The Los Angeles Chargers are facing adversity for the first time all season, losing two in a row to fall out of the AFC West lead and battling for a playoff spot in a talented conference. Los Angeles heads back to the eastern time zone this week to square off against a Philadelphia Eagles team that is 0-7-1 against AFC opponents in its last eight contests.
Philadelphia has problems of its own at home this season, losing all three of its games at Lincoln Financial Field and four straight games dating to last season — the team’s longest losing streak at home since dropping 10 in a row between the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The task won’t be easy as Los Angeles is 12-3 in the last 15 games against NFC East teams, winning four of their last five road games in the process.
Justin Herbert heads to Philadelphia for the first time as the Chargers look to stay above .500 while Jalen Hurts looks to keep the Eagles in contention for the final playoff spot in the NFC. Here’s a preview of Sunday’s interconference clash:
How to watch
Date: Sunday, Nov. 7 | Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)
TV: CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (click here)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Chargers -1.5, O/U 50
Eagles run offense vs. Chargers run defense
Give Philadelphia credit for actually committing to the run in a Week 8 win vs. the Detroit Lions. Philadelphia ran for a season-high 236 yards, with three different players rushing for at least 50 yards (Hurts, Boston Scott and Jordan Howard) — carrying the ball a season-high 46 times (averaging 5.1 yards per carry). The Eagles are third in the NFL in yards per carry (5.0) and sixth in the league in rushing yards per game (131.6) — yet just 14th in attempts per game (26.2).
Philadelphia would be wise to run the ball against Los Angeles, as the Chargers are last in the league in yards allowed per game (159.4) and yards per…