Brock Purdy, 49ers

Brock Purdy not looking for revenge in 49ers-Eagles clash

Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles, marking the first meeting since their disappointing letdown in the NFC championship game.

The first go-around featured Purdy suffering an elbow injury that required surgery, which many 49ers players believe derailed their chances to beat the Eagles last January. Philadelphia convincingly handled San Francisco in a blowout win, adding more intrigue to Sunday’s showdown.

 

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“Am I going to go in there and get all sentimental about, ‘I’ve come a long way since?’ It’s not really like that,” Purdy said. “Am I going to go into the game saying I want revenge and all this kind of stuff? It’s not like that [either]. So, I’m just going to try to go do my job and be the best Brock that I can be for this team.”

Purdy’s focus remains on the Week 13 matchup, which could play a significant factor in determining the top seed in the NFC playoff seeding.

“I got hurt there and everything, but for me it’s week 13,” Purdy said. “We’re going on the road in a hostile environment. We’re late in the season, so every game is obviously big for us. And so that’s where I’m at with my mindset. It’s a new year, two new teams, slightly different in different ways. So that’s how I look at it.”

 

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Purdy has excelled in his first full campaign as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, leading the league in quarterback rating (75.6) and completion percentage (70.2) while recording 19 touchdowns to six interceptions in 11 games.

If the 49ers were to beat the Eagles, it would pull them to within a game in the standings while holding the tiebreaker if the two teams finished with the same record.

All that puts plenty of weight on the contest that could be a precursor to another playoff matchup come January.

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