By Mark Gallagher
With the Eagles trailing 17-13 and 2:25 to play, Nate Keading was kicking a 40-yard field goal to put the Chargers up seven. Then Quintin Mikell had the miracle block to set up Matt Ware’s 65-yard return to give the Eagles a 20-17 lead.
Of course, Drew Brees and the Chargers had one last rally in them with a five-play drive to the Eagles 18-yard line. Brees completed a 19-yard pass to Reche Caldwell, but Sheldon Brown stripped the football at the end of the play.
The Eagles recovered with 1:44 to go and held on for the victory.
Philly threw the ball 54 times and ran just 14. Donovan McNabb completed 35-of-54 passes for 287 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
That touchdown went to Terrell Owens, the 100th of his NFL career. Owens was upset at the Eagles for not acknowledging the milestone during his celebration, one which he served the football with a towel in his hand. He finished with seven catches for 53 yards.
The Eagles defense held LaDainian Tomlinson to 17 carries for seven yards, which was a career-low for the first-ballot Hall of Famer. Brees went 23-for-40 for 299 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
A blocked field goal and 65-yard TD return paved the way for our 2005 victory over the Chargers.#FlyEaglesFly
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 3, 2020