The Eagles are looking to bounce back tonight from last week's tough defeat at the hands of the Washington Redskins against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles have enjoyed plenty of success against the 49ers during head coach Andy Reid's tenure with a 5-2 record.
All eyes will be on quarterback Kevin Kolb, who gets the start for the injured Michael Vick. Kolb was the starter in the season opener against the Packers, but suffered a concussion and only played in the first half. After Vick was injured in the first quarter of last week's game, Kolb was 22 of 35 (63 percent) for 201 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Eagles were down 14-0 and Kolb nearly rallied the team to a win, falling just short 17-12. Video Player : Tune In This Sunday Night!
The 49ers were favored at the start of the season to win a wide-open NFC West, but have stumbled out of the gate to a 0-4 start. The game will be featured on NBC's Sunday Night Football beginning at 8:20 PM (EST) and analyst Rodney Harrison said this game will show everyone a lot about Kolb.
"We're going to see what Kevin Kolb is all about. Mike Vick could hide some of the offense's deficiencies," Harrison said. "This team definitely needs to play better defensively."
Harrison warns the Eagles to not take the 49ers lightly because they are an unusual winless team.
"The 49ers are a lot better than what their record indicates. They easily could have won a few games over Atlanta and New Orleans," Harrison said. "They are still playing hard, have a lot of talent, and are a few plays and turnovers away from really being a pretty good team. The Eagles had better not be sleeping because San Francisco is desperate."
Six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels is in his 25th season as the play-by-play announcer for the NFL's premier primetime game. Former NFL wide receiver Cris Collinsworth is in his second season as the color analyst for Sunday Night Football.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:00 a.m., October 10