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Blount drives Eagles to 26-24 victory over winless Chargers

CARSON, Calif. (AP) LeGarrette Blount burst through the line, escaped an ankle tackle and shoved into the secondary, where he stiff-armed a Chargers rookie twice to cap a rampaging 68-yard run .

''From my vantage point, it was one of the most impressive runs I've seen in my life,'' quarterback Carson Wentz said.

The Philadelphia Eagles are off to a tenacious start after another smash-mouth victory in a road stadium that felt like home.

Wentz passed for 242 yards, Blount rushed for 136 and the Eagles jumped to a big early lead before hanging on for a 26-24 victory over the winless Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Rookie Jake Elliott kicked four field goals for the Eagles (3-1), who had thousands of vocal fans in the Chargers' temporary arena while they won on the road for the second time in 10 tries. Those fans roared their approval particularly after Philadelphia ran out the game with a bruising 13-play drive over the final 6:44, simply refusing to give a final chance to the Chargers' offense.

''Even though we're four games in, this team is really beginning to believe in themselves, believe in each other,'' coach Doug Pederson said.

Playing without Fletcher Cox and several injured defensive regulars, the Eagles matched last season's 3-1 start. They did it with an impressive running game: Blount combined with Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement to rush for 200 yards, with Blount picking up 88 yards in the fourth quarter, along with the clinching first down on that clock-chewing drive.

''I had a pretty good day,'' Blount said after his biggest day yet for his new team. ''Running behind the O-line I run behind, it's pretty hard not to have a good day.''

Rookie Austin Ekeler rushed for a 35-yard score on his first NFL carry and Hunter Henry made a one-handed TD catch during the Chargers' fourth-quarter surge.

Philadelphia ran out the clock after Henry's TD catch, making a time-consuming drive that ended in the Victory formation.

Philip Rivers passed for 347 yards and two TDs for the Chargers, who have lost nine consecutive games dating to last season in San Diego.

WINLESS BOLTS

Tyrell Williams caught a 75-yard touchdown pass , but the Chargers are off to their first 0-4 start since 2003 - three years before Rivers became their starting quarterback. New coach Anthony Lynn is still winless after Los Angeles' new team wrapped up a three-game homestand.

''Never in a million years (had) I thought we'd be here at 0-4, but we are,'' Lynn said. ''I look at football in four quarters, just like the game, and we just stunk the first quarter of our season. We've got three quarters left to figure some things out and get this turned around.''

FINISHING STRENGTH

Blount's 68-yard run eventually led to Smallwood's TD dive with 9:14 to play after a penalty on Los Angeles' Darius Philon kept the Eagles alive.

Henry made it 26-24, but the Eagles never gave up the ball.

''They wore down in the fourth quarter,'' Eagles left tackle Jason Peters said of the Chargers. ''Matter of fact, they wore down in the third quarter going into the fourth, and we took advantage of it.''

THE MAN

Blount had just 113 yards in his first three games with the Eagles, and he didn't get a carry in their loss to Kansas City two weeks ago. The NFL's 2016 leader in rushing touchdowns was at the center of Philadelphia's attack this time, and he showed the tenacity that his teammates already knew he possessed from his Super Bowl-winning tenure with New England.

''I know what I can do,'' Blount said. ''I know I'm one of the better backs in this league. I'm always going to run with that passion and that confidence.''

TOUGH MOMENT

Rivers grew frustrated in the second half, slinging his helmet into the bench and shouting at teammates and coaches when he wanted to go for it on fourth down.

''That's why you have a head coach and not go off your emotions there,'' Rivers said. ''Without a doubt, the correct move was to punt.''

HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE

For the third straight week, the sellout crowd at the Chargers' temporary home stadium had a healthy contingent of fans supporting the visiting team. The Philly faithful roared for the Eagles and booed the Bolts, although both fan bases joined together pregame for a rude chant about the Dallas Cowboys.

UP NEXT

Eagles: Host the Arizona Cardinals to begin a stretch with four of five at home.

Chargers: Visit the winless New York Giants to begin a stretch with four of five on the road. ''It's a barn-burner, two 0-4 teams,'' Rivers said.

