SANTA CLARA — After three days off, the 49ers return to their practice facility Monday for a light afternoon workout.
In the wake of the 49ers’ 31-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday at Lumen Field, quarterback Brock Purdy wasn’t quite ready to turn the page and start focusing on the team’s Week 13 opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 49ers defeated the Seahawks on the road in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history, with Purdy delivering a 28-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Aiyuk midway through the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
“We just won on Thanksgiving,” Purdy said. “We’re going to enjoy this. We’re going to take the next couple of days to recover, clear our minds, etc. When we get to the game plan, we’ll get to it next week.
“I’m enjoying it now. Obviously it’s going to be big down the road. We know that. Everyone knows that. We’re taking our time and we’re going to enjoy this.”
After practice on Monday, the 49ers have a day off on Tuesday before settling into their normal weekly routine. They practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The team is scheduled to travel to Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.
Purdy ran away, spending some of his free time at Half Moon Bay Nursery with his fiancée, Gina Brandt. They shopped for a Christmas tree and accessories, according to her social media posts.
The 49ers-Eagles matchup currently places the teams at the top of the NFC playoff picture. The Eagles (10-1) have the best record in the NFL, while the 49ers are currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC with an 8-3 record.
It’s a game that has been anticipated since the 49ers went to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship Game and had no chance to compete after Purdy tore a ligament in his elbow in the first quarter.
The Eagles went on to win 31-7 to advance to the Super Bowl, where they lost 38-35 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
When the 49ers met Philadelphia in the playoffs last season, there may have been some questions about Purdy’s ability to succeed at the highest level.
In his first full season as a starter, Purdy leads the NFL with a passer rating of 112.3. His average of 9.4 yards per pass attempt leads the NFL by a full yard over Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Houston Texans rookie C.J. Stroud.
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