The San Francisco 49ers travel to faceoff against Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles in a Week 2 matchup.
Fresh off impressive wins in Week 1 of the new season, the San Fransisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles are set to battle this weekend.
Eagles’ second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts is looking to pick up consecutive wins for the first time in his short career, while 49ers leadman Jimmy Garappolo looks to hold off doubts of him remaining the starter in San Francisco.
While the 49ers have the better and more experienced roster and open up as 3.5-point favorites, the Eagles are spry with young offensive talent and a sturdy defensive line — this should be a gritty matchup.
What to watch for in the 49ers-Eagles matchup
Against Detroit last week, the 49ers were coasting to what seemed like an easy win — that is until they let off the gas pedal and the Lions, who were down 38-10 early in the fourth quarter, roared back with 23 straight points to make it an eight-point game. The 49ers held onto win the game with a score of 41-33 but they cannot afford to make that a habit moving forward.
Garappolo played well in the opener sans for a fumble on the opening drive, if he falters in any way, expect fans to clamor for Trey Lance to replace him.
For Philly, Jalen Hurts impressed in Week 1 with 264-passing yards and 3-passing touchdowns. He led the Eagles to a 32-6 win over the Falcons and looks to have a repeat of that performance again. The Eagles were one of the worst teams last season but early wins against NFC foes should do a lot to bolster the team’s confidence and morale down the line.
Look for Hurts to find his big-play receivers early and often against the 49ers. He threw touchdowns to DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert and Jalen Reagor in Week 1.
How to live stream 49ers-Eagles on Reddit
The Eagles host the 49ers in Philadelphia on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX. You can find a live stream of the game if you are not able to catch it on television.