Miles Sanders rushes for 2nd touchdown, gives Eagles lead over 49ers before half
Miles Sanders, take a bow!
We’re not even into the 3rd quarter yet and former Penn State running back Miles Sanders has found his way to the end zone twice, giving his Philadelphia Eagles a 14-7 lead over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. Minutes later, the Eagles forced a fumble and scored yet again, making the halftime lead 21-7.
The Eagles are looking to make to back to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2017-18 season and Sanders is definitely doing his part. He’s up to 10 rushes for 39 yards and 2 touchdowns so far, with his latest being a 13-yard scamper for 6.
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MILES SANDERS HAS HIS SECOND TD OF THE DAY 😤
Eagles back in front 🦅
(via @Eagles) pic.twitter.com/GrOShOGkQY
— ESPN (@espn) January 29, 2023
Things are looking good for the Eagles, with 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy out with an elbow injury. Backup Josh Johnson has struggled against a violent Eagles front, throwing for just 38 yards, taking 2 sacks and fumbling once in just over 2 quarters.
With his 2 touchdowns, Sanders has become just the 3rd player ever to score 2 touchdowns on the 49ers in the NFC Championship game. Kind of specific, but an interesting stat nonetheless.
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Players with multiple rush TD in an NFC Championship Game vs the 49ers:
HOF John Riggins (1983 NFC CG)
HOF Emmitt Smith (1994 NFC CG)
PHI Miles Sanders (Today)#49ersvsEagles
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 29, 2023