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January 30, 2023 9:48 pm

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I am so scared of the odd things that make your heart stop. games, a championship game, you're one win away from going to a Super Bowl and you never know if you're gonna get back. With the Burrowhead comments that they had, if you were a coach, did you tell your guys to knock that off? Like does that play a factor in the game? You know that's a part of the, you know, gamesmanship. I think that's always been involved in sports. You know, I grew up a Muhammad Ali fan.

Okay. You're talking to the wrong guy and I played corner, right? I think nowadays, though, because of social media and everything is out there, you know, everything you say is really talked about. And a lot of these players, that's what they do. They can't walk 10 yards without their phone in their hand.

They're all reading it. But I think at the end, you got to go play. You know, words are great, but you got to back them up. That's what I always say. If you're gonna say it, back it up.

Herm Edwards. I thought it was funny how much the Kansas City players heard the Cincinnati mayor with what he was saying before the game. Well, I think, look, we can say that motivated them. I think 0-3 motivated me more.

Yeah. You know, they played this team three times and they've been beaten by these guys and I just think they got tired of hearing that noise because they're an excellent football team and obviously it was a big win for them. When you look at Sirianni with the Eagles, that was the higher two years ago. He was crushed right after his introductory press conference and now he's laughing in the Super Bowl. It reminds me a lot like Doug Peterson because I was in Philly when Doug was hired and that was not a popular hire.

Well, you know, and look, I played there and he has won the favor of the fans and that personality fits there. He's done a remarkable job, especially with the quarterback. I mean, the quarterback has really transferred, you know, his game to a different level when you think about his ability to throw the ball. Now, we knew he was a good athlete, a good runner, but his accuracy down the field, getting AJ Brown helped as well and, you know, a couple of other guys and I just think this football team is going to be around for a while. And you got to give credit to Howie Roseman because how many times that guy has counted out. I don't think I've ever seen a GM like have an offseason where he doesn't miss, whether it was Reddick, AJ Brown, CJ Gardner-Johnson, even in season, they got Linval Joseph and the Domic and Sue. Yeah, they've done a great job of really collecting players and understand that I think the key is, you know, what type of team are you trying to build?

And I do know this and this just goes back to my days when I entered there as a rookie in 1977. The one thing the Philadelphia fan wants to see out of their teams, regardless of what team you play for, any sport in the city of Philadelphia, you better play hard and you better be tough. If you do those things, those fans will respect you and in football especially, you better play defense if you're a Philadelphia Eagle. What would you have said, her member, to your team at halftime if you were the coach of the 49ers, just with the injuries, we already know they were two quarterbacks and they lose Purdy and then Johnson gets knocked out of the game and they have to go back to Purdy? Well, obviously they're down one score and it's not hard for players to figure out. You know, you got to win this thing now defensively and we got to win it with special teams. And our saying was always this as a coach, if they can't score, they can't win. And they played as hard as they could play that 49er team. And, you know, it's a shame that a game of that magnitude, it ended up like that, you know.

But here again, you got to take your hat off to them. And our prayers got to go out to Purdy because it's a lot worse than we anticipated. Obviously, he's going to have surgery.

He could be out for six months. So now, all of a sudden, the quarterback carousel in San Francisco starts. The guy they had, obviously, they had high aspirations, got hurt. Jimmy Garoppolo is looking for a place, obviously. And then there's the Captain America, Tom Brady, does he go back home? So, there's going to be a lot of talk about quarterbacks in San Francisco. And it's crazy how quickly that changes because heading into that game, it was, okay, Brock Purdy is going to be the starter. Now, you're right.

I do think this opens back up the door for Tom Brady. Oh, there's no doubt. I mean, you can imagine. We'll be talking about it on the Worldwide Leader. We already started today.

I was on television today. It's like, here we go. You know, it never stops. And that's what's so great about the sport of football, as you know. It's your round now, so we'll have something to talk about. Herm Everett's here with us. I know going up against your old team and it's many years removed.

