Chamapionship Sunday Review Eagles vs 49ers & Chiefs vs Bengals

Championship Sunday Review

Championship Sunday Review: Eagles vs 49ers & Chiefs vs Bengals

Championship Sunday Review: Eagles vs 49ers & Chiefs vs Bengals

The stage is now set for Super Bowl LVII. The Philadelphia Eagles took down the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in a contest that became one-sided once it became clear that Brock Purdy's injury limited his ability to throw the football. The Kansas City Chiefs are AFC Champions once again after a 23-20 victory over the Bengals.

Brief Analysis of Each Game

San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles - 31 San Francisco 49ers - 7

Worlds were set to collide when the Philadelphia Eagles took on the San Francisco 49ers, especially when it came to the line of scrimmage. The top-notch offense line of the Eagles was poised to take on the top-ranked defense in the NFL.

Brock Purdy was poised for the biggest test of his budding career against the ferocious Eagle's defense. Brock Purdy's injury to his ulnar collateral ligament threw a major monkey wrench in the 49ers' offensive game plan. The 49ers had no choice but to turn to career journeyman Josh Johnson.

Unfortunately, it was like asking a mouse to battle an army of ferocious cats. Josh Johnson was overwhelmed. He would commit a turnover due to dropping the ball on a play that started in shotgun formation. With the 49ers' having no way of launching deep passes, the Eagle's defensive assignment became very simple. Stack the box on the run and have their linebackers and secondary key in on any short and intermediate passes from the 49ers.

Sadly, Josh Johnson wouldn't make it through the game either, and the 49ers had no choice but to finish the game with a man that could barely throw. A significant momentum-killer for the 49ers was the 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive after the 49ers' touchdown drive. The 49ers could never seize momentum.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs - 23 Cincinnati Bengals - 20.

With Patrick Mahomes less than 100%, it appears this game was there to be had for the Cincinnati Bengals after their performance last week against Buffalo. However, the Bengals picked the worst time to play less than their absolute best. After their performance against Buffalo, it appeared that Cincinnati had solidified its offensive line despite recent injuries to LT Jonah Williams, RT La'el Collins, and RG Alex Cappa.

Instead, the right side of the Cincy offensive line ended up being taken to school by the defensive line of the Kansas City Chiefs. Joe Burrow was sacked 5 times and was hit 12 times. The Bengals could not establish anything on the ground. Joe Mixon was held to 19 yards on eight carries.

Joe Burrow had an unusually spotty day as he threw for 270 yards, 1 TD, and 2 Int. On the other hand, Patrick Mahomes pulled off a performance that would make Willis Reed blush. Despite his obvious discomfort, Mahomes was 29-43 for 326 yards, 2 touchdowns, and zero picks. His gutsy scramble on the final drive led to the critical 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty by Bengals LB Joseph Ossai. Needless to say, that play sealed the Cincinnati Bengals' fate.

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