A Spicy Sunday Byemaggedon

The NFL does not have a committee that votes for the best team. In the pros, all results matter. Teams have to finish atop a division or win enough games to qualify for the 14 playoff spots. But some games on the regular-season schedule stand out more than others. In Week 13, the game of interest was San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles. Despite the six teams not in action during the second Byemageddon of the season,Week 13 delivered some interesting results. The Tennessee Titans consecutively got punts blocked, while the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans kept a key game in the AFC Wild-Card picture close for four quarters. The Los Angeles Rams leaped into the playoff conversation with a win against the Cleveland Browns, only to fall back out after Sunday Night Football. The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers was highlighted by a poor performance from the referees. However, the most significant shift in the NFL playoff landscape happened at Lincoln Financial Field in the NFC Championship rematch between the 49ers and Eagles. The Niners’ dominant 42-19 victory showcased their powerful offense, led by A.J. Brown, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Christian McCaffrey, and George Kittle. The Eagles’ pass defense is a problem, as they entered Week 13 ranked 29th in passing yards allowed and 31st in passing touchdowns. The 49ers scored six consecutive drives, displaying their unstoppable offense. Deebo Samuel’s performance against the Eagles solidified his place as one of the best offensive players in the NFL. He caught four passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 22 yards on three attempts with a score. The game also featured tempers flaring, with an altercation between Dre Greenlaw and DeVonta Smith ending in an ejection. Despite this, the potential for a thrilling NFC Championship rematch in January makes it clear that the 49ers and Eagles are not fond of each other.