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    Philadelphia Eagles Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Philadelphia Eagles to get you started: 

    Established:1933
    Stadium:Lincoln Financial Field 
    Colours:Midnight green, silver & black 
    Hall of Famers:Bob Brown, Sonny Jurgenson, Tommy McDonald, Pete Pihos, Steve Van Buren, Reggie White & Chuck Baednark
    Hall of Fame Coaches:Earle “Greasy” Neale & Bert Bell 
    Rivals:Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Football Team & Pittsburgh Steelers 
    Legends:Chuck Bednarik, Brian Dawkins, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Donovan McNabb, Pete Pihos, Brian Westbrook, Wilbert Montgomery, Bob Brown, Bill Bergey,  Norm Van Brocklin & Harold Carmichael
    Retired Numbers:5,15, 20, 40, 44, 60, 70, 92 & 99
    Conference: NFC 
    Super Bowl Championships:1: 2017 
    Conference Championships:3: 1980, 2004 & 2017
    2020 Record:4-11-1
    1st 2021 Draft Pick:#10 – DeVonta Smith
    2021 Power Ranking:26

    Philadelphia Eagles History

    It all started when Bert Bell and Lud Wray brought the then Frankford Yellowjackets back in 1933 that kick started the birth of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles then hired what would be an Eagles legend and who would be in the Eagles folklore when favourite son Greasy Neale took charge of the side in 1941. He would have a coaching career that would span a decade at the Eagles, including coaching the merged Pittsburgh-Philadelphia team in 1943. 

    In 1943 the Eagles joined forces with the Pittsburgh Steelers to create one super team throughout the 1943 season due to the shortage of players during WWII. At the time they were called Phil-Pitt or the Stranglers and the merger only lasted one season. 

    It wasn’t until the late 1940s and early 50s that the Eagles became a real force in the NFL. Greasy led the team to a back-to-back NFL championships which consisted of future Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren, Alex Wojciechowcz, Pete Pihos and Chuck Bednarik when they claimed the 1948 and 1949 championships (pre Super Bowl) a year later proved to be Greasy Neale’s last season in charge of the Eagles. 

    The Eagles would then have to endure 10 years of pain before they saw the side lift the NFL championship in 1960 to kick off the new decade in style with a win over the Green Bay Packers after going 10-2 throughout the regular season. 

    However, as it turned out the 60s brought more pain then joy as they had four coaches in 10 years with Buck Shaw coaching the Eagles from 1958-1960(1960 was his last season), Nick Skorich (1961-1963), Joe Kuharich (1964-1968) and Jerry Williams (1968-1971) all had stints but couldn’t reach the highs that started the decade. The 1963 and 1968 season’s were particularly hard for the Eagles fans as they only managed two wins in those two seasons. 

    Throughout the 70s there ups and downs as they made it to the playoffs nearing the end of the decade when they managed to get to the wildcard round in 1978 and a year later they made it one game further in 1979 where they reached the Divisional round after finishing on top of the NFC East division with an 11-5 record. 

    That was the only optimism the team had as from 1970-1977 they did not reach the playoffs as the most wins the Eagles had throughout the time was seven wins which occurred in 1974. 

    The 70s also produced one of their worst seasons as they managed to win less than five games in four seasons winning three games in 1970, two games in 1972, and winning four games in 1975 and 1976. 

    The 80s started with a bang as the Eagles led by head coach Dick Vermeil handed them a dream start when they ended a 20 year wait as the Eagles won their division with a 12-4 record. 

    After claiming top sport in the NFC East division, the Eagles played the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional playoff game and came victorious defeating them 31-16, they claimed the championship game when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys by 13 points and earned their first Super Bowl appearance when they met the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV. 

    Unfortunately being on the NFL’s biggest stage was all too much for the Eagles as they went by 13 points. They made the playoffs the next year but the Super Bowl hangover was all too real when they got kicked out of the wildcard round by the New York Giants. The Eagles ended the decade with back-to-back playoff appearances but crashed out in the divisional round in 1988 and the wildcard in 1989. 

    The 90s could be seen as a mild success as they appeared in the postseason four times in 1990 (wildcard round), 1992 (divisional round), 1995 (divisional round) and 1996 where they made the wildcard playoffs again, as they couldn’t quite go the next step. 

    By the turn of the new millennium the Eagles were postseason regulars, but the Eagles from 2000-2010 could be summed up by being so close yet so far. From 2001-2003 the Eagles appeared in three conference championship games and lost everyone and a year later in 2004 they made the Super Bowl for their second time but fell to the New England Patriots. 

    The 2010s were not so kind to the Eagles as by the turn of the new decade they made the playoffs just twice losing in the wildcards in 2010 and 2013, however, things started to change. 

