Philadelphia Eagles biggest takeaways from Week 2’s loss to 49ers

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The Philadelphia Eagles drop to 1 and 1 on the season post a Week 2 loss.

The Philadelphia Eagles had a defensive slugfest on their hands in Week 2 and ultimately dropped the game to the San Francisco 49ers with a 17-11 final score. Both teams had momentum coming into this one after posting opening weekend wins.

In the first quarter, the 49ers didn’t have an answer for the Eagles’ defense. Philly’s defensive line got penetration frequently. As a matter of fact, for most of the 1st half, the Eagles’ defense pretty much had their way as they did versus the Atlanta Falcons.

With just minutes left of the second quarter, the 49ers went into a hurry-up mode and marched down the field to score. That put them up by a 7-3 margin at the end of the half. The third quarter showed the momentum shifted.

The Eagles’ offense was a bit shaky but was able to sustain drives. There were big plays, Jalen Hurts‘ 91-yard bomb to wide receiver Quez Watkins. After some suspect, play-calling, and play execution, the Eagles, with four minutes left, were able to close the margin on the scoreboard to six points.

In the end, it was all for not, but pros can be found in a loss. Still, there were some cons as well. Here are five takeaways following Week 2’s loss.