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Week 8: Eagles Can Keep Hot Streak Going Against 49ers

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Birds Ought To Extend Hot Streak Against 49ers

There are two teams in the NFL that have yet to win a game this season. The Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) will get the chance to play one of these teams this Sunday when they faceoff against the San Francisco 49ers (0-7) at the Linc. San Fran is off to a nightmarish start and is in desperation mode to end their agony while Philly is currently on a roll and looking to extend their hot streak with ease. Regardless of records, the Eagles should not take these 49ers lightly because anything can happen on any given Sunday.

The 49ers Have Dealt With Some Tough Losses This Season

Five of the 49ers’ seven losses have been by three or fewer points. Their worst loss was a 40-10 beatdown by the Dallas Cowboys (3-3) just last week. San Fran has been able to keep things interesting against teams this week, so it should not be a surprise to Philly fans to see them give the Eagles trouble on Sunday.

Why Philly Can’t Afford To Underestimate San Fran

The Eagles are 6-1 and, at the moment, own the best record in the NFL. A victory against the 49ers means Philly can put pressure on their division rivals and continue to strive for the division — and home court advantage throughout the playoffs. “Easy” games like these can determine the Eagles’ chances of making the playoffs; especially with some challenging games coming up after their bye week. Every game counts, and this is one the Eagles want to mark as a victory.

Carson Wentz Has His Hot Streak To Keep Intact

It has been a delight for Eagles fans to witness their second-year quarterback light it up this season. With 17 passing touchdowns, Wentz leads the league and has thrown 3+ touchdowns for three straight games. He can make it four games in a row against San Fran if he sets his mind to it. The hot streak is not what’s important but what is keeping Wentz hotter than lava until the Eagles bye week.

No Reason Why Mack Hollins Shouldn’t Get Some Targets

The fourth-round selection from North Carolina has been targeted six times this season, and he has caught all six. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson needs to give Hollins some snaps against the 49ers passing defense that’s ranked 28th in the league. Pederson can use this game to boost some of his players’ confidence.

Cornerback Ronald Darby Is Still Not In Shape To Play

For the second consecutive week, the Eagles have listed Darby as questionable on their injury report. Dave Spadaro tweeted that, according to coach Pederson, Darby still has to get into game shape. I know some Philly fans might not want to hear this, but the passing defense is currently ranked 30th in the league. That is horrible, and there’s no doubt in my mind that Darby can help change that. The thing is, the team does not need him back just yet, and the coaching staff should let Darby sit this one out.


Like I mentioned earlier, this is not a game that the Eagles want to take lightly. The San Francisco 49ers own the worst record in the league, but there’s nothing more dangerous than a desperate team. Philly has to be careful and avoid underestimating their opponent. However, it’s hard not seeing the Eagles grab a victory against a winless 49ers team that should present a challenge at first but falter as the game progresses. 21-10 Philly wins.