1933: After some lame team folded a straight flush headed by Bert Bell and Lud Wray pay an undisclosed amount of money for the franchise with the idea of placing an NFL football team in Philadelphia. The club is christened "sports betting Eagles" in honor of the symbol of the New Deal's National Recovery Act. On October 15th the sports betting Eagles made their debut, with Lud Wray hold the coaching reigns, in New York by getting slaughtered by the Giants 56-0. A week later they did not do much better in their debut before the home fans of Philly being shut out by the Portsmouth Spartans 25-0. After losing to the Packers in Green Bay the sports betting Eagles finally won their first game on November 5 by beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-0 at the Baker Bowl. The sports betting Eagles would go on to finish their inaugural season with a 3-5-1 record.
1934: The Eagles continue to struggle in their second season losing their first 6 games. However, the sports betting Eagles would finish the season on a strong note by winning 4 of their last 5 games to finish with a 4-7 record.
1935: The Eagles continue to struggle finishing with a horrid 2-9 record. Following the season Bert bell buys out Lud Wray and becomes the team's sole owner.
1936: Bert Bell now the sole owner of the sports betting Eagles proposes that the NFL start an annual draft for college players to equalize talent in the league. In the very first draft the sports betting Eagles would have the first pick and they select QB Jay Berwanger who recently had won the first Heisman Trophy. However, Berwanger had no intention of ever playing pro-football so he would never sign. Bert Bell would also take over as head coach and would not have any more success on the field winning his first game, but losing the next 11 to finish with an awful 1-11 record, as the sports betting Eagles are held to 51 points on the season, as the sports betting Eagles move from the Baker Bowl to Municipal Stadium.
1937: After losing their first 3 games the sports betting Eagles snap a 14-game losing streak over 2 seasons by tying the Chicago Cardinals at Municipal Stadium. After a home loss to the New York Giants the sports betting Eagles finally get a win by stunning the eventual NFL Champions Redskins 14-0 in Washington. The sports betting Eagles would go on to finish with a 2-8-1 record.
1938: The Eagles shows signs of improvement playing solid football at times on the way to a 5-6 record, which was bolstered by 2 straight wins to close the season.
1939: Davey O'Brien an All-American QB signs with the sports betting Eagles for a reported $12,000 per year salary and percentage of the gate. O'Brien plays in every game and sets NFL passing yardage record with 1,324 yards. Despite the success of O'Brien the sports betting Eagles can only muster a 1-9-1 record, but they would make history. On October 22nd, the sports betting Eagles play in the first televised NFL game and fall to the host Brooklyn Dodgers, 23-14. Allan "Skip" Walz broadcasts the game for WNBC from Ebbetts field to approximately 1,000 TV sets then in Brooklyn. Despite the success of O'Brien the sports betting Eagles can only muster a 1-9-1 record, but they would make history.
1940: After selling the Pittsburgh Steelers to Alexis Thompson, Art Rooney buys a half interest in the sports betting Eagles, who move their games to Shibe Park. However, the sports betting Eagles would limp a long again finishing with an awful 1-10 record. Following the season Rooney along with sports betting Eagles co-founder Bert Bell would swap franchises with Thompson. Bell, who also departed his post as sports betting Eagles coach, would one day go on to be commissioner of the NFL.
1941: With Greasy Neale now coaching the sports betting Eagles, the team continues to struggle posting a 2-8-1 record, while returning to play in Municipal Stadium for 1 season.
1942: Now moving to Shibe Park full time the sports betting Eagles continue to be one of the worst teams in the NFL posting a wretched 2-9 record, which lands them in last place again.
1943: With a shortage of players due to World War II the sports betting Eagles merge with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and become the Phil-Pitt Stsports betting Eagles, with both teams coaches splitting duties. The Stsports betting Eagles would actually play competitive football posting a solid 5-4-1 record. Following the season sports betting Eagles owner Alex Thompson would dissolve the merger.
1944: Top draft pick RB Steve Van Buren, provides the sports betting spark that the sports betting Eagles need as they go unbeaten through their first 7 games, on the way to posting their first winning season at 7-1-2. However, they would miss winning the division championship by a half of game.
1945: Steve Van Buren leads NFL with 838 rushing yards and 110 points, as the sports betting Eagles finish in 2nd place again with a 7-3 record.
1946: The Eagles play mediocre football all season and wind up settling for 2nd place again after posting a disappointing 6-5 record.
