Philadelphia Eagles heroes and zeroes following loss versus 49ers

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The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot to build on following a loss in Week 2.

There’s a saying that goes something to the effect of teams learning more following a loss than they do in a win. The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t get the result that they wanted in Week 2, but you have to look at the bright side.

Quite a few NFL pundits are looking at the San Francisco 49ers like they’re contenders, so to see a young Eagles team go toe-to-toe with them and come out of a hard-fought game with a six-point loss, you have to see that as a moral victory, that is if you believe in such things. No one would blame you if you didn’t.

All most care about, in terms of winning, is racking up the types of wins that show up on the stat sheet. Again, it’s hard to argue with that type of theory. Philly didn’t get the job done today, and sadly, this is a game that they should have won.

‘Round 2′, as head coach Nick Sirianni would say, goes to San Fran by way of a 12-round decision. There are a few pros and cons that come out of this one, especially from a roster standpoint.

After watching Philly invent ways to lose over the course of the 2018, 2019, and 2020 regular seasons, it’s good to know that’s the case. Here are four studs and duds as we put a bow on the Eagles’ some opener.