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The Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers are facing a rematch of last year’s in the NFC Championship Game this week, but even though the Eagles won last year’s contest by a score of 31-7, the Eagles have a better record, and this week’s game will be played in Philly, the Niners are still favored in the game. But it sounds like the Eagles are embracing the underdog role.

The Eagles are 2.5-point home underdogs in the game. And while Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni isn’t too worried about the spread, he did make it clear that this team is good at taking on the underdog role.

“Not going to get wrapped into what anybody else thinks of us, whether that’s another team, whether that’s whoever makes the spreads, or anything like that,” Sirianni said at his press conference. “We just worry about going to work for ourselves. I think going into the last year and the year before, no one really thought we would be any good. I think it’s OK to be the underdog.”

“I said on the radio the other day, before I ever stepped foot in the city all I knew about this city was Rocky versus Apollo Creed and the city plays the underdog well.”

Of course, San Francisco will be more at full strength this year with Brock Purdy healthy. We’ll have to see if it makes a difference in the outcome.

[Pro Football Talk]