San Francisco 49ers
January 29 (Sun)
3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
The 49ers don’t care much about historic records when facing the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, but this achievement is achievable.
In the NFL playoffs just over a year ago, the San Francisco 49ers were just 2-5 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Following their postseason winning streak against the Cowboys, the Niners have successfully turned a big page in righting that historic wrong and are currently 4-5 against their archival rivals in playoff history.
Unlike Dallas, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t bring much historical perspective to San Francisco when it comes to postseason play, but those two teams will face each other for the right to represent the conference in Super Bowl LVII. To do.
Yes, the second-seeded Eagles against the second-seeded 49ers should be an epic showdown in the 2023 NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field.
If the Niners win that contest against the Phillies, they’ll tie a pretty remarkable NFL record.
49ers could tie most wins in NFL playoffs if they beat Eagles
Now, perhaps unsurprisingly, the NFL record for most wins in the postseason spans decades with the tandem of head coach Bill Belichick and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. It’s in the New England Patriots, thanks to its dynasty.
Pat has the most wins in the NFL playoffs with 37, and four other teams have the second-most wins in the postseason playoffs with 36.
One of them, of course, is San Francisco.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan’s team, which is tied for second with the Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, will have the most postseason finishes in NFL history if they beat Philadelphia in Sunday’s NFC Championship game. They could tie New England in the number of wins.
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Shanahan can look back to the 49ers’ glory days in the 1980s and 1990s as a big reason the franchise is on this list, but a win over the Eagles will carry his own legacy as part of Niners lore. It helps solidify.
Of course, not only did San Francisco beat Philadelphia, but getting its final win in Super Bowl LVII would be very impressive, especially if the 49ers would stand alone with their most postseason wins ever. It will be sweet to
And also the 6th Lombardi Trophy.