The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles faced off in a thrilling NFC Championship Game on Sunday night. The 49ers came out on top with a 37-20 victory, earning a spot in Super Bowl LIV.
The 49ers overcame an injury to starting quarterback Brock Purdy, who left the game in the second quarter with an elbow injury. Backup quarterback Josh Johnson was called on to take over, and the veteran quarterback led the 49ers to victory.
The 49ers offense was led by a trio of star players. Running back Raheem Mostert had a career-high 220 yards and four touchdowns, while wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Tight end George Kittle also had a huge day with five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.
The Eagles, meanwhile, were led by quarterback Carson Wentz, who threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had eight catches for 160 yards and a touchdown.
The game was a battle between two of the best quarterbacks in the league, and it lived up to its billing. In the end, the 49ers’ experience and depth proved to be the difference.
The 49ers will now move on to the Super Bowl, where they will face the Kansas City Chiefs. For the Eagles, the loss marks the end of a disappointing season, but they can take solace in the fact that they pushed the 49ers to the brink.