David Murphy: A few thoughts on the 49ers and why the Eagles enter the NFC championship game as slim favorites

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

In the first round, the Eagles played like they have something to prove. In the next round, they’ll actually get to prove it. Pay no attention to Brock Purdy’s draft status or the relative ease with which the Eagles advanced to the NFC championship game. Against the 49ers, they will face a team that poses a significant test … maybe the first one they’ve faced all season. This is about matchups more than anything. What you saw from the 49ers in their 19-12 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night was a team that has the personnel in the right places and the scheme to match. On the defensive side,…

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