The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers don’t meet often. Sunday’s NFC Championship Game is only the 36th time that it has happened, but ladies and gentlemen believe us when we tell you this. The stakes have never been higher.
Their first clash (1951) resulted in an Eagles win. Their third (1956) ended in a 10-10 tie, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that the Birds established themselves as the owners of the series.
From 1951 to 2001, Philly failed more often than not, dropping 16 of their first 23 meetings with the guys from the bay, but things changed in 2002. The Birds finally began steadying the ship. They’ve won eight of the last 12 meetings
Sunday’s game also marks the first time that these proud franchises have met for the right to punch a ticket to the Super Bowl, and even though the Niners took last year’s battle a 17-11 final score, both of these teams are nothing like the ones we remember from that day.
Sure, the Niners still lead the all-time series by a 20-14-1 tally. No one cares about any of that now, nor does it matter. This will wind up being the most remembered battle between the two.
Here’s how you stream the Eagles versus 49ers NFC Championship Game with and without a cable subscription.
As the home to two very loyal fan bases, the Philadelphia Eagles/San Francisco 49ers game won’t need a ton of build-up to get people interested. 70,000 fans will find their way to Lincoln Financial Field for the festivities. Millions more will watch on television and by stream.
Here’s how you assure yourself of being among the number.
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field
- Date: Sunday, January 29th
- Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
- Channel: Watch live on your local FOX affiliate
- Live Stream: FuboTV (there are free trials for new subscribers)
- Additional streaming options: FOX Sports, & FOX Deportes
The goals for the Eagles are both obvious and simple. Score more points than you allow. Win at all costs. Raise the George Halas Trophy. Get to Glendale, Arizona. We’ll worry about the next opponent once we get that done.