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Miles Sanders Says Eagles Are 'Still Hungry' After Beating Giants in NFL Playoffs

Erin WalshJanuary 22, 2023

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 21: Miles Sanders #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball against the New York Giants during the second quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants 38-7 in the NFC divisional round on Saturday in a dominant showing at Lincoln Financial Field, but star running back Miles Sanders said after the win that the team is still searching for more.

"We're still hungry, and we're not done," Sanders told reporters following Saturday's win.

Jeff Skversky @JeffSkversky

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The Eagles were dominant from the first whistle to the last on Saturday as quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 34 yards and one score.

Sanders, meanwhile, had 17 carries for 90 yards in the win. Kenneth Gainwell led all running backs with 112 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries, and Boston Scott also chipped in 34 yards and a score.

Philadelphia was the best team in the NFC throughout the regular season, capturing the No. 1 seed and a bye with a 14-3 record. However, many still doubted the Eagles as they entered the postseason, though Saturday's win should at least silence some of those critics.

The Eagles will now face the winner of Sunday's divisional-round matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 29.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said he doesn't care which team they meet next weekend.

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Philly did not face the 49ers this season but took on its divisional foe, the Cowboys, twice. The Eagles won the first matchup 26-17, with Cowboys signal-caller Dak Prescott out with a thumb injury, and lost the second meeting 40-34 as Hurts was sidelined with a shoulder injury.

The Eagles have not played in the NFC Championship Game since the 2017 season when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings to reach the Super Bowl, where they went on to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their first-ever title.

If Hurts and Co. are as dominant as they were on Saturday, the Eagles could very well find themselves contending for another championship in February.