2 bold predictions for the NFC Championship Game
The NFC Championship Game will see two of the best teams in the NFL this season.
The Philadelphia Eagles finished the regular season 14-3, while the San Francisco 49ers were 13-4 and won 12 straight games.
These two teams feature two of the best rosters in the NFL.
Likewise, both have inexperienced quarterbacks making their league debuts.
It should be a four-quarter battle with a few key plays deciding the outcome.
Here are two bold predictions for the NFC Championship Game.
Christian McCaffrey totals more than 200 yards
The 49ers traded for Christian McCaffrey this year for games like this.
They needed an explosive playmaker at running back, and they paid a premium for it.
McCaffrey has been nothing short of amazing during his time in San Francisco.
Christian McCaffrey has scored a touchdown in eight straight games, the longest streak in a @49ers player since Terrell Owens in 1998. pic.twitter.com/6qKFYzPGzE
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 23, 2023
He should be the center of attention again on Sunday.
If the Eagles defense has a weakness it’s against the run.
So McCaffrey should have room to work in this game.
He’s also an elite receiver, and Kyle Shanahan makes sure to move him around on offense.
This game should see plenty of McCaffrey early and often.
Jalen Hurts scores 3 rushing touchdowns
The Philadelphia Eagles are a heavy team.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts’ legs are a big reason for their success in this area.
It has success in designed races and scramble games.
Jalen Hurts is *that* guy!
One of the best @Eagles play this season! pic.twitter.com/BQW8J679RN
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) January 28, 2023
Hurts finished second in the league in rushing touchdowns this season with 13.
Around the goal line, the Eagles are sure to call Hurts’ number.
Additionally, the 49ers defense hasn’t seen a quarterback as quick as Hurts since facing Justin Fields in Week 1.
With the 49ers vaunted pass rush, Hurts should be able to escape the pocket and have room to run all day.