Philadelphia Eagles Playmakers Who Must Shine Against San Diego Chargers

September 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chip Kelly era began with a resounding 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins, one fueled by a dynamic ground performance and a never-before-seen hurry-up offense. The Philadelphia Eagles ran 50 plays in the first half, finishing the game with 443 total yards and an impressive 26 first downs.
The Eagles definitely stalled in the second half, but they still scored as many points as they had scored in any game under Andy Reid the previous season. The 263 rushing yards Philadelphia put up was a total only reached three times by the team during Reid’s tenure, and the 49 rushing attempts hadn’t been approached since 1997.
Kelly will get a San Diego Chargers team in Week 2 that many picked to finish near the bottom of the AFC West. The Chargers nearly won in the opening week against the defending AFC South champion Houston Texans, but blew a late 21-point lead.
To beat the Chargers, the best bet for the Eagles is to just pound the ball on the ground. The Eagles...

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