By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles have won its third game on the season. They defeated the Los Angeles Chargers, 26-24, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The Eagles improved to 3-1 on the season. The Chargers fell to 0-4 on the season.
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount runs past the Los Angeles Chargers defense (Getty Images)
In the past month, the Eagles were 1-1 against AFC West teams. The loss came to the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago when their former head coach Andy Reid beat the team once again.
The Eagles jumped out to a 13-0 lead before the Chargers even scored. Philip Rivers hit Tyrell Williams for a 75-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 13-7.
Philadelphia’s kicker Jake Elliott then made a 53-yard field goal. Los Angeles’ kicker YoungHoe Koo made a 28-yard field goal as time expired in the first half for a 16-10 lead for the Eagles.
The Eagles scored 10 points over the rest of the game. Elliott made another field goal and Wendell Smallwood also scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.
The Chargers scored two touchdowns in the second half. Austin Ekeler scored on a 45-yard rushing touchdown, then Rivers hit Hunter Henry for a four-yard touchdown reception.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went 17 of 31 for 242 passing yards. He also had a touchdown.
LeGarrette Blount had 16 carries for 136 yards. Smallwood also had 10 carries for 34 yards, including a touchdown. Corey Clement had 10 carries for 30 yards.
Zach Ertz had five receptions for 81 yards. Nelson Agholor had three receptions for 58 yards. Smallwood also had four receptions for 45 yards. Jeffery had three receptions for 29 yards, including a touchdown.
Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made four field goals.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers went 22 of 38 for 347 passing yards. He also had two touchdowns.
Ekeler had a 35-yard rushing touchdown. Melvin Gordon had 10 carries for 22 yards.
Keenan Allen had five receptions for 138 yards. Williams had five receptions for 115 yards, including a touchdown. Ekeler had two receptions for 23 yards. Travis Benjamin had two receptions for 21 yards.
Chargers kicker YoungHoe Koo also made a field goal.
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