The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers are duking it out in the City of Brotherly Love. The Niners brought their quarterback for this one as they promised they would. So far, he has been less than impressive, except for the Whiners' third drive. They scored a TD on that one.
Purdy delivered a duck on third and goal from the Eagles' two-yard line, a third and goal situation that was the result of a phantom offsides call versus Josh Sweat on a failed 49ers third-and-goal attempt from the Eagles four-yard line. Brandon Aiyuk bailed his QB out with a catch.
Here's the weirdest part of the whole thing. The flag was thrown after the result of th e play, an incomplete pass to George Kittle.
The TD catch was also of the phantom variety. Much of the Philly media and Eagles Nation took issue.
Here's the verdict. Most camera angles showed Aiyuk haul one in with the help of the ground aiding his catch (which is illegal). One angle showed his hand under the ball. That's the replay the refs stuck with,
This is a close one at the half. Two quarters remain. If the Niners somehow win this one by four points, which we doubt, this play will garner a tad more attention.