Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers: NFC Championship Game Preview
It all comes down to this. The Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) will host the San Francisco 49ers (15-4) at Lincoln Financial Field for the right to represent the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl.
San Fran is in the midst of a 12-game winning streak, seven of which have come with rookie seventh-rounder Brock Purdy under center. The Niners defeated Seattle in the wildcard round before squeaking past the Dallas Cowboys last week.
The Eagles are fresh off a demolition of the New York Giants last Saturday night, defeating Brian Daboll’s crew 38-7.
These are the two best teams in the conference by nearly every metric. We’re in for a good one Sunday afternoon.
Betting lines for Eagles vs. 49ers
|Philadelphia Eagles||-2.5 (-120)||-150||O 46 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||+2.5 (+100)||+130||U 46 (-110)|
All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
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Final Injury Reports
- LB TJ Edwards (ankle) – LP
- OT Lane Johnson (groin) – FP
- CB Avonte Maddox (toe) – FP
After missing the past several weeks, nickelback Avonte Maddox was a full-go during practice this week and will get the start on Sunday. The Eagles will have all 22 starters active and ready to go for the NFC title game. Wonderful.
- QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) – OUT
- RB Elijah Mitchell (groin) – Questionable
- CB Ambry Thomas (ankle) – Questionable
As expected, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will not make his return for the NFC chip.
Backup RB Elijah Mitchell will likely be a gametime decision. The guy in front of him on the depth chart, Christian McCaffrey, didn’t participate during practice for most of the week with a calf issue. Nevertheless, there was no designation put on him following the practice week so he’ll be suiting up.
Eagles content to get you ready for Sunday:
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- Brock Purdy’s Biggest Challenge Yet: The Philadelphia Eagles Defense on the road
- The Hurts Effect: Legendary Anita Baker to sing National Anthem at NFC Championship
- San Francisco fans make crucial mistake, put a 49ers t-shirt on the Rocky Statue last night
- Cringeworthy: San Francisco 49ers making Brock Purdy Rocky Posters thinking its cool, funny, and everything but corny as hell
- Jason Kelce, Fletcher Cox clap back at Deebo Samuel ahead of NFC Championship Game
Although this game is being touted as an even matchup between two stacked teams, the Eagles have the slight advantage at almost every position. The biggest gap is found at the quarterback position, with Jalen Hurts leading the Eagles charge, and Brock Purdy trying to stay out of the way for Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
Will the game still be close? Maybe. But honestly, I see the Eagles racing out to a two touchdown lead early, forcing Purdy to beat them with his arm. Something he hasn’t had to do since becoming the Niners starter.
I know I’m not alone here, but I’m feeling pretty strongly about this one. The Eagles are winning this game and punching their ticket to the Super Bowl.
And if you’re even a little bit worried, go ahead and watch out hype video again for shits and gigs. That should do the trick.