By: Avery Eskin
On Sunday, January 29th, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field in a game that would go down in history. Tensions were high, due to the game being a battle for who would advance into the Super Bowl and who would be done for the season.
It was immediately a rocky start for the 49ers, beginning with their third-string quarterback Brock Purdy injuring his elbow. At this point, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan had to make the decision to send in their fourth-string quarterback, Josh Johnson.
Once again, the 49ers quarterback got hurt, this time with Johnson getting a concussion, making him unable to play for the rest of the game. Naturally, the 49ers were incredibly frustrated, with few options left. They chose to send in a running back to take the role of quarterback by the name of Christian McCraffrey.
Despite McCaffrey being sent in, he only played for a short time, with Purdy being put back into the game despite his injured elbow. The Eagles recognized Purdy’s inability to fully throw and conducted plays to work that in their favor.
Frustration was rising with every minute, and more importantly, every injury. Spirits even got so low that a fight broke out on the field between many of the players, ending in 49ers’ Trent Williams and Eagles’ K’Von Wallace being ejected from the game.
The game concluded with a final score of 31-7, having the Philadelphia Eagles claim their spot in the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs. Super Bowl LVII will take place on Sunday, February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.