Melvin Gordon (knee) a full participant at Chargers' practice

Eagles vs. Chargers Four things to watch on offense

Eagles vs. Chargers Four things to watch on offense

Rivers said he keeps telling his teammates "let's win a football game and then I think we have the capabilities of going on a run, but we got to win one first".

Coach Doug Pederson announced Friday that Cox will miss Sunday's game against the Chargers after suffering a strained calf during a 27-24 victory over the New York Giants this past Sunday.

Eagles released another former Chargers RB, Ryan Mathews, during training camp.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. Blount is able to move the pile and pound on the defense late when you need first downs to run out the clock. The Chiefs were up by 14 after four plays.

This game has been labeled a "trap game" by many, considering it is on the road against an unfamiliar - and desperate - opponent.

The game kicks off 4:05 p.m. Even when they are playing on the road, performing in front of 70,000 people is a rush. It's not yet reflected in their won-loss record - heck, the Eagles were 3-0 previous year - but I think this team has grown.

- Wentz is ninth in third-down passing with a 107.8 rating. He completed 66.7% of his passes and threw for three touchdowns. The numbers in parenthesis are that writer's win-loss record in picking games this season.

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The next closest was the Buccaneers in 1996 when they lost 17,525 fans per game over the course of a year.

Heading into the contest, the Bolts are hoping to get a healthier Melvin Gordon come Sunday. Just very bad. He completed 50 percent of his passes and had a passer rating of 37.2. When Cox was hurt Sunday, they didn't sack Giants passer Eli Manning. He's thrown 295 touchdown passes and 150 interceptions since 2007. Although if you think about it, Angelo's math may be off- if you count the 10 yards for the end zone, it was actually 80 yards. Manning went first overall to the Chargers, and Rivers fourth to the Giants. Just 42 of those 148 plays have been runs. LeGarrette Blount averaged nearly six yards per carry after not getting any the previous week. WR Torrey Smith has 19 catches for 286 yards and three touchdowns in three games against the Chargers. They've lost every game by one score, minus a garbage time Kareem Hunt TD. In his last 10 games dating back to last season, he has 18. According to Reich, the Eagles are preparing to face off against one of the NFL's most-proven veteran signal-callers.

Travis Wakeman (2-1): "I haven't been afraid to pick against the Chargers this year, which is probably the reason why I'm the only guy here with a winning record in picks". The O-line has its hands full with Ingram and Bosa. Five of his 7 1/2 sacks and six of his 10 pressures (hits, hurries) have come from the left side. One thing Philadelphia's offensive line can not afford to do is expose Wentz to hits. They have Johnson ranked seventh among OTs in pass-blocking efficiency and Peters ninth. Even in holding the Giants out of the end zone for three quarters, they never put any serious pass rush against what has been a lackluster NY offensive line.

Against the Eagles, Rivers is focused on starting fast. They've given up 225 rushing yards.

Coming off of two disastrous seasons, the playoffs were never really a believable goal for the Chargers.

Can the Eagles once again hold off a team looking for their first win, or will this prove to be the trap game many feel it is? Just four of Donnie Jones' 12 punts have been returned.

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