The Chargers meanwhile have struggled to start the season despite having some big time talent on both sides of the ball and if they can't find a way to take down the Eagles in this one they could calling for some changes before we reach Halloween.
These two teams have only met one another five times in the regular season in the past, with the Panthers leading the all time series 3-2. Wentz could use improved protection from his offensive line as he has been sacked 11 times and Chargers' sack master Melvin Ingram (5.5 sacks) is salivating about opportunities to pad that total. Close games were an issue for the Chargers in their final season in San Diego and they already have suffered two defeats in which late field goals were unsuccessful.
The Eagles are catching Rivers after he threw three interceptions and no touchdowns with a 37.2 quarterback rating against Kansas City last week.
Sproles won't get a chance to face his former team on Sunday, but it shouldn't hurt the Eagles too much against a Chargers defense that is one of the worst in the league against the run (31st in yards allowed and 27th in YPA). They will be desperate on Sunday to avoid an 0-4 start to the season. And surely Reich used his intimate knowledge of the Chargers' offense and Rivers to help in the team's preparation this week. However, against a defense that is banged up in the secondary and coming off an emotional victory over the New York Giants in Week 3, Lynn might want to let Rivers run a no-huddle tempo early in the game to try to jumpstart this offense. Right tackle Joseph Barksdale, who missed last week's contest, is back, which bodes well for a line that has actually played halfway decent through three games. Those Giants. The Eagles will have to move the ball on the ground to win this one. Wentz has completed 10 of 19 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown. At home, with a chip on their shoulder, the Giants may be able to handle the Chargers easily.
ESPN reported that defensive tackle Fletcher Cox would not be playing against the Chargers. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is one of the best young quarterbacks in the National Football League and also one of the slickest.
The Eagles have also lost to Kansas City, falling 27-20 on September 17.
The Chargers will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during the game.