Punishing Running Game Helps Eagles Thwart Chargers

Punishing Running Game Helps Eagles Thwart Chargers

Punishing Running Game Helps Eagles Thwart Chargers

They haven't won a home game since last November 6 against the Titans at the Q. Let that sink in.

What a difference a year makes.

Be cautiously optimistic. Philadelphia is allowing just 75 yards per contest to opposing running games through three weeks.

For the third straight week, the sellout crowd at the Chargers' temporary home stadium had a healthy contingent of fans supporting the visiting team. Honestly, this is the only game the team realistically has a chance in. UNFAMILIAR FOE: Although Rivers is 2-0 against the Eagles, these teams play each other only once every four years.

Blount has re-emerged in the offense in a big way, and his 68-yard run on an inside zone call early in the fourth quarter of a too-tight-to-call game against the Chargers that combined Blount's trademark bruising running style with some breakaway speed helped get the momentum back on the Eagles' side and create some breathing room. After squandering a 14-0 third quarter lead in a matter of minutes in the fourth quarter, Philadelphia rallied back to tie on rookie Corey Clement's touchdown run. They're 2-1 in one-score games after losing six by one score previous year. Quarterback Carson Wentz jump started his team's drive, near midfield he launched a pass to for wide receiver Nelson Agholor for the 36 yard catch. Brandon Graham registered a sack/strip late in the game while they were protecting a 23-17 lead in the first game of the season.

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There's no love lost between Verstappen and Vettel, and the Dutchman is in no mood to play nice with his team-mate either. If it rains all bets are off, but wet conditions during first practice suggested Red Bulls would have the egde.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz finished 17-31 for 242 yards and one touchdown. So does any evaluation that holds the Eagles' offense to be something other than a well-coached unit. How much easier will it be for them when they finally get their full complement of safeties back? I really was just never in any kind of groove the whole day.

"I had a pretty good game", Blount said with a smile Sunday. The resiliency of this football team. And that's what they're learning. "We've got to continue to find a way to win". "It speaks to the maturity of this team and the growth that we've had as a team.", Ertz said on Sunday. Just had a lot of confidence approaching the ball and making solid contact. The graduate of Marshall High School has enjoyed a successful career, leading his teams to the playoffs 12 times in 18 years. "If that's the way they choose to express themselves, then we support them still, 100 percent", he said.

"Passing yards don't correlate to winning in this league", Lynn said. For the players, the atmosphere at the Stub Hub Stadium felt like a home game and they took to Twitter after the game to share their appreciation for the fans. The Eagles recovered, and they turned the turnovers into points on eight plays.

The first area Lynn said needed improving was tackling. The Eagles won that one 13-7. I think the wrong tam is favoured here as the Chargers haven't given us anything to hang on to while the Eagles look like a team who could be a division victor.

"It is really big for us without a doubt. There always seems to be one or two big plays, chunk plays, in the game that we have to try to eliminate".

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