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On the strength of what some sportswriters are calling the best football team Philadelphia has ever assembled, the Eagles on Sunday beat the undermanned 49ers by a score of 31-7, clinching a berth in Super Bowl LVII.
The Birds will face former head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.
That means Eagles center Jason Kelce will play against his brother, KC tight end Travis Kelce. And for the first time in NFL history, the Big Game will feature two Black starting quarterbacks: Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes.
Winning it all won’t be easy for Philadelphia — but it isn’t supposed to be. Just getting there for the second time in 5 years is reason for celebration. After the Sunday night win, an expected-but-impromptu party that broke out, flooding the streets with excited fans.
Much of the partying happened near City Hall, inside the NFC Championship “traffic box” that blocked cars so there was room to dance, sing, and cheer.
Some noted Philly police were treating the destruction and chaos wrought by Eagles revelers very differently than they might treat political marches. “Philly police would be a lot different if this was a protest for Tyre Nichols,” posted local author and writer Ernest Owens.
Thought most of the evening was positive, as the celebrations wound down, there were reportedly some scuffles and some arrests.
Scroll down to view photos and videos of the positive side of the scene on Broad Street after the Eagles won the conference.