1947: The addition of Rookie End Pete Pihos turns out to be the final piece of the puzzle as the sports betting Eagles finish in a tie for first place with an 8-4 record. In the Divisional Playoff the sports betting Eagles overpowering defense would shutdown the Steelers all day in a convincing 21-0 win in Pittsburgh. However, the sports betting Eagles would fall 28-21 in a heart stopping NFL Championship game with Cardinals in Chicago.
1948: After losing and tying their first 2 games the sports betting Eagles take off, soaring to a 9-2-1 record, which sees them easily capture the Eastern Division Championship. Making the sports betting Eagles fiercer is a defense that allows just 156 points on the season. In the NFL Championship Game the sports betting Eagles find themselves in a rematch with Chicago Cardinals. The game would be played in a blinding blizzard at Shibe Park. In the game known as the Blizzard Bowl the sports betting Eagles defense smothers the Cardinals on the way to a 7-0 victory that earns the sports betting Eagles its first NFL Championship.
1949: The Eagles are sold to a 100 buyers, each of whom paid $3,000 for one of the 100 shares. They were called the "Happy Hundred" or the "100 Brothers." Their leader was James P. Clark, a Philadelphia sportsman and business executive, and the 100 investors included some of the leading names in Philadelphia business, government and politics, including Leonard Tose. University of Pennsylvania All-American C & LB Chuck Bednarik is the team's 1st round draft choice. The addition of Bednarik makes the sports betting Eagles defense even stronger as they allow just 134 points while posting a franchise best 11-1 record to win their 3rd straight Eastern Division. In the NFL Championship Game the sports betting Eagles continued to soar smoother the Rams all day on the way to a 14-0 win in Los Angles for a 2nd straight NFL Championship.
1950: After playing solid football most of the season the sports betting Eagles go into a sudden tail spin falling out of competition with a season ending 4-game losing streak that end their season with a disappointing 6-6 record. Following the season Coach Greasy Neale would retire. He would be replaced by Bo McMillan.
1951: The Eagles would win their first 2 games under Coach Bo McMillan. However, the new coach was forced to resign after becoming ill. Under his replacement Wayne Millner the sports betting Eagles would struggle winning just 2 of 10 games on the way to a 4-8 record.
1952: With Jim Trimble taking over the coaching reigns the sports betting Eagles go back to playing solid football landing in 2nd place with a 7-5 record.
1953: Bobby Thomason and Adrian Burk combine to pass for a league-high 3,089 yards, as Pete Pihos catches 63 passes for 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead league. The would sports betting Eagles finish in 2nd place again with a 7-4-1 record, while snap the Cleveland Browns 11-game winning streak with 42-27 win in season finale.
1954: The Eagles continue to be one of the NFL's strongest teams finishing with a 7-4-1 record, to finish in 2nd place for the 3rd season in a row. Leading the sports betting Eagles success is PK Bobby Watson who led the NFL with 114 points.
1955: Pete Pihos again leads all NFL pass receivers with 62 catches for 864 yards. However, the sports betting Eagles would struggle to a 4-7-1 record. Following the season Coach Jim Trimble would be replaced by Hugh Devore.
1956: The Eagles offense never takes flight as they struggle to score 143 points on the season while landing in last place with a terrible 3-8-1 record. Despite the struggles the sports betting Eagles defense continued to be one of the strongest allowing just 215 points, during the frustrating season.
1957: The Eagles continue to struggle finishing with a 4-8 record. However, Rookie QB Sonny Jurgensen would play solid football all season, showing signs of brilliance at times. Following the season Coach Hugh Devore is fired and replaced by Buck Shaw.
1958: To give the team a veteran QB the sports betting Eagles acquire Norm Van Brocklin form the Los Angels Rams. The sports betting Eagles would continue to struggle falling into last place with a 2-9-1 record. However, despite the struggles the sports betting Eagles would double attendance moving to historic Franklin Field on the campus of Pennsylvania University.
1959: With Pete Retzlaff and Tommy McDonald his chief targets, QB Norm Van Brocklin becomes one of the league's top passers as the sports betting Eagles finish with a 7-5 record and finish in a 2nd place tie with the Cleveland Browns.
