Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Bosa lead the 49ers ahead of the Eagles 17-11
Posted On September 19, 2021
Jimmy Garoppolo threw a touchdown pass and scored a goal, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles
Through ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer
September 19, 2021 at 8:10 PM
• 4 minutes to read
PHILADELPHIA – Jimmy Garoppolo threw a touchdown pass and scored a goal, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Nick Bosa had two sacks and the stingy San Francisco defense stopped Jalen Hurts a week after Philadelphia dominated Atlanta in a 32-6 victory.
Hurts completed just 12 of 23 passes for 190 yards. He ran 82 yards, including a 1 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The 49ers (2-0) return home after training all week at The Greenbrier complex in West Virginia with a pair of road wins on the East Coast to open the season.
The Eagles (1-1) faced reality in coach Nick Sirianni’s home opener.
A sold-out crowd greeted the Eagles for the first time since a playoff loss to Seattle on January 5, 2020. With the COVID-19 restrictions lifted, fans were following six hours before kick-off. A guy brought a 49ers helmet and took it around a dog leash parking lot. White “Go Birds” t-shirts were placed on every seat inside the Linc, although it was a sea of green once the stadium was full.
They had little to cheer about after the defense limited the 49ers to three straight three-point plus possessions to start the game.
San Francisco’s offense finally got underway after its own strong defensive stance. Garoppolo led the 49ers to 97 yards in 12 games, completing it with an 11-yard TD pass to Jauan Jennings – his first career catch – for a 7-3 lead in the dying minute of the first half.
Practice began after Philadelphia missed a huge 10-0 opportunity. After injury related to Quez Watkins for a 91-yard gain against the Niners 6, the Eagles had a first down on 1 following a pass interference penalty on Josh Norman. But, fourth since 3, wide receiver Greg Ward flipped a backhand and threw an incomplete pass to Hurts from the back of the end zone. Was a college quarterback.
The 49ers took a 14-3 lead in the fourth as Garoppolo slipped in from Robbie Gould’s 46-yard first basket that made it 17-3.
After Hurts scored, Miles Sanders ran for the 2-point conversion. But the Eagles did not get the ball back.
Garoppolo finished 22 of 30 for 189 yards.
Hurts threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor that was canceled because the 2020 first-round pick went out of bounds before making the catch on the straight sideline.
Javon Kinlaw then blocked Jake Elliott’s 47-yard attempt.
ROCKY BALBOA NON RESPECTFUL
A large group of 49ers fans attempted to snatch the Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Art Museum on Saturday night. They climbed the steps, gave up the Niners banners, and attempted to place a banner over the bronze likeness of Sylvester Stallone.
49ers: RB Trey Sermon (head), RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) and FB Kyle Juszczyk (lower body) started in the fourth quarter. … DL Kevin Givens (ankle) came out in the first.
Eagles: Pro Bowl DE Brandon Graham (ankle) was taken off the field in the second quarter. Graham had only missed one game since 2011. … Triple Pro Bowl RG Brandon Brooks (chest) also started in the second quarter. … LB Davion Taylor (calf) started in the third quarter.
49ers: Host the Green Bay Packers in their home opener next Sunday night.
Eagles: Visit the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys on September 27.
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