The 5-3 Eagles will try and rebound from a tough loss at home last Sunday night to the Cowboys, but it will not be easy. The last time they traveled to the West Coast they lost a game to the Oakland Raiders that almost everyone already had chalked up in the win column.
This week they are out there again but facing a much better team, the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers are also 5-3 after winning three games in a row including a big win last week against the Giants. With Denver losing two games in a row they are only one game out of first so their motivation is high for this game.
The Eagles' biggest problem will be containing the San Diego passing attack led by QB Phillip Rivers who is currently ranked 8th in total passing yards. Philadelphia will be thin in the secondary having lost CB Ellis Hobbs for the year after being placed on Injured Reserved when he sustained a neck injury in last week's game as well as losing CB Joselio Hansen who has been suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
To make matters worse San Diego has one of the premier tight ends in the league, Antonio Gates who is currently ranked second in total receptions. We all know the trouble the Eagles' defense has had covering tight ends this season.
This should be a game filled with big plays as both these teams like to move the ball down the field in big chunks, always looking for a deep pass for a quick score.
The Eagles have a few more playmakers than the Chargers and if the offensive line can give Donovan McNabb some decent protection he should have a good chance to put enough points on the board to get a much needed win.
Here is a link to my preview of all the games this week as posted on Cappers Picks:
NFL Week 10 Preview