Eagles latest to try to take Chargers' home-field advantage


Los Angeles' desperation is what will make this a unique test for Philly. Basically, they'll be Screech.

Sproles won't get a chance to face his former team on Sunday, but it shouldn't hurt the Eagles too much against a Chargers defense that is one of the worst in the league against the run (31st in yards allowed and 27th in YPA).

Back in September 2013, the Chargers squeaked out of Lincoln Financial Field with a 33-30 victory over the Eagles in a game that came down to the wire. All three are crucial towards the success of the Eagles secondary. He had a rough game last week in the Chargers' 24-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. That leaves veteran special teams standout Chris Maragos at safety for the second straight game, and rookie Rasul Douglas starting at cornerback against a pretty good fleet of receivers including Keenan Allen.

The Philadelphia Eagles may be the best team in the NFC East, which is certainly saying something this season.

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The Italian had come under pressure in the early stages of the new campaign after a 2-0 defeat to Hoffenheim in September. In the first half, we had good control of the game, good possession, some chances. "That's where we have to continue".

Philip Rivers had one of his worst performances in recent memory last week against the Chiefs. Last weekend, Melvin Gordon finally looked like the running back who was knocking on the door of 1,000 yards a season ago, and after some rest this week, he's scheduled for a normal workload. Chargers QB Philip Rivers has five touchdown passes against zero interceptions in two meetings against the Eagles. Nelson has played four games. The Eagles are making their first visit to Southern California since 2009 and went 1-5 in games played in San Diego - losing the last five. That means shaking off the offense's issues in the first quarter and being more effective on first and second down. Perhaps unleashing LeGarrette Blount (113 yards) would be ideal with Los Angeles ranking next-to-last in rushing defense (146.7 yards per game). Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is one of the best young quarterbacks in the National Football League and also one of the slickest.

"I'm very confident this team is going to turn around", Lynn said.

Cox, 26, suffered a calf injury last Sunday against the Giants. Even in holding the Giants out of the end zone for three quarters, they never put any serious pass rush against what has been a lackluster NY offensive line.

The Eagles will be without the services of star defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and sadly, backup defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao is also out with a wrist injury. There were plenty of Dolphins and Chiefs fans for the first two home games, and there should be plenty of green in the stands Sunday. Blount had 67 yards against NY while Smallwood stunningly racked up 71 on 12 carries after entering the contest with eight yards on seven carries. The Chargers are hoping for a happy ending with their rookie kicker, Younghoe Koo, after a blocked kick in Week 1 and a pair of misses in Week 2 had some rightfully wondering if the Chargers were going to make a change. Kelce has a tough matchup today against two good interior linemen in Corey Liuget and Brandon Mebane.