NFC Championship: San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles Game Preview

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The San Francisco 49ers are set to travel to Levi’s Stadium to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship. The 49ers finished the regular season with a record of 13-4 which landed them the second seed in the NFC. Last week, they took down the Dallas Cowboys in a game that came down to the final drive. San Francisco narrowly escaped with a 19-12 win. On the flip side, the Eagles finished the regular season with a conference best 14-3 record which landed them the top seed in the NFC. They took a very dominant 38-7 win over the New York Giants. This is set to be a great matchup between two of the best teams in football. This has been a matchup that fans have been anticipating throughout the entire season as the two teams did not see each other in the regular season this year. 

San Francisco 49ers Hope to Continue Undefeated Streak With Brock Purdy at Starter

As previously mentioned, the San Francisco 49ers are coming off of a very tight 19-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Despite doing what was necessary to get the win, Brock Purdy was a nonfactor in this game after leading San Francisco to their win over the Seattle Seahawks in the first round. Purdy gave Dallas 214 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. 

While these are not bad numbers by any means, he will have to do more than just being a game manager this week to take down the Philadelphia Eagles. With Philadelphia having one of the most dangerous offenses in the league, the Purdy will have to have a great day through the air to be able to keep up with Jalen Hurts. With the Eagles’ ability to score points quickly paired with their defense, Purdy will have to really step up to the plate. If he is able to prove himself at such a big stage and lead the 49ers to this upset, it could even be enough for the organization to choose him as their quarterback of the future. 

Philadelphia Eagles Look to Take Down Toughest Opponent Yet

Despite the handful of elite teams that the Eagles have taken down this season, it is possible that this game against the San Francisco 49ers may be their toughest of the year. While the Eagles have one of if not the best constructed roster in the entire NFL, the 49ers give them a very good run for their money. With San Francisco’s elite defense, Jalen Hurts will have to rise to the occasion and prove why he was the MVP frontrunner for the majority of the season. If Hurts is able to lead Philadelphia to a Super Bowl appearance, it would do wonders for his career and would set the Eagles up as one of the up and coming dynasties for the foreseeable future. As long as Hurts plays like he did last week agains the New York Giants, he and the Eagles do not have much to worry about this week.