By Teddy Brenner

The Eagles defense cost them the Chargers game, and D-boss Jonathan Gannon has no answers.

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The D-line struggled, totaling just eight pressures and zero sacks.

Edge defender Derek Barnett paced the unit with three pressures, while Josh Sweat and interior defender Milton Williams each registered two pressures.

Defender Pass Rushing Snaps Total Pressures Sacks
Fletcher Cox 33 0 0
Javon Hargrave 31 0 0
Josh Sweat 30 3 0
Derek Barnett 30 3 0
Milton Williams 13 2 0

T.J Edwards led all defenders with 12 tackles, finishing with an average depth of tackle of 3.0 yards. The third-year pro was less effective in coverage, combining with fellow linebackers Davion Taylor and Alex Singleton to allow 10 receptions on 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown.

The secondary was torched, giving up receptions on 18 of their 22 unit-wide targets for 244 yards and one touchdown. Despite suffering a hamstring injury that forced him out for the entirety of the fourth quarter, cornerback Darius Slay surrendered a game-high five receptions on seven targets for 86 yards and a touchdown.

Defender Coverage Snaps Receptions Allowed/Targets Yards Allowed Quarterback Rating Allowed
Steven Nelson 39 4/4 67 118.8
Rodney McLeod 39 0/1 0 39.6
Anthony Harris 37 2/2 38 118.8
Darius Slay 29 5/7 86 152.4
Marcus Epps 18 2/2 5 79.2
Avonte Maddox 14 4/4 39 107.3

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