Fall to the 49ers as Eagles are unable to stage another comeback

The Eagles' erratic performance ultimately caught up with them in Sunday's 42-19 loss to the 49ers, capping off weeks of nerve-wracking play.

Jason Kelce, a seasoned center for the Eagles, stated, "We're not good enough right now." Obviously, we're not happy with our performance; we failed to accomplish our goal today. Still, there are a few of games remaining, and a great deal of football from which to draw. On both sides of the ball, I continue to have the highest trust in everyone in this locker room. Playing this game won't change that.

The Eagles tied an NFL record by winning all four of their games in which they were behind at halftime.

San Francisco started a 14-6 lead at halftime and kept it going after the break, delivering Philadelphia its second-biggest loss under coach Nick Sirianni, ending that streak on Sunday. (The Eagles rested several of their starters in preparation for the playoffs in Week 18 of the 2021 season, when they suffered their worst loss, a 25-point defeat to the Dallas Cowboys.)

"Our coaching and play were poor. Simply put. Why not do that? You must credit them too. Very good football team. "If you don't play your best game against their players and coaches, it will look like that," Sirianni warned. "We must coach better. Have to play better. We must clean up much."

Philadelphia struggled in the red zone early in the season but has gone 10-for-10 in its final three games. The problem returned Sunday, when the Eagles missed two TDs within the 20-yard line and settled for field goals.

I think we started with good rhythm, pace, and execution. Our red zone execution was lacking "Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts finished 26-of-45 passing for 298 yards and two touchdowns (one running). "When you're playing a good team like that, every little thing matters."

After a promising start, the Philly defense, which played 92 plays against the Buffalo Bills last week without starting linebackers Nakobe Dean and Zach Cunningham due to injuries, gave up 456 yards of offense.

San Francisco wide receiver Deebo Samuel scored three touchdowns. Next Gen numbers show 115 of his 116 receiving yards came after the catch.

"We didn't do many things right," admitted Eagles DT Fletcher Cox. We didn't tackle. We didn't cover. We missed several plays."

Next week, the Eagles (10-2) face the Dallas Cowboys (9-3) in another important game. With the 49ers (9-3) and Detroit Lions (9-3) in the mix, the NFC top seed competition has tightened.

"It's a possible rematch," Eagles left tackle Jordan Mailata said. "Today, you must admit they were the superior team. They didn't execute. Our red zone opportunities were missed due to poor execution. Missed opportunities are unacceptable against a well-coached and disciplined squad."

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