- Daniel Farr
Eagles vs Chargers Week 4 Preview
The Philadelphia Eagles travel to Los Angeles and will battle the Chargers in a soccer stadium. The Phillip Rivers led Chargers are now 0-3 and will come out with everything they have. Los Angeles has quite an underrated but powerful offense. The Chargers have two receivers who are very difficult to stay in front of, Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin.
L.A. has quite a promising young running back in Melvin Gordon, but the Chargers have had a questionable offensive line for multiple years now. As we have seen through the first three weeks of the season, the Eagles have arguably the best defensive line in football. Philadelphia’s defensive line is the key to an Eagle victory.
Rivers is known for getting the football out quick, but he has made some head-scratching throws. Last week, Rivers had three interceptions and eventually lost the game for his team. Since Rivers is such a competitor, he will come out angry and look to pick the Eagles secondary apart. Philadelphia’s defensive line must get pressure on the great quarterback.
Last week the Eagles beat the New York Giants on a 61-yard field goal. Not only did the Eagles win a very important divisional game, but they found their run game. The Eagles had 39 rushing attempts and 31 passing attempts. The balanced offensive attack gave the Eagles control of the game and did not put so much pressure on Carson Wentz. The sophomore quarterback appears to be getting better each and every game, and his chemistry with his new weapons is trending upwards. Wentz had zero turnovers last game, something that may turn into a habit for the young quarterback.
The Chargers have great defensive ends and a pretty solid secondary, but their interior defensive line and linebackers are the team’s weaknesses. Expect the Eagles to run the ball with ease against the Chargers. And if the Eagles can get pressure on Rivers, they will win the game.
Philadelphia will control the time of possession and put heat on Rivers, therefore Philadelphia wins 28-20.