Ea­gles go to NFL-best 7-1 with win over 49ers

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PHIL­A­DEL­PHIA — Car­son Wentz tossed two touch­down passes, Jalen Mills had a pick-6 and the NFL-lead­ing Phil­a­del­phia Ea­gles beat the win­less San Fran­cisco 49ers 33-10 on a sloppy, rainy Sun­day.

The Ea­gles (7-1) over­came a slow start on their way to a sixth straight win. The 49ers are 0-8 for the first time in fran­chise his­tory.

Wentz was 18 of 32 for 211 yards and one in­ter­cep­tion. He threw a 53-yard TD pass to Al­shon Jef­fery and 1-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz. He leads the NFL with 19 TD passes, the most by an Ea­gles quar­ter­back through eight games.

C.J. Beathard shov­eled a 21-yard TD pass to Matt Breida and fin­ished 17 of 36 for 167 yards with two in­ter­cep­tions in his sec­ond ca­reer start.

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 27-7. 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.

The 49ers lost five straight games by a field goal or less be­fore Dal­las routed them 40-10 last week.

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 2-point con­ver­sion to make it 17-0. Chris Szagola / The As­so­ci­ated Press

Phil­a­del­phia’s LeGar­rette Blount (29) scores a touch­down dur­ing the sec­ond half of Sun­day’s game against the San Fran­cisco 49ers.

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