More than one quarter of quarterback Michael Vick's 428 passing yards went to McCoy.
"I think when you try to take me out of the game you think of running, but I can be effective in the passing game," McCoy said. "And through the week we kind of went over those types of plays and tried to give me a one-on-one matchup with anybody from a safety and a linebacker."
Boykin mans up
Second-year cornerback Brandon Boykin started in place of Bradley Fletcher, who was out with a concussion. Boykin appeared strong in coverage but also struggled on certain plays. His best moment was when he came from behind to strip Chargers tight end Antonio Gates two yards from the end zone.
It was his second forced turnover in as many weeks. He had an interception in Week 1.
"I just try to make my plays when they come to me," Boykin said. "I feel better and gained a lot more experience, more confidence in my abilities, and the game's slowed down. I'm able to make those turnovers, those plays, and those pass breakups."
There was a frightening moment in the third quarter when Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd took a big hit to the head from DeMeco Ryans. Floyd was on the ground for nearly 10 minutes with a neck injury before being taken off on a stretcher.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy had positive news after the game. "He's doing fine," McCoy said. "All the tests right now look good."
Floyd, who had five catches for 102 yards, reportedly flew back to San Diego with the team.
Curry sits again
Defensive end Vinny Curry was inactive for the second consecutive week. This is not a good sign, because one of the reasons last week was that the Redskins were a running-based offense and Curry is a pass rusher.
The Chargers are a pass-heavy team, so the decision came as a surprise. Curry, a 2012 second-round pick, has been inactive for 12 of 18 games in his Eagles career.
The other inactive players were Fletcher, quarterback Matt Barkley, cornerback Shaun Prater, offensive lineman Matt Tobin, tackle Dennis Kelly, and tight end Emil Igwenagu.
Center Jason Kelce had a brace around his right hand and his thumb was stabilized after the game. He would not reveal his injury, but said it will not affect his status for Thursday's game. . . . Cornerback Brandon Hughes left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, which is one of the reasons the Eagles used a three-safety formation.