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Key Players
C. Wentz 11 QB
242 PaYds, PaTD, 14 RuYds
16
FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
347 PaYds, 2 PaTDs
23
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:44
Y.Koo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-D.Kaser.
plays
yds
pos
26
24
Touchdown 6:44
P.Rivers pass incomplete short middle to H.Henry. Los Angeles Chargers challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was REVERSED. P.Rivers pass short middle to H.Henry for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
2:30
pos
26
23
Point After TD 9:14
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
26
17
Touchdown 9:14
W.Smallwood up the middle for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
4:28
pos
25
17
Point After TD 13:42
Y.Koo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-D.Kaser.
plays
yds
pos
19
17
Touchdown 13:42
A.Ekeler up the middle for 35 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
2:13
pos
19
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:55
J.Elliott 47 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
13
plays
60
yds
6:51
pos
19
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
Y.Koo 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-D.Kaser.
8
plays
77
yds
0:56
pos
16
10
Field Goal 4:08
J.Elliott 53 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
8
plays
40
yds
2:24
pos
16
7
Point After TD 6:32
Y.Koo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-D.Kaser.
plays
yds
pos
13
7
Touchdown 6:32
P.Rivers pass deep middle to Ty.Williams for 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
75
yds
0:10
pos
13
6
Field Goal 6:42
J.Elliott 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
11
plays
58
yds
5:15
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:05
J.Elliott 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
11
plays
65
yds
5:35
pos
10
0
Point After TD 8:00
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 8:00
C.Wentz pass short middle to A.Jeffery for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
68
yds
4:44
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 39:18 20:42
1st Downs 26 18
Rushing 12 3
Passing 11 12
Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Conv 9-16 5-10
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 454 400
Total Plays 74 53
Avg Gain 6.1 7.5
Net Yards Rushing 214 58
Rush Attempts 42 13
Avg Rush Yards 5.1 4.5
Net Yards Passing 240 342
Comp. - Att. 17-31 22-38
Yards Per Pass 7.7 9.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-2 2-5
Penalties - Yards 9-58 9-39
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 2-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 2-47.5 4-47.8
Return Yards 15 3
Punts - Returns 3-15 2-3
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 6/6 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 4/4 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 2-4 -50% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Eagles 3-1 1063726
Chargers 0-4 01001424
240 PASS YDS 342
214 RUSH YDS 58
454 TOTAL YDS 400
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Wentz 11 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.8% 242 1 0 91.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.5% 1058 6 2 90.5
C. Wentz 17/31 242 1 0 16
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Blount 29 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 136 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 249 1
L. Blount 16 136 0 68 15
W. Smallwood 28 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 34 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 113 1
W. Smallwood 10 34 1 11 13
C. Clement 30 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 52 1
C. Clement 10 30 0 10 3
C. Wentz 11 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 97 0
C. Wentz 6 14 0 12 16
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Ertz 86 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 81 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 326 1
Z. Ertz 8 5 81 0 38 8
N. Agholor 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 58 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 173 2
N. Agholor 4 3 58 0 36 5
W. Smallwood 28 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 56 0
W. Smallwood 6 4 45 0 24 13
A. Jeffery 17 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 29 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 215 2
A. Jeffery 6 3 29 1 13 8
L. Blount 29 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 21 1
L. Blount 1 1 20 0 20 15
T. Smith 82 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 134 0
T. Smith 3 1 9 0 9 0
B. Celek 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
B. Celek 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Johnson 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
M. Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Hicks 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 0.0
J. Hicks 8-1 0.0 0 0
M. Jenkins 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-3 0 0.0
M. Jenkins 5-1 0.0 0 0
N. Bradham 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-7 0 0.0
N. Bradham 4-0 0.0 0 0
P. Robinson 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 1 0.0
P. Robinson 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Kendricks 95 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-5 0 1.0
M. Kendricks 2-2 0.0 0 0
B. Allen 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
B. Allen 2-0 1.0 0 0
D. Barnett 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
D. Barnett 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Mills 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-6 1 0.0
J. Mills 2-2 0.0 0 0
R. Douglas 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 1 0.0
R. Douglas 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Graham 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 2.0
B. Graham 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. McLeod 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
R. McLeod 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Maragos 42 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
