The Eagles are flying following their impressive Week 1 victory over the Redskins in Landover, Maryland. Philadelphia will now host the Chargers, who are traveling across the country after an extremely disappointing loss to the Texans in their home-opener. While Philip Rivers and San Diego's offense proved that they could put up points, their defense allowed 24-straight points from the Texans in the second-half of their game. They would go on to lose to Houston by the score of 31-28.
LeSean McCoy will get the ball early and often on offense, and that should set up the pass for Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson. Tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz should also see some more targets.
While the Eagles will test the Chargers secondary and linebackers while on offense, on defense they will attack San Diego's offensive line. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis will likely continue to blitz from everywhere on the field and force Rivers to make quick decisions. Hopefully, the Eagles can continue to force turnovers.
This could be a very long day for the Chargers' play-callers.
When and Where to Watch
1 p.m ET, CBS, Commentary: Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
SportsRadio 94WIP - 94.1 FM & 610 AM
The Eagles are 4-6 all-time against the Chargers. The Eagles lost to the Chargers 31-23 in San Diego in 2009. The Eagles are 3-1 all-time in the series when the game is played in Philadelphia.
Check out Bolts from the Blue for the Chargers' fan perspective on tonight's game.
- San Diego head coach Mike McCoy is a former Eagles quarterback. He took part in training camp in 1998 and played in one preseason game before being cut.
- Cornerback Brandon Hughes was a fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2009, but never played a game for San Diego.
- Defensive end Clifton Geathers' brother, Kwame Geathers, is an undrafted rookie nose tackle for the Chargers. He is a former Georgia Bulldog.
- Wide receiver Jason Avant set a career-high for receiving yards with 156 against the Chargers in 2009. Fellow receivers, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, both missed time in the game for injuries.
- Avant is just five catches away from passing Wilbert Montegomery for the 14th on the all-time Eagles receptions list.
- Defensive end Trent Cole is the only Philadelphia defensive player who has played against the Chargers as a member of the Eagles.
- Eagles are 22-17-1 against the AFC over the last ten years.
- If quarterback Michael Vick completes 13 passes, he will become the fifth all-time Eagles career completions.
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
OT King Dunlap (2008-2012)
RB Ronnie Brown (2011)
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