49ers defense stymies Eagles to hand them 1st loss

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – San Francisco had a late goal-line stand
and the 49ers held off Philadelphia, 26-21, to hand the Eagles their first
loss of the season on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles (3-1), who had picked up just five first downs prior to their
second-to-last offensive drive, moved the chains six times on that march and
crossed midfield for the first time at the 4:57 mark of the fourth.

Jeremy Maclin made an unbelievable one-handed catch on a 3rd-and-14 for a 22-
yard completion to put the ball at the 17-yard line. Foles then rolled right
and hit Jordan Matthews, who came back to the ball for a gain of 11 yards.

LeSean McCoy dashed for five yards off left tackle on 2nd-and-goal to set the
ball up at the 1-yard line, but Nick Foles tossed consecutive incompletions
and Philadelphia turned the ball over on downs.

The Eagles tallied 90 of their 213 total yards on the drive.

Philadelphia forced a three-and-out to get the ball back, but Perrish Cox
intercepted Foles on 4th-and-24 to seal the outcome for the 49ers (2-2).