--Philip Rivers hit on 20 of 25 passes, a career-best 0.80 completion percentage. His previous high came in the 2006 season finale against the Arizona Cardinals, when he hit on 19 of 24 passes.
Rivers found innovative ways to get the ball in the end zone against the Eagles. With Philadelphia keying on Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates, Rivers found backup FB Mike Tolbert and backup WR Legedu Naanee for their first scores of the season.
--LaDainian Tomlinson delivered his best outing of the season, carrying 24 times for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This allowed the Chargers to call more runs than passes (28 to 27) for the third time this season.
"Offensively, we did want to get the running game going. We knew we'd have to keep them off balance," Norv Turner said.
WR Legedu Naanee
"[Clary] looked pretty good [Monday] morning and I think there's a chance by late in the week he'll be able to participate and has a chance to play in the game," Turner said.
--Gates led the team with seven catches for 78 yards. He has two games with at least seven receptions already this season; he did that only twice in the entire 2008 campaign.
Gates, who accounts for roughly a third of the team's third-down receptions, made his biggest catch on San Diego's final scoring drive, going for 17 yards on third-and-6.
--The Chargers' defense held the Eagles to field goals in each of their three first-half trips to the red zone. The most impressive stop came late in the half when the Eagles were unable take advantage of a first-and-goal opportunity at the 1-yard line.
What Didn't Work
--San Diego's pass defense allowed Donovan McNabb to roll up 450 passing yards, his most since a 2004 game against the Green Bay Packers. McNabb's favorite target was WR Jason Avant, who rang up 156 receiving yards to shatter his previous career-high by more than 50 yards.
"[The Eagles] were able to get a lot of yards, but their style of offense is based on getting the ball up the field and I thought we contained that pretty well," Turner said.
FS Eric Weddle
Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips, who had combined for nine sacks in the previous three games, were held out of the sack column altogether.
--A defensive line that's been hit hard by injuries all season suffered another setback when DL Travis Johnson endured a shoulder injury to go along with his still-tender groin. This is bad news on two fronts: 1) it hurts San Diego's depth on the defensive line; and 2) it prevents the Chargers from making an accurate assessment on Johnson in his only season under contract with the team.
"I think he has a chance to play against the Broncos. We'll see how he progresses during the week," said Turner of Johnson.
The Chargers head to Denver to take on the Broncos in a battle for first place in the AFC West. The Broncos won the meeting earlier this season in San Diego, 34-23, but the teams' fortunes have changed since then: San Diego has won four straight while Denver has lost three in a row.
Denver suffered another blow on Sunday when starting QB Kyle Orton injured his ankle in a loss against the Washington Redskins. The Broncos have yet to rule out Orton for Sunday's divisional clash, but all signs point to Chris Simms getting the start. Simms played the entire second half in Washington and finished with a passer rating of 7.5.
Elsewhere in the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs upended the Oakland Raiders, 16-10, to give both teams 2-7 records. Neither is a threat in the playoff race, but both could be spoilers in the division. San Diego hosts the Chiefs in two weeks, while Denver still has three games left against the division doormats.
What'll it take to keep this winning streak alive? Talk about it in the message boards.
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003. You can see more of his updates by following him on twitter.