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Ted$8roadFan:
When your star Running Back is on the QB depth chart (Christian McCaffrey) and is a legitimate possibility of playing, it wonít end well. And for SF it didn't.

thspfc:
I canít think of a team that went from Super Bowl to dysfunction and back to the Super Bowl faster than the Eagles. Also, not to take credit away, but I canít think of a team that faced a less resistant playoff path to the Super Bowl. They played a marginally above average Giants team and a team that literally could not throw a pass in the second half. But thatís why getting the 1 seed is so important.

ethanhopkin14:

--- Quote from: thspfc on January 29, 2023, 07:05:57 PM ---I canít think of a team that went from Super Bowl to dysfunction and back to the Super Bowl faster than the Eagles. Also, not to take credit away, but I canít think of a team that faced a less resistant playoff path to the Super Bowl. They played a marginally above average Giants team and a team that literally could not throw a pass in the second half. But thatís why getting the 1 seed is so important.

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Maybe it's the jilted Cowboy fan in me, but I think had the Eagles played the 49ers of last week, they would have lost. 

webny99:

--- Quote from: thspfc on January 29, 2023, 07:05:57 PM ---I canít think of a team that went from Super Bowl to dysfunction and back to the Super Bowl faster than the Eagles.
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Interestingly, the Bengals and Eagles were both laughingstocks just two years ago. The Bengals lost Burrow to injury, and Wentz completely tanked. Both teams finished with just 4 wins and a tie - against each other! - to finish 4-11-1. There were major questions about Zac Taylor, and the season ended with an extremely low point for the Eagles (and the NFL) as they were the only team eliminated in the terrible NFC East and actively tanked in the season finale to avoid sending the 6-10 Giants to the playoffs. What a difference two years makes.




--- Quote from: thspfc on January 29, 2023, 07:05:57 PM ---Also, not to take credit away, but I canít think of a team that faced a less resistant playoff path to the Super Bowl. They played a marginally above average Giants team and a team that literally could not throw a pass in the second half. But thatís why getting the 1 seed is so important.

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I certainly can't think of an example where the score in both games was so lopsided. There were some Pats seasons where they didn't face a great opponent until the Super Bowl - ironically including the 2017 season, where they met the Eagles, but they still had to sweat it out against a surging Jags team. And yet, this year's Eagles don't seem like an untested team because of their relative struggles in December. I've downplayed the bye week in the past, but it was absolutely key for this Eagles team.

(Also, in hindsight, the 49ers really should have had the #1 seed. They just needed to win one of three against the Falcons, Bears, or Broncos. It seems almost impossible that they went 0-3 against those teams.)

Great Lakes Roads:
The Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl after beating the Bengals by a score of 23-20...

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