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Brandon Aiyuk: Philly hate made 49ers-Eagles “super fun”

Dec 3, 2023 at 7:42 PM--


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Wide receiver Deebo Samuel excels at blocking out the noise. The San Francisco 49ers entered a hostile Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, gearing up for the much-anticipated NFC Championship Game rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Early on, it seemed like it could be a hard-fought battle. However, the 49ers eventually broke things open, securing a dominating 42-19 victory despite the very vocal hometown fanbase.

"I really wasn't even listening to them, to be honest," Samuel admitted after the game. "I was just so locked in and ignoring all the noise."

In contrast, Samuel's teammate, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, couldn't help but notice the passionate fanbase trying to get under the 49ers' skin. However, it didn't seem to bother him too much. It added to the drama surrounding the Week 13 clash.

"It was super fun," Aiyuk said after the game.

The receiver acknowledges that, even at the team's hotel, the Philly fanbase made its presence known. It reached a point where Aiyuk admits he had concerns about leaving the hotel, adding, "But it made it a bunch of fun just because the hate, you could say, between both sides, it made it super fun."

Aiyuk made sure to emphasize, "And we got the dub."


San Francisco improved its record to 9-3 after handing Philadelphia its second defeat of the season. Looking ahead, the 49ers will host the Seattle Seahawks next weekend before hitting the road again for a game against the Arizona Cardinals. After that, they will host a big game at Levi's Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens.



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