San Diego Chargers vs Eagles: Keys To The Game

By Ernie Padaon
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Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during third quarter against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Here are some keys for the Chargers to pull off this victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. Not many people are giving us a chance to win this game, but we definitely can make some things happen. It will be a tough task, but we have to erase last week from memory and keep pushing forward.

Sep 9, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs with the ball against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEX Field. The Eagles won 33 – 27. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Wrap up

Philadelphia Eagles RB Lesean McCoy is a shifty back and will make some defenders miss. The Chargers defense needs to make sure to bring down McCoy when they get to him. If he breaks free, he will be running for a long gain. Need to contain McCoy and that Eagles running game.

Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget (94) after the Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders 24-21 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Backside Pursuit

McCoy makes plays happen out of nothing. If the play is going in one direction, McCoy could eventually come back the other way and the defenders need to continue their pursuit to the football. If they let up a little, he will take advantage and go a long way.