Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers: How to Watch, Live Stream Sunday Night Football

The San Francisco 49ers host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football looking for a second consecutive win and to keep up with the NFC West leaders Seattle Seahawks, while the Eagles are still searching for the first win of 2020 after a dismal start to the campaign.

Despite being beset by injuries, the 49ers won 36-9 on the road against the New York Giants in Week 3 to improve to 2-1, while the Eagles, themselves dealing with an injury crisis, tied 23-23 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals and are 0-2-1.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Sunday Night Football.

  • Kickoff time—The 49ers host the Eagles at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 4.
  • TV channel—NBC
  • Live stream—NBC's digital platforms, the NBC Sports website, fuboTV and in selected markets on SlingTV.
  • Odds—FanDuel and William Hill have the 49ers as a seven-point favorite and 9/10 to cover the spread, while in moneyline terms San Francisco is a 3/10 favorite and Philadelphia is a 13/5 underdogs. The over/under line in terms of points scored is set at 43.
  • Series history—The 49ers lead the all-time series 18-13-1 and have won two of the last three meetings.

Philadelphia's first trip to San Francisco could have hardly arrived in more inauspicious circumstances. The Eagles are still winless three weeks into the NFL season and last Sunday's 23-23 tie with the Bengals was arguably a new low as Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson elected to punt on fourth-and-12 from the Bengals' 46-yard line with 19 seconds left in overtime after a false start had deprived his team of the chance of winning the game with a 59-yard field goal.

"Looking back, you probably put it in your quarterback's hands to win the game," Pederson said after the game.

The problem for Pederson is that putting the ball into his quarterback's hands would have far from guaranteed a better outcome. Carson Wentz finished 29-of-47 for 225 yards, one touchdown and ran for 65 yards and one score on the ground but he also threw two interceptions for the third consecutive game this season.

The Eagles quarterback averages career lows in several metrics, including yards gained per attempt, yards gained per completion and completion percentage. Wentz has the league's joint-most interceptions after three games, ranks 29th in completion percentage and is last in QB rating.

The Eagles selected Oklahoma quarterback in the second-round of the NFL Draft in April, but Pederson dismissed calls for the rookie to be given the starting job.

"That's a knee-jerk reaction, the Super Bowl LII-winning coach told 94.1 WIP on earlier this week. "Carson's our quarterback. We're going to get it fixed. He is going to get it fixed."

Pederson's 49ers counterpart, Kyle Shanahan, knows all too well the feeling of having to turn to the back-up quarterback after the high ankle sprain Jimmy Garoppolo suffered in Week 2 forced San Francisco to start Nick Mullens last week against the Giants. Mullens seized the opportunity, passing for 343 yards and one touchdown and with Garoppolo still likely to be sidelined after not practicing this week, he could be handed a second consecutive start on Sunday night.

Like Garoppolo, running back Raheem Mostert, linebacker Dre Greenlaw and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley remain sidelined, while star defensive ends Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas are both out for the season with ACL injuries sustained two weeks ago in the win against the New York Jets. The good news for the 49ers is that George Kittle, another of the casualties from Week 2, will be back on Sunday night after recovering from a knee injury.

If the 49ers are beset by injury, the picture is just as gloomy for the Eagles, who had just one wide receiver from their active roster—Greg Ward—practicing on Thursday. Fellow wideouts DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside did not practice, while tight end Dallas Goedert, who leads the team with 138 receiving yards, has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

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Jeff Wilson Jr. #30 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the New York Giants with teammates Nick Mullens #4 and Brandon Aiyuk #11 at MetLife Stadium on September 27 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 49ers defeated the Giants 36-9. Jim McIsaac/Getty