EAGLES" and "Dallas Sucks' as the Cowboys game against the Los Angeles Rams flashed across the scoreboard. The only cure for them to be able to have a chance of not only surviving, but flourishing in Los Angeles is to win games.
Lynn specifically cited a meeting planned for this week with himself and officials from the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss ways to improve the department's relationship with residents "in different communities". Given Rivers' history, if he throws an interception early he has a tendency to pile them up as the game goes on. But with Phillip Rivers scrambling away from pressure, Chris Long closed the gap much faster than Rivers expected and stripped the ball as Rivers drew back his arm to pass. Derek Barnett recovered, and the Eagles began an eight-play, 68-yard touchdown drive. Cheers could be heard from Eagles fans while the Chargers were on offense and during the pregame introductions. The Eagles won that one 13-7.
Some fans may still be desperately trying to hold onto hope that the Chargers will be a wild card pick, but if that were to happen, it could end up doing more harm than good.
KEYS TO THE GAME: Philadelphia will be looking for a bounce-back performance from second-year quarterback Carson Wentz, who passed for just 176 yards in last week's victory over the New York Giants after topping 300 in each of the first two games. On the Chargers' first possession, defensive end Chris Long blind-sided quarterback Philip Rivers for a strip-sack at the Philadelphia 41. 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. The Chargers will need him to channel his inner Barry Allen and run because without Cox plugging up the middle, holes might start to open up. Running back Melvin Gordon rushed 17 carries for 79 yards and one touchdown.
"He's a great competitor", said Chargers outside linebacker Kyle Emanuel, Wentz's teammate at North Dakota State. Jake Elliott, who nailed a 61-yarder at the gun to beat NY a week ago.
Can the Chargers pull out a close win?
Chargers 27 Eagles 20.
This is a pivotal game for both teams, as both have stumbled slightly in the opening weeks, but each enters Week 4 with a 2-1 record, knowing a win today would put them in a strong position moving into the second quarter of the regular season.
While the Chargers as a whole are underwhelming, the Eagles are not at full strength heading into this game after losing Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles in week three.