Following 272 regular-season games and the first two rounds of the NFL Playoffs, we’ve landed exactly where we thought we would. The last two teams to represent the American Football Conference in the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals, will meet for the opportunity to do so again. On the NFC’s side, the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, as many have predicted for two months, will meet at Lincoln Financial Field to take ownership of the George Halas Trophy and their right to punch their ticket to Glendale Arizona.
Both games should be exciting. The question on every Birds fan’s mind is what are Philly’s chances?
Can the Eagles’ defense turn Cinderella’s stagecoach into a pumpkin?
Make no mistake about it. The Niners are a formidable opponent. You may have heard of their quarterback. Brock Purdy was the final player taken during the most recent NFL Draft. He’s won his first seven starts including two during the postseason. Can the Eagles turn Cinderella’s stagecoach into a pumpkin? We think that they will! Let’s grade San Francisco’s roster.
Purdy might wind up being a B+ quarterback at minimum. So far, he has played at an A+ level all season, so we’ll average him out as an A-. His luck may run out at some point, but it hasn’t happened as of yet.
We aren’t going to sit here and bash a guy who has yet to lose as a starter though. After winning his first five starts during the regular season, he’s two for two in the postseason. That’s nothing to sneeze at, but having a great supporting cast helps.
Let’s spend some time discussing the guys he has around him.