The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in the NFC Championship game Sunday in Philadelphia, and will advance to Super Bowl LVII.
The Eagles forced three turnovers, logged three sacks and allowed just 164 yards, with running back Miles Sanders scoring two of the Eagles’ four rushing touchdowns in their win at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 15 of 25 passes for 121 yards and scored a rushing touchdown, and running back Boston Scott also scored a rushing touchdown. Eagles safety Reed Blankenship and linebacker Haason Reddick each forced and recovered fumbles in the win.
Meanwhile, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy sustained a right elbow injury on the sixth play of the next drive did not return until the second half. Purdy returned in the third quarter after replacement QB Josh Johnson sustained a concussion, but the 49ers offense continued to struggle.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said in an on-field interview: “Obviously, this is something you dream about as a kid,” All the guys on our team have dreamt about this their entire lives. Just to be able to do this together with a bunch of men who love each other, who are connected to each other and would do anything for each other is pretty sweet.”
The Eagles will meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII at 6:30 p.m. EST Feb. 12 in Glendale, Ariz.
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