In their match up with the San Francisco 49ers, I think all the advantages are pointing in the Eagles favor. I don’t think this is a team they particularly need help beating; however, it seems like all the cards are in their favor.
To start, the game has been moved to a 4:15 start due to the snow storm currently in the area. Right now in the San Francisco area, the typically weather hits highs in the high 50s or low 60s. This team is not used to frigid temperatures with snow.
Also, the 49ers had to travel all the way from the west coast. Typically, teams who have to travel from one coast to the other aren’t as successful. We’ve seen that twice with the Eagles as they lost to both the Raiders and Chargers out on the west coast.
You can look at other things like the Eagles playing at home, the fact that it’s December, they’re a hotter team, etc. and it all points in the Birds favor. There are no excuses for the Eagles to lose tomorrow. They need to continue their push towards the playoffs with the one game at a time mentality Quintin Mikell has talked about recently. Sunday is the Eagles Super Bowl with the 49ers and it is just as an important game as the rest that remain on the schedule.