PHILADELPHIA - Eagles coach Chip Kelly watched a scary movie Monday night.

He saw Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning continue his streak of amazing performances this season by carving up the Oakland Raiders' defense in a 37-21 Broncos' victory.

The Eagles (1-2) will face Manning and the unbeaten Broncos (3-0) at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday.

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"I watched it last night and this morning," Kelly said Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. "It was an outstanding performance (by Manning). It's very difficult when you see a quarterback playing at that level right now.  It will be a great challenge for us."

Manning was virtually flawless against the Raiders. He completed 32 of 37 passes (86.5 percent) for 374 yards with three touchdown passes and no interceptions. Five of his incompletions were dropped passes.

He's been at that level all season. Manning, now in his second season with Denver after 14 seasons with Indianapolis, currently leads the NFL in completion percentage (73 percent), passing yards (1,143), touchdown passes (12), fewest interceptions (0) and quarterback efficiency rating (134.7).

 "This is an opportunity of a lifetime for us," Eagles cornerback Cary Williams said. "People can say we don't have a chance, but all that matters is what goes on between those white lines.

"At the end of the day, it's an awesome challenge for us and it's our opportunity to go out and shock the world."

EXTRA POINTS: The Eagles officially released cornerback Brandon Hughes with an injury settlement over the weekend. ... They signed wide receiver Will Murphy to the practice squad and released offensive lineman Isaac Remington. ... Safety Patrick Chung (sprained shoulder) was the only player who did not practice Tuesday.


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