Maiocco's key matchups: Eagles vs. 49ers
Eagles vs. 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers (1-2) enter Week 4 riding a two-game losing streak, and will host Chip Kelly's explosive, undefeated Philadelphia Eagles at Levi's Stadium. Here are the top in-game matchups to watch...
David Molk vs. Ian Williams
After a slow start in the opener against the Dallas Cowboys, Williams has been stout at the point of attack with the 49ers’ run defense performing well against Chicago and Arizona. Philadelphia hopes to get production from Molk, who will make his first NFL start. Molk takes over for Jason Kelce, who is out of action due to a sports hernia.
Trent Cole vs. Joe Staley
Staley continues to be the unit's top performer. Cole is the Eagles’ top pass rusher. His ability to get pressure on quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be key for Philadelphia, which ranks 30th in the NFL in passing defense.
Nick Foles vs. Eric Reid
In the last two weeks, Reid was responsible for giving a couple of touchdowns in losses to Chicago and Arizona. Foles has quickly developed into one of the young stars in the game. In 10 starts last season, he threw 29 touchdowns with just two interceptions while engineering Chip Kelly up-tempo offensive attack. Reid will be the last line of defense on some plays.