The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, the top two seeds in the NFC playoff bracket, will meet Sunday afternoon in the NFC Championship Game. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Linc. The Eagles are two-point favorites over the 49ers.
The Eagles were ranked No. 2 in defense and No. 3 in offense, and the 49ers were No. 1 in defense and No. 5 in offense. They were the only NFL teams ranked in the top-5 in both categories this year.
The Eagles punched their ticket to the NFC Championship Game with a 38-7 win over the Giants Saturday. The 49ers beat the Cowboys 19-12 Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
These are the two most dominant teams in the NFC meeting with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The Eagles have the advantage of a more experienced and a more talented QB in Jalen Hurts, who has a great supporting cast that includes WRs DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown, TE Dallas Goedert and RB Miles Sanders.
The 49ers are on their third starting QB in Brock Purdy (the 2022 draft’s Mr. Irrelevant), Kyle Shanahan’s quarterback-friendly system and the 49ers have a talented group of offensive playmakers, TE George Kittle, WR Deebo Samuel and RB Christian McCaffrey, make San Francisco’s offense potent even with a rookie QB.
The Eagles defense held teams to a league-low 5.5 net yards per pass attempt and 3,057 passing yards in the regular season. The deep and talented defensive line had a league-high 70 QB sacks.
The 49ers’ defense allowed 6.4 yards per pass attempt and a league-low 3.4 yards per carry, and had 20 interceptions.
These are the two best teams in the NFC. It should be a great Conference Championship game.