(NFL) San Francisco vs. Philadelphia, 01/29/2023 3:00 PM, Score: 7 - 31
Point Spread: -2.50 | -120.00 Philadelphia (Home)
Result: Win
The Eagles have home field and the crowd on Sunday, but face a 49ers team that has been completely dominant in the second half of the season. Both teams are healthy but the 49ers face some question marks around Samuel and their starting running backs. Philadelphia whipped the Giants, but it has not been smooth sailing while Hurts was injured. He put concerns about his shoulder to rest last week but faces the league's best run defense this week and will likely have to throw the ball more. The SF defense is more susceptible in the air and has also not faced a good rushing QB since Mariotta and the Falcons. Atlanta won that game convincingly.

49ers' QB Purdy has been an eye-opener this season. He does what he is told to do more than competently, and with very few mistakes. The kid appears to have ice water in his veins, but he did struggle against a very good Cowboys pass defense and saw his passer rating drop by 40 points last week. The 49ERS are a rush-first team, but the bulk of their points still come in the air. While they can be run on, the Eagles have THE elite pass defense in the league and pressure a passer like no-one else.
I have waffled about this game, but believe the variety of the Eagles' offense will win out in the end. Hurts does too many things well to discount and has experience on his side. Purdy will have to be better than he ever has been under intense pressure from the crowd, nerves and that superlative Eagles pass defense. Take the Eagles to win and cover.