Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy once again put up explosive numbers in what will be a difficult offense for opposing defenses to stop. But the defense couldn’t stop Philip Rivers, allowing 419 passing yards, three touchdown passes and 539 total offensive yards on a whopping 79 plays.
Losing this one still keeps the Eagles in a tie for first place within the NFC East, as the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins fell to 0-2. The Eagles play the Kansas City Chiefs in just four days, a matchup against Andy Reid, the coach of the Eagles for 14 seasons before Chip Kelly.
Watching Sunday’s game film will reveal some serious flaws in the Eagles. The offense is explosive and high-powered, but Vick continues to take too many hits. The defensive line and outside linebackers put up virtually no pressure on Rivers, and the secondary was exploited all game. Here are five takeaways from the Eagles’ Week 2 loss at the hands of the Chargers.