Bold predictions for Philadelphia Eagles during NFC Championship Game

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Miles Sanders will amass more rushing yards versus the 49ers in this game than any player has had during the 2022 season.

Earlier this week, we covered the reasons why Miles Sanders is primed to have a big day on the ground in the NFC Conference Championship. He and the Eagles’ offensive line are one of the best the 49ers will have encountered all season and DeMeco Ryans’ unit will have its hands full all afternoon.

Josh Jacobs, ran for 69 yards versus San Fransisco en route to the 2022 rushing title. That’s the highest total posted versus the Niners all season, but Sanders can certainly eclipse the 70-yard mark.

He rushed for 70 yards or more in eight games during the regular season, and he was equally impressive with a 90-yard showing last Saturday. As mentioned, Jacobs’ 1,653 yards rushing was the highest total of any rusher this season, but Sanders was close behind with 1,269 rushing yards of his own.

Unlike Jacobs, Miles also has the luxury of rushing behind two All-Pro offensive linemen, right tackle Lane Johnson and center Jason Kelce. The 49ers’ defense hasn’t seen that type of pedigree all season.

San Francisco’s defense features defensive end Nick Bosa, linebacker Fred Warner, and safety Talanoa Hufanga. They were all named as First-Team All-Pros. Philly hasn’t seen that staring back at their offense, but Sanders averages 5.0 yards per carry in his career. He is also one of only 12 players in NFL history with 750 or more attempts to do so.

Combine Sanders’ incredible talent with one of the best offensive lines in NFL history, and he should certainly be able to crack 70 yards rushing when his team needs it the most.