It's never easy. But for Andy Reid, not that you need any extra motivation. It's the Super Bowl.

Everything goes out the window. But that's a pretty neat storyline with Andy Reid, who was Mr. Eagle. Now with the Chiefs, he's Mr. Chief.

And he's going up against his old squad. Yeah, it's a lot of fun. And I was fortunate enough to be a head coach in that league as well. And winning against the teams that I coach that, you know, or played. It was Philadelphia with the Jets. We played those guys a couple times.

Probably the greatest thing for me is when we played the Eagles. You know, generally when the old team, when the visiting team comes into the stadium and they introduce the players, they boo, right? And so I knew I got their respect because when they said my name, the crowd didn't boo. They actually clapped. And I said, that's interesting. Even the players noticed and said, Coach, they didn't boo you. I said, well, you know, I've been here 10 years. I did some things right for them, so I guess they're still okay with that. Yeah, after that play at the Meadowlands, I don't think you're ever gonna get booed in Philadelphia, coach.

Yeah, that was one that was, I was in the right place at the right time, obviously. So the Kelsey storyline, too. You got Travis Kelsey and Jason Kelsey. I can't even imagine what that family's going through. What did the parents do when they go to the game? The mother has a split jersey. Yeah, I mean, this is amazing.

One quarter I've opened it. They're gonna win regardless, right? It was almost a situation I was in when the 49ers obviously played the, you know, the Philadelphia Eagles. I was a little bit torn in the fact that John Lynch is the GM and we're really close. I mean, he's the godfather of my son and we're the godfather of one of his girls, so that was a hard game for me, too, to watch. Yeah, the hardball is, too, going back to a few years ago. Oh, yeah.

It's just, it's hard, you know, and it's just that that's what makes the game so great. You know, there's a lot of storylines to people that are connected to people and, like you said, Andy's going back to Philly and did a remarkable job there. I can remember Andy when I was my first, first time with the Chiefs with Marty Schottenheimer and Bill Kauer and Tony Dungy and Bruce Arians. You know, Andy was just getting into it. He was at Missouri. He was well as an assistant coach over there.

Wrap it up with her memories. What's your first thought on this game two weeks out? Oh, this is going to be something, you know, I think that the last time the Chiefs played a defense like Philadelphia was against the 49ers and I actually, my family, we went to that game.

I saw it live. Now, obviously, it didn't turn out good for the 49ers that day, but the Eagles better beware that this Chiefs team, they get on a roll, they get going, and I think the key is you got to take Kelsey out of the mix. I mean, he's the guy.

He is always the guy around the ball, always in the red zone. Mahones and him have some chemistry together, but this Eagle team is pretty good guys. I mean, they got a good football team. You being the former coach of the Jets, how realistic do you think it is that they trade for Rogers this offseason?

That would be interesting. Another Green Bay quarterback coming to the Jets, right? I mean, they have a playoff defense.

There's no doubt about that. I know this, the coach, you know, he wants to be similar to the 49ers on offense. He wants to run it. He wants to, you know, to do that, and I just think if they get a quarterback, a veteran guy, they're gonna be set. They're gonna be a hard out. They got to get someone because that defense, you're right, that is a playoff caliber, really good defense.

You know how that works. If your defense is showing up each and every week with the offenses, then that's how you lose the locker room as a coach. Well, it becomes hard. It just becomes hard, you know, when you can't score, but the problem is when you're turning the ball over. You know, that's even more, that even becomes more of a problem because now you put the defense in a bad way, so I just think they'll find a solution and they've got a good football team, but you know that AFC has a lot of great quarterbacks, young ones too. It's gonna be fun to watch these guys develop over the next couple years. Do you think the situation is fixable in New York with Zach Wilson or is that ship already sailed?

You know, I'm not there. All we hear is things. I don't know how the locker room feels about the guy, and this is where Coach Salas is gonna have to really talk to some of those veteran guys and say, look, you know, how do you guys really feel about this guy? The guy's young, there's a lot of pressure on him, and I think that conversation needs to be had.

