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“Offensively, we have to do better, but good teams find a way to win even when you play sluggish like we did,” Wentz said.
Wentz was 18 of 32 for 211 yards and one interception. He threw a 53-yard TD pass to Alshon Jeffery and one-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz. The second-year pro leads the NFL with 19 TD passes, most by an Eagles quarterback through eight games.
C.J. Beathard shovelled a 21yard TD pass to Matt Breida and finished 17 of 36 for 167 yards with two interceptions in his second career start.
“C.J. was battling,” Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said. “He was in tough situations. He never shied away from anything.”
The Eagles punted on six of their first eight possessions before opening it up in the third quarter.
Wentz hit Jeffery with a perfect pass to extend the lead to 277. After Derek Barnett blocked Robbie Gould’s field goal, the Eagles drove 62 yards and LeGarrette Blount ran in from the 12 for a 33-7 lead.
“It’s not the way the offence wanted to play,” Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson said. “We came out slow and didn’t execute. I’m just glad we battled dolphins 0 Browns 16 raiders 14 colts 23 chargers 13 Bears 12 Jets 20 Buccaneers 3 Texans 38 redskins 19 because every game is not going to be perfect or look good. But we found a way to win and that’s what teams do.”
The 49ers lost five straight games by a field goal or less before Dallas routed them 4010 last week.
“We’re a young team with a new coaching staff,” Beathard said. “This is where you find out a lot about guys when you’re 0-8. How do you act and how do you react?”
They stayed close until Wentz’s TD pass to Ertz was followed by Mills’ interception. Mills picked Beathard’s pass at the 37 and ran it back, zig-zagging his way to the end zone. Wentz connected with Jeffery on a two-point conversion to make it 17-0.