The Philadelphia Eagles came away from Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round game against the Minnesota Vikings with a 27-17 loss.
The Eagles have yet to win a playoff game since 2002, when they played the Bears in Chicago.
This is the first time since 2002 that the Eagles haven’t made the playoffs.
The Eagles played well, but not enough to overcome their own poor performance against the Bears, who were on the ropes with a 21-point lead at halftime.
The Bears led 27-0 midway through the second quarter.
The two teams played a game of one-on-one football for much of the second half.
Bears quarterback Joe Flacco had four completions on 12-of-15 passing, while quarterback Josh McCown had a passer rating of 106.3 on 21-of 20 passing.
Flacco threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns.
The 49ers had only one sack in the first half.
In the second, the Bears allowed three touchdowns to Flacco.
The 49ers scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Flacco with 3:32 left in the third quarter.
This was the second time in the last three weeks that the 49ers’ offense had scored a touchdown off of a one-yard completion.
Flaver completed seven of eight passes for 121 yards and a touchdown.
The Packers scored two touchdowns on two straight carries in the second period, including a 24-yard run by Eddie Lacy that put the Packers up 14-7 with 7:03 left in regulation.
The Falcons scored the next two points on a 4-yard pass from Lacy to Austin Hooper.
The first Falcons score came on a 22-yard TD run from Tevin Coleman.
The second Falcons score was on a 16-yard running play.
The Bears didn’t have much of a chance in the game.
Their only touchdown came on an 8-yard reception from LeGarrette Blount that went for 10 yards.
The only other touchdown came from a 3-yard throw from Ryan Grant.
The Falcons are 3-2 this season when they score on a three-play drive in the fourth quarter.
They did not score on any of their three drives against the Eagles.
This was the 49er’s first playoff loss since 2004 when they lost to the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game.
The Niners have won six straight playoff games, but lost to Chicago in the playoffs twice in the past.
They also lost to Green Bay in the 2009 NFC Championship game.
This game is the third straight loss for the Bears and third time in their four-year history that they haven’t reached the Super Bowl.