I think he's had it already, and it'll be interesting here now going forward what they do at that position. Herm, we appreciate the time. Good to catch up with you. Thank you. My pleasure. Thank you. There you go. Herm Everett joining us on the Zach Gelb show on CBS Sports Radio. Let me take one right before the break.

8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS 8 5 5 2 1 2 42 27. Let's go to Jay in Alaska. Jay, what's shaking?

Hey, what's up Zach? Hey man, I'm gonna have to go full tinfoil hat, man. I think that they were completely wanting the Chiefs to get into the game. I mean, they have been helping the Chiefs out with the rest of it, helping the Chiefs out all season. You remember the Raider game earlier this year when we lost by a point? I mean, that ridiculous holding call they called on Colleen Farrell for when they kicked the field goal and missed it.

I mean, the crap that they are, I mean, it's just ridiculous. And, you know, as far as the Bengals, I wanted to say, hey, Bengal fan, how does it feel? You guys, the refs screwed us for you guys last year this year.

You got it back, so how do you like that? Wasn't your quarterback play at all last year? You blame that one on the officials in that playoff game?

No, but we should have won that Chiefs game. That was, I mean, I saw some replays. They showed one of the offensive linemen pick Jonathan Abram up by both shoulder pads and throw him to the ground and they didn't call holding. You know what, Jay, I don't know if you have actually the right to go after the officials because you're talking about Cleveland, Farrell, and Abram. You can't stand ball.

How many times do you call in and bitch about both those guys? Dude, I watched the thing on Good Morning Football. They showed that my boy Max Crosby, okay, you want to go away from those two guys?

How about Max Crosby? The most held defensive end in the league with no calls. Come on. You can't tell me that they don't got a bias against the Raiders.

They do. It's 100%. So that's why you think that the Raiders are in bad of a spot they are. It's because of the officials.

No, it's not just that. It's McClownboy too and his horrible play calling. Do you want Brady, by the way? I know you can't stand Brady, but you're full of crap. You'll walk him into the dark side. No, I'm not a turncoat.

I'm not a turncoat. I want, I'll take Jimmy G. You want Jimmy G? That guy's hurt every other year.

Hey, here's my reason why. Because P. Diddy Stiddy is backing him up and we know that P. Diddy can play a couple games when he gets hurt and they both know the system. If we have to be stuck with McClownboy, I'd rather have those two guys. Now real quickly, real quickly, Jay, Hickey wants to make a point to you. Hickey, make the point that you wanted to say to Jay. It was just ironic Jay's complaining about the refs in the Raiders-Chiefs game. If you recall in that game, remember when Chris Jones sacked Derek Carr for the fumble? Oh yeah, that was a horrible call too. That was ruled what, Jay? Rough in the passer.

I'm Chris Jones. That was horrible too. The refs are biased. Oh no, you know what, I will smack my own. That was a horrible call. You just got Hickey right there. That was the first time Hickey actually made a shot in his life right there. Come on Jay, you just brought out the best of Hickey. That was a horrible call as well.

I mean, I'll smack my own. I mean, that was a ridiculous call. They should never call that. You got it Jay. You cracked me up.

Thanks so much Jay in Alaska. It always goes back to the Raiders. That game yesterday had nothing to do with the Raiders. Nothing. Either of the games. And he finds a way to make it go back to the Raiders. I respect Hickey, the creativity from Jay in Alaska.

And I love how he just glosses over, you know, some of the facts that get in the way of his arguments. So let's just pretend that Chris Jones' play didn't happen. The Raiders got screwed. The referees wanted the Chiefs to win that game. They wanted the Chiefs to win yesterday.

What about Card? Turned over the football last year. At the end of that playoff game. Didn't happen. Didn't matter. I don't know what you're talking about. When they blew that play dead or they allowed the touch on a stand and he thought the play should have been dead with the whistle or whatever.

