If you needed another reason to hate the 49ers, here it is.
Deebo Samuel has given the Eagles, and more specifically their fans, some extra bulletin board material just a couple days away from the NFC Championship.
Speaking to 49ersWebzone.com, Samuel said that while they know it’s going to be loud, “no stadium is as loud as ours at the end of the day.”
“They’re at home, NFC Championship. They’re going to be all riled up. We don’t really too much feed into all that because we put the pads on and just go to work.”
49ers’ home record doesn’t exactly ‘scream’ loud fans
While Samuel’s knock probably isn’t as much on Eagles fans as it is him hyping up San Francisco’s fans and giving the old “we’re blocking out the noise” spiel, it’s still a potshot at the end of the day. So get the pitchforks, torches and angry tweets out.
Joking aside, it’s clear the Eagles’ fanbase, its passion and its reputation (for better or worse) are all miles ahead of San Francisco.
As for sound levels?
It’s far from any substantial indicator, but if you look at the 49ers’ all-time record at Levi’s Stadium, they’re an even 35-35. .500 might not seem that bad, but most of those wins have come over the past two seasons.
At one point in 2021, they were 23-34, a solid .404 winning percentage that made them have one of the worst home field advantages in the NFL. I’m sure the fans were booming during that run.
Eagles, and Philadelphia fans, know how to make sound travel
Meanwhile, during the last NFC Championship game the Birds played back in January of 2018, one West Deptford, New Jersey resident posted a video of noise coming from Lincoln Financial. From three miles away. In a completely different state.
Loud noise isn’t just an Eagles thing either, but more Philadelphia sports in general. During the Phillies’ playoff run, noise could be heard coming from a mile away while one fan reported decibels hitting the triple digits:
— Bedlam At The Bank (@BedlamAtTheBank) October 22, 2022
Sunday’s game is likely to hit the triple digits once again, meaning if you’re going to the game and are sensitive to sound, you might want to invest in ear plugs, ear muffs or another piece of protective gear.
The noise might not get to Arrowhead Stadium’s decibel record of 142.2, but definitely loud enough to throw Brock Purdy and the rest of the 49ers off their game. And hey, perhaps a few more decibels will be in spite of Samuel’s comments.