    Despite not making the playoffs in four years, the Eagles finally broke that mini draught in 2017 under Doug Pederson’s second year in charge, and it was one to remember. 

    The Eagles began their 2017 campaign with a bang defeating the Washington Football Team (formerly known as the Washington Redskins) but lost their next game to Kansas City Chiefs, but then started to get a good run of results winning their next nine matches. The Eagles would then finish the regular season on top of the NFC East division with a 13-3 record, as they made the playoffs for the first time in four years.

    By the time the playoffs started, it was a sign of the new Eagles as they defeated Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round and then finally broke their NFC Championship hoodoo when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings to head to the Super Bowl for the first time in 13 years. 

    Unlike previously when the Eagles were on the NFL’s biggest show where they got stage fright Super Bowl LII was different as they seemed to learn from their mistakes as they finally lifted up that elusive Vince Lombardy trophy for the first time when they defeated the New England Patriots in 41-33, as quarterback Nick Foles became the MVP. 

    The next two years the Eagles continued their dominance as they made the divisional round in the playoffs in 2018 and the wildcard playoffs despite finishing on top in the NFC East in 2019. 

    After starting the 2020 season with two losses and a tie, the Philadelphia Eagles won their first game of the year in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49’ers. The Eagles split their next four game to enter their Week 8 bye with a 3-4-1 record, which somehow put them on top of the NFC East standings.

    Things went from bad to worse for Philadelphia following the bye as the Eagles won just one of their final eight games of the season. By Week 12 it would be impossible for Philadelphia to improve on their previous seasons 9-7 record and by Week 16 it was mathematically impossible for the Eagles to win their division and make the playoffs.

    After Carson Wentz was benched in favor for Jalen Hurts in Week 13, Hurts made his first NFL start the following week (Week 14) and led the Eagles to a victory over the heavily favored Saints, snapping New Orleans’ 9-game winning streak and securing the Eagles first and only win after the bye.

    Philadelphia finished the season with a 4-11-1 record, their worst since 2012. At the conclusion of the season the Eagles announced that they had fired Doug Pederson as their head coach. Not long after, the Indianapolis Colts agreed to a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles that sent Carson Wentz to the Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional second-round pick.

    Nick Sirianni was hired to become the head coach of the Eagles early in the 2021 offseason. Making way for a new coach and a new quarterback to take reigns in Philadelphia for the 2021 season.

    Expert 2021 / 2022 Picks & Preview on Philadelphia Eagles

    The Eagles appear in the midst of a rebuild after getting rid of Carson Wentz and Super Bowl winning head coach Doug Pederson. After a year of QB controversy, Jalen Hurts is the definitive starter for the Eagles this year.

    Things don’t look like they have gotten much better for an Eagles team that went 4-11-1 last year despite having 4 Pro Bowlers on their roster. The question for the Eagles this season is whether their roster will show promise going into next year.

    Front Office

    The Eagles front office has been led by GM Howie Roseman for over a decade and have endured great success. However in this transitory period, the Eagles look directionless and will likely have a great amount of turnover in the coming future.

    To take the Eagles through this rebuild is Nick Sirianni. Sirianni is an offensive minded coach who has coached in college and in the NFL for over 15 years. Sirianni started at Mount Union in 2004 as a defensive backs coach before switching to the other side of the ball in 2006 at IUP.

    From there, Sirianni got a role at the Chiefs in 2009 where he worked his way up the ranks. Sirianni was last at the Indianapolis Colts as the offensive coordinator last season, leading a top 10 offense despite having the regressing Phillip Rivers at quarterback.

    The Howie Roseman led front office made some big moves this season to ensure the Eagles aren’t the worst team in the league. In free agency the team added veterans Ryan Kerrigan, Anthony Harris and Eric Wilson to a defense that already has Pro Bowlers Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham.

    The addition of Heisman trophy winner DeVonta Smith is the highlight of the draft. Although the defense got a lot better this season, the offense remains questionable despite Roseman’s offseason move. This is not quite a championship roster, and may not even be a playoff roster, but this team will certainly do better than their record of 4-11-1 from last season.

    Offense

    The Eagles have one of the most intriguing and unpredictable offenses in the league. They have surrounded second year quarterback Jalen Hurts with a bevvy of young talent. The Eagles offense hopes to improve on last season where they were bottom 10 in total yards, bottom 10 in points and bottom five in passing yards. With more time and first team reps, Hurts hopes to change the passing game into a more dynamic attack.

    The strength of this Eagles offense is its strong run game. Pro Bowl Miles Sanders led the Eagles attack which was the league’s 9th best rushing offense with 2027 total rushing yards. This year the Eagles should also use the legs of Jalen Hurts as he projects to be the starter for the entire season.

