Week 4 Predictions: Eagles @ 49ers

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Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) battles with New York Jets defensive tackle Tevita Finau (92) during first half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets, 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Giorgos Kassakos, Staff Writer

The Eagles will miss Mychal Kendricks again and their starting offensive line will be without Lane Johnson, Evan Mathis and Jason Kelce. The defense also has its share of problems, with the pass rush not getting to the quarterback and the secondary susceptible to deep passes. The 49ers are banged up as well, but they will be at home and they can’t afford another loss, because it will bring them to a 1-3 record.

49ers 30, Eagles 27

Jason Hunsicker, Staff Writer

This is a cross-country trip coming off an emotional win and playing a team that is bordering on desperation. That means this plays out one of two ways.

1) The Eagles get off to a fast start (for a change) and San Francisco totally falls apart.

2) The Eagles run into a team that rises to the challenge of what is close to a must-win.

I believe the latter happens and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Philadelphia has gotten off to slow starts and gotten away with it for three weeks. Athletes at any level subscribe to an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. The Eagles need to get off to a slow start and lose before they can begin to fix their first-half ailments. This is as good a time as any, before returning home for two winnable games heading into the bye week.

San Francisco 39, Philadelphia 31