By Sam McPherson
With a rookie quarterback making his first profession street begin within the NFL towards the league’s greatest group, maybe it was not shocking to see the San Francisco 49ers lose, 33-10, to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Monetary Subject within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love. 49ers QB C.J. Beathard struggled for a lot of the recreation towards the Eagles, and with the protection specializing in the S.F. operating recreation, the rookie wasn’t capable of make a number of huge performs.
On the opposite aspect of the ball, the 49ers protection recovered from its ugly effort towards the Dallas Cowboys final week to play a strong recreation towards Philadelphia. Take away a defensive landing and one lengthy cross play, and San Francisco held a potent Eagles offense to some extent complete decrease than its season common. The 49ers are zero-eight this season now, tied with the Cleveland Browns for the worst document within the NFL.
Beathard actually struggled on this recreation, finishing lower than 50 % of his passes and throwing two interceptions. He was simply 17-for-36, and totaled a mere 167 yards. Beathard did handle to throw a landing move within the third quarter to get the 49ers on the scoreboard, profiting from a Philadelphia turnover. He additionally ran for a staff-excessive forty yards on six carries.
General, although, the offense gained simply 238 complete yards, as operating backs Matt Breida and Carlos Hyde mixed for a mere forty two yards on 17 carries. The Eagles shut down the run with a purpose to pressure Beathard to beat them together with his arm, and that didn’t occur. That’s an ordinary plan towards a rookie QB, so Beathard should overcome his inexperience ultimately. However throwing the ball 36 occasions and gaining solely 167 yards is fairly tough on any offense’s possibilities to win.
The 49ers held the Eagles to a four-for-14 effort on third down, which was why the Philly offense gained simply 304 complete yards. Take away the fifty three-yard TD move within the third quarter, and it’s clear the S.F. protection performed fairly nicely general. The unit intercepted Eagles QB Carson Wentz as soon as, which arrange the 49ers offense for a rating. In actuality, the 49ers got here very near giving up simply 18 factors to the league’s greatest workforce.
As famous in prior weeks, the offense’s struggles actually harm the protection, retaining it on the sector for a lot of the recreation. This time, the 49ers have been on protection for nearly 33 minutes of recreation time, and the climate didn’t assist, both. San Francisco’s protection registered three sacks as nicely, together with two from…