The Eagles are 3-0 and are looking to finish the first quarter of the 2014 NFL season with their fourth-straight win on Sunday. The team is scheduled to travel to the west coast to take on the 49ers. San Francisco has struggled to a 1-2 record but are still a talented team that needs to be taken seriously.
The 49ers are favored in this contest, despite the record comparison. That said, the Eagles come into this game with plenty of confidence and momentum. If quarterback Nick Foles and the Philadelphia offense can continue to put up points, it will be a very tough task for the home team.
Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 4:25 PM EST
Announcers: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Location: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
NFL Network replay: Monday, September 29, 2014: 2:30 PM EST, 11:00 PM EST
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Local radio: 94 WIP
Per OddsShark, the 49ers are the favorites.
Philadelphia Eagles +5
The 49ers own the series lead over the Eagles in their 31 previous matchups. The Eagles are 12-18-1 against the 49ers, but are 6-4 in the last ten games.The Eagles lost their last meeting against the 49ers, 24-23. That contest is well-known for being the Ronnie Brown backward toss fiasco in 2011.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf), C Jason Kelce (hernia)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
PROBABLE: DE Fletcher Cox (back), DE Brandon Bair (foot), CB Brandon Boykin (hip), TE James Casey (knee), WR Jordan Matthews (oblique), WR Brad Smith (groin), OG Matt Tobin (ankle), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), S Earl Wolff (knee)
49ers injury report
OUT: C Marcus Martin (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: S Antoine Bethea (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee)
PROBABLE: WR Michael Crabtree (quadriceps), RB Frank Gore (back), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), LB Patrick Willis (wrist)
- Brent Celek's brother Garrett has played for the 49ers for the last three seasons and is currently on the team's PUP list. In 25 career games, Garrett has caught six passes for 89 yards and been a standout on special teams.
- Eagles special teams ace Chris Maragos spent his entire rookie season in San Francisco. He played for the 49ers in 2010. He played in three games and had two tackles. He was eventually cut and signed with the Seahawks.
- This will be the Eagles first trip to Levi's Stadium, which opened earlier this year.
- Nick Foles has the top interception percentage (1.3%) in NFL history, while Colin Kaepernick is third (1.9%).
- Foles and Jeremy Maclin have hooked up for 53 receptions, 775 passing yards and six touchdowns in their last 10 games together.
- Defensive coordinator Billy Davis served in the same role for the 49ers from 2005-06.
- Quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave was a backup quarterback for the 49ers from 1991-94. He won a Super Bowl in 1994.
- Vice president of player personal Tom Gable worked for San Francisco's front office from 2005-12.
- California natives on the Eagles include: TE Zach Ertz, LB Mychal Kendricks, QB Matt Barkley, LS Jon Dorenbos, WR Jeff Maehl, OT Kevin Graf, LB Casey Matthews, RB Chris Polk and QB Mark Sanchez.
- The Eagles have a takeaway in each of the team's last 16 games.
- The Eagles are 10-1 in their last 11 regular season games. They are also 6-1 in their last seven road games.
- Foles can become the first Eagles quarterback to have four straight games of over 300 passing yards if he reaches the mark on Sunday. He has already thrown for the most yardage in a three-game stretch in team history.
NFL Schedule 2014
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
TE Derek Carrier (2012-2013 practice squad)
(*) Practice Squad