Printed 6:31 p.m. ET Oct. 29, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeGarrette Blount sees some Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles.
After profitable two Tremendous Bowls with the Patriots, Blount got here to Philadelphia and now could be a part of the staff with the perfect file within the NFL. Profitable appears to observe the bruising again.
“This staff is particular, man,” Blount stated with an enormous smile. “Particular.”
Blount ran 12 yards for a landing, Wentz tossed two TD pbades and Jalen Mills had a pick-6 in Philadelphia’s 33-10 victory over the winless San Francisco 49ers on a wet Sunday.
The Eagles (7-1) have received six straight video games. The 49ers are Zero-Eight for the primary time in franchise historical past.
“I am having numerous enjoyable right here,” Blount stated. “I did not understand how good this staff can be.”
His new staff is enjoying so effectively it may well win going away regardless of a sloppy effort.
“The primary half was ugly,” tight finish Zach Ertz stated. “It wasn’t an ideal efficiency by us.”
Wentz was 18 of 32 for 211 yards and one interception. He threw a 53-yard TD cross to Alshon Jeffery and 1-yard TD cross to Ertz. The second-year professional leads the NFL with 19 TD pbades, most by an Eagles quarterback by way of eight video games.
C.J. Beathard shoveled a 21-yard TD cross to Matt Breida and completed 17 of 36 for 167 yards with two interceptions in his second profession begin.
Some issues we discovered from Philadelphia’s win over San Francisco:
PROTECTING CARSON: Wentz is taking too many hits. He was sacked thrice plus one which was negated by penalty, took photographs on a few scrambles, and had guys in his face all through the sport. It was Philadelphia’s first sport with out nine-time Professional Bowl left deal with Jason Peters.
“It is a good protection,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson stated. “We did not execute the safety as effectively. We obtained it fastened and had been capable of sort of piece it collectively.”
NEED REINFORCEMENTS: The 49ers are banged-up in an enormous manner. It was so dangerous after left deal with Joe Staley (eye) and proper deal with Garry Gilliam (knee) went down that tight finish Garrett Celek was subsequent in line to play deal with. Defensive linemen Solomon Thomas (knee) and DL C.J. Jones (knee), security Jimmie Ward (forearm) and large receiver Pierre Garcon (neck) additionally did not end the sport. Shanahan stated Staley injured his orbital and wanted stitches in his eye. The staff stated he was staying in a single day at a hospital.
“We won’t use it as an excuse,” Garcon stated. “We simply should preserve enjoying, no matter who’s in there.”
HAVING FUN: After he scored, Ertz flipped the ball to two-time American League MVP Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. Trout, who grew up in close by Millville, New Jersey, is a die-hard Eagles fan who sits within the first row on the sphere behind an finish zone. Wentz gave him a soccer after a TD cross throughout a sport final season.
Following Jeffery’s TD, Ertz pretended to begin a brawl by hitting Jeffery with a pitch (soccer) because the gamers continued to have fun sure TDs by enjoying baseball. Ertz was the pitcher, Jeffery was the batter and Wentz was the catcher.
“It is a blast proper now,” Ertz stated. “We’re having numerous enjoyable, we’re enjoying extraordinarily unfastened and we have now numerous confidence. Now we have numerous unselfish guys.”
ONLY UP FROM HERE: The 49ers aren’t as dangerous as their file signifies. They’ve misplaced 5 video games by a area aim or much less and had been aggressive in opposition to the Eagles into the third quarter.
“That is the place you discover out so much about guys if you’re Zero-Eight. How do you act and the way do you react?” Beathard stated.
GOING DEEP: Wentz has already thrown 5 TD pbades of at the very least 50 yards, one wanting tying the staff file. He solely had one as a rookie final season and that was a 73-yard display screen cross to Darren Sproles.
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