2023 NFL playoffs: Eagles win NFC championship, book trip to Super Bowl with rout of banged-up 49ers

Miles Sanders scored two first-half touchdowns as the Eagles beat the 49ers 31-7 in the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl after beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in the NFC championship game on Sunday.

49ers starting quarterback Brock Purdy had to leave the game in the first half with an elbow injury. He returned in the third quarter after backup Josh Johnson was ruled out with a concussion. The Eagles defense never relented, nor did their run game, which saw Miles Sanders, Jalen Hurts and Boston Scott each score rushing touchdowns.

Philadelphia's defense held the 49ers to 164 total yards, and the Eagles return to the Super Bowl for the first time since winning it all in the 2017 season.