Yeah. That doesn't fit the narrative Zach. We can't talk about that.

We don't acknowledge what doesn't fit the narrative. I love Jay. I respect it. That's great. That's absolutely great. Alright, we'll take a break.

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Alrighty, we start things off in Philadelphia, where it was a party. If you're a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, as the Eagles did slay the 49ers 31 to 7, and things got started very quickly in Philadelphia. I thought Kyle Shanahan and the Niners made a mistake when they won the toss and they elected to defer to the second half. And Jalen Hurts and the Eagles, 11 plays, 66 yards.

They went down the field in 5 minutes and 12 seconds, ended up getting a touchdown for Miles Sanders, who ended up having two scores, two touchdowns in the game. And a controversial play here on fourth and three. The Eagles did air it out deep to Devontae Smith.

At first, I thought he made a ridiculous one handed catch for 29 yards. That did take the Eagles down to the Niners six. It ended up standing because the Niners didn't challenge it. Now, the first replay, it looked like it was a catch.

When you eventually saw another angle, it was clearly a drop, but when Devontae Smith is yelling, get up to line, get up to line, get up to the line, that showed some doubt on his end. I thought Kyle Shanahan should have thrown the flag, and then on the 49ers, first possession of the game, Brock Purdy did get tripsacked by one Hassan Reddick. And that was eventually overturned on review, where originally they did rule it was an incomplete pass.

This game eventually got to 7-7, then 14-7. And the Niners got the ball back with a buck 36 left in the first half. Their drive only lasted two plays because Josh Johnson did fumble the football. It was recovered by Hassan Reddick at first. When that drive started, I thought they were just going to run the ball and go into halftime down by seven, which I thought would have been the prudent move.

They elected not to do so. And then after the fumble, the Eagles, three plays later, get a Boston Scott touchdown. You go into halftime, it's 21-7. Brock Purdy was knocked out of the game. In the second half, you get Josh Johnson knocked out of the game as well, as he did suffer a concussion.

Purdy had to come back in, but we found out he had a UCL injury today, so he's going to need surgery potentially and be out for six months. And from there at 21-7, you knew that the Niners weren't coming back. Eagles made it 28-7.

And you could party for there, as you'd be playing for Lombardi coming up in two weeks in Glendale, Arizona. Let's hear the calls. You'll hear a Miles Sanders 6-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0. A Hassan Reddick fumble recovery on a Josh Johnson fumble deep in San Francisco's territory right before the end of the first half. And you also had Boston Scott on a 10-yard scamper to make it 21-7 right before halftime. And you didn't even really need to play the final 30 minutes, but here's Mel Reese on the Eagles radio network. On second down, the give goes to Sanders, up the middle, touchdown! Miles Sanders, 6-yard, Eagles lead. First and 10, 49ers. Johnson is throwing. He fumbles the snap, goes down and gets it.

That could have been a disaster. I think he got it. Now the Eagles say they have. Let's see. I thought Johnson was on top of it, but then... Marcus is very comfortable that the Eagles have the football. And they do! They do! Oh my! Devante Smith to the near side.

Can one of them open up? They go to Scott. Tries to sweep. He's at the 5.

He pushes forward. He is in for the touchdown! Boston Scott! Jalen Hurts finished the game 15-25, 121 yards through the air, 11 carries for 39 yards and a rushing touchdown. Miles Sanders, 11 carries for 42 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Kenneth Gainwell, 18 touches for 74 total yards.

Asan Reddick, who I thought was the most dominant player in the game, two sacks, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. And for the quarterbacks for the Niners, Josh Johnson, 7-13 for 74 yards, left the game in the third quarter with a concussion. And Brock Purdy was 4-4 for 23 yards. And he was hurt on the 6th offensive snap of the game. And Christian McCaffrey, 19 touches for 106 yards and a touchdown. It was a crazy touchdown run for Run CMC. Niners, their season is over. Eagles off to the Super Bowl.

