of 184 first downs (72 percent). They average 44.6 passes per game.

Denver's offense hasn't had much to celebrate in the fourth quarter of the past three games.