NFL playoffs live updates: Eagles lead, 21-7, at half with 49ers QB Brock Purdy sidelined

Eagles running back Miles Sanders scores in the first half of Sunday’s NFC title game in Philadelphia. (Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

clock iconUpdated just now

There are three NFL games remaining this season, and the top seed is still alive in each conference. Will the San Francisco 49ers or Cincinnati Bengals pull off an upset of the Philadelphia Eagles or Kansas City Chiefs in the conference championship games?

Sunday’s matchups feature four young quarterbacks: Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy. They also feature the NFL’s best defense (the 49ers’), a dominant offensive line (the Eagles’), the league’s most prolific offense (the Chiefs’) and two teams that haven’t lost since October (the Bengals and 49ers).

Here’s what to know

  • The Eagles-49ers game kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern time and will be broadcast on Fox. The Chiefs-Bengals matchup kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on CBS.
  • The Eagles are 15-1 this season when Hurts starts. The quarterback returned from a shoulder injury in Week 18 to stop Philadelphia’s two-game skid. Meanwhile, the 49ers are undefeated since Purdy took over for Jimmy Garoppolo (who took over for Trey Lance) in Week 13.
  • Mahomes sprained his ankle during last weekend’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and after briefly exiting, he returned to the field to finish the game. The extent of his recovery could play a big factor in the outcome of Kansas City’s game against the Bengals, whose defense pressured Bills quarterback Josh Allen consistently in the divisional round.

Press Enter to skip to end of carousel

Here’s what to know:


End of carousel

Live contributors

End of carousel

Related Articles

Back to top button