Maybe that means the Birds lose today before beating them in a playoff rematch down the road.
But I don’t think so.
It just feels like the Niners are due to eat their trash-talking words. They’ve put so much extra pressure on themselves to win this game.
This is their Super Bowl.
For the Eagles, though, it’s just Week 13. They should be loose.
The 49ers’ outlook just isn’t favorable from a vibes perspective. If karma exists, certainly it should be out to get them.
Are these whiners really about to walk into an incredibly hostile Lincoln Financial Field and emerge victorious? Is that how this plays out?
Perhaps the Eagles will be feeling the effects of playing their third game in 13 days.
But I think the matchups ultimately work in Philly’s favor.
Stop the run, make Brock Purdy throw all game long, and let the pass rush get after him. It’s not going to be easy but it is going to be doable.
When it comes to the Eagles’ offense, today would be a great day for Jalen Hurts to play turnover-free football.
We certainly know the Birds can play from behind. But the 49ers are front-runners. They’re at their most dangerous with a lead and the game script going in their direction. Best to punch them in the mouth from the jump to make them suddenly look a whole lot more mortal.
The Eagles can and will do what it takes.
Will the Eagles beat the 49ers?
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Score prediction: 31 to 21, Eagles win.
Bold prediction: James Bradberry pick-six seals the game.
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