You could probably guess what happened in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 33-30 loss to the San Diego Chargers simply by looking at that final score. Michael Vick and the Birds’ offense put up enough points to give Chip Kelly’s squad a chance to win but ultimately not enough to overcome their defensive shortcomings.
That’s not to say Vick and his crew were perfect by any stretch of the imagination. The offense left plenty of plays on the field on Sunday, and clearly it cost them.
Having said that, the defense was under siege from the start. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis’ unit forced just one punt over the entire 60 minutes, while a pair of fumbles in Philadelphia territory might be the only reason the Bolts didn’t win the game by more. This was not an efficient performance by the defense, period.
Still, we went through the trouble to break it all down position by position, because we wouldn’t want to forget to blame anybody. There’s enough to go around in what was a very winnable game here for the Eagles.