PHILADELPHIA – It fell aside shortly when the Eagles missed out on two touchdowns and a discipline purpose within the first half.
Shortly thereafter, two veteran linemen left the sport with attainable multi-week accidents, the Eagles’ protection started to crumble amid undisciplined penalties, and the offense that was good final week could not get restarted.
After which the 49ers took management, sending the Eagles to a 17-11 loss Sunday.
It was the primary loss below head coach Nick Sirianni, and he made a questionable resolution on a 4th-and-goal from the 49ers’ 3-yard line within the second quarter. As a substitute of kicking a brief discipline purpose for a 6-0 lead, the Eagles went for it on fourth down and missed.
The missed performs ended up haunting the Eagles (1-1), as did accidents to offensive lineman Brandon Brooks and defensive lineman Brandon Graham. Brooks left with a chest damage whereas Graham left with an ankle damage. Neither returned.
Of extra concern to the Eagles was the damage to Graham. He was carted off into the locker room simply earlier than halftime. The damage appeared critical as he could not put weight on his leg. He was recognized with an ankle damage.
Earlier than that, the Eagles had a number of probabilities to take an enormous lead in opposition to San Francisco.
There was a 36-yard landing cross from Jalen Hurts to Jalen Reagor that was referred to as again when Reagor stepped out of bounds earlier than catching the ball. Jake Elliott later tried a 45-yard discipline purpose that was blocked.
That was adopted by a 91-yard cross from Hurts to Quez Watkins all the way down to the 49ers’ 6-yard line that resulted in no factors.
On the following play, the left aspect of the offensive line was referred to as for a false begin, shifting the ball again 5 yards. Nonetheless, the Eagles have been bailed out when Josh Norman was referred to as for cross interference in opposition to DeVonta Smith, giving the Eagles a primary down on the 1.
However Hurts threw incomplete, then Miles Sanders misplaced three yards earlier than Hurts ran for a yard, establishing a 4th-and-goal from the three. The Eagles went for a high-risk play as Hurts handed off to Greg Ward, a former quarterback. Ward rolled to his proper, making an attempt to hit Hurts at the back of the top zone. However Hurts was properly coated and the cross was incomplete.
At that time, with 4:20 left within the first half, the Eagles had 204 yards and the 49ers had 65.
Hurts completed 12-for-23 for 190 yards. He additionally ran for 82 yards and a landing.
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