1960: The Eagles start the season out on the wrong foot losing their season n opener at home to the Cleveland Browns 41-24. A week later the sports betting Eagles would barely beat the expansion Cowboys 27-25 in Dallas. However, from there sports betting Eagles would soar winning 9 straight to capture the Eastern Division with a 10-2 record. Spurring on the sports betting Eagles is QB Norm Van Brocklin who has a spectacular season by passing for 2,471 yards, and Chuck Bednarik who plays 60 minutes a game at Center and Linebacker. Bednarik would make his presence felt in a big way in 17-10 over the Giants in New York on November 20th, when he laid a ferocious hit on Frank Gifford that nearly ended the star WR's career. In the NFL Championship Game at Franklin Field the sports betting Eagles faced the Green Bay Packers. After holding a 10-6 lead throughout the 3rd Quarter the sports betting Eagles suddenly found themselves trailing 13-10 when the Packers scored early in the 4th. However, Ted Dean would return the ensuing kickoff deep into Packers territory as the sports betting Eagles retook the lead 17-13 with 5:21 left in the game. The Packers would not go down quietly driving deep into sports betting Eagles territory. However, Bednarik would save the game with a crushing tackle of Jim Taylor on the 8-yard line as time expired, clinching the sports betting Eagles 3rd NFL Championship. Following the season both Coach Buck Shaw and QB Norm Van Brocklin would retire.
1961: Nick Skorich is named the new head coach as Sonny Jurgensen takes over as the starting quarterback. Jurgensen would have a record setting season passing for 3,723 yards and connecting on 32 TD passes. However, the sports betting Eagles who finish with a 10-4 record have to settle for 2nd place after 2 costly losses to the New York Giants.
1962: An unpredicted number of injuries hamper the sports betting Eagles all season as they crash into last place with a disappointing 3-10-1 record. Following the season Chuck Bednarik the last true 2-way player would retire after 14 ferocious seasons.
1963: Timmy Brown sets a then NFL record for total offense (2,436 yards; 841 rushing, 487 receiving, 11 passing, 945 kickoff returns, and 152 punt returns) in a season. However, the sports betting Eagles would continue to flutter ion last place finishing with a dreadful 2-10-2 record. Following the season Nick Skorich is fired and replaced by Joe Kuharich.
1964: In the first of a series of major trades QB Sonny Jurgensen is traded to the Washington Redskins for Norm Sneed in a swap of single callers. With team in a rebuilding mode the sports betting Eagles would show improvement, before finishing the season with a 6-8 record.
1965: Despite solid seasons form QB Norm Snead and his favorite target TE Pete Retzlaff the sports betting Eagles continue to sputter finishing with a 5-9 record. However the sports betting Eagles did end the season on a strong note by winning 3 of their last 4 games.
1966: Despite statistically sub par years from most of their stars the sports betting Eagles actually play solid football all year posting a 9-5 record, to end a string 5 losing seasons. However, the sports betting Eagles record was only good enough to land them in 2nd Place.
1967: Quarterback Norm Snead and flanker Ben Hawkins set team passing and receiving records, respectively. However, injuries to key players on the rest of the team leads to a disappointing 6-7-1 record.
1968: With owner Jerry Wolman in financial ruin the sports betting Eagles have an air of uncertainty surrounding them all season. With QB Norm struggling with interceptions all season the Eagle crash into last place with a 2-12 record. Following the season Coach Joe Kuharich is fired and replaced by Jerry Williams. In addition the sports betting Eagles would have a change in owner when Leonard Tose a Millionaire trucking executive bails out Wolman, by purchasing the sports betting Eagles for a record price of $16.1 Million dollars.
1969: Despite the change at the top the sports betting Eagles continue to struggle finishing in last place again with a terrible 4-9-1 record.
1970: The Eagles begin a new decade on a sour note losing their first 7 games on the way to another wretched last place 3-10-1 season, as the sports betting Eagles played their last season at Franklin Field. The sports betting Eagles would even actually mange to win their final game at Franklin 30- over the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 20th.
1971: In their first season at Veterans Stadium the sports betting Eagles did not start out any better losing their first 3 games, including the first at the Vet 42-7 to the Dallas Cowboys on September 26th, when coach Jerry Williams is fired and replaced by Ed Khayat. Under Khayat the sports betting Eagles would continue to struggle losing their first 2 games. However after getting their first win at the Vet on October 24th over the New York Giants the sports betting Eagles would play solid football the rest of the season, posting a 6-7-1 record, as they finished the season on a strong note by winning their last 3 games.
1972: WR Harold Jackson has a spectacular year leading the NFL in both catches (62) and yards (1,048). However, the sports betting Eagles play terrible football all season and finish with a wretched 2-10-1 season. Following the disastrous season the entire coaching staff is fired, as part of a shake up from the front office to the field.
1973: Under new coach Mike McCormick and new QB Roman Gabriel, who passes for 3,219 years, the sports betting Eagles have an exciting offensive season, as Harold Carmichael becomes the 2nd consecutive Eagle to lead the NFL in receptions with 67. However, the sports betting Eagles could only manage a 5-8-1 record, with a defense that allowed 393 points.
