Javon Kinlaw on win vs. Eagles: ‘I think they folded before we did’

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The 49ers and Eagles’ Week 2 showdown was a heavyweight fight. It was 3-0 after one quarter, and 7-3 after three quarters. San Francisco eventually pulled away for a 17-11 win, and 49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw summed up how his team came away with the win.

“I think they folded before we did,” Kinlaw said. “And I didn’t think we were going to fold at all.”

Philadelphia was dominant early in the game, but the 49ers were the ones who eventually broke through despite a couple of close calls for the defense.

While it’s difficult to quantify whether a team folded, the evidence is in how the game finished. The 49ers posted 10 fourth-quarter points and held the Eagles to three consecutive punts to open the second half before a late touchdown made it a 17-11 game. Meanwhile on the other side of the ball, the 49ers offense finally got rolling and salted away the final 3:58 after having some trouble getting their rushing attack going in the early part of the game.

These games aren’t pretty, but they still count in the win column and could prove valuable down the stretch. The 49ers were in a hostile environment and in a heated battle with their opponent and eventually emerged victorious. That’s a playoff-type atmosphere and being able to pull out those wins could be key if San Francisco is playing tough games in the final weeks trying to secure a postseason berth.

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