For the fourth time this season, Peyton Manning will quarterback the Denver Broncos in primetime. The Broncos opened the season on NBCS’s “Sunday Night Football” and face the Saints tonight in their second NBC appearance. The Broncos also have played twice on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and made two other appearances as CBS’ featured late-afternoon game.
The Broncos have several priority television appearances this year. Those games including late-afternoon games against San Diego (Nov. 18) and Kansas City (Dec. 30) and at Oakland (Dec. 6) in an NFL Network game. NBC also could use its flex option to shift the Broncos into “Sunday Night Football” beginning in November.
GAME OF THE DAY
Falcons (6-0) at Eagles (3-3). Atlanta, the NFL’s only unbeaten team, faces a desperate squad with oft-critized coach Andy Reid and quarterback Michael Vick looking for answers. Turnover margin is perhaps the greatest difference between the teams: Atlanta is plus-10, while Philadelphia is minus-9. The Eagles have won their last six home games against Atlanta, dating to 1988.
Carolina safety Charles Godfrey has intercepted passes in each of the Panthers’ last two games against Chicago.
New York Jets running back Shonn Greene has rushed for four touchdowns in the last two games. The Jets are 5-0 when Greene runs for 100-plus yards.
Oakland tight end Brandon Myers notched a career-high seven catches last week. Myers leads the Raiders with 28 catches for 334 yards.
Former Cyclone Tim Dobbins has started the last two games at inside linebacker for Houston.
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