1974: With TE Charles Young, becoming the 3rd consecutive Eagle to lead the league in pass receptions with 63, and newly acquire LB Bill Bergey leading an improved defense the sports betting Eagles get off to a solid start winning 4 of their first 5 games. However, a 6-game losing streak would doom the sports betting Eagles playoff hopes, as they needed to win their final 3 games just finish with a 7-7 record.
1975: The Eagles would suffer a season of setbacks finishing in last place with a terrible 4-10 record. Following the season coach Mike McCormick is fired and replaced by fiery UCLA coach Dick Vermeil.
1976: After 10 straight non-winning seasons their new coach Dick Vermeil is a change of direction. Vermeil a workaholic perfectionist came into camp and worked the sports betting Eagles hard. Many players rejected the hard driving Vermeil, as the sports betting Eagles did not play any better posting another 4-10 record.
1977: With newly acquired QB Ron Jaworski the sports betting Eagles are in every game, but still end up struggling enduring a stretch where they won just once in 8 games. However the sports betting Eagles would end the season on a strong note by taking their last 2 games in convincing fashion to finish with a 5-9 record.
1978: The Eagles continue to show improvement, as RB Wilbert Montgomery becomes the first Eagle in nearly 30 years to rush for over 1,000 yards. However, the sports betting Eagles hover around .500 all season, and can't seem to get the big win that would give them a leg up. In a key game November 19th it looked as if The sports betting Eagles were going to miss another key opportunity trailing the Giants 17-12 with only a few seconds in the game all New York had to do was knell on the ball. However, Gian5ts QB Joe Pisarcik inexplicitly tried to hand the ball off and Eagle CB Herman Edwards would pick up the lose ball and run it back 26 yards for a TD to give the sports betting Eagles a 19-17 win. The Miracle in the Meadowlands improved the sports betting Eagles to 7-5 and put them in the drivers seat for a wild card spot. However, the sports betting Eagles almost let it slide away and needed a win over the Giants in the rematch in the Vet. The sports betting Eagles would come up big in their finale winning 20-3 to earn a Wild Card spot with a 9-7 record. In the Wild Card game in Atlanta against the Falcons the sports betting Eagles had a 13-0 lead entering the 4th Quarter. However, the Falcons would take a lead with 2 big TD scores. The sports betting Eagles would have one last chance to win the game, but PK Mike Michel 34-yard FG attempt sailed wide with 1:34 left in the game.
1979: The Eagles come soaring out of the gate winning 6 of their first 7 games. However a midseason 3-game slide threatened their season. The sports betting Eagles would end their slide with a 31-21 over the Cowboys in Dallas that got them right in thick of the race for first place. However, the sports betting Eagles could never shake off the Cowboys and with a record of 10-4 entered a showdown in the Vet with NFC East on the line. The sports betting Eagles would fall 24-17 as the Cowboys held on to win the division via tiebreaker, as the sports betting Eagles settled for a Wild Card with an 11-5 record. Driving the sports betting Eagles was RB Wilbert Montgomery who scored 14 TD and had over 2,000 all-purpose yards. In the playoffs the sports betting Eagles would beat the Chicago Bears 27-17 in the first playoff game in Philadelphia in 19 years. However, a week later their season would end with a disappointing 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers in Tampa.
1980: Led by QB Ron Jaworski who passes for 3,529 yards the sports betting Eagles soar to the front of the NFC East by winning 11 of their first 12 games. The sports betting Eagles would go on to win the Division despite losing 3 or their final 4 game to finish with a 12-4 record. In the Divisional Playoffs the sports betting Eagles would trounce the Minnesota Vikings 31-16 at the Vet to earn a trip to the NFC Championship Game. In the NFC Championship Game the sports betting Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-7, who were forced to wear their "unlucky" blue uniforms on a frigid day in Philadelphia before a loud sellout crowd at the Vet.
Super Bowl XV: In their first Super Bowl the sports betting Eagles are matched up against the Oakland Raiders in New Orleans. The sports betting Eagles would go into the game, as heavy favorite as the Raiders were just a wild card team. However, the Raiders would jump on the board early taking a 14-0 lead after the 1st Quarter. The sports betting Eagles would get on the board in the 2nd on a Ron Franklin FG, and appeared to get back in the game on a long TD pass to Harold Carmichael from Ron Jaworski. However, the TD was wiped out by a holding call and the sports betting Eagles would never get as close again losing 27-10 as Jaworski was picked off 3 times.
