Eagles Flying into Rematch with 49ers – December 3


The Philadelphia Eagles will host the San Francisco 49ers in a late afternoon game today as part of an 11-game NFL schedule. The Eagles are 10-1, own the best record in the NFL, have not lost a home game, and somehow are a 3-point underdog today. Regardless, Philadelphia maintains a two-game lead over the 49ers in the NFC playoff race.

Remember, the top seed in each conference is rewarded with the only first-round bye. The remaining six teams must play in the wild card round. At 8-3, San Francisco is currently the No. 2 seed. A win over the Eagles would move them within one game and give them the tiebreaker should both teams end the season with the same record.

Eagles vs. 49ers Preview

The Eagles hosted the 49ers in last year’s NFC championship game. San Francisco QB Brock Purdy suffered a torn UCL in the game and the Niners quarterback play suffered. As a result, the Niners lost 31-7. A healthy Purdy could make all the difference today.

There is no quarterback in the NFL who has been more efficient than Purdy this season. He leads the NFL in multiple categories like QB rating and TD passes (tied). He has been outstanding against man coverage and throws well in the middle of the field. Those are two areas where the Eagles have struggled. 

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Brock Purdy leads the 49ers against the Eagles today

On the other side, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts continues to roll up the wins. He is 24-2 in regular season games since last year and has 14 straight wins over teams with a winning record. He’s the MVP favorite who just last week scored five touchdowns, including a walk-off game-winner in overtime to beat the Bills. 

However, Hurts does have a career-high 10 interceptions after throwing just six last season. He’s tied for third right now in most turnovers (14) by a quarterback. Plus, the Eagles normally strong run defense has been obliterated the past two weeks. The Chiefs ran for 168 yards and the Bills managed 173. 

Stats to Know About Today’s Eagles-49ers Game

The team that accumulates the most yards after contact per play (1.55) is the San Francisco 49ers. What’s interesting is that the 49ers will play the team that allows the fewest yards after contact per play (0.93) today – the Eagles. The Eagles allow just 60.55 yards after contact per game. That number is the lowest in the NFL.

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The Eagles have won eight straight home games

The Eagles have won all five of their home games this season. Going back to last year, the Eagles have won eight straight at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia is 17-3 in their last 20 games at home. 

Rain is expected in Philadelphia today. The 49ers have only played in the rain once this season. In Week 6, San Francisco lost to the Cleveland Browns in the rain. Kicker Jake Moody missed two field goals in a 19-17 loss. Moody has only missed three field goals all season. 

Sports Hub Experts Don’t Miss

While missed field goals could be a factor in today’s Eagles-49ers game, our Sports Hub experts don’t miss very often. Yesterday, our Sports Hub experts were on fire. The entire top 10 was made up of handicappers exclusive to SportsHub. That means you can only find them here. If you have been a faithful reader of the Daily Report, you’ll recognize these names. That means they have been here before…many times.

Here are yesterday’s top 10 handicappers.

  • Smokin’ Joe: Sports Hub expert Joe Berra went 4-1 yesterday with a pair of +200 NHL puck line picks to win a total of $495. That gave Joe the top spot on yesterday’s leaderboard. While Joe is a hockey guy, he does have picks for today’s Eagles-49ers rematch. The picks could even be played as a parlay, but you’ll have to visit the members area to check them out.
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Joe Berra leads Sports Hub experts in yesterday’s top 10
  • Dan the man: Dan Jones fired up a 3-0 day with a +195 soccer pick that earned him a total of $395. That gave Dan second place on the board yesterday. For the week now, Dan is up $505 on 24 picks (14-10).
  • Frankie the fan: Frankie had a pick on each CFB game on championship Saturday. He went 6-2 and won a grand total of $380. That gave Frankie an 8-2 record in the CFB conference championship games and an 11-2 record over the last three days. In those three days, Frankie has accumulated $880 in winnings and is now up $1445 over the last month.
  • Gino and Al: Gino De Luca and Al Grant both went 3-0 and won $300 yesterday. For these two, it’s just another day at the office. They seem to continually be in our top-5 or to-10 on a daily basis. Gino is now 12th on our 30-day leaderboard, winning 60.73 percent of his picks and winning $1050. Al is tops on our 30-day CFB board, hitting over 68 percent of his picks. Al is also up $1006 over the last 30 days.
  • The rest of the top 10: Five more of our guys had great days on Saturday. Bill Blatt went 4-1 and won $290. Ross Walker earned $280 on just two picks (2-0). Lou Diamond, a distant relative of the actor Lou Diamond Phillips, hit five picks correctly and won $250. Jacob Hoffman and Patrick Doyle each went 2-0 and won $200. We can throw in Gino Russo who also went 2-0 and won $200 and we actually get a top-11 all made up of Sports Hub experts.

