When the 49ers play a solid game as a team they are tough to beat. They took on an undefeated Eagles team and if not for 49er mistakes, would have blown out the road team. Even with several early mistakes, the 49ers rebounded and earned a hard fought win over a serious playoff contender.
For the 49ers to avoid a 3 game losing streak they will have to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. San Francisco should be able to win, especially at home, but not if they play like they have the past two weeks.
There are a good amount of teams this season that will be looking to their quarterbacks to bring everything together to be on the winning path. Here is my list of quarterbacks that need a big 2014 season….
A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
A last-second field goal by Shayne Graham brought an end to the first season of the Chip Kelly era as the Saints left Philadelphia with a 26-24 victory in the NFC Wild Card playoff. The time for season-long evaluations will come over the coming week, but for now let’s take a quick look at how the Eagles performed in this game.
This is yet another “bizarro” season in the NFL but it is in a different way than it was last season when random bad teams were trashing good teams. Now, there is a lot of unexpected news coming out of different NFL cities and the stories may not be explained any time soon.
The NFL is full of the expected and also the unexpected, and all of them can be quite entertaining. The rare and unusual though; those are the things that add to the excitement of the NFL, and the Sunday action of week nine brought about three rare happenings that keep it thrilling.
There were a large number of injuries in Week 7 of the 2013 NFL season, and some of them proved to be quite serious. Some teams are really worried though because a few of the injuries happened to back-up players that were already filling in for injured starters.
Lots of changes need to be made for some teams in the NFL, and it all will depend on what is best for the immediate future. Two teams are looking at quarterback situations that could very well help their seasons while one team is doing so well that they are breaking noise records.