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September 25, 2013

Broncos find a few small flaws among the touchdowns



“Like a lot of things at this time, you remember some of the negatives,” Fox said. “He did a lot of good things. What rings true without looking at the tape is the sack-fumble. But all-in-all, we have great confidence in Chris.”

The defense also left Monday’s game feeling less-than-perfect. Denver gave up 342 yards, including 289 in passing to Terrelle Pryor, who came in with a total of 335 in his first two games.

Of course, almost all of it came after the game had gotten well out of hand.

But the Broncos are always looking for the complete game.

“We probably played a little bit loose,” cornerback Chris Harris said. “I’m not giving excuses. They made plays. A lot of things happened when he scrambled. We have another scrambling quarterback this week. That’s something we need to improve on.”

Indeed, the Broncos must get prepared for Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles played last Thursday and have nine days to prepare. The Broncos get five.

Agitated at the disparity?

“I’m just agitated I’m not upstairs working right now,” Fox said during his 8-minute, 29-second news conference.

Tuesday is game-plan day around the NFL, even for teams that played the night before.

When Manning starts looking at the Eagles defense, he’ll see a unit that ranks 29th in pass defense, giving up 323 yards a game.

Manning has averaged 381 a game and has yet to throw an interception.

Even with the few flaws, Fox concedes he likes what he sees.

“Well, 3-0. It’s hard to be better than that in three games,” he said.

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