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Eagles LB Haason Reddick Shines In NFC Championship Game

Written by Tony Ghaul

Eagles star pass rusher Hassan Reddick wreaked havoc in 31-7 rout of the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

In the first quarter of the game, Reddick hit the right hand of San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy, knocking the ball free for a fumble that the Eagles recovered. The hit knocked Purdy out of the game with an elbow injury.

Reddick and his defensive linemates terrorized the 49ers QBs all game. They knocked backup QB Josh Johnson out of the game and the injured Purdy had to re-enter the game.

Reddick finished with two sacks, five tackles, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He dominated in his matchup against 49ers right tackle Mike McGlinchy, getting inside by using a combination of speed and power rushes, mixing them effectively. 

The 49ers had no answer for Reddick. They tried to slide their protection over to his side, along with trying to chip him with a running back or a tight end, but nothing worked.

Reddick finished the regular season with 16.5 sacks while adding another 3.5 sacks in the playoffs.

Eagles LB Haason Reddick sacking 49ers QB Josh Johnson. Photo courtsey of Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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