Jason Peters: Chargers Playing 16 Road Games

  • Jason Peters: Chargers Playing 16 Road Games

Jason Peters: Chargers Playing 16 Road Games

Perhaps Los Angeles NFL fans grew accustomed to the absence of an NFL team. We've already seen several other fan bases descend upon the Chargers temporary home. "They bring it every game, no matter where we are". This is a long trip to the west coast for the Eagles and a late start time for them.

In the past eight days? The StubHub Center seats 27,000 fans and at least half of them Sunday were Eagles fans. "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.

The Eagles started 3-1 previous year, too, so this first month is not because of the offseason additions.

It's still early, but something feels different.

"Absolutely", Chris Maragos said in the tiny L.A. Galaxy locker room.

Dave Spadaro gives the inside take on the run game and the Eagles win.

"We kind of knew", Eagles center Jason Kelce told reporters after the game. When things do go wrong, nobody's hanging their head.

"To make those steps from a year ago?" "All you've been hearing about is how our running game is this, how it's struggling".

For the team to win, they simply can't keep walking this path.

The Eagles are 3-1, and they were also 3-1 past year and we all know how that turned out, so you don't want to get too carried away here.

It did not get much better after that.

Considering what the Giants did in the fourth quarter, Lynn would have to be a complete moron to come up with any gameplan that didn't have Rivers picking this Philly team apart. But they're on top of the NFC East after four games and that's what Pederson will stress to his team as they roll into the second quarter of the season with some momentum.

"We've had our share of injuries, obviously, particularly in the back end", Pederson said.

Outside of the last touchdown run against the Chiefs, Los Angeles actually held Kansas City's offense. "And they are loud and obnoxious and it's so great". "It's definitely an encouraging sign".

They only won one game on the road last season. The 14-point loss to the Chiefs is their worst loss during that span, and five of games were decided by 7 points or less. The Eagles didn't record a single sack and had only four tackles for a loss in the game.

The Eagles were really lucky to survive last week with that win, and the Chargers backs are against the wall.

Jordan Hicks and Rodney McLeod both returned this week. He thought it was because Wentz was coming out of the tunnel. "We've got to deal with what it is right now". Those seven players have an average age of 28 with 48 combined years of experience. It was a solid all-around game for the Birds, who dominated minus a few big plays.

After his heroic performance last weekend, rookie kicker Jake Elliott continued his spectacular kicking display against the Chargers.

Their only close win was 24-19 over the Giants at the Meadowlands.

Relying on the running game signified a change in strategy for Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who calls the offensive plays for the team each game. And that's what they're learning. They have a total of 281 offensive snaps, which ranks them in second place when compared to the other 31 National Football League teams. I really was just never in any kind of groove the whole day. The offense is bailing out the defense, the defense is bailing out the offense, and special teams sometimes bails out everybody. That's what they're learning.