Week 4 Predictions: Eagles @ 49ers
By Todd Duvall
Sep 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) tries to get past Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins, 37-34. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Giraldi, Staff Writer
The Eagles look to notch their 5th straight victory as a guest in San Francisco. With the 49ers’ offensive struggles in the 2nd half coupled with their shaky secondary, look for Nick Foles and the Eagles offense to continue to roll.
Eagles 27, 49ers 14
Nicholas Takacs, Staff Writer
Coming into this game, both teams have questions across the board. For the Eagles, a patchwork offensive line should give quarterback Nick Foles enough time to find his passing weapons, and I expect another pass-oriented game. The 49ers defense should focus on shutting down running backs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. For the 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick provides a dual-threat, but I suspect head coach Chip Kelly has some thoughts on how to contain him based on the team’s history with Michael Vick.
Much like last week’s game against the Washington Redskins, both teams should score early. As the game progresses, the Eagles conditioning should allow them to take control of the ball and the clock. While a blowout would be nice, the final score reflects another close hard-fought contest with the Birds kicking the game winning field goal.