LeGarrette Blount

Chargers defense cracks in loss to Eagles

Chargers defense cracks in loss to Eagles

What Chargers coach Anthony Lynn likes to describe as a “bend-but-don’t-break” defense was stretched and twisted like a lump of Silly Putty on Sunday, yielding 16 plays of 10 yards or more in a 26-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in StubHub Center.

It snapped on LeGarrette Blount’s 68-yard run early in the fourth quarter, when the 6-foot, 250-pound frigate of an Eagles running back seemed to flick defensive back Desmond King aside near midfield and carry the rookie on his back for the final five yards.

It couldn’t corral elusive quarterback Carson Wentz, who completed 17 of 31 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown, or slow Blount, who had 136 yards in 16 carries, or make...

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