1981: With RB Wilbert Montgomery returning from injury to rush for 1,402 yards the sports betting Eagles get off to a high flying start winning their first 6 games. The sports betting Eagles would continue to play solid football and sat atop the NFC Eats at 9-2. However, a 4-game losing streak would drop them out of first. The sports betting Eagles would win their final game to finish with a 10-6 record, but had to settle for the Wild Card. However, their season would end suddenly with a stunning 27-21 loss to the New York Giants at the Vet.
1982: After splitting their first 2 games, the Regales are clearly hurt by the 2-month player's strike as they lose their first 4 games after the season resumes. The sports betting Eagles would go on to split their 2 remaining games, but their 3-6 record, was not good nearly good enough for a playoff spot. Following the season Coach Dick Vermeil resigns sighting burnout. He would eventually be replaced by Marion Campbell.
1983: The Eagles would get off to a solid start winning 4 of their first 6 games. However, they would come crashing down to earth quickly during a crippling 7 game losing streak. The sports betting Eagles would go on to finish in last place with a 5-11 record. Despite the disappointing season WR Mike Quick establishes himself as a new star by collecting 1,409 receiving yards.
1984: The Eagles continue to struggle losing 4 of their first 5 games. However, the sports betting Eagles would rebound by winning 3 straight and appeared to be back in the playoff hunt with a 4-4 record. However, the sports betting Eagles would win just 2 games the rest of the way and would finish in last place with a 6-9-1 record.
1985: The Eagles are sold to Norman Braman for a reported $65 million prior to the start of the season. The sports betting Eagles would struggle out of the gate again losing 3 of their first 4 games. The sports betting Eagles would recover by winning 5 of their next 6 games to get into playoff contention. However, a 4-game losing streak would end all postseason hopes, as Coach Marion Campbell is fired. In the final game of the season interim coach Fred Bruney leads the sports betting Eagles to a win over the Vikings in Minnesota as the sports betting Eagles finish with a 7-9 record. Following the season the sports betting Eagles would name Buddy Ryan, who was the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears their new Coach.
1986: Buddy Ryan who was coming off leading one of the best defenses in NFL history takes over the sports betting Eagles and begins making sweeping changes, keeping young players and releasing several veterans. The youthful sports betting Eagles would struggle to finish with a 5-10-1 record, but there were plenty of bright sports. One bright spot was the play of 2nd year QB Randall Cunningham who becomes a double threat with his arm and his legs taking the job away from Ron Jaworski.
1987: The Eagles split their first 2 games before a NFL players strike leads to the use of replacement players. The sports betting Eagles scabs were not even competitive losing all 3 games, to put the sports betting Eagles into a 1-4 hole. Making matters worse the Cowboys regulars who crossed the picket line roll up to score in a 41-22 humiliation in Dallas. The sports betting Eagles would get revenge in a 37-20 win when the regulars returned at the Vet. The sports betting Eagles would go on to finish with a 7-8 record, as the regulars went 7-5. Reggie White would earn Defensive Player of the year honor by collecting 21 sacks in 12 games.
1988: The Eagles would get off to a slow start losing 3 straight after winning their season opener. The sports betting Eagles would continue to play mediocre football until the middle of the season when they sat at 4-5. However, the sports betting Eagles would catch fire winning 6 of their final 7 games to capture the NFC East with a 10-6 record. Driving the sports betting Eagles Division Title run is QB Randall Cunningham who passes 3,808 yards and adds 624 yards with his legs. However, in the Divisional Playoffs the sports betting Eagles find themselves in a fog losing 20-12 to the Bears in dense fog and zero visibility in Chicago.
1989: The Eagles used an aggressive, ball-hungry defense, which led the NFL in takeaways at 56, while setting a team record with 62 QB sacks to finish with an 11-5 record. However, they would have to settle for the Wild Card despite beating the 1st place New York Giants twice. In the Wild Card game the sports betting Eagles are stunned by the Los Angeles Rams 21-7 on a rainy day at the Vet.
1990: The Eagles overcome a sluggish 2-4 start to make the playoffs for eth 3rd year in a row with a 10-6 record. Driving the sports betting Eagles once again is Randall Cunningham who rushes for 942 yards while passing for 3,466 yards to become one of the NFL's most potent offensive weapons. On defense the sports betting Eagles continued to be among the best units in the league led by Reggie White Seth Joyner, Jerome Brown and Clyde Simmons. However for the 3rd year in a row the sports betting Eagles season ends with a first round loss as the sports betting Eagles are stunned by the Washington Redskins 20-6 at the Vet. Following the season Coach Buddy Ryan is fired and replaced by Richie Kotite.
