The two titans of the 2023 NFL season took a hit on Sunday, as the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles suffered shocking upsets to give both teams their first losses of the year.
The 49ers’ streak of 15 regular-season wins was snapped at the hands of the Cleveland Browns, while the Eagles were hoping to build on another hot start to begin the season before they ran into the New York Jets.
For San Francisco, their game appeared to come down to two key areas: injuries and special teams. Running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Deebo Samuel both left the game with separate issues. Quarterback Brock Purdy led the 49ers down the field on the final drive to set up a 41-yard field goal attempt, but rookie placekicker Jake Moody missed it, giving the Browns an unexpected 19-17 win.
Meanwhile, the Eagles ran into a dynamite Jets defense. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was picked off three times and sacked twice as New York shut out Philadelphia in the second half to win 20-14.
The title of best team in the league is certainly now up for debate as the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions all picked up wins to move to 5-1 on the season, as well.
Here are Sunday’s scores from around the league.