George Kittle: Going to Philly is going to be cold, violent and a blast

NFC Divisional Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers
Getty Images

After the 49ers beat the Cowboys 19-12 on Sunday, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said the team is “not really reflecting” on what they’ve accomplished so far this season because they know where they are in the schedule.

They have a date with the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game and Shanahan said that beating Dallas is fun for a bit, but that the message in the locker room is “now let’s move on to the next one.” Shanahan noted that “you thought Philly would be the last team right here” because they’ve been as good as anyone in the conference all year and said the 49ers will be up for the challenge.

49ers tight end George Kittle went even further and said that the team is embracing the chance to go into hostile surroundings with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

“It’s exactly where you want to be, right?” Kittle said, via “At the start of the year, back in OTAs, all you’re doing is preparing for the Super Bowl. To be one step away from that, it’s awesome. To go into Philly, which is a fantastic atmosphere . . . it’s going to be wonderful. I know how much the fans love the opposing team, and all the fans, so it’s going to really fun. It’s going to be cold and violent, and it’s going to be a blast.”

Linebacker Fred Warner said “everything” is a challenge when it comes to facing the Eagles and we’ll find out how the 49ers meet that challenge at the end of the week.

10 responses to “George Kittle: Going to Philly is going to be cold, violent and a blast

  1. The best defense in the NFC against the best offense in the NFC. Isn’t this what the conference championship should be?

  2. No doubt Philly will show no class to the visiting team and will likely sabotage their hotel in some way.

  3. Jalen Hurts, Brock Purdy, George Kittle, Dallas Goedert, Deebo Samuel, A.J. Brown, Brandon Aiyuk, DeVonta Smith, Christian McCaffrey, Myles Sanders, Nick Bosa, Haason Reddick, Fred Warner, Darius Slay, Trent Williams, Lane Johnson, Talanoa Hufanga, Jason Kelce…too many more to mention!
    That’s gonna be one star-studded NFC Championship Game!!!!

  4. Better not say it’s going to be violent. The league frowns on that and he might get fined.

  5. The past five times the 49ers have been in the playoffs they’ve reached the conference championship game, and the team that knocks them out wins it all:

    -2012 Playoffs – Giants won in the NFC Championship game (thanks Kyle Williams) and go on to beat the Patriots.

    -2013 Playoffs – Ravens beat the niners in the Superbowl (AKA Harbowl)

    -2014 Playoffs – Seahawks beat the niners in the NFC Championship game (Bowman shredded his knee just for the refs to ignore his amazing fumble recovery). Seahawks went on to beat the Broncos in one of the only cold weather Superbowls.

    -2020 Playoffs – Chiefs come screaming back in the 4th quarter to seal the deal. This will be forever known as the Jimmy G letdown game for zinging it past a wide open Manny Sanders. JG was overcompensating for a throw in that “bonkers” game versus the Saints when Sanders had to run back towards the niner’s own end zone to make the catch because JG underthrew him so badly.

    -2022 Playoffs – Jaquiski Tartt drops an easy pick, and the Rams beat Kyle Shanahan for the first time in years. The Rams go on to beat the Bengals in the big dance.

    -2023 Playoffs – _____________________________

    The only way this streak could break is for the Eagles to beat the Niners, then lose to the AFC in the big dance. With Mahomes being gimped up, the two best teams/rosters are arguably the two remaining NFC teams (the Bengals aren’t far behind), so I really don’t see that happening.

  6. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    January 23, 2023 at 9:28 am
    No doubt Philly will show no class to the visiting team and will likely sabotage their hotel in some way.


    That’s really not fair, you should have an open mind, wear your favority niners legend jersey, like Ronnie Lott,or Joe Montana, etc. Philly respects legendary football. Just give us a chance to welcome you properly. After All, you know, it’s the city of brotherly love, brother.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.