Reasons to believe Eagles pass rush can get the job done versus Chiefs

Brandon Graham, #55, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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All we need is one more strong showing by the Eagles’ pass rush.

This Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles take aim at capturing their second Super Bowl title in just five seasons. It’s hard to believe until you look at what they have built. Jalen Hurts and Nick Sirianni have emerged as one of the NFL’s top quarterback-head coach duos. On the defensive side of the ball, throughout the regular season and playoffs, they have forced 31 turnovers while racking up 78 quarterback sacks. All season long, fans everywhere were treated to a fairytale come true.

Philly’s defense was spectacular in the NFC Championship Game. While the San Fransisco 49ers were incredibly unfortunate to watch both of their quarterbacks suffer injuries, the Eagles’ pass rush can be devastating once they get on a roll. Jonathan Gannon’s unit finished the game with three sacks, five tackles for loss, and three fumble recovers. It kind of makes one believe that it wouldn’t have mattered who the Niners fielded at quarterback. This was simply Philly’s game to win.

As some of you may recall, we assumed the game plan for the 49ers to feature a heavy emphasis on a solid pass rush, and it seems the key to defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII will also lie in keeping with the same theory.

It won’t be easy. K.C. is no easy out. Their offensive line is outstanding, and their quarterback, even on one good leg, is mobile. Still, if anyone can get the job done, it’s the Eagles. Here are two reasons for optimism.