They will have to settle for a 50% success rate.
The NFC title game was a blowout. Niners rookie quarterback Brock Purdy was injured in the first quarter when Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick punctured his right arm on a play that was ruled a fumble. The Eagles recovered that fumble and the injury proved to be a game changer.
With Purdy injured, San Francisco turned to 36-year-old reporter Josh Johnson, who couldn’t do much before walking away with a concussion. Purdy returned to the game, but could barely pitch and the Eagles cruised to the win.
The 49ers battled quarterback injuries all season, losing Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo before turning to Purdy, a seventh-round draft pick from Iowa State. Purdy moved into the starting role in December and won his first seven games before the injury on Sunday.
Here are some things to know about the upcoming Super Bowl:
WHAT’S NEXT SCHEDULE?
Pro Bowl flag-football game, 3:00 PM EST, ABC/ESPN
Super Bowl LVII, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 6:30 pm EST, Fox
This year’s Super Bowl will feature a set of brothers, one per team.
Travis Kelce is one of the best tight ends in the NFL for the Chiefs. Jason Kelce is the Eagles’ veteran starting center.