    This means the Eagles will likely replicate or beat their 2020 rushing effort in 2021 behind the Eagles’ good offensive line. The Eagles offensive line features Pro Bowler Jason Kelce, Aussie Jordan Mailata, former All Pro Brandon Brooks and reliable veteran Lane Johnson. This unit should be one of the better lines in the league and open up plenty of holes for the rushing attack.

    The Eagles passing attack should also improve with head coach Nick Sirianni known for his work with quarterbacks and wide receivers. Look for Jalen Hurts to make a big leap from last year under Sirianni’s mentorship. The only worry is the general lack of experience in the Eagles wide receiver group which may make life a little hard for Hurts.

    However, the Eagles do have a pair of great, proven tight ends in Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz to provide Hurts with versatile safety valves. This offense should improve in 2021, the amount they improve is entirely determined by the young players on their roster. This unit could be one of the league’s most dynamic or the league’s worst.

    Defense

    The Eagles defense has improved after this offseason. Although this unit wasn’t particularly bad in 2020, they do have plenty of room for improvement. The front office brought in first year defensive coordinator Jonathon Gannon to head this unit. The defense certainly has its holes but projects to be a solid unit going into 2021.

    The strength of the defense is its consistently great defensive line. The line consists of Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Derek Barnett and Javon Hargrave. This unit is a top 5 unit in the league and was just one of two teams last season that managed to pressure other teams on 40% of snaps without the help of the blitz.

    With the addition of Ryan Kerrigan, this unit has gotten deeper and more lethal. The linebacker group is questionable and is definitely one of the weaknesses of this defense. However, the front 4 should help alleviate the issues they may face.

    The biggest improvement was made in the secondary this offseason. The Eagles may actually field a top 15 coverage unit this year with the additions of Anthony Harris and Darius Slay to this unit. Although these two veterans aren’t game changers, they should provide some stability in the secondary.

    Despite the improvement, this unit is still thin and injuries could very well ruin the secondary’s chance of a good season. The Eagles defense has made some good steps forward and will be one of the better units in the league led by the fearsome defensive line.

    Overall, this Eagles team rests on the shoulders of Head Coach Nick Sirianni and the offense. If the offense can play well, the defense will play its part. The Eagles look like a fringe playoff team that may over perform if the Hurts and the receiving group exceed expectations.

    Philadelphia Eagles Betting & Odds History

    The Philadelphia Eagles finished the 2020 season with the fourth worst record in the NFL and their worst record as a franchise since the 2012 season, 4-11-1. On top of that, Philadelphia finished with the equal second worst record against the spread, 6-10. 

    When looking at total points, the Eagles ended up  with a 7-9 over-under record. 

    Philadelphia had a 3-1 (over-under) total points record with Jalen Hurts as their starting quarterback and a 4-8 total points record with Carson Wentz running the offense. 

    Given the substantial front office and player overturn this offseason, Philadelphia have opened with odds of +5000 to win Super Bowl LVI.

    Philadelphia Eagles FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Philadelphia Eagles? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Philadelphia Eagles play?

    The Philadelphia Eagles play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field

    Who owns the Philadelphia Eagles?

    Jeffery Lurie owns the Philadelphia Eagles

    Has the Philadelphia Eagles won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Philadelphia Eagles have won one Super Bowl. 

    Who is the Philadelphia Eagles coach?

    Nick Sirianni was named head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2021 offseason.

    Do the Philadelphia Eagles play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Philadelphia Eagles are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Philadelphia Eagles games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Philadelphia Eagles record?

    The Philadelphia Eagles finished the 2020 season with a 4-11-1 record.

    Did the Philadelphia Eagles win last night?

    Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Philadelphia Eagles worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Philadelphia Eagles are worth $3.4 billion.

    Who do the Philadelphia Eagles play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Philadelphia Eagles play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Philadelphia Eagles?

    You can watch the Philadelphia Eagles on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket and PhiladelphiaEagles.com. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, and on the Eagles app. You can also listen to the coverage on NFL Game Pass, Westwood One and Sirius XM. 

    Will the Philadelphia Eagles make the playoffs this year?

    The Philadelphia Eagles did not make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 4-11-1 record, last in the NFC East and 15th in the NFC.

    When do the Philadelphia Eagles play?

    Philadelphia Eagles fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Philadelphia Eagles game? 

    For more details on the next Philadelphia Eagles game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Philadelphia Eagles finish the season?

    The Philadelphia Eagles finished last in the NFC East and 15th in the NFC.

    How many games did the Philadelphia Eagles win?

    The Philadelphia Eagles won four games in the 2020 NFL season.