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Los Angeles Chargers Opponent Outlook: Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Tightend Antonio Gates
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The Philadelphia Eagles will make a trip to Los Angeles in Week 4 of the 2017 season.

It’s a rare matchup for the Chargers, who face the NFC East in inter-conference games this season. The Eagles have not been to the playoffs since the 2013 season, and they will be hungry to change that this year.

The Eagles will become the first NFC team to ever play at the StubHub Center. This game will also mark the Eagles’ first trip to the city of Angels since a game against the Rams in 1990.

Let’s take a look at how the Eagles stack up in this matchup.

All-Time Series History

Chargers lead 7-4 and have won the last two meetings. This will be the Eagles’ first road game against the Chargers since November 2009.

Philadelphia Eagles 2017 Draft

Round 1: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

Round 2: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Round 3: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia

Round 4: Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina

Round 4: Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State

Round 5: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia

Round 5: Nathan Gerry, LB, Nebraska

Round 6: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington

The Eagles clearly wanted to address the secondary, taking cornerbacks with two of their first three draft picks. Against the Chargers, they’ll likely need the help in the defensive backfield as Philip Rivers could have a field day in the sunny California weather, airing the ball out against the Eagles.

Chargers fans will also be familiar with the name Donnel Pumphrey, who is the NCAA’s all-time leading rusher after playing for the Aztecs of San Diego State.

Key Losses

Chase Daniel (signed with New Orleans)

Connor Barwin (signed with L.A. Rams)

Bennie Logan (signed with Kansas City)

Nolan Carroll (signed with Dallas)

Kenjon Barner (signed with L.A. Chargers)

Stephen Tulloch (Retired)

Leodis McKelvin

Bryan Braman

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Key Additions

Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver

Torrey Smith, Wide Receiver

Nick Foles, Quarterback

Chance Warmack, Offensive Lineman

Chris Long, Defensive End

Matt McGloin, Quarterback

LaGarrette Blount, Running Back

Kickoff

Sunday October 1, 2017

1:05 p.m. PST

Predictions

How do you guys think this game will go? It certainly seems like a winnable game for the Chargers and it will be a good test for the defense going up against one of the league’s best young quarterbacks in Carson Wentz.

Leave a comment below with your prediction for this game.

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