Brandon Aiyuk appears to have a bunch of salt in his system from the NFC Championship game.
The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver is still upset over the 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship. The 49ers basically never had a chance after an early injury to quarterback Brock Purdy in the first quarter. Then, backup QB Josh Joshnson got hurt and Purdy had to play through a hurting elbow. The team became one dimensional with only a running game for the rest of the contest.
Aiyuk appeared on “TheSFNiners” podcast and said he wasn’t sure the Eagles’ defense was all that it’s hyped up to be.
“I don’t know fully about that defense,” Aiyuk said. “They talk about them being a good defense; I’m not sure. I think the pass game, this Kansas City pass game, will expose what we thought we were going to be able to expose before some unfortunate circumstances.”
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Philadelphia hasn’t allowed more than 20 points in a single game since their 40-34 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16.
Aiyuk believes the Chiefs are the favorite to beat the Eagles.
“If I were going to bet on this game, I would take everything that I own, get it in cash, and put my money on the Kansas City Chiefs,” the wideout said. “You got to get lucky to win a Super Bowl, and (the Eagles) just got extremely lucky last week, so who’s to say they can’t do it twice?”
Aiyuk finished the third season of his career for the 49ers. He had a career-high 78 catches for 1,015 yards and eight touchdowns.
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