Dave Weinberg’s Eagles NFC Championship Game 2-Minute Drill
A quick look back at the Eagles 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.
Eagles' best number: 4 (Eagles rushing touchdowns)
Eagles' worst number: 121 (Jalen Hurts passing yards)
View from my living room:
I watched game with my wife, Karen, and our daughter, Ashley. Late in the first half, when I voiced my complaint about the rash of questionable penalties against the 49ers' defense, Ashley suggested that I go into the kitchen and grab a bottle of "Haterade."
1. Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick (2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery)
2. Eagles running back Miles Sanders (2 rushing TDs)
3. 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (84 yards on 15 carries, 1 TD)
Eagles' best play
Wide receiver DeVonta Smith set up Sanders' first TD on the opening possession, with a spectacular, one-handed catch for a 29-yard gain on fourth down. Replays showed it might have been incomplete, but the 49ers didn't challenge the play.
Eagles' worst play
McCaffrey broke at least three tackles during a 23-yard TD run that tied the game at 7-7 in the second quarter.
Any chance the 49ers had of staying in the game ended when Niners quarterback Brock Purdy hurt his elbow in the first quarter. Fourth-string quarterback Josh Johnson dropped a simple snap and Reddick recovered the fumble to set up Boston Scott's 10-yard TD that put the Eagles ahead 21-7.
Did you notice?
Eagles are headed to Super Bowl for fourth time in franchise history and first since the 2017 season. ... They are 1-2 in Super Bowls. ... Purdy hurt his throwing elbow on a hit by Reddick in the first quarter. Johnson suffered a concussion on a hit by Ndamukong Suh in the fourth quarter. ... Eagles guard Landon Dickerson left the game with a right arm injury in the fourth quarter. Andre Dillard replaced him. ... Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell had 74 yards from scrimmage. ... Hurts' favorite singer, Anita Baker, performed the National Anthem. ... 49ers had 11 penalties to the Eagles' 4. ... The benches emptied during a scuffle in the fourth quarter. 49ers tackle Trent Williams and Eagles safety K'Von Wallace were ejected.