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C.J. Beathard shockingly escapes Philadelphia without an injury

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The Rookie quarterback took a beating but remarkably left the game without a major injury

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco quarterback C.J. Beathard was hit 12 times and sacked four by the Eagles defense. The patchwork offensive line was without RT Trent Brown for the entire game and without veteran LT Joe Staley for more than half of it. While Beathard is likely very sore after Sunday’s match up, it is very surprising that he didn’t sustain any major injuries.

After the game Beathard discussed the offensive line, the effects of the weather, the mental state of the team and the play that went to Matt Breida for a touchdown.

On how he feels physically after being hit towards the end of game:

“Yeah, I mean I feel alright. I’m sure tomorrow I’ll be sore, but overall right now – there are some nicks and bruises – I think I came out pretty healthy.”

On if he sensed that he’d have to be scrambling against this Eagles defense:

“No, I mean we knew going into the game that they were a really good defense. They like to rush up the field and brought some pressure; [we] knew that going into it. And obviously it doesn’t help when your starting left tackle is down and your right tackle is down, but the guys stepped up. I thought they did a good job knowing that some of the guys hadn’t even worked those positions before.”

On what the feeling was like in the huddle without starters that had been injured, such as LT Joe Staley and RT’s Trent Brown and Garry Gilliam:

“I really don’t let any of that phase me or phase the guys. It doesn’t affect me. I expect them to go in there and do their best job to protect and that’s what they did.”

On if the rainy weather impacted his throws:

“Yeah, I’d be lying if I said they didn’t. It was wet and sometimes you get an even wetter ball. Sometimes it was dry and nice, [and] sometimes you get it off of the ground from the center and it’s wetter than normal. I think that had an effect on both sides of the ball.”

On staying motivated and positive despite the team’s 0-8 record:

“I think we are a young team, [with] a new coaching staff, and you find out a lot about guys at this point when you’re 0-8. It’s easy to be on top and rah-rah and positive when you’re 8-0 or you’re having a great season. The question is how do you react and how do you act in the locker room and on the practice field when you’re 0-8? You find out a lot about guys, and I think that’s what we are doing right now. We just have to look to the leaders and bring everyone on. You have to move forward and hopefully get a win this week against Arizona.”

On the atmosphere in the locker room after back-to-back losses:

“I thought we showed a lot more fight this week, as crazy as it sounds. I thought the defense played their tail off and gave us a chance early on. But, obviously it stinks losing; it will never be easy. But at the end of the day, we’ll watch the film; you have to put it behind you and move on to the next one.”

On what Eagles DE Derek Barnett said to him after the game:

“He was just like ‘Man, great job.’ He said a lot of nice positive things. I played against him in high school and played against him in college. And he said ‘Good job; you’re tough. You played well.’ And I said the same thing to him. I think he’s a really good young player. Obviously they are having a great season, and I wish him the best of luck. And that was that.”

On if his touchdown to RB Matt Breida worked out exactly as planned:

“Yeah, kind of. I mean, we weren’t expecting that blitz. They brought the free safety and the Will [linebacker]; they brought them both. And that was one of those tough plays where we didn’t get that look in practice, we weren’t expecting it, but it was either going to be a great play or a really bad play and it happened to be a great play.”