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49ers at Eagles

Week 13’s got a game, as the San Francisco 49ers (8-3) travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles (10-1) in an NFC Championship rematch/potential preview. We’ll see two top offenses, two top defenses and rain in the forecast. December football, amirite?

The 49ers Chase Youngified defensive line is going to want keep Eagles QB Jalen Hurts in the pocket, so he can’t use his legs to create havoc (the Bills will tell you this is a good idea). The San Francisco defense will also do its best to keep the Eagles in second and medium or third and medium or second and long and third and long – in other words, avoid the “tush push.” 

Brock Purdy and the 49ers struggled in the rain against Cleveland in Week 6, so that’s something to watch. We will see a lot of Christian McCaffrey, obviously, but prepare to see Deebo Samuel put the back in wideback, as the run game is going to be a key component for San Francisco. The Eagles are going to try to limit the middle of the field for Purdy, so watch out for some Brandon Aiyuk chemistry on the edges.

It’s gonna be one helluva football game.

The injury report for the game is on the next slide.


NFL Week 13 Injury Updates

  • For the 49ers, DT Arik Armstead (foot), RB Jordan Mason (hamstring) and WR Ray-Ray McCloud (rib) are all questionable for Sunday.
  • For the Eagles, LB Zach Cunningham (hamstring) and S Justin Evans (knee) are out, TE Dallas Goedert (forearm) is doubtful and TE Grant Calcaterra (ankle) and DT Fletcher Cox (groin) are questionable.
  • Joe Flacco will start at quarterback for the Browns on Sunday.
  • Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) plans to return to action Sunday against the Cardinals. Fitzpatrick has been out since Oct. 29.
  • Dolphins running back De’Von Achane (knee) is good to go for Sunday’s game against the Commanders after aggravating his knee in Week 11 and missing Week 12.


NFL Week 13 Schedule


Seattle Seahawks (6-6) 35 Dallas Cowbys (9-3) 41


Los Angeles Chargers (4-7) at New England Patriots (2-9) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Arizona Cardinals (2-10) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Tennessee Titans (4-7) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Denver Broncos (6-5) at Houston Texans (6-5) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Detroit Lions (8-3) at New Orleans Saints (5-6) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

Atlanta Falcons (5-6) at New York Jets (4-7) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

Miami Dolphins (8-3) at Washington Commanders (4-8) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

Carolina Panthers (1-10) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) – 4:05 pm ET/1:05 pm PT on FOX

San Francisco 49ers (8-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) – 4:25 pm ET/1:25 pm PT on FOX

Cleveland Browns (7-4) at Los Angeles Rams (5-6) – 4:25 pm ET/1:25 pm PT on FOX

Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) at Green Bay Packers (5-6) – 8:20 pm ET/5:20 pm PT on NBC


Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3) – 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT on ABC/ESPN


Florida State Quarterback Injuries

The Florida State Seminoles could see their third starting quarterback this season when they take on the Louisville Cardinals in the ACC Championship on Saturday. Tate Rodemaker, who took over when quarterback Jordan Travis injured his left leg, is dealing with a head injury and has not been a full practice participant this week.

Should Rodemaker not be able to go, it will be freshman Brock Glenn under center. The 49ers would tell you that quarterbacks in their first year named Brock turn out well.


NCAA Conference Championship Schedule


Conference USA Championship – New Mexico State Aggies (10-3) at Liberty Flames (12-0) at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT on CBSSN from Williams Stadium

Pac-12 Championship – Oregon Ducks (11-1) at Washington Huskies (12-0) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ABC from Allegiant Stadium


Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship – Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3) at Texas Longhorns (11-1) at Noon ET/9 am PT on ABC from AT&T Stadium

SEC Championship – Georgia Bulldogs (12-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT on CBS from Mercedes-Benz Stadium

ACC Championship – Louisville Cardinals (10-2) at Florida State Seminoles (8-0) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ABC from Bank of America Stadium

Big Ten Championship – Michigan Wolverines (12-0) at Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on FOX from Lucas Oil Stadium. GO BLUE!!!!

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.