DENVER - Peyton Manning threw three of his four touchdown passes in the third quarter to break a close game wide open, and the Denver Broncos went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 52-20 Sunday for their club record 15th straight regular season win dating to last year.
Admittedly, it had taken us some time to get used to Andy Reid coaching the Kansas City Chiefs after 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Something about those red shirts Reid wears ... it still hasn't quite sunk in yet. [Play Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: The No. 1 free fantasy football game! ] Good to know we're not alone here with this. With just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter in Sunday's Chiefs victory over the New York Giants, Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for what the referees marked off as a 17-yard completion and a first down on 3rd-and-17. But Reid challenged the spot, feeling it was short in what was a close game with the Chiefs leading 10-7 in Kansas City.
COMMENTARY | It may be a truly beautiful city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, but Denver, Colorado is one of the last places NFL teams want to visit. The Broncos have one of the great home-field records in NFL history, a league best 191-65-1 between 1974 and 2006. They also have one of the best quarterbacks of this generation in Peyton Manning.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Eagles have struggled defensively in coach Chip Kelly's first season, and it might get worse before it gets better.
COMMENTARY | As of Wednesday, they were 11- or 12-point underdogs, depending on which betting line you choose to trust. They are going against a team many pundits consider the best in the NFL this year in a place Wikipedia cites as one of the best home-field advantages in pro football history - a league-best home record of 191-65-1 between 1974 and 2006 according to the community portal encyclopedia.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s offense received a lot of hype heading into his NFL debut against the Washington Redskins last night. Kelly’s offense is supposed to reshape the NFL. Defensive coordinators are going to lay awake at night figuring out what to do. And if you listened to the Monday Night Football broadcast, it appeared nobody has ever seen an NFL offense this good. Let’s pump the brakes and avoid getting out of control. [ Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football is open for business ] Kelly’s offense was definitely entertaining during Philadelphia’s 33-27 win, but it was not the best offensive performance by an NFL team in Week 1. That does not mean Philadelphia’s offense is not good, or Kelly should go back to college. It just means there are other teams which put up great numbers this weekend, but without the hype. Philadelphia ran 77 offensive plays, which is actually tied for third after the first week (hat tip to Lions reporter Tim Twentyman). New England ran 89 offensive plays during a win against Buffalo; Baltimore ran 87 plays – mostly because it had to – during a loss against Denver, while Detroit ran 77 plays in its win against Minnesota. The Eagles offense produced 433 yards, but that did number did not crack the top five in Week 1. Denver led the way with 510 yards, followed by San Francisco (494), New York Giants (478), Detroit Lions (469) and Houston Texans (449). Philadelphia was ranked sixth offensively, ahead of New England (431) and New Orleans (419). Calm down, Eagles fans. Kelly definitely has a good offense, and Washington struggled early to figure it out. The Redskins eventually had more success, but if Kelly’s team can consistently score, Philadelphia will be a hard team to beat. At least Kelly's offense was successful and not a flop, which would have been an even bigger story. However, before we crown Kelly as the inventor of offense, just know some teams already have a patent. - - - Hit us up on Twitter @YShutdownCorner , email us at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com and "Like" Shutdown Corner on Facebook for NFL conversation 365 days a year, the way it should be.
Sept 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III will start the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Griffin, who has been held out of preseason action, was cleared to play last week by Dr. James Andrews. However, Shanahan said Andrews still had concerns. Shanahan spoke to Andrews to find out what those concerns were, but declined to provide details. "You'll have to trust us," he said. Andrews performed reconstructive knee surgery on Griffin in January, days after he was injured in a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. ...
Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins in their Monday Night Football season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Aug 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins in their Monday Night Football season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9, ESPN reported Wednesday. That appeared to be a foregone conclusion after Griffin practiced without any problems with his surgically repaired knee the past two weeks. - - Aaron Hernandez was a heavy drug user during his days with the New England Patriots and his behavior angered head coach Bill Belichick to the point that his job was in jeopardy, according to Rolling Stone magazine. ...
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday they have released 10 players, then reportedly parted ways with two additional players later in the day.

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