Eagles defeats 49ers to move atop the woeful NFC East standings

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Eagles have been pathetic. However, somehow, some way, they are leading the horrible NFC East.

The Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Philadelphia won 25-20 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham catches a touchdown pass in front of Dontae Johnson against the San Francisco 49ers
Travis Fulgham catches a touchdown pass in front of Dontae Johnson against the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by the Associated Press/Jed Jacobsohn)

With the win, the Eagles are 1-2-1. As a result of the win, the team has a .375 win percentage. All the other teams in the NFC East has a .250 or lower win percentage.

San Francisco fell to 2-2 on the season.

The 49ers had a chance late in the contest to potentially win the game. However, their last ditch effort fell through, as C.J. Beathard’s pass was deflected in the end zone.

Beathard replaced Nick Mullens and pumped life back into the struggling 49ers offense. Depending on how much longer Jimmy Garoppolo needs to miss time with his injury, head coach Kyle Shanahan may give Beathard the starting job moving forward.

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz went 18 of 28 for 193 yards. He threw one touchdown pass and one interception.

Miles Sanders had 13 carries for 46 yards. Travis Fulgham had two receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown.

Mullens went 18 of 26 for 200 yards for the 49ers before his benching. He also had one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

Beathard then came in and went 14 of 19 for 138 yards.

Jerick McKinnon had 14 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown. George Kittle had 15 receptions for 183 yards and a touchdown.

Wentz had a rushing touchdown. He also hit Fulgham for his touchdown reception.

Alex Singleton had a 30-yard interception returned for a touchdown. Jake Elliott also made a 35-yard field goal.

McKinnon and Brandon Aiyuk also had rushing touchdowns for the 49ers. Kittle also caught a touchdown reception.

Following McKinnon’s touchdown, the two-point conversion failed. If Beathard had just ran it into the end zone instead of passing it, the team would have been down three instead of five points.

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