The Philadelphia Eagles have quite the advantage this weekend.
They’ll face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game, and the Eagles will be the home team. Their domination in the regular season earned them home field advantage during the NFC side of the bracket for the postseason.
Philadelphia is a very difficult place to play. Everyone knows it, and players know more than anyone probably. They play in front of the raucous crowds.
San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle had some kind words about the Eagles’ fan base.
George Kittle shows a lot of respect for Philadelphia fans, calling Philly a top tier place to play. 💯pic.twitter.com/kAPQZwU35l— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) January 23, 2023
“It’s going to be cold. And violent.”— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 23, 2023
-George Kittle wearing a Goldberg shirt says Eagles have one of the best homefield atmospheres in the NFL and it is going to be fun to play the NFC title game there pic.twitter.com/aib5f9t4Ti
Kittle knows how tenacious the fans in Philadelphia are on a weekly basis.
He believes that they are a top tier fanbase, and the stadium is one of the toughest to play in in the NFL. Not to mention, the weather in Philly early in the year only makes the task even tougher. Usually, frigid temperatures make getting a victory against the Eagles on their home field even more quite difficult.
Kittle will be a tough task for the Eagles as well, though.
He is a top two tight end in the league and one of the most difficult players to cover in the league. The 49ers know that their best way to succeed on offense is to get him involved early and often.
Kittle had an impressive game against the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round. The Eagles need to slow him down better than their division rival did this past weekend.
Regardless of his performance, it won’t be easy for San Francisco. Kittle is absolutely right about this take regarding the Philadelphia fan base.
Eagles fans will be loud and proud this weekend as their team tries to lock down a spot in the Super Bowl.