SHORTNESS OF BREATH: All week long, Kelly downplayed the altitude, saying it wouldn't be a factor.
The thin air certainly wasn't just in Eagles running back LeSean McCoy's mind. He needed a few breathers on the sideline to get some supplemental oxygen into his lungs.
"I just couldn't breathe," said McCoy, who carried the ball 16 times for 73 yards.
THIRD DOWNS: Teams always talk about getting off the field on third down, but the Eagles couldn't even put the Broncos in third-down situations to begin with.
Manning drove Denver on a trio of touchdown drives in the third quarter covering 80, 80 and 65 yards, and not once did the Broncos face a third down in any of them.
Denver collected 35 first downs overall and only five of them were on third-down conversions.
"I think it is disconcerting," Kelly said. "But you're also playing against an offense that four teams have tried to stop them and they haven't yet."
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