Philadelphia Eagles Dominate San Francisco 49ers, Advance to Super Bowl

A heavyweight matchup between NFL elite became a walk in the park in Sunday's NFC Championship game. The Philadelphia Eagles utterly dismantled the San Fransisco 49ers in a 31-7 blowout, battering quarterbacks Brock Purdy and Josh Johnson and leaving a vaunted 49ers passing attack in ruins. The Eagles knocked out Purdy early, jamming his elbow on a first-quarter sack and forced fumble. Johnson, the 49ers' fourth-string quarterback, was helpless in relief, netting 60 yards on 15 dropbacks before exiting with a head injury sustained on a clean hit. Purdy was forced to make a premature return, but he clearly didn't have the confidence of his coaches: the 49ers handed the ball off relentlessly and ineffectually, and Purdy ended his day with only four pass attempts for 23 yards. The 49ers only totalled 11 first downs and 164 yards, their lowest output all season.

As for the Eagles, their offense simply didn't need a big day. Quarterback Jalen Hurts netted a mere 121 years on 26 dropbacks and only rushed for 39 yards on 11 attempts. The rushing attack totalled a crunching 148 yards, but it took 44 carries to get there. Still, it's hard to criticize an offense that controlled the game so thoroughly: the Eagles compiled 25 first downs and led by multiple scores for most of the afternoon.

The Eagles will face the winner of tonight's AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVII.
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