Eagles’ Darius Slay responds to Brandon Aiyuk after jab about NFC championship

Darius Slay didn’t appear too involved with what might have — or ought to have — occurred through the NFC championship sport.

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers, in fact. But 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk didn’t suppose that the very best workforce received. Aiyuk was essential of the Eagles and felt like they received “lucky.” To Aiyuk’s credit score, it is simple to think about the sport would have gone otherwise, if San Francisco had not misplaced so many quarterbacks to damage — each within the sport and within the common season. 

When knowledgeable about Aiyuk’s feedback, Slay pushed again.

“We’ve had the No. 1 defense in the passing game for, I think, almost the whole year. I don’t know. That was weird. Yes, bad sportsmanship. Bad,” Slay informed reporters on Super Bowl opening night time on Monday at Footprint Center.

Aiyuk appeared to be taking part in a sport of what-if. Slay appeared much more excited by what really occurred.

“What kind of chance they gonna get? The first time they dropped back, we’re going to break their quarterback — both of them,” Slay stated. “So I don’t know what chance they would’ve got. But shout out to him.”

The 49ers had been briefly right down to their fourth-string quarterback Josh Johnson after their third-stringer, Brock Purdy, suffered an damage within the NFC Championship. Hurdy returned to the sport, however clearly had issues throwing the ball. San Francisco resorted to beginning Purdy after accidents to Trey Lance, the Week 1 starter, and Jimmy Garoppolo.

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So what did Aiyuk say, precisely?

During a Twitter Live, Aiyuk informed The SFNiners that his 49ers “have hands down, the best football team in the league.”

He additionally took intention on the Eagles secondary.

“They talk about them being a good defense — I’m not sure. I think this Kansas City pass game will expose what we thought we were going to be able to expose before some unfortunate circumstances happened,” Aiyuk stated. “They got extremely lucky.”

Aiyuk completed the sport with one reception for 10 yards. Slay, in the meantime, allowed only one catch on one goal for 11 yards — a brief cross to receiver Deebo Samuel.

Slay allowed 44 catches on 80 targets (55%) for 536 yards with 4 touchdowns allowed on the season with three interceptions and 9 PBUs, per Pro Football Focus. Slay was the CB1 on a secondary that allowed the fewest passing yards within the NFL (3,057) and fourth-fewest factors allowed per sport (18.8).

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Prior to becoming a member of FOX Sports because the AFC East reporter, Henry McKenna spent seven years overlaying the Patriots for USA TODAY Sports Media Group and Boston Globe Media. Follow him on Twitter at @McKennAnalysis.

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