Look, the Chargers-in-L.A. jokes are fine.

Keep ’em up. This is an NFL team playing in a tiny soccer stadium in a town that didn’t want it there — just close enough to its former home to cruelly tease the few fans they did have — and it will be waiting three years just to be the Rams’ kid brother in the real Los Angeles stadium, once Philip Rivers is gone. It’s a highly public example of corporate greed backfiring, and laughing at a greedy corporation when its greed backfires is a perfectly healthy outlet for today’s disaffected American sports fan.

But regardless of how many more Eagles fans than Chargers fans there were in the seats on Sunday, the Eagles still had to get to L.A. And the exhaustion and inconvenience that come with long flights are consistently underrated aspects of the NFL strength-of-schedule discussions. This is stuff the players feel, especially as the year goes along.

So the Eagles are 3-1 and leading the NFC East. Perhaps as important, they have cleared two of their tough-looking road trips and gone 1-1 in them — losing at Kansas City in Week 2 and winning in L.A. in Week 4.

The Packers linebacker became Green Bay’s all-time sack leader with a strip-sack of Mike Glennon on Chicago’s first play from scrimmage. Rodgers threw his second touchdown pass three plays later with a 2-yard toss to Randall Cobb.

The game was delayed between the first and second quarters for about 40 minutes because of lightning. The Packers offense stalled following the restart until another Bears turnover led to more Packers points. Packers safety HaHa Clinton-Dix picked off a badly thrown Glennon pass for Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China Green Bay’s first interception of the season.

Rodgers went deep on the very next play to find Jordy Nelson Cheap Jerseys Team for a 58-yard gain to the Bears’ 2-yard line.

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