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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- For the first time in five years, the Eagles are heading back to the Super Bowl.
The Eagles topped the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, on Sunday in the NFC championship to advance to the big game.
Follow our live blog below for updates on the celebration around Philly and more:
First Lady Jill Biden at Eagles-49ers game
The First Lady loves to remind folks she's a Philly girl and a big Eagles fan.
Fans ecstatic in Drexel Hill celebrating Eagles big win
It was a packed house in Delaware County as the Birds dominated the Niners.
Fans leave the Linc celebrating after Eagles win
Fans left the stadium ready to continue the cheers for the Birds who are now headed for the biggest stage in the game.
Eagles fans celebrate big win at Frankford & Cottman
Thousands packed in Northeast Philadelphia to celebrate the Eagles clinching the NFC championship and punching their ticket to Arizona on Sunday.
SEPTA bus stop collapses under fans
While an awning remained unharmed, this bus stop near City Hall was not as lucky.
Fans climb on top of awning in Center City
There are a few things you can expect from Philly sports celebrations. Fans climbing greased poles and climbing on top of awnings.
Eagles fans celebrate near City Hall on Broad Street
It was a melting pot of eagles fans from diverse backgrounds coming together to celebrate the Eagles heading to the Super Bowl.
Eagles to play Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII
The Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12. at State Farm Stadium.
The Chiefs defeated the Bengals, 23-20, in the AFC championship to advance to Super Bowl.
How to get Eagles' Super Bowl LVII tickets
Eagles' Haason Reddick dominates 49ers in NFC championship win
Haason Reddick has came a long way.
The Eagles' pass rusher and Camden native that walked on to Temple University's football team made several highlight-reel plays in Philadelphia's 31-7 victory over San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw reacts to Eagles Super Bowl berth
Haason Reddick, DeVonta Smith, Jason Kelce speak with media after NFC title game
Empire State Building lit green for Eagles' NFC title win
Is the Empire State Building hopping on the Eagles bandwagon?
It sure seems like it.
Eagles fans heading to Arizona for Super Bowl LVII?
The Eagles are making their way to Super Bowl LVII after a win against the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7.
The Eagles will be playing against the Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LVII and fans are already on the hunt for deals on flights and hotels to the Grand Canyon state in February.
Eagles CB James Bradberry talks making it to Super Bowl in win over 49ers
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie talks following Super Bowl berth
Lurie discussed the team's win the in the NFC title game, Howie Roseman, Jalen Hurts' development and more.
Eagles fans climb poles in city after win
It didn't take long.
Eagles fans, as their known for, are already climbing poles, despite them being greased, all over the city after the win over the 49ers in the NFC title game.
Mayor Kenney: "It's a Philly Thing"
Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement Sunday night congratulating the Eagles on their win against the 49ers 31-7.
"Congratulations to Jeff Lurie, Howie Roseman, Nick Sirianni, and all the coaches, players and staff of this year's NFC Champions - our Philadelphia Eagles! This has been an energizing season from the start, and we are excited that the Eagles are going to fly all the way to the Super Bowl. As a lifelong Philadelphian and the Mayor of this great city I am thrilled to see fans of all ages and from every neighborhood celebrating side by side, full of pride and excitement. This is a wonderful night and I ask Philadelphians to celebrate joyously, safely, and respectfully.
"And remember: It's a Philly thing."
Darius Slay talks Super Bowl berth
Eagles fans in Delco celebrate Super Bowl berth
Eagles' Jordan Davis talks getting to the Super Bowl
CBS Philadelphia sports anchor Don Bell caught up with Eagles defensive tackle Jordan Davis after the win about getting to the Super Bowl.
Eagles fans hit the streets in Northeast Philly
Eagles fans celebrate in Center City
Eagles beat 49ers in the NFC title game to advance to Super Bowl
For the first time in five years, the Eagles are heading back to the Super Bowl.
The Eagles topped the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, on Sunday in the NFC championship to advance to the big game.