C. Maragos 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. McDougle 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. McDougle 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Jernigan 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 1.0
T. Jernigan 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Long 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
C. Long 1-0 1.0 0 1
V. Curry 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
V. Curry 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Elliott 4 K
14
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
8/10 7/7
J. Elliott 4/4 53 2/2 14
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Jones 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 47.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
14 44.0 4
D. Jones 2 47.5 2 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Barner 38 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 5.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 5.0 13 0
K. Barner 3 5.0 13 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.9% 347 2 0 105.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 1107 6 4 87.8
P. Rivers 22/38 347 2 0 23
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Ekeler 30 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 35 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 35 1
A. Ekeler 1 35 1 35 11
M. Gordon 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
54 168 2
M. Gordon 10 22 0 12 2
B. Oliver 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 58 0
B. Oliver 2 1 0 6 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Allen 13 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 5 138 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 334 1
K. Allen 11 5 138 0 50 13
Ty. Williams 16 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 115 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 238 1
Ty. Williams 6 5 115 1 75 17
A. Ekeler 30 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 47 0
A. Ekeler 2 2 23 0 12 11
T. Benjamin 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 180 1
T. Benjamin 5 2 21 0 19 2
A. Gates 85 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 76 1
A. Gates 5 3 18 0 9 1
H. Henry 86 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 16 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 96 1
H. Henry 3 2 16 1 12 7
D. Inman 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 9 0
D. Inman 1 1 7 0 7 0
M. Gordon 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 97 1
M. Gordon 3 1 7 0 7 2
B. Oliver 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 20 0
B. Oliver 1 1 2 0 2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Addae 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-11 0 0.0
J. Addae 7-4 0.0 0 0
Tr. Williams 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 0 0.0
Tr. Williams 7-0 0.0 0 0
H. Pullard 50 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-8 0 0.0
H. Pullard 6-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bosa 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-6 0 2.0
J. Bosa 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-14 0 0.0
J. Brown 4-1 0.0 0 0
T. Palepoi 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
T. Palepoi 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Liuget 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
C. Liuget 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Ingram 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-2 0 5.0
M. Ingram 3-1 0.0 0 0
T. Boston 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-7 0 0.0
T. Boston 3-4 0.0 0 0
D. King 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
D. King 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Square 71 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Square 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Mebane 92 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
B. Mebane 2-2 0.0 0 0
C. McCain 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 3.0
C. McCain 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Ekeler 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
A. Ekeler 2-1 0.0 0 0
N. Harris 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
N. Harris 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
C. Hayward 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Philon 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
D. Philon 1-0 1.0 0 0
Ty. Williams 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Ty. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Davis 43 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Phillips 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
A. Phillips 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Emanuel 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
K. Emanuel 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Y. Koo 9 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/6 9/9
Y. Koo 1/1 28 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Kaser 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
18 46.7 9
D. Kaser 4 47.8 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Benjamin 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 1.5 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 5.0 23 0
T. Benjamin 2 1.5 3 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:44 PHI 32 4:44 8 68 TD
5:40 PHI 8 5:35 11 65 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:57 PHI 20 5:15 11 58 FG
6:32 PHI 25 2:24 8 40 FG
2:52 PHI 28 1:56 4 21 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PHI 25 1:21 3 9 Punt
7:46 PHI 11 6:51 13 60 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:42 PHI 25 4:28 7 75 TD
6:44 PHI 25 6:44 13 59 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAC 25 2:16 6 36 Fumble
8:00 LAC 25 2:20 5 10 Punt
0:05 LAC 25 3:08 6 27 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:42 LAC 25 0:10 1 75 TD
4:08 LAC 25 1:16 3 7 Punt
0:56 LAC 13 0:56 8 77 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:39 LAC 12 5:53 10 38 Punt
0:55 LAC 25 2:13 7 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:14 LAC 25 2:30 8 75 TD