49ERS REPORT CARD

n PASSING OFFENSE: J.T. O'Sullivan had three turnovers in the fourth quarter, and his 49.2 passer rating was his third consecutive mark under 60. Grade: C

  • RUNNING OFFENSE: Frank Gore had his 14th career 100-yard rushing game, but the 49ers gave him just two carries in the decisive fourth quarter. Grade: B+

  • PASSING DEFENSE: Takeo Spikes had an interception for a third consecutive game, but 15 of the Eagles' 21 first downs were through the air. Grade C-

  • RUNNING DEFENSE: Correll Buckhalter looked too much like Brian Westbrook, running 18 times for 93 yards (5.2 average). Grade: C-

  • SPECIAL TEAMS: Donald Strickland became the first 49er since 1989 to return a blocked field goal for a touchdown. Grade: A-

  • COACHING: Mike Nolan lost two challenges, and overall bad game management left the 49ers without a timeout for the final 4:20. Grade: D-

    — Daniel Brown, MediaNews staff



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