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Coming off an impressive victory over Arizona on Monday night, the 49ers were sluggish following a short week and cross-country flight. But the Eagles weren't too sharp, either.
"Obviously it was not our best performance," 49ers coach Mike Singletary said. "We came out here to play a different game and do all the things we had to do to get it done and we didn't get it done."
Michael Vick limped off and didn't return because of a quad contusion in the first quarter. Reid then made a gutsy call to go on fourth-and-1 from Philadelphia's 29, but Leonard Weaver was stuffed by Takeo Spikes and Michael Lewis, a pair of former Eagles.
The 49ers wasted the excellent field position. Sheldon Brown stripped Delanie Walker after an 8-yard catch and Asante Samuel recovered at the 6. McNabb drove the Eagles 94 yards in nine plays, running in from the 8 to make it 14-3.
Samuel intercepted Smith on San Francisco's next possession and his 18-yard return to the Niners 28 set up a 22-yard field goal by David Akers.
NOTES: Vick was hobbling around the locker room and his status is uncertain for next week. ... McCoy set the Eagles single-season record for yards rushing by a rookie. He passed Correll Buckhalter, who had 586 yards in 2001. ... Samuel's interception was his eighth this season, the most by an Eagles player since Eric Allen had eight in 1989. ... Gore is 58 yards shy of his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season.
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