Melvin Gordon, start or sit?

Eagles vs. Chargers Four things to watch on offense

Ahead of the Chargers' game against the Eagles on Sunday, Philly writer Les Bowen shared a photo on Twitter of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., which showed tarps covering sections of seats towards the top.

Chargers 27 Eagles 20. Los Angeles has listed running back Melvin Gordon, right tackle Joe Barksdale, middle linebacker Hayes Pullard and tight end Sean McGrath as questionable.

They played their first game against each other on October 6, 1974. These two teams will meet up on Sunday, and the Chargers are hoping to grab their first win of the season. The then San Diego Chargers won 31-23 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on November 15, 2009 and 33-30 at Lincoln Financial Field on September 15, 2013.

The Eagles gained 193 yards on the ground last week against the Giants. But don't let that fact fool you. The Eagles, however, knotted the game up thanks to an Alex Henery kick and a 61-yard cannon from Vick to DeSean Jackson. Chargers QB Philip Rivers has five touchdown passes against zero interceptions in two meetings against the Eagles.

LeGarette Blount has yet to break out to his 2016 form in a green Eagles uniform this season. The big-bodied wide receiver shielded his defender and pulled in an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Carson Wentz on a slant across the middle to give the Eagles an early 7-0 lead.

Here's where the problem lies for Philadelphia. Hopefully Gordon finds the end zone for the fourth straight week. This could be a chance for him to get back into the game. This season they've dropped two games by three or fewer points.

After a rough outing against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team is nearing desperation mode and so is quarterback Philip Rivers.

It was Rivers' first bad statistical game of the year as Lynn still has no clue how to prepare a throw-first team or gameday coach a guy that's probably a Super Bowl ring away from the Hall of Fame. Pretty soon, ex-Chargers fans will no longer feel the need to keep tuning in, making ratings nearly non-existent. Way to waste the waning years of Rivers' career.

If you would like to receive an email each time a new Los Angeles Chargers article is published, fill out our email notification form. According to Reich, the Eagles are preparing to face off against one of the NFL's most-proven veteran signal-callers.

The self-proclaimed "Fight For LA" is going poorly for the winless Los Angeles Chargers, who will be challenged by Philadelphia both on and off the field at their suburban soccer pitch on Sunday. The following week, the Dolphins came to town and Rivers' team ended up on the losing side again.

The Eagles have an edge in nearly every category in this one, but having to adjust to their injuries, traveling literally to the other side of the country, and playing in an alien environment like the StubHub Center - which usually hosts MLS games - just gives this game a bad vibe.

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