The Eagles thrashed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 to win the NFC Championship and advance to Super Bowl LVII where they will meet the AFC Champion, either Cincinnati or Kansas City.
The Eagles have been one of the most complete and daring teams in the league this season, and they proved that again with the victory. They will proceed to face either Kansas City or Cincinnati in their first Super Bowl since they won it all in the 2017 season.
Eagles players and coaches ran toward the end zone in a wild celebration as running back Boston Scott trotted untouched for a 10-yard rushing touchdown just before halftime.
Speaking with the press, Philadelphia Coach Nick Sirianni said; “You see this city and the passion they have for this team. We’re so appreciative of these fans. There’s no place like this in the NFL. It’s a hard-working city, it’s a blue-collar city. We think that’s the type of team we have.”
The Eagles had the most sacks, 70, during the season and the fewest passing yards per game (179.8) in the league.
After the Eagles scored on their opening possession, linebacker Haason Reddick sacked Purdy with about seven minutes remaining in the first quarter, causing a fumble. Purdy injured his right, throwing elbow on the play, and he was out for the remainder of the first half.
The San Francisco 49ers had one scoring drive in the second quarter, which ended in a 23-yard rushing touchdown by running back Christian McCaffrey, but otherwise, their offense sputtered behind Josh Johnson, Purdy’s backup.
Johnson left the game early in the second half with a concussion, and when Purdy returned he did not perform much. Purdy finished the game with four pass attempts. He completed them all for 23 yards.
The 49er’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s NFC title game at Lincoln Financial Field might have been more devastating than past playoff losses under 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.
“I mean, losing feels awful. Yeah, this one was harder. This one was harder. This one was a lot harder, I thought.” Shanahan told reporters.