The Bolts looked all week for ways to improve and ideal their offense.
Outside of the last touchdown run against the Chiefs, Los Angeles actually held Kansas City’s offense. New coach Anthony Lynn is still winless after Los Angeles’ new team wrapped up a three-game homestand.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has been criticized by fans, and the media, this season for not utilizing the talent the Birds possess at the running back position.
The Chargers Philip Rivers has the ball stripped from his hand by the Eagles Chris Long (center) during the first quarter Sunday. First off, there aren’t many Chargers fans in the area.
What the rest of the teams in the NFC East, and the entire National Football League for that matter, must have noticed by now about the Philadelphia Eagles is that they have compiled their 3-1 record heading into the second quarter of the season at considerably less than full strength.
While the stadium has been packed with visiting fans in the first two weeks, the losing only opens the door for more and more tickets to hit the market to be swooped up by fans with stronger emotional connections to teams than Angelenos do with the Chargers.
Philip Rivers would show off his arm on the next possession when he found Tyrell Williams for a 75-yard touchdown to trim the Eagles lead to 13-7. The veteran running back did not find the end zone, but he kept the Chargers defense on their heels all afternoon. Elliott kicked four field goals (45, 40, 53, and 47 yards) against the Chargers. Have thoughts on how the Chargers and Eagles are performing? He can help his fellow teammates on offense by having defenses mainly focus on him in games. Thus far, they are 0-for-Los Angeles in five tries. The offense continued to look stagnant for the Bolts, as Gordon was gridlocked for the majority of the game.
The Chargers appeared to have forced a fourth-and-four play on Philadelphia’s 49-yard line when Casey Hayward stopped Trey Burton for no gain on a short pass, but the Eagles got a first down when Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram was called for being offside. Austin Ekeler’s 35 yard touchdown, his only carry of the game, accounted for most of the Chargers measly 58 yards on the ground.
But Blount rushed for 88 yards in the fourth quarter alone, and Philadelphia ran out the clock after Henry’s TD catch with 6:44 to play. With yet another narrow loss, the Chargers have lost three of their games by three points or less, meaning they are a mere eight points from a 3-1 record. The running game has struggled, so changes could be coming at any of the positions involved – the offensive line, the backfield, receivers and tight ends.
He insisted again Sunday that he was not frustrated, yet his determined, physical running style against the Chargers seemed to serve as a reminder of his capabilities. Koo connected on the extra point to make it a 26-24 Eagles lead.
Despite their attempt at victory, today provided no exception as the Chargers continue to search for a win next week. Keenan Allen completed the game with 5 receptions for 138 yards on the day.