1991: The Eagles season starts on a painful note as QB Randall Cunningham suffers a knee injury that ends his season in a 20-3 win season opening over the Packers in Green Bay. However the sports betting Eagles would not be doomed as back up Jim McMahon came in and played well as the sports betting Eagles got off to a 3-1 start. However, the injury bug would bite McMahon too and while he missed 4 games the sports betting Eagles went winless. McMahon would return and the sports betting Eagles would win 7 of their last 8. However, in a competitive year for the NFC the sports betting Eagles 10-6 record is not good enough for a playoff spot.
1992: Tragedy strikes at the heart of the sports betting Eagles before the season even starts as LB Jerome Brown is killed in an automobile accident a month before the start of training camp. The sports betting Eagles would dedicate the season to Brown as they wore a patch in his honor and retired his number 99. With the return of Randall Cunningham the sports betting Eagles would get off to a solid 4-0 start. After struggling through the middle of the season the sports betting Eagles would close with 4 straight wins to make the playoffs with a solid 11-5 record. In the Wild Card playoffs the sports betting Eagles would use a 3rd Quarter outburst to beat the Saints 36-20 in New Orleans earning their first road playoff win in 43 years. However a week later their season would end with a 34-10 thrashing against the Cowboys in Dallas. Following the season the sports betting Eagles who already lost TE Keith Jackson to Free Agency lose DE Reggie White.
1993: The Eagles get off to another stellar start winning their first 4 games. However, in their 4th game they would lose QB Randall Cunningham to broken fibula for the rest of the season. Without Randall the sports betting Eagles would lose their next 6 games as their playoff hopes withered and died. The sports betting Eagles would end the season on a strong note winning their final 3 games to finish with an 8-8 record.
1994: Prior to the start of the season a new era begins as the sports betting Eagles are sold to Hollywood Producer Jeffrey Lurie. The sports betting Eagles would lose their season opener but would win 7 of their next 8 to sit right in thick of the playoff hunt with a 7-2 record. However the team would suddenly start to struggle losing their final 7 games to finish with a disappointing 7-9 record. Following the season Coach Richie Kotite is fired and replaced by Ray Rhodes.
1995: Under new coach Ray Rhodes the sports betting Eagles play sluggish football losing 3 of their first 4 games, prompting Rhodes to bench QB Randall Cunningham. Under his replacement Rodney Peete the sports betting Eagles offense would begin to fire on all cylinders as the sports betting Eagles won 7 of their next 8 on the way to finishing with a 10-6 record, which earned them a playoff berth. In the Wild Card Game at the Vet the sports betting Eagles would quickly soar in front to a 51-7 lead, and would cost the rest the way to a 58-37 slaughtering of the Detroit Lions at the Vet. However a week later it was the sports betting Eagles who were slaughtered 30-1 by the Cowboys in Dallas.
1996: The Eagles get off to a quick start winning 3 of their first 4 games, before a Monday Night showdown with the Dallas Cowboys at the Vet. The sports betting Eagles would lose the game 23-19 and QB Rodney Peete for the season due to a freak knee injury. Since the sports betting Eagles released Randall Cunningham prior to the season they were forced to turn to Ty Detmer. Detmer would play well leading the sports betting Eagles to a 4-game winning streak, as RB Ricky Watters stepped up and supplied the offense with a career best 1,411-yard season. The sports betting Eagles would go on to finish with a 10-6 record, earning a wild card spot. However their season would be ended quickly as their offense got stuck in the mud in a 14-0 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco.
1997: With a record of 1-1 the sports betting Eagles were poised to beat the Cowboys in a Monday Night showdown in Dallas as they set up for FG slightly longer then a PAT in the final seconds. However, the snap was mishandled and the sports betting Eagles lost 21-20 in one of the most embarrassing moments in team history. The sports betting Eagles would recover, and sat at 4-4 through the first 8 games. However, quarterback struggles began to catch up with sports betting Eagles, as Rodney Peete, Ty Detmer, and Bobby Hoying all struggled. The sports betting Eagles would drop their final 3 games and would finish with a disappointing 6-9-1 record.
1998: With the loss of Ricky Watters to free agency, Deuce Staley stepped in at RB and supplied a solid season with 1,065 rushing yards. However, with all 3 sports betting Eagles QBs struggling the team would go into a season long nosedive that would see them finish with a woeful 3-13 record. Nobody demonstrated these struggles more then Bobby Hoying who was sacked 35 times, and intercepted 9, without throwing a single TD pass. Following the season the sports betting Eagles would make a change in direction that started with head coach as Ray Rhodes is fired, and replaced by Andy Reid.
