Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers FREE LIVE STREAM (10/4/20): Watch NFL Week 4, Sunday Night Football online | Time, TV, channel, line. The Philadelphia Eagles, led by quarterback Carson Wentz, face the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL regular season game on Sunday, October 4, 2020 (10/4/20) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL, Week 4
Who: Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers
When: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Where: Levi’s Stadium
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
On second thought, Doug Pederson would not have played for a tie.
The Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) lined up for a 59-yard field goal on fourth-and-7 with 19 seconds left in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. After a false start penalty on Matt Pryor, Pederson elected to punt instead of going for it on fourth-and-12 from the Bengals 46 or letting Jake Elliott attempt a 64-yarder.
After thinking about it overnight, Pederson changed his mind.
“Looking back, I probably would have elected to go for it in that situation and maybe try a ball down the field,” Pederson said Monday. “There were 19 seconds left on the clock. It’s a situation where you take the shot. And I learned from it, and I’ll move on.”
The Bengals ran the ball on one play from their 11 after the punt and the teams settled for a 23-23 tie.
There are plenty of reasons why the Eagles were even in that situation against winless Cincinnati (0-2-1). The offense is out of sync and the defense can’t make any big plays.
“Right now we’re not a very good football team,” Pederson said. “We’re not very smart. We’re shooting ourselves in the foot. We’re leaving touchdowns on the field offensively, and we’re just not executing.”
Still, the Eagles are only a half-game behind Dallas (1-2) and Washington (1-2) in a weak NFC East.
As the 49ers emerge from their first victory in week 3, they’ll look to capitalize on that momentum in keeping the Eagles from gaining a first win of their own. Despite the 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo being sidelined by injury, Nick Mullens stepped in with 343 passing yards, including a touchdown. Along with Garoppolo’s injury, tight end Jordan Reed was hurt last week and won’t be back for at least six weeks, if not longer.
Philadelphia has its own set QB problems with Carson Wentz and his lack of production. Wentz is at the bottom of the NFL stack when it comes to passer rating. Last Sunday he went 29 for 47 which also included two interceptions. If the Eagles have any hope of notching their first win of the 2020 season, they’ll need Wentz, with his newly signed contract, to step up and contribute significant yardage. For now, head coach Doug Pederson is committed to keeping Wentz starting at quarterback.
Both teams have had a rough start, but, especially for the Eagles, a win on Sunday would keep them firmly in the hunt with a division that’s started slowly. The 49ers, on the other hand, will need a win here if they have any chance of regaining footing in a fierce division. See below for how to watch the game as it happens live, and be sure to check out our guide on how to watch the 2020 NFL season as well.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers: Where and when?
The Eagles head to San Francisco for Sunday Night Football which kicks off on October 4 at 8:20 PM ET at Levi’s Stadium. Fans will be able to catch the game on NBC or, of course, streaming online across various platforms.