Will they look to win their second championship in franchise history? And Hickey, I've never seen, by the way, a quarterback who gets hurt, then you go to Josh Johnson, he gets hurt. And when they put in Brock Purdy, I'm like, why didn't Brock Purdy get put in the game earlier? And then you find out today at the UCL injury, and also during the game he couldn't throw a ball more than 10 yards. Having a quarterback who can't throw the ball seems to defeat the purpose, but I've never seen that because they had no other options to go to.

I was going to say, I'm sure it's happened, but at least not off the top of my head of talking about a team that doesn't have a court, like someone who can't throw the ball. Because I'm with Christian McCaffrey, I'm looking at Juwan Jennings' highlights from Tennessee when he can kind of throw. This is what we're kind of talking about at this point.

And I know that they know the playbook from a receiving standpoint, but how much do they know putting everyone in the right place? If we're talking again, if we're arguing about Juwan Jennings putting him behind center, it's over anyway. But that was wild. They needed Alan Gingold. They did.

With a rested thumb. Right, made the clubs off and he could throw. I think they're pretty good though with their fullback in San Francisco. And I always say this, I always laugh at people, and to be fair for the 49ers, you had two previous injuries throughout the year, so how many quarterbacks did you carry through a season? But so many people now, right, they say, oh, you can never carry three quarterbacks on the roster. Yesterday, and you probably would have made one inactive anyway before the start of the game, so I get it, but sometimes you need that extra quarterback. The NFL should adopt the NHL's emergency goalie policy.

Oh yeah, like you take the random guy as the hot dog vendor. Who's going in, you know, put him in a helmet here. Jaworski, Jaws, you're in the stadium. Alright, get down on the field. Alright, run a 10-yard, we're going to throw a 10-yard slant here, you throw it here. Just see, I mean at that point, have a little fun if you can't throw the ball anyway. Now, little bit easier to be a goaltender and stop the puck than operate the entire offense. Yes, you play the most important position in all of sports, but hey, better than watching Brock party hand the ball off 25 times or whatever it was in the second half. You get like Madden Delco, who was like a high school quarterback, comes off the bench and plays for the Niners. Leads them to victory. That's a hero script right there.

Yeah, he would be. Actually, probably the Eagles fans would throw it on purpose. They would like throw picks. They would like throw their own stats. 100%.

They make it worse. Alright, let's go to Chiefs and Bengals. You'll hear Mark Westvalda's scantling 19-yard touchdown reception to make it 20-13 in the third quarter. Patrick Mahomes did scramble for a first down. He had the late hit out of bounds to put the Chiefs in field goal range with 8 seconds remaining. At the game-winning kick from Harrison Bucker to put the Chiefs back in the Super Bowl after a year absence.

Here is Mitch Holtness on the Chiefs Radio Network. Since he was six men up on the line of scrimmage. Fake a delayed blitz. Mahomes will fire it late for the end zone talk. Mark Westvalda's scantling on his backside. Touchdown, Kansas City.

Mark Westvalda's scantling on a 19-yard reception. Bengals four-man rush. Mahomes trying to buy some time on that bad ankle.

Moving to his right. He is now scrambling and he's going to get a first down and now gets hit late. He gets hit late. He gets hit late. Mahomes gets hit late. It'll be a 15-yard penalty on top of the game.

Harrison Bucker, the biggest kick of his Chiefs life. Placement is down. Butkers kick is up. The spinning kick high.

Floating in the air. And it is good. Good. Good. Did Cincinnati call timeout? They did not. They did not.

They did not. It's a field goal from 45 yards out by Harrison Bucker with 3 seconds to go in regulation. So interesting call there at the end, Hickey.

I did not hear that until now. I guess he thought that there was maybe a timeout or was that just paranoia that he just kind of kicked in? I would say paranoia because usually you always get the coaches right before they're about to snap it.

They're standing next to the referee. Most of the time we see them ice the kicker. And also with how late things were blown dead in that game.

Even though it benefited you, you may want to wait an extra second. Kick is to the uprights. All of a sudden there's a referee blowing it dead.

