The Philadelphia Eagles are in the Super Bowl. It’s a great time to be alive. The team will face the Kansas City Chiefs in a plethora of circulating storylines, such as history being made with two black QBs facing off in the Bowl for the first time, Andy Reid facing his former team and the Kelce brothers facing each other.

It’s going to be a great matchup as the best teams in each conference face off on February 12.

As we count down the days, here’s what went right for the team on Sunday.

Beginning Momentum is CRUCIAL

After a crazy one-hand grab by DeVonta Smith to set up a six-yard touchdown Miles Sanders touchdown run, Haason Reddick stripped the ball from Brock Purdy. Purdy and his backup (yes, they had another backup) ultimately ended up injured in the game, limited the pass and let the Eagles run defense go crazy. The defense held the 49ers to a total of 81 rush yards, too.

Eyes on the Prize

With the Eagles dominant play throughout the game, the 49ers were frustrated and tense about making a comeback. The lack of QB and being able to get something going on offense made the 49ers team come at the Eagles often. After one play towards the end of the game, 49ers defensive player Trent Williams shoved K’Von Wallace to the ground and threw punches at Nakobe Dean. Regardless, even though Wallace was removed from the game, too, the Eagles kept focused and didn’t give in to foul play.

Doing Everything Right

There was reason to be concerned coming into this game. The Eagles would be matching up against their hardest opponent yet with a tremendous defense. Jalen Hurts knew he would have to make quicker decisions on the field. Sticking to the game plan that worked ultimately allowed the Eagles to succeed. At the beginning of the season, the Eagles did two things (and more) to help them win the game: win the turnover battle and don’t abandon the run game. What did they do against the Niners? Win the turnover battle and didn’t abandon the run game.


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