CFP: Who Will It Be?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind right now. After Georgia lost to Alabama in the SEC championship game, who will be the top four teams in the final College Football Playoff rankings? Michigan, Washington, and Florida State, ranked No. 2 through 4 last week, all won their respective conference title games. Assuming each moves up a spot after the Bulldogs’ loss, who is the fourth team? We’ll all find out today at noon.

The CFP selection isn’t the only thing on sports fans and bettors’ minds. There’s a full day of NFL football led by the Eagles-49ers rematch. There was a huge draw in the FA Cup and a few more items are trending on this football Sunday.

Let’s take a look.

  • The CFP: Yes, the committee will make its final decision on the four playoff teams today. It will also set the bowl schedule. There is going to be a lot of talk surrounding this one. Let’s make it simple for the committee. Michigan, Washington, and Florida State are all unbeaten and conference champs. The next best conference champion is Alabama. There you go. Done.
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See who makes the CFP at noon today
  • Eagles-Niners rematch: This is a hot ticket today. It was last year’s NFC title game and could be this year’s NFC title game once again. Brock Purdy will actually have a throwing arm in this one. 
  • FA Cup: If you don’t know about the FA Cup, it is the oldest annual knockout competition in soccer in the world. In January, Arsenal will take on Liverpool in a huge match. The two teams also play each other on Dec. 23 in a Premier League match.
  • NDSU: It’s FCS playoff time and the most dominant Division I program in the nation – North Dakota State – is back. The Bison won yesterday when Montana State missed an extra point in overtime. North Dakota State (10-3) won 35-34 to advance and play South Dakota in the quarterfinals. The Bison lost to South Dakota 24-19 back on Sept. 30.

Eagles-Niners Tops NFL Schedule Today

It’s Week 13 in the NFL and the Eagles-49ers matchup is the game of the day. Philadelphia can become the first team to clinch a playoff spot with a win and a Rams loss to Cleveland. The Browns are on the road in LA with 38-year-old Joe Flacco as their starting quarterback. There’s more on the schedule today too.

Here’s a look.

  1. NFL early games: There are seven early games today in the NFL. Denver (6-5) has won five straight and will travel to Houston (6-5), which lost last week 24-21 to Jacksonville. It’s a crucial game in the AFC playoff race.
  2. NFL late games: There are three late games today. Of course, the big one is the Eagles and 49ers playing in Philly. We also mentioned the Browns at the Rams. If LA loses and the Eagles win, Philly clinches a playoff berth. The other late game pits Carolina (1-10) against Tampa Bay (4-7).
  1. SNF: The Chiefs and Packers meet tonight at Lambeau Field and this game could be much better than one thinks. Packers QB Jordan Love is having a strong first season as Aaron Rodgers’ replacement. Green Bay has won three of its last four. A win keeps them in the NFC playoff picture. Get prepared for all of today’s games with our NFL Week 13 picks page. We breakdown the best games and offer the best picks of the week.
  2. Soccer: There are English Premier League matches playing as you read this. The world’s other elite leagues – La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 – also have matches on the schedule today. There are also four matches in the FA Cup.
  3. NHL: It’s always quiet on Sundays in the NHL during football season. After a big Saturday, there are five games on the schedule today. 
  4. College hoops: With the NBA taking a day off, college basketball takes center stage on this Sunday. There are roughly two dozen games on tap. One thing that won’t happen is one of the top-4 teams in the nation losing. This weekend, Nos. 1, 3, and 4 all lost. Only No. 2 Arizona was able to win its weekend game. Today, No. 15 Creighton, No. 21 Mississippi State, and No. 22 James Madison are the only ranked teams on the schedule.
  5. Golf: It’s the final round of the Hero World Challenge today. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is in the lead by three strokes heading into today’s deciding round.

That’s it for today’s schedule. Don’t forget the CFP Selection Show at noon on ESPN. Find out who makes the playoff and who doesn’t. There is plenty of NFL action all day. That Eagles-49ers game should be a good one. For all your NFL picks, consult with the best handicappers on the planet right here at Sports Hub. There are already over 120 NFL picks in our database for today’s games. There will be more. Go for the win today. Use Sports Hub, then come back tomorrow for another round! See you then.