Kyle Shanahan ‘doesn’t know why’ the 49ers are dubbed favorites against the Eagles despite Philly’s 10-1 record

Jalen Hurts will love to secure the team's 11th win against the 49ers.

Kyle Shanahan ‘doesn’t know why’ the 49ers are dubbed favorites against the Eagles despite Philly’s 10-1 record

Kyle Shanahan (via Imago)

On Sunday Night, the San Francisco 49ers will have a faceoff against the Philadelphia Eagles. The NFL world is eagerly awaiting the clash as both teams are in their best forms. With 10 wins in 11 games, the Eagles are on cloud nine. On the other hand, the San Francisco 49ers are with an 8-3 record. It is to be seen which teams make way on Sunday night.


According to a report by Pro Football Talk, the San Francisco 49ers will start as the favorite in the game against the Eagles. The 49ers are favored by 2.5 points according to the betters. However, that does not add any extra points to the head coach Kyle Shanahans book. When he was asked if his team would start as the favorite in the match against the 49ers said that these predictions do not make any sense. He also clarified that he does not understand how people calculate these things.

Shanahan said:

I mean, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but I don’t really know how that stuff works. So, I don’t really know why. It is random.


According to the betters, a fit squad of the 49ers could beat any team in the NFL. The healthy 49ers’ squad won’t have a problem even if the team is the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 49ers got their form back after the much-needed bye week. They won consecutive three games and their star quarterback Brock Purdy is in the form of his life. After a few struggles in the midway, Purdy came back stronger with seven touchdowns in three games after the bye week. His performance has once again brought him to the top among the quarterbacks.

The Eagles have a clutch attitude

If the 49ers are gearing up with their recent-found domination then the Eagles have their clutch moments. This season, the Eagles have shown tremendous tenacity and perseverance to come back from behind. At least in three games, they were not in a position to win. They were certainly not the favorites. But they showed what they could do under pressure. Win the game despite not being in the fittest position.

Jalen Hurts and LeSean McCoy
Jalen Hurts and LeSean McCoy (Fox and The People)

The credit goes to their quarterback Jalen Hurts. He had shown perseverance to win things for his team. LeSean McCoy recently summed up Jalen Hurts’ mentality in his words. The analyst said:

Let's keep it real here, a guy like Jalen Hurts and he's a really good quarterback. Right? But what makes him special? I don't care how bad I'm playing, I'm gonna win this game.

Hurts will seek another win against the 49ers on the Sunday Night game.

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