The Los Angeles Chargers are so close, but at the same time, still so far away.
The move to L.A. continues to be a disaster as the Chargers have dropped to 0-3 at the StubHub Center while watching another team’s fanbase come in and take over the stadium.
There were several green shirts and jerseys among the masses as the Eagles ran the ball all over the Chargers, racking up 214 yards on the ground en route to their third victory of the year. LeGarrette Blount had 136 yards on 16 carries, including the important yardage to close out the game in the fourth quarter.
The Chargers’ offense finally got it going in this one as Philip Rivers was able to hit his targets down the field. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams each had over 100 yards receiving and Hunter Henry reeled in a sensational touchdown pass.
The problem was the defense, which couldn’t get a stop when it needed to.
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Philadelphia had 454 yards of total offense while converting nine times on third down. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz managed the offense well and the team didn’t turn the ball over. But the running game was the difference, as the Eagles averaged 5.1 yards per carry on their 42 rush attempts.
The loss drops the Chargers to 0-4, one of the worst starts in franchise history. Next week, they’ll face the New York Giants, another 0-4 team.
Of course, there is but one team to start the season 0-4 and make the playoffs—the 1992 Chargers. But if we’re honest, does anyone out there feel like this team has any chance to do that?