The Philadelphia Eagles took on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4 and despite their early struggles actually had a chance to move in to first place in the NFC East, with a win. They are coming off a puzzling tie against the Bengals and will look to take advantage of a 49ers team that is starting a back up quarterback.
The Eagles started the scoring with a nifty piece of running by quarterback Carson Wentz. Even more surprising is the fact that Philadelphia elected to go for two. The conversion was successful and they quickly took a 8-0 lead. However the 49ers answered back on the next possession and the Eagles took a 1 point lead into the second quarter.
Neither team was able to get anything going in the second quarter. The Eagles defense did a good job of not letting the 49ers putting any points up, despite gaining a massive amount of yardage. Rodney McLeod made a key interception to stop San Francisco’s most successful drive. And the first half ended with a score of 8-7
The 49ers jumped ahead in the third quarter with a long opening drive. Philadelphia answered with a Jake Elliot field goal to cut the lead to 3. The Eagles got a big stop to end the quarter and keep the score close, as they trailed 14-11 going in to the fourth
The Eagles started the fourth quarter with a huge take away as Cre’von LeBlanc got a strip sack on a corner blitz. Wentz did his part on the ensuing possession and threw a beautiful pass down the sideline to Travis Fulgham. Philadelphia took the lead with less than six minutes to play. Things got even better for the guys in green as on the very next defensive play they got a pick 6 to make it a two score game.
The 49ers would add a touchdown but fail to convert the 2 point attempt. Then fail again to capture an onside kick attempt. San Fran has one last gasp but the Birds hold on for the win.
Final Score: Eagles 25 49ers: 20