By Kevin K
note: I missed the game because I was watching the Phillies, however, I was paying attention to the Eagles score. Do not be too critical due to the fact I missed most of this football game.
The Eagles entered San Francisco with a huge question mark everywhere on the team. The offensive line has been weak and the Eagles QB’s just seem to continue to get hurt. The Eagles defense has struggled to stop the run and the Tight End. And the Eagles Special Teams has had trouble stopping everything.
The Eagles entered Sunday night against the best 0-4 team in football. The 49ers have barely lost games this season and continue to be the unluckiest team in the NFL.
Kevin Kolb got the start for the Eagles as Michael Vick is still suffering from a rib injury that occurred versus the Redskins the week before. Kolb looked good for the Eagles as he completed his first 8 passes and was driving for the Eagles. Kolb ended the game going 21 for 31 for 253 yards and a TD. Kolb was also under a lot of pressure during the game as OT Jason Peters went down with an injury and OT King Dunlap replaced him. Kolb was constantly under a rush, however, he was cool, calm, and collected and drove the Eagles down field.
Kolb wasn’t the only notable Eagle to take off on Sunday night. LeSean McCoy impressed with a broken rib and all. McCoy had 18 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown, including a 29 yard rush. McCoy also had 5 receptions for 46 yards, however, dropped to the ground before a crucial first down in the fourth quarter that forced the Eagles to punt the ball away. McCoy’s mistake could have cost the Eagles the game.
The Eagles had a big lead in the fourth quarter and seemed to be pouring it on, until they fell asleep again. The Eagles almost lost the game in the fourth quarter after falling asleep, something they usually do when they have a big lead. The Eagles had the fans sweating it out in the final two minutes (Phillies over at this point, all eyes on the Eagles). Alex Smith was driving the 49ers down field, until a Trevard Lindley interception ended the game and gave the Eagles a victory.
The Eagles were very worrisome at the end of the game and have to learn that they cannot allow comebacks like they have so far this season, if they want to be a playoff team.
Eagles (3-2) defeated the 49ers (0-5) 27-24