49ers vs. Eagles best anytime touchdown scorer pick for NFC Championship Game

Jalen Hurts #1, A..J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, A..J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Frankly, these two teams have been on a collision course all season in the NFC.

The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles are so clearly the two best teams in the conference and it’d be a shame to see any other matchup in the NFC Championship game.

We have every angle from the game covered for you, but let’s talk touchdown scorers in this article.

The San Fran defense is a step up from the Giants, but that doesn’t mean Philly won’t reach the end zone a couple of times.

The Eagles will need to outscore Kyle Shanahan’s offense that’s loaded with playmakers, but Nick Sirianni has a few of his own. I’ve picked my three favorites for anytime TD bets for the NFC Championship game.

First, here’s the full list of odds:

Best anytime TD scorer picks for 49ers vs. Eagles

Jalen Hurts +125
AJ Brown +160
Kenneth Gainwell +475

Jalen Hurts +125

Hurts clearly wasn’t taking the type of hits he took in the regular season when he was 100% healthy last week.

At his best he’s more physical in the run game and with another week to heal that shoulder and a much tougher opponent, I fully expect Hurts to be a threat with his legs. San Francisco didn’t allocate the resources to stop Dak Prescott that they will for Hurts, but Prescott did run four times for 22 yards, which is a lot for the former dual-threat turned statue in Dallas.

Even with his shoulder as a concern last week, Hurts still ran the ball nine times for 34 yards and a touchdown.

AJ Brown +160

Brown finished the season with 11 receiving touchdowns and was fourth in the NFL in receiving yards. He’s a physically dominant No. 1 receiver, and yet he only had three catches for 22 yards against New York last round. They didn’t need him to beat New York, but they’ll absolutely need him against the NFL’s No. 1 defense.

This is a bounce back spot and some good value for the receiver who should command the most targets of anyone on the field.

Kenneth Gainwell +475

San Francisco was No. 2 in run defense this year, so it won’t be nearly as easy as it was against New York last week, but Gainwell was a huge part of the running game, even before garbage time. He finished with 12 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown.

Giant-killer Boston Scott found pay dirt last weekend, but if not for his career long trend of killing New York, I think Gainwell would have gotten even more goal line touches.

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