Blowing it dead. Didn't count. Timeout. No, what would have happened is they would have counted the kick. They would have went to commercial break. Then came back and said, oh, actually they blew the play dead. The kick didn't count. CBS has been the king recently of going to break at the worst time and comeback with a totally different result than what happened going to break. Can you play me the final field goal call just one more time?

I just want to hear it one final time. Placement is down. Butkers kick is up. The spinning kick high.

Floating in the air. And it is good. Good. Good. Did Cincinnati call timeout? They did not. They did not.

They did not. It's a field goal from 45 yards out by Harrison Butker with three seconds to go in regulation. After hearing that a second time, I think he saw something that made him think that there was a timeout call. Because when you're going off, it's good.

It's good. Did they call timeout? I think he may have thought he saw something out of the corner of his eye or just looking directly head on from his view in the press box. But anyway, here are the numbers from the game. Patrick Mahomes 29-43, 36 yards, two touchdowns basically on one ankle. I Sportsboro Mahomes has now led three lead-changing drives in the playoffs that began with one minute or less on the clock.

No other QB has more than one. Marcus Valdes-Scantling, welcome to playing in the postseason with the clutch postseason quarterback. Six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown Travis Kelce. 7-4, 78 yards and a touchdown.

He'll go on to the Super Bowl to play up against his brother in Jason Kelce. Chris Jones, Hassan Redick was the most dominant player on the field for Eagles 49ers. For Chief Spangles, it was Chris Jones. Four tackles, two sacks, three tackles for a loss, five QB hits and his biggest sack did come at the end of the game to get the ball back to the Kansas City Chiefs before that game-winning field goal drive. Joe Burrow 26-41, 270 yards, a touchdown, two interceptions.

He was sacked five times. T. Higgins had a monster TD catch, had six catches for 83 yards and Jamar Chase, six catches for 75 yards. But really the big story, and it's unfortunate it's a big story, is the officiating from this game. We talked about this earlier, a lot of questionable calls, but really at the end they got it right on the late hit. You can't not call that. If you want to get on the officials for intentional grounding, totally agree.

But then Burrow throws a first down on the next play. The no block in the back, fair. And then the hold maybe on Trey Hendrickson where Mahomes is running.

If you want to call that into question, that is fair. I know it would have negated it, but you hit the player late out of bounds. If he doesn't do that, even with the missed holding call, probably would have been about like a 59 or 60 yard field goal. Don't get me wrong, the officials are definitely a story, it's unfortunate, but it does feel like the better team did win as the Chiefs did. Take down the Bengals, 23 to 20. And you look back, if you're a Bengals fan, because you were playing from behind for most of the game, when you tie it up at 20 apiece, you then had the Chiefs punt the ball, Burrow then throws the interception, it was kind of like a punt from him, but that was a missed opportunity. Chiefs punt again, and you had to punt after that. So you had two opportunities in a 2020 game to go bare minimum, get a field goal, and you couldn't do that. And then when you give Mahomes another chance, a third chance, you know, to go take the lead, he's going to do that and that's what happened and the Chiefs win 23 to 20. And you will get Andy Reid going up against his old squad in the Philadelphia Eagles coming up in two weeks. What a wonderful matchup that's going to be between the Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs.

And that is your conference championship Sunday edition of no huddle offense. Catch up later. There's a lot to listen to.

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So get started and download the free Odyssey app today. You're listening to the Zach Gelb show. All right, Zach Gelb show CBS Sports Radio. So if you're a 49er fan, there's really nothing that you could do about today. Yes, Brock Purdy got hurt. Yes, Josh Johnson got hurt. Yeah, you did not have a quarterback that was able to throw the ball more than 10 yards down the field because of the Purdy injury.

