SF 49ers: Top 5 standouts from disappointing Week 4 loss to Eagles

Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan looks on during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

The SF 49ers were handed their second loss of 2020 by losing to the Eagles, and here are five players who stood out on Sunday Night Football.

The depleted SF 49ers couldn’t string together another win in prime time against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, as they fell to the birds 25-20. Despite the return of tight end George Kittle, San Francisco didn’t play like former NFC champs.

Unfortunately, there are no real moral victories when it comes to these games. The SF 49ers had a chance to potentially be undefeated when they reached the toughest part of their schedule. Even with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missing some time, there was a lot of positives heading into Sunday night’s action.

One of the main positives for the Niners was they returned home after being out east for a couple of weeks. During their stay in the New York area, they lost numerous key players to injuries, and still managed to win both games against the New York Jets and New York Giants in Weeks 2 and 3.

The SF 49ers were also getting some all-stars back with Kittle and receiver Deebo Samuel coming off the injury report. Both were heavily missed over the last couple of weeks, even if the end results were wins.

Quarterback Nick Mullens was feeling confident heading into the nationally televised event. He led the 49ers to victory last week, while also co-piloting the win against the Jets when Garoppolo went down at halftime.

The end result is a tough reminder the NFL moves quick. Other teams don’t care if you were eight minutes away from winning the Super Bowl. They’ve all made the necessary changes to either keep pace or pull ahead, and the 49ers are learning quickly teams are pulling ahead.

Despite the loss, there were some positive standouts starting with a potential Rookie of the Year candidate.