“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 CSNPhilly.com. “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.