Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning isn't happy about the time the Eagles have to prepare

After Monday night’s 37-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Mannig was a little upset about something.

“We’re coming off of a short week — it’s nice of the NFL to give Philly 12 days and give us six,” Manning told the media via John Gonzalez of  “So we’ve got to handle that.  We’ve still got some guys injured.  So we’ve got to get some new guys playing.  We’re trying to kind of weather that storm with our injuries.  We’ve got to get ready for an unfamiliar opponent who has got a really good team at home next Sunday.”

The Eagles are coming off a Thursday night loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that dropped them to 1-2.

When asked about Manning’s comments, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly fired back, saying they’d play the Broncos “in a parking lot.”

“We played three games in 11 days,” Kelly said. “I don’t care. We only worry about what we can control, and we don’t control the schedule.”

Kelly brings up a good point. The Eagles have already had two short weeks. Plus, Manning himself didn’t seem upset when his Broncos played in the Thursday opener, then got to play a New York Giants team who played in the Sunday night game the following week.

The Broncos and Eagles will kickoff at 4:25 pm EST Sunday.


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  • Ben deWit

    You are confusing Manning complaining about giving them a long week. Manning is saying don’t schedule a team off a Thursday night game to play a team off a Monday night game. That makes sense.

    • Elizabeth Pritz Youells

      The Eagles had to do the same thing, Ben. They played a Monday night game, then 6 days later on Sunday JUST LIKE PEYTON, then 4 days later on a Thursday! The Eagles NEED the 12 days off because they’re owed from having two short weeks. And yet you didn’t see a single Eagles player complain about it. Peyton’s just setting up the excuse in case they lose. Go cry me a river, Manning. No one’s going to feel sorry for you. Especially not the Eagles or us fans.

  • Moby Dick

    Manning is bitching a bit. Eagles have had a tough schedule, 3 games in 11 days, and now they travel for 3 straight on the road. AND this is after the Eagles had to play 4 teams coming off bye weeks last year, that’s right, FOUR. So Peyton, stfu and prepare for your opponent. The Eagles have been raped with the schedule the past 2 years.

    • Coltvol33

      I don’t think you have to worry about Peyton preparing for the Eagles. It may be harder for the Eagles to prepare for him, whether it is 12 days or 24 days

      • Moby Dick

        That’s why he should have kept his mouth shut. The Broncos are heavy favourites against the Eagles D, no need to rub it in by bitching about it like Peyton did.