I thought Philadelphia was the better team with how quickly the injuries did occur. You got a sense early and maybe it makes it easier to grieve throughout the game. And today it's not, even though it's always tough when your season ends, but it's not as tough as if you lost a 27 to 24 heartbreaker. Or like last year where you were up big going into the fourth. And if in the fourth quarter, if one of your players just made the interception, the game's probably over, right? When you go back to the Stafford play in that game. I don't think yesterday, even though all losses are tough, Hickey, that yesterday it's really this heartbreaking loss of the 49ers. Because by the time you entered the fourth quarter, you knew that the season was over and that your chances to get into the Super Bowl were dead and done so.

Right, definitely not heartbreaking. I guess almost you could play the what if game and sometimes that's, sometimes it's worse. Maybe not yesterday that what if game would have been relevant, like something would have happened so early, sixth play of the game, your third string quarterback goes down. It is frustrating and it's like, not that you feel cheated, but it's just like if you got beat fair and square, okay, the Eagles are the better team, nothing you can do about it.

And just like that what if lingering I think just makes it a little bit tougher going into the offseason kind of knowing your season ended in a way that you couldn't really control or want to go out at least. Now I also think we look at this differently because you picked the 49ers and I thought regardless, and I went into the game obviously not thinking that Brock Purdy was going to get hurt. But I didn't think Brock Purdy was going into Philadelphia and was walking out with a W. And I thought that start was so big, and when the Eagles got the ball first and they marched down the field at seven, nothing, not that any game is over. And then you know what happened after that with the events of the injury, but Brock Purdy, when he did get hurt, you did have the fumble in that spot. That game, yes it ended early because of the injury, but I do think even if Brock Purdy was healthy yesterday, it would not have made a difference in terms of that the Niners would have got a victory. And I guess all I'll say is the Eagles offense did not look very good for most of the game.

But they didn't have to. If you have competent offense, you probably don't drop the snap like Josh Johnson did in his own end deep for the first half. So maybe let's say they take a touch off the board, Brock Purdy is not going to, you would think, drop the ball.

Again, you could play the what if game, probably won't win. But again, it's just, I would just say again, if I was a Niners fan, just be a little more frustrating. Purdy just did not play well. Okay, he didn't play well.

Personally for me, it would be easier to live with than him getting hurt so early on, and now we're watching a handoff fest in the second half because your quarterback can't throw. Now this does get lost because of the injuries, like you said. But going into that game, I thought the Eagles defense was disrespected. Where everyone was talking about the 49ers defense, 49ers defense, Eagles had more sacks this year. And Son Redick outplayed Nick Bosa.

Nick Bosa, I don't even know if he was on the field, he did nothing in the game. And that Eagles defense, it's really damn good. When you got Redick, you got Brandon Graham, you got Fletcher Cox, the Dominicans Sue, you got Linval Joseph.

You look at the back end, you got Darius Slay and James Bradbury. This is really a great defense for the Philadelphia Eagles and the depth that they have is just absolutely stupid. And that's probably what I'm most excited for to see in this Super Bowl because Mahomes with now an extra week to rest that ankle.

And you saw what he did yesterday on one ankle. You're going up against this defense in Philadelphia. It is a fascinating matchup just in terms of the Chiefs offense up against the Eagles defense. And oh yeah, by the way, you had some injuries and you expect everyone gives it a go in the Super Bowl. But to how healthy some of those wide receivers are for the Kansas City Chiefs now gets called into question.

Because sure, you do have an extra week to get ready and everyone's going to give it a go in the Super Bowl. But they had some injuries yesterday at Kansas City. They had three wide receivers at time leave the game. That's what I think makes yesterday's win even more impressive for the Chiefs. It was not the not only the fact that you're having Patrick Holmes deal with a serious ankle injury. They also lost in the game three receivers that you need to rely on to the point where I think was his last name is Kemp.

No disrespect. I think I know the Chiefs pretty well. You have number eighty five run on the field. Like who the hell is in the fourth quarter and a big driver talking about a guy who's I think Jim Nancity had like four receptions on the season or something like that.

So it's like you were we were talking about going deep into the barrel of reserves for wide receivers. And still were able to find a way to win. It was just very impressive.

