The Philadelphia Eagles host the LA Chargers in Week 9 as the Bolts look to get back on track after two disappointing losses to the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. The Chargers are dealing with some losses on the roster as well, as the Chargers injury report is not kind to the secondary.
Head coach Brandon Staley announced on Friday that both Michael Davis and Asante Samuel Jr. would not be active against the Eagles in Week 9. Safety Alohi Gilman is also going to be a game-time decision.
This is a Chargers team that has struggled against the run in the past and in this game, the depth of the secondary is going to be tested. Chris Harris is going to have to step up after being pretty bad against the Patriots while Tevaughn Campbell is going to have to take another step up.
While the Eagles are not a great team, they are still a professional NFL team with a quarterback who could pick up some serious momentum in this game.
Jalen Hurts is in a prime position for a huge game after the LA Chargers injury report
Jalen Hurts has not been as good as Eagles fans were hoping for this season. He is a great fantasy football quarterback because of his rushing yards but when it comes to being a quarterback of a winning football team, Hurts has been struggling.
While his overall numbers are not great, the 2020 second-round pick is prone to having some big games. Against the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this season he threw for 387 yards with two touchdowns while rushing for 47 yards. Against Arizona last year he threw for 338 yards with three touchdowns and a rushing touchdown.
This could have all the makings of being one of those huge games for Hurts.
The Chargers' struggles against the run are helped with Miles Sanders being hurt but that will only add to Hurts' rushing total. The Eagles also aren't dealing with any injuries to the receiving corps. 2021 first-round pick Devonta Smith is active as is 2020 first-round pick, Jalen Reagor.
The LA Chargers are coming up against two recent first-round receivers with old Chris Harris, a slot corner in Tevaughn Campbell and a bunch of back-roster/practice squad players. That is a big problem and should be a serious concern for LA Chargers fans.
The hope is that the offense gets back on track after two bad weeks against the Ravens and Patriots because if not, the Chargers could be dealt a shocking loss.