Can Brock Purdy keep his Cinderella run alive in Philadelphia?
The rookie third-stringer will face his biggest test yet, as the 49ers travel to Lincoln Financial Field to battle the top-seeded Eagles. Philadelphia is currently a 2.5-point home favorite, That’s why the weirdos think that Purdy’s clock will eventually strike midnight.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A late-game slump sticks in San Francisco.
Take the Super Bowl against Kansas City after the 2019 season. The 49ers became the third team in Super Bowl history to blow a 10-point lead in the second half. lost to chiefs, or last season’s NFC title game, when took a 17-7 lead Due to a dropped interception, a conservative fourth-down call, and an interception on the final drive. Winner, Ram.
Another chance in the championship that is hard to forget.
Wide receiver Deebo Samuel said, “As you go back to last year, we were a few plays away from making it to the Super Bowl again.” “What is it really going to take for us to get there? We just have to cut down on mistakes and let everyone get on with their jobs.”
It’s a pretty major task for any team, much less one headed to Philadelphia, where cold weather, an MVP finalist and the top-seeded team in the NFC await. It’s about to get crazy loud – or is it crazy and loud? — at Lincoln Financial Field.
The 49ers say they are ready. They have won 12 straight games, including seven in a row since rookie Brock Purdy, a seventh-round draft pick, took over at quarterback after Jimmy Garoppolo was injured.
The second-seeded 49ers are on the verge of adding a sixth Super Bowl in years, and their appearance in the NFC Championship game on Sunday is their third in four seasons. The Eagles may not have been the pre-season favorites to get here, but a series of bold moves — especially the acquisitions wide receiver aj brownLinebacker Hassan Reddick, cornerback James Bradberry and safety CJ Gardner-Johnson – have turned them into a team with a Super Bowl-or-bust outlook.
Want closer to perfection? The Eagles know something about that coming off Pro Bowl QB Jalen Hurts’ 14-1 record in the regular season and last week’s playoff win against the New York Giants. Hurts is playing through the effects of a sprained right shoulder that cost him two games. He’s headed into overtime before his biggest test of the season against the 49ers’ No. 1-ranked defense.
Eagles coach Nick Siriani said, “It’s in his DNA to always be working on his craft.” “Whether it’s in the weight room, whether it’s in the training room, whether it’s in the film room, this guy is passionate about getting better.”
Hurts had some doubts that he was the real-deal franchise QB going into training camp. He pretty much erased any concerns after an opening week win against Detroit and racked up a large number of wins to reach the point where he was An NFL MVP Finalist.
All that kept Hurts from the Super Bowl is the Eagles’ second, final selection of the draft in six seasons.
Maybe it’s more than just Purdy’s play – he’s “grown tremendously” this season. mr irrelevant To the undefeated rookie QB in the NFC title game – that helps the 49ers. He has no memory of the Super Bowl collapse. He played no part in the debacle against the Rams.
Purdy only knows how to win.
“He has a natural ability to play the position and that’s why he’s fun to coach because when he makes mistakes and does things, he can see it, he knows why, we can see it and we Everyone can understand that,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said.
He gives them a chance, a cause builder of barriers List the 49ers as just 2 1/2-point underdogsAccording to FanDuel Sportsbook,
Purdy did not have much experience playing in hostile environments with only two roads during his brief NFL career. The first one in infamous Seattle should have provided a good test for Purdy to face on Sunday in Philadelphia. Purdy gained experience using Silent Count that week, which Shanahan told him at the time would be beneficial in the future.
“They said it was good preparation for what we might have to play in terms of the playoffs, the road games and obviously going on the road to Philadelphia,” Purdy said. “In games like this, it’s about communication. How do you work smoothly, how do you move in and out of the huddle, complete the play the right way, make sure everyone is on a Same page. So it’s definitely a big emphasis this week.”
The 49ers’ offensive defense didn’t have many chances against mobile quarterbacks this season, with only six teams facing fewer run attempts by QBs than the 50 against San Francisco. That figures to change against the Hurts and Eagles, who use the designed quarterback run and scramble as a large part of their offense. Hurts rushed for 760 yards and 13 TDs this season.
All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner said, “Any time you’re facing a quarterback that has that type of ability, you just have to stay at your assignment for the full 60 minutes, which is easier said than done.” “There are times in a sport that you might be part of a long drive, people get tired and suddenly the first thing that goes through your mind and you forget is that you need to be fit in a certain sport. It’s about being wide and everybody leaning towards the ball if and when it (runs).
Since Purdy took over, the Niners have had great success ending the first half on a high note. In the eight games since his arrival, San Francisco has scored four TDs and two field goals in the last 2 minutes of the first half for a league-best 34 points. The Eagles have allowed only three points in the last 2 minutes of the first half in their last eight games.