Riding high from their first victory of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles took on the San Francisco 49ers in a week 4 match up that contained a lot of offense. The Eagles brought the same game plan and attitude from week 3 into this game. The started off hot and never let up off the gas until the end, with touchdowns coming from 3 different players. Miles Sanders and Desean Jackson put the Eagles on their shoulders and soared them to their best offensive performance this season. The Eagles were able to easily put 47 points on the depleted 49er defense, leading to a decisive 47- 34 victory.
The Eagles dominant offensive performance was led by Wentz, Sanders, and Jackson. Wentz drove up and down the field flinging the ball all over the place amassing over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. His main target for the game was Deasean Jackson, who proved that even at his age he can still be a number one target. Jackson was like a man possessed, scoring at will on the highly rated 49er defense. He ended his day with 8 catches for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a beautiful 62 yard touchdown. Sanders came into this game determined to repeat his performance from a week ago and not only did he out perform himself, he went above and beyond running for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns. If the Eagles continue this offensive performance week in and week out, they will be hard to stop.
If you look at the final scoreboard it would seem as if there was no defense in this game. The defense made key stops and a turnover early enough in the game, which led to a big lead. Once up big the defense just played bend but don’t break defense. After a week of hardly any sacks, both Graham and Cox got 2 sacks in this game. As long as they keep up these kinds of performances they will both be in the running for best defensive lineman at the end of the season.
With an overall record of 2-1-1, the Philadelphia Eagles finally have their first winning record of the season. Before the season started, the Eagles were in a good position to be at the top of the division, however, as of this moment they are third in the division behind the Cowboys and the Redskins. Looking at the upcoming schedule, the Eagles have no free wins. It will be a hard road in order to make the playoffs but as long as the offense can limit the turnovers, mainly Carson Wentz, then they will be in good shape. Up next, they will face off against a hot Pittsburgh Steelers team who is looking to separate themselves from the pack and show everyone that they are a contender.