This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 8 road game against the Philadelphia Eagles. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
9:40 Here are the 49ers inactives:
- LB Reuben Foster
- RT Trent Brown
- WR Victor Bolden Jr.
- CB K’Waun Williams
- DB Dexter McCoil
- DE Pita Taumoepenu
- DL Aaron Lynch
9:59 It’s raining heavily in Philadelphia. Which team’s offensive coordinator will adjust his play calling based on the weather conditions?
10:02 The 49ers receive the opening kickoff.
10:07 On third-and-6 from the 49ers’ 47-yard line, Carlos Hyde drops a pass over the middle. Then, the 49ers let a good punt bounce into the end zone. If the Niners gunners had run by the returner, gone to the goal line and turned around like short stops, one of them could have prevented the ball from rolling into the end zone and the Eagles would have been forced to start their opening drive inside the 5 yard line. Bad special teams coaching.
10:15 On third-and-11 from the Eagles 49, Elvis Dumervil hits Carson Wentz, who breaks a tackle and scrambles forward for a one-yard gain. The Niners will start their next drive from their 20.
10:19 On third-and-19, C.J. Beathard completes a nine-yard pass to Matt Breida, and the Niners go three and out.
10:32 On third-and-eight from the 49ers’ 22, Solomon Thomas hits Carson Wentz, who overthrows an open receiver in the end zone. The Eagles kick a field goal and lead 3-0. On third-and-long, DeForest Buckner is lining up at Leo and Thomas is lining up as a shaded nose tackle. Good move. I suggested the Niners should move Thomas to nose tackle three weeks ago.
10:36 On third-and-33, Hyde drops another pass, and the Niners go three-and-out. Hyde is on pace to drop eight passes.
10:37 The 49ers down the punt at the Eagles 10-yard line.
10:37 Jimmie Ward injured his forearm. He’s questionable to return.
10:39 On second-and-3, Brock Coyle blitzes and Carson Wentz scrambles into Earl Mitchell, who records the sack. On third-and-9, Coyle and Leon Hall blitz, and force Wentz to throw a bad pass. Nice aggressive play calls by Robert Saleh. The Eagles go three and out. The Niners will get the ball when the second quarter starts.
10:42 The 49ers start from the Eagles 44. Let’s see what Kyle Shanahan can do with good field position.
10:45 On third-and-5 from the Eagles 39, Shanahan calls a run for Hyde, who gains only two yards. And Garry Gilliam injures his knee.
10:47 Shanahan chooses to punt on fourth-and-3 from the Eagles 37. The Niners down the punt at the Eagles 2.
10:48 Ward is out with a forearm injury. He is Mr. Glass.
10:51 The Eagles go three and out. The Niners defense is playing very hard, and Robert Saleh is coaching well. He’s bringing creative pressures and not just calling vanilla defenses. Good for him.
10:53 Zane Beadles replaces Garry Gilliam at right tackle. Gilliam is out with a knee injury.
10:56 On second-and-6 from the Eagles 46, Beathard throws a short slant pass behind Aldrick Robinson, who takes a hit and deflects the ball to Rodney McLeod, who makes the interception. Eagles’ ball at their 46. What a missed opportunity. The 49ers offense has been awful in this game.
11:01 Buckner sacks Wentz on first down, and the Eagles go three and out for the third time in a row. Trent Taylor makes a fair catch at the 49ers 13.
11:04 On third-and-6 from the Eagles 29, Fletcher Cox pushed Daniel Kilgore aside and sacks Beathard for an eight-yard loss. Then Bradley Pinion shanks a 35-yard punt.
11:08 On first-and-10 from the 49ers 20, Leger Douzable records his second sack of the first half.
11:11 On third-and-15, Dontae Johnson commits pass interference in the end zone. So the Eagles get the ball at the one-yard line. And on first-and-goal, Wentz throws a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz. The Eagles miss the extra point, and lead 9-0.
11:17 On third-and-7 from the 49ers 28, Beathard throws a pick-six. He is not the answer at quarterback.
11:18 The Eagles’ two-point conversion is successful — Wentz to Alshon Jeffery. The Eagles lead 17-0.
11:26 On the last play of the first half, Alshon Jeffery plays defensive back and breaks up a Hail Mary intended for Kendrick Bourne.
11:44 On third-and-7, Eric Reid blitzes and hits Carson Wentz, who throws an incomplete pass, and the Eagles go three and out.
11:49 Niners go three and out again. Their tackles are Zane Beadles and Erik Magnuson. Shanahan is giving them no help. He keeps sending all five receivers into the pattern. That’s a good way to Beathard killed.
11:53 The Eagles run the ball on third-and-8 and gain six yards. They’re killing the clock with more than 10 minutes left in the third quarter. They have no respect for the Niners offense.
11:57 On third-and-10 from the 49ers three-yard line, Beathard gets hit while throwing a screen pass to Pierre Garcon, and the pass is incomplete.
12:03 On third-and-6 from the 49ers 33, the Niners bring pressure and Wentz throws the ball away. The Eagles make a 51-yard field goal, and lead 20-0. As bad as the 49ers are, the defense has played hard for most of the game and Robert Saleh has coached well.
12:09 On third-and-1, Beathard tries a quarterback sneak but gains no yards. The 49ers offensive line is so, so bad.
12:12 On third-and-14, Ahkello Witherspoon intercepts Wentz and returns the ball to the Eagles 21.
12:14 On second-and-10, Beathard throws a shuffle pass to Matt Breida, who runs 21 yards untouched into the end zone. Nice run, nice play. Niners trail 20-7.
12:19 Three plays later, Wentz throws a 53-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery, who jumped and caught the ball over Ahkello Witherspoon. Witherspoon never turned his head to find the pass. Eagles lead 27-7.
12:30 On third-and-goal from the nine, Beathard throws a Kaepernick-esque fade pass out of bounds. And on fourth-and-goal, the Eagles block Robbie Gould’s field-goal attempt.
12:32 Pierre Garcon has a neck injury and is questionable to return.
12:40 On first-and-10, LeGarrette Blount runs into the end zone from 12 yards out. The Eagles miss the extra point, but they lead 33-7. The 49ers defense is out of gas.
12:53 On third-and-19 from the Eagles 32, Beathard throws a screen pass behind Breida. Gould makes a 50-yard field goal and the Niners trail 33-10.
1:05 49ers lose. Stay tuned for my postgame Periscope report and team grades.