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7 winners and 1 loser from Eagles win over 49ers

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Happy Halloween

San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

No tricks, all treats as the Eagles blew out the winless 49ers 33-10. Trap game? Nah. As blowouts go, that was pretty low on style points, but so what.

WINNERS

The Eagles

There are many marks of a good team, one of them is winning ugly, and one is putting bad teams away. This game was both, as it started poorly and the offense, while certainly not bad, left a lot of room to be desired. The weather was a factor, and the short week can’t be overlooked either. And yet despite that, the Eagles blew out another bad team. With every passing week, this team checks off boxes of a good team. Dare to dream.

Alshon Jeffery

That is the kind of catch and run the Eagles brought Jeffery in for.

And the celebration was excellent.

Jalen Mills

Nice read to pick off CJ Beathard, and then a good run back to score. (And did anyone else notice Rodney McLeod’s impressive recovery speed to get into position to block if Mills cut it outside?) Slight demerit for not having a great celebration though. Defense, step it up.

Mychal Kendricks

Kendricks is having probably his best season as a pro, and that’s a big boost in the wake of Jordan Hicks being lost for the year. He finished with a team high in tackles, had a sack and pressured CJ Beathard into some bad throws. While he doesn’t directly replace Hicks, the loss of the playmaking linebacker hurts a little less when there’s another in the fold.

Derek Barnett

Gaining steady playing time as the season progresses, last week Barnett cracked 50% of snaps, and this week he made a big play on special teams. Pass rushers are usually not impact players their rookie seasons, but Barnett is already a cog in the Eagles dominant defensive line.

Nick Foles

Any time the backup enters the field with the lead to take a knee, it’s a good day.

Mike Trout

How many game balls does this guy have and do you think he puts them next to his MVP trophies?

LOSER

Kyle Shanahan’s balls

Twice he brought out his special teams when going for it on fourth down was the better option. What do you have to lose? Derek Barnett’s blocked field goal was karmic justice.