Last weekend’s NFL Conference Championship matchups lived up to their billing. On Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles dropped the hammer on the San Francisco 49ers 31-7, and on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs outlasted the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 on a last-second field goal.
Here is a recap of last weekend’s AFC and NFC Championship games.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles entered as moneyline favorites in the NFC Championship game and did not disappoint. The Eagles got to the 49ers’ defense early, scoring a touchdown with 9:48 left in the first quarter on a 6-yard run by Miles Sanders.
By halftime, the Eagles were up 21-7. The 49ers briefly tied the game early in the second quarter following a Christian McCaffrey 23-yard TD run. However, that would be the only scoring drive for the 49ers on the day. The Eagles would score 24 unanswered from that point on to take a lopsided win.
The big story for the Eagles’ offense was their running game, where they rushed for 148 yards. Their ground attack was significant, considering Eagles’ QB Jaylen Hurts only managed 121 passing yards for the game.
On the flip side, the Eagles defense shut the door on San Francisco. The 49ers mustered 83 passing yards to go with 81 yards on the ground. Overall, San Francisco’s 161 total yards told the story of how dominant the Eagles defense was the entire game. Unfortunately, the 49ers also turned the ball over three times to add to their misery.
Overall, the Eagles lived up to their billing. They won as moneyline favorites and covered the spread. Most experts had expected a tighter game. However, the 49ers crushing loss has them regrouping for next year. Lastly, the game’s total points were under the 44.5-point prediction.
Philly has two weeks to prepare for their second appearance in the Super Bowl since taking it all back in 2018.
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