Final Thoughts: Football is a game of inches, as the cliche goes, and the inches weren't always on the Eagles' side. Philadelphia left so many points on the board. Missed opportunities galore. Ultimately, it cost them the game. With this team, there are flashes of what they could be one day. The potential is there. But they are still very much a work in progress. The defense simply lacks talent in the secondary and couldn't generate any kind of substantial pass rush on Rivers. While we're at it, they couldn't stop the run either. Nate Allen in particular was a liability. Respect to the Chargers and Rivers, who is still very much a good QB when he has time to throw. The offense is without a doubt the life of this Eagles team.