"It was a quiet ride home Sunday, at least for the first 30 minutes", Rivers said.
The only team to ever make the playoffs after starting 0-4 was the 1992 San Diego Chargers.
"That's still going to show unity and that we're a team", Lynn said Friday in his final meeting with reporters before the game.
On the patriotic front, the Eagles decided they won't interlock arms during the national anthem this week. This victory could not have been possible without their punishing running game. Operating without defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and corner Ronald Darby, the defense yielded a number of big plays to Philip Rivers & Co. that could have sunk it.
Pass protection has been strong, allowing four sacks this season despite Rivers dropping back nearly an average of 40 times a game.
Blount has re-emerged in the offense in a big way, and his 68-yard run on an inside zone call early in the fourth quarter of a too-tight-to-call game against the Chargers that combined Blount's trademark bruising running style with some breakaway speed helped get the momentum back on the Eagles' side and create some breathing room.
"It's sad when you're home and it feels like it's away", said running back Melvin Gordon. "When you're talking with the team, you can't ignore some of the things that you did well". They're 2-1 in one-score games after losing six by one score past year. "There were some positives". Wendell Smallwood's 2-yard plunge in the fourth quarter had forged a 26-17 Eagles lead.
One area that won't be among the changes is quarterback, Lynn said.
The Eagles' offense was hyped as potentially one of the most improved unites in football heading into 2017 after an action-packed offseason. I think Ingram - and I played against or coached against him when I was at Kansas City - he can definitely wreak havoc on your offensive line. We've already seen several other fan bases descend upon the Chargers temporary home. Second-year outside linebacker Jatavis Brown leads the National Football League with 36 tackles - many made downfield due to the run defense woes - and defensive end Joey Bosa (two sacks) joins Ingram as a strong pass rusher. He is the leading receiver for Philadelphia. "That's what I can't say enough".
After an early injury to Darren Sproles in the win over the Giants, it might have seemed like the flawless time for coach Doug Pederson to dump the run and go pass-heavy for the remainder of the game and, possibly, even the season.