The Eagles’ offense had their way with the Falcons on Sunday in Atlanta, as Jalen Hurts completed 77 percent of his passes for 264 yards and three touchdown scores. Philadelphia also logged 173 yards on the ground, while dominating the Atlanta defensive front all afternoon.
Sunday’s home opener presents a totally different beast for the Eagles, as a healthy 49ers front seven will enter Lincoln Financial Field looking to make a statement.
During his Wednesday media session, offensive coordinator Shane Steichen commented on the tremendous challenge that lies ahead.
“Obviously, [49ers DL Nick] Bosa is a very explosive player. I was with his brother for a while, so I’ve seen the Bosa up front and personally. I know his brother is a really good football player. He’s explosive off the line of scrimmage. He plays the run well.”
“And then inside, [49ers LB Fred] Warner, he can fly around. He can cover, right? He can cover, he makes tackles, he can do it all. Two really good football players that we have to know where they’re at on the field Sunday at all times.”
San Francisco could have massive defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw back for this matchup, further adding to the challenges the Eagles’ offensive line already faces.
The presence of Jalen Hurts and his unique rushing ability should make San Francisco respect their rushing lanes more, providing Philadelphia with the chance to make plays on the outside.