Things have already started going off the rails a bit for the NFL in Week 4 — with the Steelers-Titans and Patriots-Chiefs games both having to be postponed —, so why not wrap up Sunday’s slate of game with a Sunday Night Football game featuring the very-injured Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) on the road against a very-injured San Francisco 49ers (2-1).
The Eagles don’t really have any wide receivers, as BGN’s Brandon Lee Gowton explained:
So, here’s how Carson Wentz’s receiving corps is shaping up for the Eagles’ appearance on Sunday Night Football (career stats next to name):
Greg Ward — 59 targets, 42 recs, 362 yards (8.6 average), 2 TD
John Hightower — 7 targets, 3 recs, 17 yards, 0 TD
Deontay Burnett — 23 targets, 15 recs, 210 yards (14.0 average), 0 TD
Travis Fulgham — 0 targets
Hakeem Butler — 0 targets
This is probably fine.
Philly also put Jason Peters on IR with a toe injury just a day before the matchup, and don’t forget, the only healthy corners on the roster — since Avonte Maddox and Trevor Williams are out — are Darius Slay, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Cre’Von LeBlanc.
Things don’t look a whole lot better for the Niners, who will be without Jimmy Garoppolo — Nick Mullens will get his second start —, Raheem Mostert, and Jordan Reed. There are also some notable defenders who will miss the game... and the opportunity to plow through the Eagles’ thin(ing) offensive line.
Here's the injury report heading into Sunday Night Football. #PHIvsSF pic.twitter.com/nbDGzqxiNs— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 2, 2020
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Time: 8:20 PM Eastern
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
Referee: Bill Vinovich (Eagles are 8-8 in 16 games as referee.)
Location: Levi’s Stadium | Santa Clara, CA
NFL Network replay: TBA
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | SIRIUS: 81 (Phi), 83 (SF) | XM: 226 (Phi), 225 (SF)
The Niners are BIG favorites over the Eagles this week, per DraftKings Sportsbook.
Philadelphia Eagles: +7.5 (+290)
San Francisco 49ers: -7.5 (-345)
The Niners lead the all-time series, 18-13-1, and have won 2 of the past 3 meetings between these teams. They last faced off in the regular season back in Oct. 2017, with the Eagles coming away with a 33-10 victory at home. But, the last time they played in California, the 49ers won, 26-21.
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Eagles 2020 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - at Washington Football Team (Sept. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Sept. 20, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Sept. 27, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 4, 8:20 PM, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 5 - at Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 11, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - vs. Baltimore Ravens (Oct. 18, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 7 - vs. New York Giants (Oct. 22, 8:20 PM ET, FOX | NFL Network | Amazon) Thursday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 1, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 9 - BYE (Nov. 8)
Week 10 - at New York Giants (Nov. 15, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 11 - at Cleveland Browns (Nov. 22, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 12 - vs. Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 30, 8:15 PM ET, FOX) Monday Night Football
Week 13 - at Green Bay Packers (Dec. 6, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 14 - vs. New Orleans Saints (Dec. 13, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 20, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 - at Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 27, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs Washington Football Team (Jan. 3, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)