The Philadelphia Eagles took down the San Francisco 49ers to advance to the Super Bowl while taking a dig at their hated rival.
The Philadelphia Eagles cruised to the Super Bowl with a 31-7 thrashing against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday afternoon. With little room for error, the Eagles dominated the game from start to finish, leaving the West Coast visitors confused as to what exactly hit them.
Behind two touchdowns from Miles Sanders and a three-sack performance from the Eagle defense, the game was decided long before the final whistle. And what happened after the final whistle proves that Philadelphia takes its rivals very seriously, especially long-time NFC East foe, the Dallas Cowboys.
For 27 years, Dallas has yet to return to the big game, while the Eagles, led by MVP contender Jalen Hurts, advanced to their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history and will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Arizona at Super Bowl LVII.
Of course, in typical Eagles fashion, the ‘Birds wanted to soak in the victory, their 16th of the season. But also, like most modern-day social media teams, have a little bit of fun in the process.
In an Instagram post from the team’s official account, Philly got the last laugh against the Cowboys with one of the greatest trolling jobs of 2023 so far.
“Dallas IS HEADED TO THE SUPER BOWL. #ItsaPhillyThing #FlyEaglesFly,” the caption for the photo of tight end Dallas Goedert read.
For Cowboys fans everywhere, especially after a letdown performance in San Francisco exactly a week ago, this is the last thing their fanbase wanted to have nightmares about. Unfortunately for them, the Philly did them in. Did they do them dirty? It depends on who you ask, but sports are meant to be fun, right?
The “Andy Reid” bowl is official with Eagles vs. Chiefs
The 57th Super Bowl will see Andy Reid face his former Eagles, who he coached for over two decades and led them to the big game during the 2004 season before losing to the dynasty-driven New England Patriots.
The Chiefs won the Super Bowl against the 49ers to cap off the 2019-2020 season, while the Eagles exacted revenge by beating the Patriots to close out the 2017-2018 season.
Kickoff is set for Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. on FOX.