The San Francisco 49ers improved to 2-2 as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-21, in a home thriller. The 49ers established their running game by rushing for 218 total yards.
The San Francisco 49ers got a much-needed win as they beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-21, to improve their record to 2-2.
The Eagles attempted to score the go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes remaining, and they looked primed to convert as they reached the goal line. However, the 49ers defense held firm and forced a turnover on downs. The 49ers also held the Eagles on their final drive to a quick four-and-out.
The Eagles took a 21-10 lead in the second quarter, but the 49ers fought back with 16 unanswered points. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was solid as he threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns with one interception on 17-of-30 passing. He overcame his offensive line’s troubles, as they allowed four sacks.
Kaepernick also ran for 58 yards on seven carries. Running back Frank Gore led the 49ers in rushing with 119 yards on 24 carries, and he also scored a 55-yard receiving touchdown.
For the Eagles, quarterback Nick Foles was held to 195 yards and two interceptions on 21-of-43 passing. Running back LeSean McCoy was neutralized by the 49ers defense as he rushed for only 17 yards on 10 carries.
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had a solid performance with five catches for 68 yards, including a 22-yard catch with one hand on a crucial third-down play.