Skip Bayless claims the San Francisco 49ers are ‘significantly’ better than the Philadelphia Eagles going into the much-anticipated matchup

The San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles played each other in the NFC Championship game last year.


Skip Bayless claims the San Francisco 49ers are ‘significantly’ better than the Philadelphia Eagles going into the much-anticipated matchup

Brock Purdy (L - via Sky Sports), Skip Bayless (M - via X) and Jalen Hurts (R - via Sports Illustrated)

The NFL’s most anticipated matchup this season will take place on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at the Lincoln Financial Field. It is a game between two teams that are Super Bowl contenders this season. The Niners are 8-3 so far this season, whereas the Eagles have a league-best record of 10-1. These two teams met in the NFC Championship game last year where the Eagles defeated the Niners comfortably.

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However, that game had an asterisk attached to it. The Niners’ QB Brock Purdy got injured in the first half and their other two QBs were also banged up. The Eagles had a clear advantage in that game as they had all their players healthy. It ended up being a one-sided affair as the Eagles went to the Super Bowl. This year, the story is slightly different. The Niners have all their key players healthy for the game and, according to Fox Sports analyst, Skip Bayless, the Niners are a better team than the Eagles.

Bayless said during the Undisputed Show:

San Francisco is significantly better than Philadelphia. The juggernaut this Sunday, is the one from San Francisco. It is loaded on both sides of the ball. The Eagles defense is gettable. It's torchable. It's allowing the 20th most points per game in the league. It's 30th on stopping opponents on third downs. They are on borrowed time.

The Eagles have won their last five games. However, in their last four games, the Eagles were behind at halftime and came back in the second half to win the game. The Niners on the other hand, dismantled the Seattle Seahawks in their last game. It is going to be one of the most important games of the season.

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Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers talked about facing the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday

The San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday is going to be epic. It will be a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game between these two teams. The Eagles won that game, but the Niners will be hungry for revenge. The weather will play a huge role as it is forecasted to rain on Sunday in Philly. Niners’ QB Brock Purdy spoke about the challenge of facing the Eagles in the rain.

Brock Purdy
Brock Purdy (via San Francisco 49ers)

Purdy said:

In Cleveland, [the rain] sort of came out of nowhere, in a sense. Like mid-drive, it started raining, so it was a little tough to deal with that one drive. But to maybe have a plan of if I need a glove, if I don’t, if it’s downpouring, if it’s a light rain, that’ll just probably be one of those decisions once we get there and you see the weather and how it is right before the game starts. But those are things that I’ll definitely be thinking about.

The Niners have been on fire since their bye in week 9. They have won their last three games quite convincingly and are expected to give the Eagles a tough time on Sunday. Purdy will hope to put on a show in the rains of Philadelphia.

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