For the fourth time in their history, the Philadelphia Eagles will play the Super Bowl. Sunday, at home, in the final of the National Conference, the Pennsylvania franchise, best team of the regular season (tied with Kansas City), clearly beat the San Francisco 49ers (31-7). For the Californian team, it’s the end of a great season. The 49ers were on an impressive 12-game winning streak, including the playoffs.
San Francisco loses its two quarterbacks
If Philadelphia applied to win, San Francisco, on the other hand, was very quickly limited in the meeting. From the first possession of the Californians, Brock Purdy, the quarterback of “Frisco” – who started in the NFL this season, replacing Jimmy Garoppolo, the holder, injured – was hit in an arm and had to be replaced. Josh Johnson, a 36-year-old veteran, then entered the game, but to be the victim of a concussion, at the start of the second period.
Purdy had to come back into play, but without being able to use his arm and, therefore, having no other option but to use the ground game. Blessed bread for the Eagles, who could no longer be surprised by opposing tactics and who inflicted three fumbles on the 49ers. It was also with runs that Philadelphia won the game. His four touchdowns were all scored on the ground: two by Miles Sanders, one by Boston Scott and a final one by quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Hurts at the Super Bowl at just 24 years old
At only 24 years old, for his third season in the NFL, the latter will play the Super Bowl on February 12 in Glendale (Arizona). On the whole of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles deserve their place in the grand final. They had notably won their first eight regular season meetings. Hurts will try to guide his team to its second Super Bowl title, after that of 2018
The Eagles will face in the final the Kansas City Chiefs or the Cincinnati Bengals, who face each other tonight in the final of the American Conference (live on the L’Equipe channel).