San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is seriously underestimating how loud Philadelphia Eagles fans can get at Lincoln Financial Field.
For the second year in a row, the San Francisco 49ers are one win away from reaching the Super Bowl. Last year, they lost 20-17 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. But after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 19-12 in the Divisional Round last weekend. All they have to do is head into Philadelphia and defeat the Eagles, the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Days prior to the game, 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel was asked about the environment he will face, as Lincoln Financial Field will be filled with wild Eagles fans. Samuel said that while he knows Philadelphia fans can get loud, he said that no stadium is as loud as San Francisco’s — Levi’s Stadium.
Deebo Samuel is seriously underestimating how loud Eagles fans can get
Samuel sounds confident that the team will be able to overcome how loud the Eagles’ home stadium will get on Sunday afternoon. The home fanbase does have a reputation of making sure that they are heard and noticed. Oh, and they let opposing fans who enter Philadelphia hear their disdain for the team they cheer for.
The host stadiums of the NFC and AFC Championship Games have entered the buildup to the big weekend. Just last week, the Cincinnati Bengals referred to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, as “Burrowhead,” considering that Joe Burrow is 3-0 against the AFC West team. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce gave them a warning on his podcast, “New Heights,” saying to not let the fans make a loud Arrowhead Stadium even louder.
Last week, the Eagles returned from their first-round bye and took on the rival New York Giants. The game was virtually decided from the get-go, as the Eagles ended the Giants’ magical playoff run, defeating them 38-7.
As for the 49ers, they were able to win their battle of the defenses against the Cowboys. 19 points was just enough for San Francisco to secure the victory. Now, they have to try and hold off an Eagles offense featuring quarterback and NFL MVP candidate Jalen Hurts, running back Miles Sanders, tight end Dallas Goedert, and wide receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
The NFC Championship Game takes place on Sunday, Jan. 29 with a start time of 3:00 p.m., and will be broadcasted on FOX.