49ers at Eagles: Highlights, score and recap

  • 49ers at Eagles: Highlights, score and recap

49ers at Eagles: Highlights, score and recap

What did not struggle on Sunday was the Eagles' defense. The 49ers were limited to 238 total yards and 10 points on the afternoon.

Is Zach Ertz the best tight end in the NFL? His performance over the first half of the season (three INTs, 10 passes defended) is a big reason that defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's unit has been able to flourish despite the loss of cornerback Ronald Darby to a dislocated ankle in the season opener. The Eagles own a superb first-quarter point differential (44-9).

The Eagles defense would continue to shine on the very next drive.

The offense continued to stall, as the San Francisco pass rush was forcing Wentz to throw away the ball and miss receivers down the field. Pierre Garcon has reeled in at least five catches in back-to-back games and five of seven contests this season, and the 31-year-old has 40 receptions for 470 yards in his last six meetings with Philadelphia. Trout, who grew up in nearby Millville, New Jersey, is a die-hard Eagles fan who sits in the first row on the field behind an end zone.

The hottest team in the National Football League was looking to make it six straight wins on Sunday. The score cut the lead to 20-7 with 4:29 remaining in the third. Had some ugly overthrows, including one to a wide-open Alshon Jeffery down the middle.

San Francisco quarterback C.J. Beathard was under heavy pressure much of the game and finished 17 of 36 for 167 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. On the next play Beathard tried to find Breida again on the goal line but Mychal Kendricks flashed in front of the pass at the last second to force an incompletion. On the plus side, Blount did have his second rushing TD of the season.

The Niners would tack on a field goal from Gould on the following drive.

The Eagles are now 7-1 on the season, the best record in the NFL.