Deebo Samuel won't stop dunking on the Eagles, and it's getting old

The 49ers star wide receiver doesn't think there's a rivalry between Philadelphia and San Franciso.

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers / Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII, but that didn't stop Niners wide receiver Deebo Samuel from taking a shot at the Philadelphia Eagles while speaking with media members. How is it that this guy is STILL allowing the Birds to live in his thoughts without paying rent?

When asked about San Francisco's current competition with the Eagles, Samuel made sure to shut down any talk of there being a 'rivalry between the two teams.

"I consider rivalries close games," Samuel quipped. "We ain’t going to talk about that no more. That’s over with." Perhaps he has forgotten some recent history.

The Eagles bested the 49ers 31-7 in the NFC Championship Game last season to advance to Super Bowl LVII. Philly ultimately fell to the Chiefs, 38-35. The Niners got some revenge against the Eagles during the most recent regular season. They pulled out a 42-19 win in Philly in December, but again, good ol' Deebo seems to have forgotten that first game.

Eagles fans may not want to hear this, but Deebo Samuel has earned bragging rights, for now.

Samuel, as much as we hate to admit this, has earned himself some serious bragging rights thanks to that most recent game against the Eagles. he racked up 116 yards and two touchdowns on just four receptions in the contest. He also added 22 yards and another touchdown on three rushing attempts. It was an impressive performance, one that members of Philadelphia's secondary probably want to forget.

Many people thought that the 49ers and Eagles would meet in the NFC Championship again this season, but Philly didn't hold up their end of the bargain. They were bested 32-9 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round, and questions are currently looming.

Meanwhile, on the other side, the Niners beat the Green Bay Packers 24-21 in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs before taking down the Detroit Lions 34-31 to punch their ticket to Super Bowl 58.

Overall, the 49ers lead the all-time series against the Eagles by a 21-15-1 margin. Philadelphia has won three out of the last five meetings between these proud franchises. The two teams aren't slated to face off against each other next season, but another playoff matchup is possible if both teams are ultimately able to advance.

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