By: Kylan Watson
The Philadelphia Eagles were riding high after beating the Detroit Lions last week. They faced a hungry Los Angeles Chargers squad who was looking to take full advantage of the Eagles defense. Unfortunately for the Eagles the Chargers made them pay for some defensive lapses and were able to beat them 27-24.
It started out well for Philly they were able to stop the Chargers multiple times on fourth downs. The Eagles were able to take advantage of these opportunities. As they were able to score multiple touchdowns and a field goal. LA could not stop the rushing attack of the Eagles. They took full advantage of the fact that they have a bottom five rushing defense in the league. This allowed quarterback Jalen Hurts to get in the rhythm he had one passing touchdown and had 62 rushing yards. The stats may not show it but he did what he had to do to give the Eagles the chance at the upset.
Unfortunately for the Eagles there defense could not stop the Chargers when it mattered the most. After a late-game touchdown reception by DeVonta Smith. It all fell on the defense to get a pivotal stop and they could not do it. The Chargers used a QB sneak on fourth down. Their first fourth down conversion of the contest which led to the game-winning field goal.
On who’s at fault, “It’s me, then Jonathan then the players as far as executing,” said Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni.
The Eagles defense did not put much pressure on Herbert. They did not blitz much in the game which allowed him to carve up the defense. Philly will need to get pressure on these opposing quarterbacks if they want to turn their season around. They now prepare to face the Denver Broncos next week. Philly will need to have an impressive performance in all phases of the game if they want to get their fourth win of the season.