Wake-Up Call: Eagles 3-1, First In NFC East

Wake-Up Call: Eagles 3-1, First In NFC East

This is not to be interpreted as a slight to Sproles, a true professional and an inspiration to all in the locker room, but the offensive identity of this team actually changed for the better within minutes after he was lost in the Giants game the week before. He was the 13th-best FanDuel scoring running back in Week 4. The pass rush has been great at creating sacks and disrupting opponents passing game thus far.

"It was one of the most impressive runs that I have seen live in my life", quarterback Carson Wentz said.

While Philadelphia's Carson Wentz is certainly not the best quarterback in the National Football League, he has shown in only his second year that he is gaining more and more confidence with each week. 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.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson fears a letdown this week judging by the remarks urging his players not to read their press clippings. The defense has not caused a turnover in the last two games and has only two for the season, both of which came against Denver in the fourth quarter and both of which led to touchdowns for the Chargers.

Chargers continued to come up short offensively, and the defense had problems stopping the Eagles run game, which enabled them to keep drives alive in the first half.

Tyrell Williams and Keenan Allen were both able to gain yards after the catch, taking pressure off Rivers to make ridiculously hard throws. He calmly nailed a 45-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and followed that up with a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter to put the Eagles ahead 13-0.




Leading by two points, the Eagles ran out the final 6:44, largely by beating up a worn-down Chargers* defense. Cheers could be heard from Eagles fans while the Chargers were on offense and during the pregame introductions.

Although Rivers and coaching staff chose to befuddle the Eagles defense by spreading the offense more to Tyrell Williams, Allen, and Dontrelle Inman. Smallwood rushed for 71 yards on 12 carries. The offense continued to look stagnant for the Bolts, as Gordon was gridlocked for the majority of the game. After running for 193 yards against the Giants, the rushing attack racked up 214 yards on 42 carries. "LET'S GO EAGLES", bellowed throughout the game, the fans started a "DE-FENSE" chant when Philly needed a third-down stop and groaned anytime the Chargers did something positive.

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.

Henry made it 26-24, but the Eagles never gave up the ball.

Despite their attempt at victory, today provided no exception as the Chargers continue to search for a win next week. The veteran signal-caller went for 347 yards and two touchdowns through the air, while doing a nice job protecting the ball. Keenan Allen completed the game with 5 receptions for 138 yards on the day.

Carson Wentz was 17-for-31 with 242 yards and one touchdown.

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