San Francisco vs Philadelphia prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines: Week 2
San Francisco vs Philadelphia How To Watch
Date: Sunday, September 19
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
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San Francisco (1-0) vs Philadelphia (1-0) Game Preview
Why San Francisco Will Win
Well that was freaking weird.
The 49ers had the three-foot putt made against the Lions with a big lead and everything working offensively, and then the secondary took the rest of the afternoon off in the 41-33 win.
On the plus side, Jimmy Garoppolo was solid – 314 yards with plenty of big plays and no picks – and out of a backfield with seemingly 41 injured runners, Elijah Mitchell took over with a strong 104-yard, one-score day.
How efficient was San Francisco? It only ran 55 plays – to Detroit’s 84 – and scored 41 points. While all that was happening …
Why Philadelphia Will Win
Philadelphia had a surprising walk in the park against Atlanta with a 32-6 road win.
Jalen Hurts was terrific – at the very least, he was steady and didn’t throw any picks – and the defense made Matt Ryan look ridiculous with constant press while not giving him anywhere to throw.
There were WAY too many penalties overall, but the D that allowed just two field goals should be able to hold down a San Francisco offense that really does have running back depth issues.
Make Jimmy Garoppolo deal with the secondary that just stuffed the Falcon receiving corps in a paper bag.
What’s Going To Happen
These are professional athletes who are built to handle anything, but the 49ers had to play Week 1 in Detroit, go home, and now they have to fly across the country to play in Philadelphia. Yeah, boo hoo, it’s just a plane ride, but if you buy into the whole circadian rhythm thing, the ball get kicked off 10 am San Francisco time.
The bigger issue will be an Eagle defense that’s about to have its second straight strong performance.
Hurts will throw two picks that keep the Niners around – the San Francisco defense will generate pressure from the start – but he’ll also run well enough for the ground attack to average over five yards per carry.
Expect a good one.
San Francisco vs Philadelphia Prediction, Line
Philadelphia 23, San Francisco 20
Line: San Francisco -3, o/u: 49
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Must See Rating: 3.5
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