49ers' Purdy putting playoff loss to Eagles behind him ahead of rematch
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy isn't thinking about the team's 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in last season's NFC Championship Game ahead of Sunday's long-awaited rematch.
"I got hurt there and everything, but for me, it's Week 13," Purdy said, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.
He added, "We're going on the road in a hostile environment. We're late in the season, so every game is, obviously, big for us. And so, that's where I'm at with my mindset. ... It's a new year, two new teams, slightly different in different ways."
Purdy was forced to leave the conference championship in the first half after injuring his elbow on a Haason Reddick sack. After backup quarterback Josh Johnson also got injured in the second half, Purdy went back into the game but was unable to throw effectively.
The 49ers' offense turned one-dimensional without a passing attack. San Francisco failed to score a single point in its four second-half possessions, punting twice, fumbling, and turning the ball over on downs.
Purdy had offseason elbow surgery and has bounced back to become one of the most efficient quarterbacks this season. The 23-year-old leads the league in EPA per play among signal-callers heading into Week 13, throwing for 19 touchdowns to just six interceptions.
"Am I going to go in there and get all sentimental about, 'I've come a long way since?' It's not really like that," Purdy said. "Am I going to go into the game saying I want revenge and all this kind of stuff? It's not like that. So, I'm just going to try to go do my job and be the best Brock that I can be for this team."
San Francisco is one of the league's hottest teams, winning three straight games by a combined 62 points. On the other side of the ball, the Eagles hold the NFL's best record at 10-1 and are coming off a thrilling Week 12 victory over the Buffalo Bills.