Philadelphia's running backs had a big game against one of the league's best rushing defense.
Miles Sanders scored two touchdowns and had 42 rushing yards on 11 carries. Boston Scott added a score and Kenneth Gainwell had 13 rushes for 42 yards.
Jalen Hurts didn't do too much through the air, but he found success on the ground in the second half. His quarterback sneak in the third quarter gave the Eagles a 28-7 lead. He had 11 carries for 39 yards.
Hurts completed 15 of his 25 passes for 121 yards.
DeVonta Smith led the Eagles in receiving with two catches for 36 yards, including a massive one-handed catch that led to the Eagles scoring on the opening drive.
The Eagles' defense, particularly Hasson Reddick, shut down the 49ers' offense.
Reddick had three total tackles, including two sacks and a tackle-for-loss, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
The 49ers were hit with more bad injury luck on the first drive when rookie Brock Purdy left the game with an elbow injury.
Later in the game, backup Josh Johnson left the game and was being evaluated with a concussion, which forced Purdy to re-enter the contest.
The 49ers' lone touchdown came on a rushing touchdown by Christian McCaffrey.
The Eagles will play the winner of the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl.
Police set up barricades around city hall ahead of NFC championship
Barricades are getting set up around City Hall ahead of the end of the NFC championship Sunday night. Police already greased many light poles throughout the week in preparation.
Eagles take commanding lead late in third quarter
The Eagles took a commanding, 28-7, lead over the 49ers in the NFC championship at the end of the third quarter.
Jalen Hurts scored a 1-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak to give the Eagles three score lead.
Hurts had several big gains on the ground on the drive.
Overall, he has 11 carries for 39 rushing yards to go along with his score.
Purdy re-enters the game
The 49ers really can't catch a break.
Josh Johnson left the game early in the third quarter after taking a hit from Ndamukong Suh, and Brock Purdy, who already left the game with an elbow injury, re-entered the game.
He handed the ball off to Christian McCaffrey on third and long, which the Eagles stopped.
Johnson is being evaluated for a concussion, the 49ers said.
Eagles lead 49ers at halftime
The Eagles lead the San Fran Francisco 49ers, 21-7, at Lincoln Financial Field in the NFC championship after a wild first half.
Miles Sanders has scored two touchdowns. His second gave the Birds the lead late in the second quarter.
Sanders has 10 carries for 39 yards to go along with his two scores.
Boston Scott scored a touchdown late in the second quarter that gave the Eagles a two-possession lead following a 49ers turnover.
Before that second touchdown by Sanders, the Eagles' offense was in a funk. After scoring on the opening drive, they punted three straight times.
Jalen Hurts has been solid, but he's also had a tough time dealing with 49ers' defense. He's completed 13 of 19 passes for 97 yards.
The 49ers have been plagued by injuries at quarterback all season, and it didn't stop in the NFC title game.
49ers rookie quarterback Brock Purdy suffered an elbow injury on their first drive of the game and didn't return. He was replaced by backup Josh Johnson.
Even though the Niners had Johnson in, they were able to find the end zone thanks to a bulldozing run by Christian McCaffrey.
McCaffrey scored on a 23-yard run to tie the game, 7-7, midway through the second quarter.
Haason Reddick, who led the same in sacks this season, has been playing like a man possessed. So far, he has three total tackles, including two sacks and a tackle-for-loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Linval Joseph recovered a fumble forced by Reddick on a hit on Purdy.
Sanders records second TD
Eagles tailback Miles Sanders scored his second touchdown of the game to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead late in the second quarter.
Sanders has 10 carries for 39 yards and two touchdowns.
Kenny Gainwell had some big carries on the drive. So far, he has three carries for 21 rushing yards.
Dick's announces extended store hours pending Eagles win
You may be getting ready for the game but are you already thinking about buying Eagles gear after a hopefully successful game? Dick's Sporting Goods announces they will have extended hours in case the Birds win on Sunday.
