Here are some Eagles and 49ers nuggets to get you ready for Sunday Night Football in the Bay City.
The 49ers have a 16-11-1 series lead against the Eagles, but Philadelphia has won five of the last six meetings. Head coach Andy Reid has had success against the 49ers, holding a 5-2 record.
On their last trip to San Francisco, the Eagles erased a 26-24 fourth-quarter deficit to win 40-26. Kicker David Akers was busy that afternoon, as he converted on four of five field goal attempts.
Running back LeSean McCoy had 12 receptions (110 yards) last week, tied for third-most in a game by an Eagle.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson has scored 18 TDs (13 rec., 3 PR, 2 rush) in his career and averages 46.9 yards per TD (844 yards). He had 6 catches for 140 yards and TD in his last meeting with San Francisco.
Receiver Jeremy Maclin is tied for NFC lead with 4 rec. TDs.
Defensive end Juqua Parker has six sacks in his last six games.
Rookie free safety Nate Allen is tied for NFL lead with 3 INTs.
Quarterback Alex Smith passed for 293 yards in his last home start vs. Phi. (9/24/06), equaling his second most passing yards in a game. San Francisco is 8-0 when he starts & has QB rating of 96-plus.
Running back Frank Gore aims for his 3rd 100-yard rush game in row vs. Phi. He leads NFL RBs with 29 catches and 263 rec. yards.
Defensive tackle Justin Smith has started 143 games in row, the longest active streak by defensive linemen.
Cornerback Shawntae Spencer aims for 3rd game in row with INT.
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 8:00 a.m., October 10