Eagles-49ers NFC championship: Live updates and more – CBS Philly

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By Tom Ignudo
/ CBS Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles will play the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field at 3 p.m. with a Super Bowl berth on the line. 
The Eagles dominated the New York Giants in the divisional round to advance, while the Niners edged the Dallas Cowboys. 
There are a number of matchups to watch in the NFC title game, but protecting quarterback Jalen Hurts from the Niners’ pass rush, particularly Nick Bosa, will be key. Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata will have their hands full with Bosa.
Wideouts A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith could be primed for big games. 
On the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles will try to slow down an offense loaded with versatile weapons in Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. 
San Fran rookie quarterback Brock Purdy is 8-0 as a starter, but he’s yet to face a defense as good as the Eagles. 
Follow our live blog below for updates and more: 
San Francisco 49ers first-team All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner was down in pain after tackling Miles Sanders on the second play of the game. 
Jimmie Ward and A.J. Brown are already getting acquainted.
Warner popped up and jogged off the the field on his own power after the hit, and he’s heading to the medical tent. 
Fred Warner is up and runs off the field. He’s going to the medical tent for observation.
Warner is the heart of San Fran’s defense. He finished the regular season with 130 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one interception. 
The game between the Eagles and 49ers hasn’t even started yet, but thing got heated already. 
Eagles wideout A.J. Brown and Niners defensive back Jimmie Ward had to be separated from each other during warm-ups. 
Jimmie Ward and A.J. Brown are already getting acquainted.
The two could be matched on each other today in the title game. 
Everyone and their mother is in South Philly for the NFC title game. 
We already mentioned that Joel Embiid and DeSean Jackson are both at the game, and so are some other native Philadelphians. 
Star studded affair at the Linc.

Joel. Kevin Hart. Goodell. Djacc. Clement. Ajayi.

It’s crazy in here. @CBSPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/gwVtg6PJTb
Comedian Kevin Hart and former Sixers owner and current  CEO of Fanatics Michael Rubin are in attendance. 
Former Eagles Super Bowl champs Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are at the game as well. 
It should be a good one at the Linc. 
An Eagles wideout met a legendary Philly wide receiver before the NFC championship on Sunday. 
DeVonta Smith linked up with former Eagles great DeSean Jackson in one of the end zones of the Linc before kickoff. 
DJAX and Smitty🤝 Love to see it pic.twitter.com/qiuDhnG7qi
Smith and the rest of the Eagles’ receiving core could be in for a big day against San Fran’s secondary. 
This place is getting WILD. pic.twitter.com/TRta9PVMxn
Joel Embiid had a monster day against the Denver Nuggets in a win over two-time reigning MVP Nikola Jokic on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. 
Embiid had 47 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists in the 126-119 victory, but on Sunday he’s taking in the Eagles game at the Linc. 
The MVP is here. Joel Embiid in the house. @CBSPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/Eab1BlRUWg
Maybe the Eagles will have the same result the Sixers had Saturday. 
Elijah Mitchell Out, Christian McCaffrey Active for NFC Championship Game#SFvsPHI @DignityHealth inactives: https://t.co/3kfmlCOQv8 pic.twitter.com/AmzRmkXrQj
Today’s inactives #SFvsPHI pic.twitter.com/VFJR4nDntF
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