The Chargers and Eagles both have head coaches that made their NFL debut last week. One of them upset the reigning division champions on the road, while the other blew a game that his team had a 99-percent chance of winning. Which of these teams will come out on top this Sunday at the Linc in Philadelphia?
OddsShark.com has the Eagles as 9-point favorites over the Chargers. The over/under is set at 54.4 points.
Chip Kelly led the Eagles to a 33-27 upset over the Redskins at FedEx Field, leading many to believe that Philadelphia could be in line for a quick turnaround. Michael Vick threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, while scoring another touchdown on the ground, and LeSean McCoy had 184 yards rushing and a score of his own. Can they repeat those performances against San Diego?
The Chargers defense did not do a lot to prove they could stop an offense when it matters.
After taking a 28-7 lead against the Houston Texans in Week 1, Mike McCoy's Chargers had a 99-percent win probability in the third quarter. That quickly fell apart after their offense failed to gain a first down on any of their final five drives of the game, as the Texans came back to win 31-28.
Which team will prevail on Sunday at 1 PM EST? The odds are heavily in favor of Kelly's Eagles.