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RUSHING OFFENSE: With LeGarrette Blount breaking tackle after tackle, the Eagles had their second straight big rushing day, piling up 214 yards on 42 carries. With their defense hanging on for dear life at the end, the Eagles used the run to eat up the last 6 ½ minutes of the clock.
PASSING OFFENSE: Carson Wentz completed just 17 of 31 passes, but averaged 7.8 yards per attempt and didn’t throw an interception for the second straight game. Zach Ertz had five catches for 81 yards and Wentz connected with Alshon Jeffery for a TD for the second time in three games
RUN DEFENSE: The Eagles held the Chargers to 15 rushing yards in the first half and 58 for the game, but made a costly mistake early in the fourth quarter, leaving a gap wide open for rookie Austin Ekeler, who ran through it for a 35-yard touchdown.
PASS DEFENSE: The Eagles did a good job early on of stifling Philip Rivers and the Chargers’ passing game. He completed just one of six passes in the first quarter, and Chris Long stripped the ball from him on their opening drive. But the absences of Fletcher Cox and Ronald Darby took their toll as the game wore on. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams both had 100-yard receiving games.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Jake Elliott booted four field goals, including 45-, 47- and 53-yarders, and had seven touchbacks on seven kickoffs. Punter Donnie Jones had a 46.0 net average on two punts. Kenjon Barner, who replaced Darren Sproles on punt returns, had a 13-yard return.
OVERALL: This was a game the Eagles easily could have lost, but didn’t. On the road against a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback without Fletcher Cox and Ronald Darby. Their effective run game negated the Chargers’ lethal pass rush. They converted nine of 16 third-down opportunities. They had the ball for nearly 40 minutes and ran 74 plays, including 13 at the end when they protected an uneasy two-point lead.