It was. And I think yesterday shows you even though you don't use the postseason to make these awards by Mahomes as the MVP. That's not taking anything away from Jalen Hurts.

Because Jalen Hurts have been sensational for that Philadelphia Eagles team and has changed just the entire dynamic in that locker room and their belief level. But Mahomes to lose Tyree kill. And everyone right is giving the Chiefs their best shot this year. Everyone thinks the Chiefs are there for the taking. Chargers going to win the division.

All right. The Broncos with all their moves they made in the offseason. The Raiders with all their moves they made in the offseason getting Devontae Adams. You got Josh Allen and the Bills.

Right. This was their year to shine. You got Joe Burrow and the Kansas City Chiefs. And then the Cincinnati Bengals and the Bengals defensive players saying that this was Burrowhead. Everything was thrown at the Chiefs this year.

And they were right there for the taking. And still two weeks we're going to be sitting back and yeah it's a one year absence of the Chiefs not getting in the Super Bowl. It's been one long year for Chiefs fans. And even though there were times where you questioned how great Kansas City was going to be the facts are they're going to the Super Bowl in a year where everyone was supposed to take them down.

And in a year when they weren't supposed to be there it's the same old same old where if you if you don't take Mahomes out of the game and I remember we did an exercise in the summer. Give a few words on each team in the NFL and I said for the Chiefs we'll be a tough out. And you saw Jacksonville right through everything they can at them you had the Mahomes injury they still won the game. This game they were up for most of the game then it gets to 2020 and when it gets to 2020 Hickey I'm thinking Cincinnati is going to win the game.

And Cincinnati had two opportunities to go bare minimum get a field goal and they couldn't get the points on the board. And I also think as we talked about the Eagles defense was disrespected going into the NFC title game. In the AFC title game as much as I like Lou Anne Rumo and what he's done with that Bengals defense always talk about the Bengals defense. I don't think enough people talked about this Chiefs defense and the job that Steve Spagnola has done where when they win they get the timely stops.

Right? Kansas City's defense I know they had the second most sacks in the league but they're not the greatest defense in the world. But just like they did in the Super Bowl in that Super Bowl winning season they got the timely stop. And yesterday with their backs up against the wall you're thinking Joe Burrow's driving Joe Burrow and Chris Jones made a heck of a play. They got the timely stop and that to me their defense will all talk about the heroics of Mahomes but Jones was just so good in the game. And you got to give credit to that to that Kansas City defense because they did what Buffalo couldn't do. Buffalo couldn't take advantage of that offensive line that was banged up for Cincinnati. Kansas City was clearly able to take advantage and we probably shouldn't have overlooked that going into the game because they did have the second most sacks in the NFL this season. I think you hit it perfectly with Steve Spagnola got the stops and they needed to the final two drives of the Bengals. Interception which kind of served as like an arm punt from Joe Burrow and then obviously you mentioned the big Chris Jones sack on third down that opened it up. We've praised Joe Burrow a ton for his clutch drives. To the Chiefs defense credit they can't clutch the final two drives of the game helped win him.

And it also surprised me how much they still use P-Rine in those big spots over Mixon. If you go back to the Super Bowl last year where they ran P-Rine late instead of Mixon but it shows you once again this game is one of the trenches. The Eagles offense line was great yesterday. The Eagles defense line was great. The Bengals offensive line not so much. Chiefs defensive line dominant. Battle in the trenches I know it's cliche but it usually wins in this league.

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He is bad vibes. We talked to everyone from therapists to exterminators to lizard man. I was 25 when I actually got my tongue split. I have one tattoo that covers my entire body.

Listen and subscribe on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts from. I'm Larry Mullins host of the podcast your weirdest fears the show that explores the odd things that make your heart stop. I am so scared of the Grinch.

He is bad vibes. We talked to everyone from therapists to exterminators to lizard man. I was 25 when I actually got my tongue split. I have one tattoo that covers my entire body.
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