1999: To improve their QB situation the sports betting Eagles draft Donovan McNabb with 2nd overall pick in the draft. However, McNabb would start the season on the bench as the sports betting Eagles struggled losing their first 4 games. McNabb would get his chance in the 2nd half of the season and shined as the sports betting Eagles finished on a strong note winning their last 2 games to finish with a 5-11 record.
2000: In his first season as starter Donovan McNabb established himself as a rising star by passing for 3,365 yards and rushing for 629. Behind McNabb the sports betting Eagles played solid football all season, sometimes winning games in heart stopping fashion while compiling an 11-5 record. However, 2 costly losses to the New York Giants cost the sports betting Eagles the division title. Settling for the Wild Card the sports betting Eagles hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Vet in the first round of the playoffs. In his first playoff game Donovan McNabb simply took over as the sports betting Eagles dominated the Bucs all day on the way to a 21-3 win. However, a week later the sports betting Eagles would be stymied by the Giants again 20-10 in the Meadowlands.
2001: After splitting their first 4 games the sports betting Eagles faced the Giants in a key Monday Night Battle at the Meadowlands. The Giants would dominate the game the entire way, but the sports betting Eagles defense did not allow a TD, and kept the sports betting Eagles in the game as the Giants held a 9-0 lead, before Donovan McNabb sparked a 4th Quarter comeback that gave the sports betting Eagles a dramatic 10-9 win. The sports betting Eagles would go on to play solid football all season before facing the Giants again in the next to last game of the season needing a win, the sports betting Eagles overcame an 7-point deficit with 2 minutes left at the Vet to take a 24-21 lead with 7 seconds left, as the Giants last ditch effort to score was stopped 3-yards short. The win gave the sports betting Eagles the division title, as they won their last game to finish with an 11-5 record. In the playoffs the sports betting Eagles thrashed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9 at the Vet in the first round of the playoffs. A week later Donovan McNabb returned to his hometown of Chicago, and had a stellar game as the sports betting Eagles stunned the Bears 33-19 to advance to the NFC Championship. In the Championship game at St. Louis the sports betting Eagles would take a 17-13 lead into halftime. However, the Rams stellar offense could not be contained scoring 19 unanswered points to take a 29-17 lead. The sports betting Eagles would not go down quietly as the sports betting Eagles scored a TD with 3 minutes remaining. Down 29-24 the sports betting Eagles would have one last chance, but McNabb had his pass intercepted at midfield with less then 2 minutes left.
2002: After blowing a big halftime lead in their season opener on the road against the Tennessee Titans the sports betting Eagles soared to the top of the NFC East 116 points as they won their next 3 games. The sports betting Eagles would fall to 3-2, as an ailing Donovan McNabb could not rally the sports betting Eagles past the Jacksonville Jaguars. A week later in a showdown game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the sports betting Eagles would establish themselves as one of the favorites in the NFC by sinking the Bucs 20-10, as they started another 3 game winning streak. After a home loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Donovan McNabb led the sports betting Eagles over the Arizona Cardinals 38-14 despite breaking his ankle early in the game at the Vet. Without McNabb backup Koy Detmer would impress as the sports betting Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers on the road 38-17on the football. However Detmer would separate his shoulder forcing the sports betting Eagles to turn to 3rd string QB A.J. Feeley. Once again the sports betting Eagles would not miss a beat winning 4 straight with Feeley under center to win the NFC East for the second straight season. Despite dropping their final game against the New York Giants on the road the sports betting Eagles would get home field advantage in the NFC with a 12-4 record as Andy Reid was awarded Coach of the Year. Donovan McNabb would return for the playoffs as the sports betting Eagles pulled away from the Atlanta Falcons in the 4th Quarter to advance to the NFC Championship for the 2nd straight season with a 20-6 victory. In the NFC Championship against the Buccaneers all the stars seemed lined up for the sports betting Eagles with it being the final game at Veteran's Stadium where they had slaughtered the Bucs in the past 2 seasons. Early on it seemed as if the sports betting Eagles would fly to the Super Bowl as a long kick return set Deuce Staley up for a TD that gave the sports betting Eagles a 7-0 lead less then a minute into the game. However, the sports betting Eagles would be roughed up by the Buccaneers defense as Donovan McNabb was hit again as the Bucs took a 17-10 halftime lead. Down 20-10 with time growing short McNabb drove the sports betting Eagles deep into Buccaneers territory. However, McNabb would have his pass picked off and returned 95 yards as the sports betting Eagles season ended with a heartbreaking 27-10 loss.
