In the United States, the poster for the final of the American football league championship is becoming clearer. Carried by two touchdowns from running back Miles Sanders and an intractable defense, the Eagles qualified for the 4th Super Bowl in their history, beating the 49ers (31-7) Sunday in Philadelphia in the final of the National Conference of the play-offs of the National Football League (NFL).
Philadelphia, the best team in the regular season, will try to win a second league title (after that of 2017) on February 12. It will be against the Kansas City Chiefs or the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jill Biden in the stands
Under the eyes of the American First Lady Jill Biden, who came to support them, the Eagles never trembled against San Francisco, who nevertheless had the experience of these meetings at the end of January, with this third attempt in four years. on the penultimate step. The Pennsylvania team relied heavily on the speed of their running backs to score touchdowns. Miles Sanders scored twice in the first and second quarters and Boston Scott took charge of the third just before the break (21-7).
In this first period, the hard knocks followed for SF. Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy suffered a tackle that injured his right arm. And his replacement Josh Johnson, constantly under pressure, dropped the ball which allowed Philly to find themselves in a very favorable position for the third touchdown. The only Californian thinning appeared in the 2nd quarter, thanks to the talented Christian McCaffrey, who managed to play the eel in the middle of the big arms, to cover the 23 yards separating him from the zone for the equalizing Touchdown (7-7).
Returning from the locker room, McCaffrey even had to briefly convert to quarterback, when Johnson fell heavily on the back of the helmet after a tackle, proof that the Eagles defenders were not loosening the noose. The attack, she offered a fourth touchdown in the third quarter, by his “QB” Jalen Hurts rushing into the pile for a yard to nibble.