Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans packed StubHub Center from warmups onward. The green-clad horde chanted and sang throughout the game, with its roars getting loudest when the Eagles’ offense ran out the clock on another victory.
“It was definitely noticed by our entire team, and we definitely fed off them today,” tight end Zach Ertz said.
The relocating Chargers knew they would need years to build a home-field advantage in Los Angeles. The Eagles feel right at home wherever they go, and the Chargers’ temporary stadium was no exception during their 26-24 victory Sunday.
Carson Wentz passed for 242 yards, LeGarrette Blount rushed for 136 and the Eagles jumped to a big early lead before hanging on to beat the winless Chargers. Rookie Jake Elliott kicked four field goals for the Eagles (3-1), the third straight visiting team to have significant support in the StubHub Center stands.
“I am not surprised by our fans,” Wentz said. “Honestly, it was unbelievable. They travel so well for every game. It is so enjoyable, and they make it so fun, but it is starting to be the norm, almost. They bring it every game, no matter where we are.”
Those Eagles fans will be thrilled if this promising team can keep it up after finishing off Los Angeles in physical style. Philadelphia ended the game with a bruising 13-play drive over the final 6:44, simply refusing to give a final chance to the Chargers’ offense.
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