By Bryan Bauer
The San Francisco 49ers come back home and faced an 0-3 Eagles team that to be honest was playing terrible football. This was a game that I thought the 49ers had a chance to win this game by possibly 25-30 points by the way the Eagles played up to this point.
They had all the momentum coming into this game with there stars, like George Kittle , Deebo Samuel coming back off there injuries. 49ers back up Nick Mullens just came off a road game that he was perfectly accurate with his throws and playing great with his first start last week. How one week can change how back up players play in this league. First two throws were to a wide-open Kendrick Bourne and then a blown coverage after Kyle Juszczyk acted like he was blocking and slipped by the linebacker and no one was around him, Mullens overthrew him for a possible walk in touchdown. Moma said there would be days like this.
The impressive Brandon Aiyuk that had another great game with an amazing run after a quick throw in the flat broke tackles and then leaped over a defender into the endzone that will be on highlight reel for years to come.
Once again Jerick Mckinnon has struggled all year long with picking the right holes to hit in the zone scheme running game .The other huge issue has been 2019 stand out Daniel Brunskill who really shined at the tackle position last year . He won the right guard position this year and it has been a disaster as former 49er Michael Person was let go this offseason for the same issue. This is a huge problem and even a worse situation this year. Jimmy Garoppolo has an injury because of his lack of pass blocking and Brunskill gave up 2 more sacks tonight that in four games so far has allowed 6 sacks total.
Mike Mcglinchey in my opinion was one of his worst games as a 49er since his rookie year verse Von Miller. These are things that Joe Staley helped McGlinchey with to get him ready for the next step in his career.
Third QB on the depth list came in to try to give the 49ers a spark and he did just that, C.J Beathard came in the game after over hyped Mullens was pulled. He came in and moved the 49ers right down the field. I would imagine if Jimmy Garoppolo cannot go next week verse the Dolphins next week Beathard will get the start.
All the people that where cheering for Mullens to be the starter for some reason are incredibly quiet tonight, as Kyle said this Jimmy Team!
Ziggy Ansah tore his Bicep during the game and after the MRI is taken tomorrow, 49ers expect him to go to season ending injured reserve. Another big blow as that will make it an even dozen players on the IR for 2020.
The San Francisco will need a win next week verse the Dolphins if they want to stay in the race as you can’t win the division in October but you sure can loose it with another bone head loss next week .