Philadelphia Eagles Surviving Despite Injuries vs. Los Angeles Chargers

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Beating the bad teams might not get you a bust in Canton, but it does offer a valuable reminder to those who have already convinced themselves that Pederson is not a Super Bowl-caliber coach.

Of course, there is but one team to start the season 0-4 and make the playoffs-the 1992 Chargers.

"We probably wouldn't have won this game a year ago". His hard run helped spark an Eagles scoring drive that was capped off by a Wendell Smallwood 3-yard touchdown run. Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz is coming off a quiet 176-yard performance after opening the season with consecutive 300-yard outings and the pass protection is a concern after the team allowed 11 sacks in the first three games.

Elliott kicked a 53-yard field goal on the Eagles next possession before a crowd announced at 25,374, including a large number of loud Eagles fans, many wearing the team's green jerseys. "He came out and was running angry today and it was good to see".

A quick glance at Carson Wentz's stat line and the numbers aren't overwhelming. He has completed 73-of-112 passes for 760 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

Further, the Eagles were winless in nine tries against opponents that scored more than 19 points last season.

Before last Sunday's game, the players "wanted to do something just to show we were against divisive remarks by anybody and to stand together as one unit", Lynn said. Hopefully Gordon finds the end zone for the fourth straight week. "That dude has taught me a lot", Barner said of Sproles. But when they flew out of Philly on Saturday morning, the six-hour trip took them to a place that felt pretty comfortable. His confidence is at an all-time high, and the Eagles are reaping the benefits. The snaps were great, the holds were flawless, and the protection was good. Rookie kicker Jake Elliott knocked in field goals from 45 and 40 yards, giving his team a 13-0 lead.

It's the second week in a row that it has come down to the end and the Eagles have been able to pull out a win. They have lost their games by an average margin of five points. If the Chargers don't like the sound of boos in Los Angeles, if they don't like seeing seas of color that's not their own, it's going to be an awfully long year.

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Thanks to a miracle kick in the final seconds, the Eagles downed a suddenly unsafe New York Giants team last week in the final seconds.

Although Rivers and coaching staff made a decision to befuddle the Eagles defense by spreading the offense more to Tyrell Williams, Allen, and Dontrelle Inman. "They are learning how to finish".

That's not to say that Pederson deserved all of the credit for Wentz's rookie campaign.

And when the Eagles needed to run the clock out late in the game, the traveling and transplanted fans joined to chant "Let's go Eagles!" to cheer on a team that led the entire way in a 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Example: The Eagles ran 74 offensive plays, yet never resorted to a silent count, said center Jason Kelce and guard Stefen Wisniewski.

Long saw Rivers in his crosshairs and went after him. "It was a good way to start things off".

In the first two games of the season, the backfield accounted for just 104 yards and no TDs on 33 carries (3.2 yards per carry).

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