Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) dives to try to stretch for a first down as he is tackled by Houston Texans free safety Danieal Manning (38) during first half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Woodhead was a yard short. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY
The Philadelphia Eagles are going to be aggressive on defense. They send a ton of blitzes and will make sure that the offensive line has their assignments correct. The backs will have to pick up blitzers and this could mean that we see more of Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead in the backfield. Philip Rivers will get hit and will get sacked in this game, but he has to have confidence in that pocket. As soon as he starts getting happy feet we could be in trouble.
The quick hot reads need to be available and Danny Woodhead could be our assassin in this game. He could make plays out of the backfield and could see open space in the secondary. I would love to see him get that football in space.
Eddie Royal should get a lot of looks also. The Eagles seemed to have issues with the bunch look on offense also against the Redskins, so Ken Whisenhunt can hit that early and often.
The tight ends could see a lot of action. Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed did well against the Eagles defense in the second half of last week’s game and I am sure that the Chargers will look to exploit that. Ladarius Green and Antonio Gates could put up some big numbers in this game.
The offense will have to protect that football and put up points. There will be a ton of opportunities on offense and the Eagles will keep pushing to put more points on the board. The Chargers can turn it into a slugfest if they are able to be efficient on offense.