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DENVER — Billy Davis‘ scheme worked well enough in the first half to at least keep Peyton Manning in check. He threw for 169 yards […]
When Billy Davis and the Browns’ staff went looking for answers on how to slow down Peyton Manning, their search led them to Philadelphia.
This was last season when Davis was the linebackers coach and Cleveland was prepping to take on the Manning-led Broncos. The defensive coordinator was Dick Jauron, who was on Philadelphia’s staff when the Eagles beat Manning and the Colts 26-24 during the 2010 regular season. Manning was 31-of-51 for 294 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in that game. Sean McDermott‘s defense registered six quarterback hits and sacked Manning three times.
So what worked?
LeSean McCoy started off his press conference with a smile on his face and the following message to deliver:
“I am 1-0 against Peyton Manning, I am,” he said, drawing laughs.
It’s true. The Eagles beat the Colts 26-24 back in 2010. McCoy ran for 95 yards in that one. Michael Vick accounted for 292 yards of offense and scored twice.
The 2013 version of the Eagles comes in as the No.2 ranked offense in the league, averaging 462 yards per game. McCoy is the league’s leading rusher, DeSean Jackson the second most productive receiver. Chip Kelly‘s attack was all the rage, particularly before a down performance against the Chiefs on Thursday. In this matchup, however, it is being totally overshadowed by the juggernaut on the other side.
Cary Williams and Connor Barwin both know what it’s like to beat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
That puts them in somewhat select company. Williams’ Ravens handed the Broncos a loss in the divisional round of last year’s playoffs, and Barwin’s Texans squad won a 31-25 contest in September.
So surely, the two veterans can share their secrets with their teammates and Billy Davis this week, right?
With the Eagles off since Thursday, Manning is in catch-up mode. And he doesn’t sound particularly happy about it.
“We’re coming off of a short week – it was nice of the NFL to give Philly  days and give us six,” Manning said. “So we’ve got to handle that.”
Kelly was informed of Manning’s comments, and was asked if he had any thoughts in response.
“No,” he said.
Is that a nice edge to have?
“Scheduling,” said Kelly. “When do we go play? If we’ve got to play in a parking lot, we’ll play in a parking lot. We don’t care.”