2013 Broncos: vs. Philadelphia, at Dallas

Published: January 23, 2014, 5:53 pm, by Paul Klee

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Next up: vs. Philadelphia (Week 4), at Dallas (Week 5).

The Eagles surprised me. You? When Philadelphia came to Denver, Philadelphia looked awful. Next thing you know, Philadelphia’s a playoff team. The quarterback change came at the right time and punched the right buttons; but doesn’t that say more about the sorry state of the NFC East?

The best part of the Broncos-Eagles came during the first quarter. The family, and fiancee, of the late Army Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins was honored in the south end zone. Read more here.

The Cowboys and Broncos turned in a historic performance at Jerry World. They combined for 99 points, the third-most in NFL history, and the Broncos rolled up 522 yards on offense — real-life Tecmo Bowl. Dallas-Denver represented arguably the most memorable game on the Broncos schedule. The most entertaining, at least.

The dates: Sept. 29; Oct. 6.

The games: Denver 52, Philadelphia 20; Denver 51, Dallas 48.

The sites: Sports Authority Field at Mile High; AT&T Stadium.

The notable: Minutes before Matt Prater’s game-winning field goal against the Cowboys, Peyton Manning told Knowshon Moreno he wasn’t allowed to score. Manning didn’t want to give Tony Romo another shot.

The photos: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the inside of AT&T Stadium (including Matt Prater’s game-winning field goal, bottom right). The Dallas crowd was roughly 30-percent Broncos fans.

The column: Wow! On a wild, wild Texas day, the Broncos answer ‘How?’