Former Penn State operating again Miles Sanders heads to Tremendous Bowl LVII with the Philadelphia Eagles after scoring two touchdowns within the 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers within the NFC Championship Recreation at Lincoln Monetary Subject.
Sanders would be the solely former Nittany Lion on an energetic Tremendous Bowl roster it doesn’t matter what occurs between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the AFC Championship Recreation later Sunday evening.
Former Penn State tight finish Nick Bowers nonetheless has an opportunity to make it to Tremendous Bowl LVII as a member of the Bengals follow workforce.
The NFL postseason started with 15 former Nittany Lions on energetic rosters, two on follow teams, and one other on injured reserve. Sanders is the final of these 15 standing.
The 25-year-old Sanders rushed 11 instances for 42 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles towards the 49ers. Sanders scored each touchdowns within the first half as Philadelphia constructed a two-touchdown lead over San Francisco earlier than the break
Sander’s first landing was a six-yard run on the sport’s opening drive:
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Sanders’ second objective was a 13-yarder down the left touchline that gave the Eagles a 14-7 lead in lower than two minutes of the primary half:
— NFL (@NFL) January 29, 2023
The 2 touchdowns have been the primary postseason outcomes of Sanders’ four-year NFL profession.
Sanders will proceed a profession yr in Tremendous Bowl LVII in two weeks. The previous second-round choose within the 2019 NFL draft carried 259 instances for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns — all the most effective marks of Sanders’ profession — because the Eagles gained 14-3 within the common season to safe the No. 1 choose within the NFC for the playoffs.
Sanders hit profession highs in dashing yards a number of instances through the common season in a single recreation, with the best water mark coming in Week 14 in a 144-yard, two-touchdown outing towards the New York Giants. He went for the primary 1,000 yards of his profession in that recreation.
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Sanders defeated two different former Nittany Lions to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl in 49ers defensive deal with Kevin Givens and foosball Robbie Gould. Givens ended the sport with a deal with whereas Gould scored his solely level after a attempt.
Tremendous Bowl LVII is scheduled for Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and shall be televised on FOX.
Former Penn State defensemen final yr Nick Scott and Grant Haley as members of the Los Angeles Rams Tremendous Bowl rings.
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