Eagles 25, 49ers 20

The 49ers lost to  the Eagles 25-20 Sunday night, but a more accurate portrayal of the score would be 49ers 20, Eagles 8, Nick Mullens -17.

And just like that, the bandwagons of the 49ers and of Mullens emptied out into the long cruel night of great expectations gone awry. Mullens fell all the way down to third string inactive on game day, losing any chance of another team signing him to be their starter this coming offseason. And the Niners fell two games behind the Seahawks, and dead last in the division.

The Niners enter the tough part of the schedule next week and the season is definitely on the brink. They need Jimmy Garoppolo to return pronto, but they also need to stop losing CBs and edge rushers every week to injury. Ziggy Ansah was signed this week to help with the vacant pass rush and promptly tore his biceps and headed off to season-ending IR. While CB Dontae Johnson gave a vivid demonstration of why he’s played for every team in the league, but not for long with any of them.

The entire O-line looked like crap Sunday, also, but part of that is the Eagles D-line and part of it is not-much-you-can-do-about-it this year. Meanwhile, the Eagles O-line consisted of guys signed off the street, but they had little trouble fending off the feeble 49er pass rush.

If this kind of sloppy performances keeps up, it will be tempting to wonder if last year was the fluke, and this year is the reality.

Not sure if it’s my imagination, but doesn’t it seem like every team in the league can routinely make two point conversions, often waltzing in untouched, while the Niners routinely fail? Kyle Shanahan‘s lack of chops around the goal line is bordering on criminal negligence.

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22 comments on “Eagles 25, 49ers 20
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the 2 point conversion it’s all about choices. Mullens could have and should have run it on for the 2 pts as the DB chose to cover and left a clear path to the end zone. Also a better pass as that ball was wide and 40% catchable.

    You are correct in your assessment that this game became too big for Mullens and his mistakes made it difficult to win especially the two ints. Right there are at least a 10 point difference on the scoreboard.

    Overthrow of the most wide, wide open receiver you’ll ever see in Kyle Juszczyk on the first series with a minimum of a 40 yard gain and possible TD. That pass was 10 yards over the receivers head and lead to a three and out.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Sloppy is the perfect word for this game.

  3. Tom Earl BeigelNo Gravatar says:

    Nice to see Kittle back in the game. The guy is unstoppable.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bill O’Brien fired as Texans HC and GM. House cleaning to follow. First and second round 2021 picks belong to Dolphins. What a disaster.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL needs to even the playing field.
    Because of location some teams are allowed to have fans in attendance.
    TYesterday the Cowgurls had 25K plus in attendance. Take KC tonight who have 22K fans in attendance. Even if you have 6K fans there is a certain energy in the building.

    It should be all teams should have the same amount of fans attending so everything is equal.

    How is the league missing this?

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner D did a good job of shutting down Zach Ertz. He had 4 catches for 9 yards with 8 yards on one play.

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Politics Bullit –
    Red State rules vs Blue State rules.

    Apparently you beat a Global pandemic locally.
    Making America #1 for all the wrong reasons.
    Banana Republics laugh….

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers have released veteran WR Mohamed Sanu.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No surprise there.

    Sanu was no Sanders and didn’t cost them any draft capital.
    Lynch made the correct choice last year and Sanu is probably at the end of the road.
    He had zero passes thrown his way last Sunday.

    When healthy the passing attack will be mainly Deebo, Aiyuk and Kittle with Reed, MacKinnon and Taylor sprinkled in.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Eddie Van Halen 65 years old


  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Good news: looks like Mostert and Garoppolo will play Sunday.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy Garoppolo will start Sunday and C.J. Beathard is the new No. 2. WR Deebo Samuel is questionable.

  13. winderNo Gravatar says:

    That is good news about Jimmy. I like CJ but I think Mullens is a better QB. Hopefully we won’t have to find out. I think Mostert has a chance to start but it doesn’t sound like a given right now.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Now in for Washington: Alex Smith.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives:

    QB Nick Mullens
    WR Dante Pettis
    TE Daniel Helm
    OL Tom Compton
    CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion)
    CB Dontae Johnson (groin)

  16. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    In retrospect, Jimmy playing wasn’t such good news after all.

    Hopefully, that was rust and he’ll look better in coming weeks.

    The defense is crippled. Too many people hurt.

    The offensive line still is not right either. Poor communication / guys unblocked are going to get someone killed.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like they’ll have to go 9-2 or 8-3 to make the playoffs.
    They started practice squad CBs today and were torched and the game got out of hand. Do they get Sherman and Mosely back next week to play CB?Ugly game where they were outplayed and outcoached.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Richburg returns off the PUP list after next week it will shore up the Oline and they can shift Garland to RG.

    The good thing about this season is they added a playoff spot which allows another team in. Cowgurls unfortunately lost Prescott for the year at QB with a possible broken ankle. There’s a chance.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Defense needs to create some turnovers. Losing the turnover battle makes it a lot tougher to win.

  20. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    It’s going to depend on Garropolo to a large extent. He was frankly dreadful today. By far his worst game ever. Inaccurate, uncomfortable, and at the end of the half made a stupid, panicked decision, throwing a terrible pass right into the defense.

    If we get QB play like that, we’re going to finish closer to 4-12 than 12-4.

    First major career gut check for him.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Garoppolo has the big franchise contract and needs to live up to it.
    With defensive backfield decimated at the CB position and loss of Bosa, Ford and Sherman hurt the defense is very suspect and can’t get off the field.

    Sherman, Ford and Richburg returning will make a difference.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17