NFL Twitter implodes after 49ers' NFC title game loss to Eagles


Despite the game ending in a blowout, the 49ers' 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field had no shortage of twists and turns. 

San Francisco's starting quarterback, Brock Purdy, left the game in the first quarter after suffering a right elbow injury. Replaced by backup quarterback Josh Johnson, the 49ers' fourth quarterback this season, Purdy eventually returned to the game in the third quarter after Johnson was ruled out with a concussion. 

The 49ers' absurdly odd quarterback debacle sent NFL Twitter into a frenzy. 

With the 49ers trailing 31-7 late in the fourth quarter, San Francisco's offense came up short on third down, which led to both teams exchanging words on the field. Once the skirmish escalated, 49ers left tackle Trent Williams threw Eagles safety K'Von Wallace to the ground, which injected life back into Twitter during the game's final minutes. 

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Despite the unfortunate ending for the 49ers, Sunday's NFC title game had no shortage of entertainment. 

After failing to advance to Super Bowl LVII, San Francisco will head home and prepare for an offseason that almost certainly will feature plenty of speculation about the quarterback position. 

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