The Philadelphia Eagles sure know how to put on a show. What a game by two of the strongest teams in the NFC. The Eagles came out on top, 31-7.
What didn’t go well for the Eagles? All parts of the ball clicked with the help of 69,000 fans on Sunday afternoon.
For Jalen Hurts and the rest of the Eagles, the job is officially not done yet as they gear up to face Kansas City Chiefs, and more importantly – Andy Reid.
Coming into the game against the 49ers, momentum early for the Eagles meant everything: and they delivered. After a fantastic one-hand catch-later-on-not-ruled-a-catch by DeVonta Smith close to the end zone, Miles Sanders ran it in for a touchdown on their opening possession. The Temple product, Haason Reddick, stripped the ball from Brock Purdy and took him out of the game.
Yes, there was a backup for Purdy. But there wasn’t a backup for Purdy’s backup – which really put the 49ers in trouble.
The 49ers needed to rely on the run game in order to get something going on the field. This, however, posed an issue as the Eagles were all over the run game. They held the 49ers to 81 rush yards, even with Christian McCaffrey dialed in and trying to get the offense fired up.
The Eagles dominated the game and really only let up one touchdown. This means, throughout their playoff run, they’ve only let up 14 points to opponents. With their eye on the prize, the Eagles stuck to what they’re best at and took advantage of the situations presented.
Now, the Eagles face their biggest rival yet. The road has not been easy for the Eagles even after going undefeated for most of the season. They faced injuries, love-then-hate-then-love-then-hate by the media and a point where they struggled then came back together.
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-20, and the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in order to get to the Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle injury early in this year’s playoff run, but that didn’t stop him from dominanting on the field en route to Arizona.
The two best teams in the NFL face off on February 12. Rihanna will be the halftime performer.
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