Philadelphia Eagles Surviving Despite Injuries vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Philadelphia Eagles Surviving Despite Injuries vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Philadelphia Eagles Surviving Despite Injuries vs. Los Angeles Chargers

The Chiefs improved to 3-0 and the Chargers fell to 0-3.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson fears a letdown this week judging by the remarks urging his players not to read their press clippings. The expectations are higher this year.

While the Chargers are winless in 2017, that does not mean that they are a bad football team. "The running game is something we feel comfortable doing and we just have to continue to execute it each week". Until we prove it differently, we are...

"I'm very confident this team is going to turn around", Lynn said. This group has a lot of character.

Despite Los Angeles coming up on the short end yet again, veteran signal caller Philip Rivers did not have a bad day under center.

The Chargers largely struggled on offense except for that gorgeous long TD pass from Rivers to Williams, who went in untouched.

That's the question on everyone's mind, especially considering he's averaging just 3.3 yards per carry this season on 44 rush attempts. Former Chargers QB Ryan Leaf was in attendance. That should be a concern for the Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

In the Philadelphia area, the game can be heard on SportsRadio 94WIP, with Merrill Reese and Mike Quick on the call.

"Yeah, answering in that context, certainly", Rivers said. "It's never really one aspect. Shoot, anytime a quarterback plays that poorly it is going to be tough to win". Experienced players like him usually bounce back with big games. Chris Long batted Philip Rivers' arm on the Chargers' opening drive, and the lost fumble set up an eight-play, 68-yard touchdown drive for the Eagles. The Chargers have made it once since 2009, winning a 2013 Wild Card Game and then losing a second-rounder in Denver to the Broncos. He had a rough game last week in the Chargers' 24-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Los Angeles' Keenan Allen paced the receivers with 138 yards on five catches. It's exactly the impact play the Chargers were banking on when they gave Ingram a four-year deal potentially worth $66 million. Special teams sometimes bails out everybody.

Elliott's second field goal, from 40 yards, pushed Philadelphia ahead 13-0 midway through the second quarter. Blount pounded through a exhausted Chargers defense to seal the win - including a big 15-yard gain on 3rd-and-1 from the Chargers' 30-yard line. Hopefully Gordon finds the end zone for the fourth straight week. The Eagles are off to solid start, but they aren't celebrating. It is a process that will take time, maybe years. Late in the game, the team converted on must-need third-down situations that were crucial in the win. They blew out the depleted Colts in Week 1 and outlasted the 49ers in Week 3, which doesn't mean much, but at least shows improvement.

To Pederson's point, three Eagles defensive backs - Ronald Darby (ankle), Corey Graham (hamstring) and Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) - have missed the past two games, which forced third-round rookie cornerback Rasul Douglas to assume a large role.

After his heroic performance last weekend, rookie kicker Jake Elliott continued his spectacular kicking display against the Chargers.

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