One week after losing starting running back Raheem Mostert to a season-ending knee injury, the San Francisco 49ers and their revamped backfield will take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Rookies Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon, second-year pro JaMycal Hasty and veteran Kerryon Johnson are set to carry the load for the 49ers after the loss of Mostert. In last week's victory over Detroit, Mitchell, a sixth-round pick from Louisiana, rushed for a game-high 104 yards and one touchdown. On Sunday, the 49ers will face a Philadelphia defense that allowed Atlanta to run for 124 yards and average 4.8 yards per rush last week.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET. San Francisco is a three-point favorite in the latest 49ers vs. Eagles odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the over/under for total points scored is 49. Before you lock in any Eagles vs. 49ers picks and predictions, make sure to check out what the SportsLine Computer Projection Model has to say.
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- Eagles vs. 49ers spread: San Francisco -3
- Eagles vs. 49ers Over-Under: 49 points
- Eagles vs. 49ers money line: San Francisco -160, Philadelphia +140
- SF: WR Deebo Samuel ranked second in the NFL in receiving yards (189) after Week 1
- PHI: DT Jason Hargrave was tied for second in the league in sacks (two) after Week 1
Why the 49ers can cover
One season after playing just two games because of injury, Nick Bosa already looks like the player who was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2019. In last week's season opener, the edge-rushing attack man constantly found himself in the Lions' backfield, including on a fourth-and-short early in the game. He was credited with three tackles for loss, including one sack.
In addition, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is coming off a solid performance. Despite being involved in a quarterback competition with first-round pick Trey Lance all preseason, Garoppolo completed 17-of-25 passes for 314 yards and a touchdown. Most importantly, he did not throw an interception.
Why the Eagles can cover
Jalen Hurts is coming off his best passing performance as a pro. In the win over the Falcons, the second-year quarterback had a passer rating of 126.4 after going 27-of-35 for 264 yards and three touchdowns. That's the highest passer rating by an Eagle since Carson Wentz had a 128.3 rating in Week 5 of 2017.
In addition, Philadelphia has an all-purpose threat in Miles Sanders. The third-year running back from Penn State led the Eagles with 113 scrimmage yards (74 rush, 39 receiving) last week. He is tied for the third most scrimmage yards per touch among running backs since 2019 (minimum 300 touches), behind only Austin Ekeler (6.2) and Christian McCaffrey (6.0).
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