Rookie wideout Jordan Matthews faces a stiff test against the 49ers secondary this week.
The Eagles 3-0 record has not come without a price, guard Evan Mathis (MCL sprain) and center Jason Kelce (sports hernia) will be lost for several weeks and second year tackle Lane Johnson will be eligible to return to the team next week after serving a four game suspension. The makeshift line could be the reason last season’s leading rusher LeSean McCoy is averaging 2.9 yards per carry despite the offense putting up 33 points per contest.
Nevertheless, the Birds are undefeated and face a struggling 49ers squad (1-2) dealing with holes in their vaunted defense. Linebacker Navarro Bowman (knee) and defensive end Aldon Smith (suspension) will both miss action.
|Thursday, September 25||Time||Network||The Skinny Post||After further review|
|NY Giants at Washington||8:25 PM||CBS/NFL||Can the Giants keep the mojo going?||Washington 27-Giants 20|
|Sunday, September 28||TIME (ET)||TV|
|Green Bay at Chicago||1:00 PM||FOX||The struggling Packers are in a bad spot against the hot Bears.||Bears 24-Packers 21|
|Buffalo at Houston||1:00 PM||CBS||Mario Williams returns to Houston.||Bills 28-Texans 24|
|Tennessee at Indianapolis||1:00 PM||CBS||Colts can’t afford to lose ground this early.||Colts 31-Titans 21|
|Carolina at Baltimore||1:00 PM||CBS||Steve Smith promised blood and guts against his former squad. Just watch out for Cam Newton’s post-game presser pants.||Panthers 20-Ravens 17 (OT)|
|Detroit at NY Jets||1:00 PM||FOX||Geno Smith has one half to make some noise against a violent Lions pass rush.||Lions 33-Jets 21|
|Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh||1:00 PM||FOX||Le’Veon Bell and Bobby Rainey put up numbers, but strong QB plays wins here.||Steelers 23-Bucs 13|
|Miami at Oakland||1:00 PM||CBS||Could a Raiders loss mean head coach Dennis Allen is gone in the bye week?||Raiders 24-Dolphins 21|
|Jacksonville at San Diego||4:05 PM||CBS||In three weeks, the Jaguars have been outscored 119-44. It doesn’t get better as Jags rookie QB Blake Bortles makes his first start.||Chargers 38-Jaguars 17|
|Atlanta at Minnesota||4:25 PM||FOX||Teddy Bridgewater gets his first start at home.||Falcons 24-Vikings 13|
|Philadelphia at San Francisco||4:25 PM||FOX||Dangerous game for the Birds. The Niners need a rallying point.||Niners 24-Eagles 22|
|New Orleans at Dallas||8:30 PM||NBC||Could be the most entertaining game game of the weekend.||Saints 37-Cowboys 31|
|Monday, September 29||TIME (ET)||TV|
|New England at Kansas City||8:30 PM||ESPN||Andy Reid coaching in prime time used to be a gimmie. On Monday, the Chiefs take one.||Chiefs 28-Patriots 24|
|·Bye: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis, Arizona, Seattle. (Last Week 12-4)|