The chain says some of its greater Philadelphia area stores will stay open late on Sunday and open early on Monday at 7 a.m.
49ers even score midway through second quarter
The 49ers tied the game against the Eagles, 7-7, after Christian McCaffery scored on a 23-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
The Eagles scored on the opening drive, but they haven't been able to establish a rhythm since. They followed up the opening touchdown by Miles Sanders with three straight punts.
Plus, quarterback Jalen Hurts missed A.J. Brown for a wide-open touchdown.
Hurts has completed 8 of his 12 passes for 71 yards.
Wild first quarter in NFC title game
49ers QB Purdy suffers elbow injury in NFC championship game
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was questionable to return to the NFC championship game on Sunday after he took a hard hit to his right elbow in the first quarter.
Purdy was drilled in the arm by Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick on a play that was ruled a fumble. The Eagles recovered and Purdy was examined on the sideline.
Purdy was replaced by backup Josh Johnson. Johnson, who signed with the 49ers in December, threw two passes this season.
Purdy made an improbable rise this season, going from the last player picked in the NFL draft to opening the season as San Francisco's third-string QB. But injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo pressed Purdy into service.
Purdy was the third rookie quarterback ever to win two NFL playoff starts, the fifth to reach the conference title game as a starter and was trying to become the first to reach the Super Bowl.
Brock Purdy replaced by Josh Johnson
Brock Purdy has been replaced by back-up quarterback Josh Johnson.
Purdy is questionable to return with a right elbow injury, the 49ers said.
Haason Reddick forces fumble
Brock Purdy is already have issues dealing with the Eagles' pass rush.
On San Fran's first drive of the game, Haason Reddick forced a fumble that the Eagles recovered.
Initially, the officials ruled it in an incomplete pass, but overturned it after reviewing the play.
The Eagles could go ahead by two scores early.
Eagles strike first
The Eagles struck first against the Niners in the NFC title game.
Miles Sanders scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead.
The drive went 10 plays on 60 yards in just over five minutes.
But, the biggest play of drive happened during DeVonta's Smith catch on fouth down. Smith made a one-handed catch on fourth-and-three for 29 yards to extend the drive.
Kudos to head coach Nick Sirianni for being aggressive and going for it.
Fred Warner hurt on first drive, but returns
San Francisco 49ers first-team All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner was down in pain after tackling Miles Sanders on the second play of the game.
Warner popped up and jogged off the the field on his own power after the hit, and he's heading to the medical tent. He returned the game after missing one play.
Warner is the heart of San Fran's defense. He finished the regular season with 130 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one interception.
A.J. Brown-Jimmie Ward get into it
The game between the Eagles and 49ers hasn't even started yet, but thing got heated already.
Eagles wideout A.J. Brown and Niners defensive back Jimmie Ward had to be separated from each other during warm-ups.
The two could be matched on each other today in the title game.
Star studded affair at the Linc
Everyone and their mother is in South Philly for the NFC title game.
We already mentioned that Joel Embiid and DeSean Jackson are both at the game, and so are some other native Philadelphians.
Comedian Kevin Hart and former Sixers owner and current CEO of Fanatics Michael Rubin are in attendance.
Former Eagles Super Bowl champs Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are at the game as well.
It should be a good one at the Linc.
DeVonta Smith hangs out with DeSean Jackson before NFC title game
An Eagles wideout met a legendary Philly wide receiver before the NFC championship on Sunday.
DeVonta Smith linked up with former Eagles great DeSean Jackson in one of the end zones of the Linc before kickoff.
Smith and the rest of the Eagles' receiving core could be in for a big day against San Fran's secondary.
Linc starting to get loud ahead of kickoff
Joel Embiid in the building
Joel Embiid had a monster day against the Denver Nuggets in a win over two-time reigning MVP Nikola Jokic on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
Embiid had 47 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists in the 126-119 victory, but on Sunday he's taking in the Eagles game at the Linc.
Maybe the Eagles will have the same result the Sixers had Saturday.