With the Eagles (1-2-1) missing from the top three receivers and the number 2 Dallas Goedert, the little known Fulgham handed the game over to Philadelphia.
The Eagles were backed with a second and 18 from 42 after Jalen Hurts missed a shotgun snap. But Fulgham passed reserve cornerback Dontae Johnson and Wentz delivered a perfectly positioned pass for the score that gave Philadelphia an 18-14 lead.
Nick Mullens then pitched an interception that Alex Singleton returned for a TD on the next drive for the 49ers (2-2), who were sent to their second defeat in as many home games.
Mullens committed three turnovers, including losing a fumble on a Cre̵
Mullens went 18 for 26 for 200 yards and a touchdown before being replaced by C.J. Beathard after his third gift.
Beathard drove a late TD drive and led the Niners to the Eagles 33 before his desperation fell incomplete in the final zone of the final game.
The Niners are expected to bring back starter Jimmy Garoppolo next week from an ankle injury that has sidelined him for two games.
Novice Brandon Aiyuk made his way to a 38-yard landing on a Mullens side, and George Kittle had 15 record catches for 183 yards and a score to lead the Niners.
Wentz came in the week with the lowest score and the most turnovers in the NFL. But he ran for an 11-yard TD and shot 193 yards and a score to move the Eagles to the top spot in the ill-fated NFC East with their first win of the season.
TAKE IT AWAY
The Eagles got their first defensive take away of the season thanks to a bad decision by Mullens. With the Niners in the red zone, Mullens threw a ball up for grabs while under pressure and Rodney McLeod invented it. They added two more in the fourth quarter. The only Philadelphia take away in game came with special teams.
Wentz threw his seventh worst interception in the NFL on the second drive of the Philadelphia game. His pass was deflected by Javon Kinlaw and rejected by Azeez Al-Shaair. The seven interceptions equal Wentz’s total in each of the past three seasons and are his highest since he was 14 as a rookie in 2016. The Eagles’ last quarterback with at least seven picks in the first four games was Ron Jaworski in 1982 .
Eagles: RT Lane Johnson left the game in the first half with an ankle injury but later returned. … LB T.J. Edwards and S Ruby Ford both left the game in the first half with hamstring injuries and did not return.
49ers: DL Ezekiel Ansah left the game in the first half with an arm injury and did not return. … CB K’Waun Williams came out with a knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Eagles: Visit Pittsburgh on Sunday.
49ers: hosts Miami on Sunday.
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