49ers can tie this NFL record if they beat Eagles in NFC Championship

(L-R) Head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
(L-R) Head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

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The 49ers won’t be caring so much about historic records when they play the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, but this achievement is up for grabs.

A little over a year ago, the San Francisco 49ers were a mere 2-5 against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL playoffs.

Following back-to-back postseason victories against the Cowboys, the Niners have successfully turned a big page on righting that historic wrong and now are 4-5 against their archrivals in playoff history.

Unlike Dallas, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t bring much of a historic perspective against San Francisco when it comes to postseason play, yet these two teams will square off against each other for the right to represent the conference in Super Bowl LVII.

Yes, the 2023 NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field that’ll feature the top-seeded Eagles against the No. 2-seeded 49ers in what should be an epic showdown.

If the Niners pull off a win in that contest against Philly, they’ll tie a pretty notable NFL record.

49ers can be tied for most wins in NFL playoffs if they beat Eagles

Currently, and perhaps not surprisingly, the NFL record for most victories in the postseason goes to the New England Patriots, thanks to the multi-decade dynasty years with the tandem of head coach Bill Belichick and now-Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

The Pats own the most wins in the NFL playoffs with 37, and there are four other teams tied for the second most victories in postseason play with 36.

One of them, of course, is San Francisco.

Tied with the Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers for second on that lofty list, head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad could tie New England for the most postseason wins in NFL history if it beats Philadelphia in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.

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While Shanahan can look back to the 49ers’ glory years of the 1980s and 1990s as a big reason why the franchise is on this list, a victory over the Eagles would help cement his own legacy as part of Niners lore.

Of course, San Francisco not only winning against Philly but pulling off that final victory in Super Bowl LVII would be awfully sweet, especially if the 49ers end up standing alone with the most postseason wins ever.

And a sixth Lombardi Trophy, too.

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