Eagles vs. Chargers: Live Game Grades and Analysis for Philadelphia

Bryn Swartz@eaglescentralSenior Writer IIISeptember 15, 2013

Sep 9, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) is congratulated by a leaping Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers and rookie head coach Mike McCoy collected their first win of the season, beating Chip Kelly's Eagles on a last-second field goal. 

Final Score: San Diego 33, Philadelphia 30

Game Analysis for Philadelphia Eagles

Pass Offense: Michael Vick completed 24 passes for 422 yards and three touchdowns. He missed DeSean Jackson deep several times, but finally hit him for a huge third-quarter touchdown. He also led a pair of fourth-quarter drives to take the lead. 

Run Offense: LeSean McCoy didn't have as many carries as he did last week, but made the most of what he got, carrying 11 times for 53 yards. 

Pass Defense: Philip Rivers was unstoppable against the Eagles, throwing for 419 yards and three touchdowns. He led a game-winning drive in the final two minutes and played the second half of the game without his best receiver, Malcom Floyd. 

Run Defense: The Chargers carried 31 times for 126 yards without a touchdown. They also lost a fumble. That's a solid effort by the Eagles. 

Special Teams: Alex Henery missed a long field goal at the end of the first half. Nick Novak made the same kick in the final seconds. That was the difference right there. 

Coaching: Kelly is an offensive genius and his offense performed up to expectations. The Eagles scored 30 points, including two late touchdowns. He also made the right decision by calling multiple timeouts at the end of the game to give the Eagles an opportunity at one more scoring play. 


Halftime Analysis for Philadelphia Eagles

Pass Offense: Michael Vick's numbers look great. He's completed 10 of 16 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown. But he missed DeSean Jackson twice on deep throws that would have been easy touchdowns. That's 14 points he left on the field. 

Run Offense: LeSean McCoy is breaking tackles like usual, but he's not ripping off the big runs. 47 yards is a solid contribution though. 

Pass Defense: Philip Rivers is absolutely torching the Eagles' secondary. He's completed 16 of 18 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown. 

Run Defense: Ryan Mathews has 61 rushing yards on just 11 carries, but he had a crucial lost fumble late in the second quarter. 

Special Teams: The only significant special teams play is Alex Henery's missed 46-yard field goal in the final seconds of the second quarter. He needed to make that kick. 

Coaching: Chip Kelly's still running his fast-paced offense. He could have gone for it on 4th-and-goal on the game's first drive, but elected to take the easy points. He loses points simply because the Eagles are losing to an inferior team at home.