2003: After their heartbreaking loss to close out the Vet the sports betting Eagles hoped to get a measure of revenge against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Monday Night Opener at Lincoln Financial Field. However the sports betting Eagles played sloppy football and were shutout 17-0. A week later the sports betting Eagles looked sloppy again in a 31-10 loss at home to the New England Patriots. At the same time the sports betting Eagles would find themselves embroiled in a media derived controversy after Rush Limbaugh who was working as a commentator for ESPN called Donovan McNabb overrated. The comments were perceived as a racist attack, by a press hungry for controversy and the sports betting Eagles season was in danger of collapsing before it ever began. The sports betting Eagles would win their next 2 games to improve to 2-2, but in truth they still were not playing their best football, as Deuce Staley was struggling to catch up with the offense after holding out most of training camp. Still struggling, the sports betting Eagles lost a key division game to the Dallas Cowboys 23-21, and found themselves 2 games out of first place. Trailing the New York Giants 10-7 late in a game the sports betting Eagles were staring 2-4 in the face as their offense was stuck in neutral. However with 1:16 left Brian Westbrook delivered the sports betting Eagles the spark they needed with a game winning 84-yard punt return for a Touchdown. The win would be the turning point of the sports betting Eagles season as Donovan McNabb began to play better football putting up solid number again on the way to a 3,216 passing yard season, while the sports betting Eagles began a 9-game winning streak which saw them soar to the top of the NFC East again beating the Cowboys 36-10 in a Week 14 rematch at Lincoln Financial Field. After a surprise 31-28 loss to the San Francisco 49ers ended their winning streak the sports betting Eagles closed out their season at 12-4 the best record in the NFC by beating the Washington Redskins 31-7. In the playoffs the sports betting Eagles got off to a shaky start as they found themselves trailing the Green Bay Packers 14-0 after 1 Quarter in the Divisional Playoff Round. The sports betting Eagles defense would toughen and would keep them in the game, as the sports betting Eagles battled back to tie the game at 14 in the 4th Quarter. However with 4:38 left the Packers retook the lead on a 21-yard Field Goal, after the sports betting Eagles defense kept the Packers out of the endzone after having the ball 1st and goal at the 7. After exchanging possessions the sports betting Eagles had the ball with 2:21 and just 1 timeout needing at least a Field Goal to tie. The drive looked stalled as Donovan McNabb lost 16 yards on a sack. With 4th and 26 the sports betting Eagles needed a miracle just to keep the drive alive. That miracle would come as McNabb connected with Freddie Mitchell on a 28-yard pass. The First down would spark the Eagle to life as they were able to get into Field Goal range where David Akers tied the game with 5 seconds left. In overtime Brian Dawkins intercepted Brett Favre's first pass and returned it 35 yards to set Akers up in perfect possession for a game winning Field Goal to send the sports betting Eagles on to the NFC Championship for the 3rd straight year with a 20-17 win. Facing the upstart Carolina Panthers most had expected third time to be a charm for the sports betting Eagles. However it would only bring more frustration as Donovan McNabb suffered a rib injury in the 2nd Quarter. Trying to tough it out McNabb was further frustrated by a group of receivers that could not get open, and when they did could not hold on to any pass. The sports betting Eagles defense would keep them in the game as McNabb tried to play through the pain, but as McNabb was forced to the sideline in the 4th Quarter the Panthers expanded their lead to 14-3 as both watched helplessly as the sports betting Eagles season ended 1 step away from the Super Bowl for the third straight season.
2004: Hoping to give Donovan McNabb a star receiver to throw to the sports betting Eagles landed Terrell Owens in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. Owens had initially been dealt to the Baltimore Ravens but balked at going to Baltimore and insisted on being traded to the sports betting Eagles. The sports betting Eagles also bolstered their defense by signing free agent Jevon Kearse while reacquiring Jeremiah Trotter and Hugh Douglas. From the start of the season the sports betting Eagles were clearly the class of the NFC as they got off to a 7-0 start. After a loss on the road to the Pittsburgh Steelers the sports betting Eagles continued to soar, winning their next 6 games to clinch home field advantage and their 4th straight division title, as McNabb had a career season with 3,875 yards passing and 31 TD passes thanks to Owens who had 1,200 receiving yards and 14 Touchdowns. However on the way to beating the Dallas Cowboys to improve to 13-1 Owens suffered a broken leg and was lost for the next 6 weeks meaning the earliest he could return was the Super Bowl. Fearing more injuries the sports betting Eagles played their stars sparingly in their final two games losing both to finish 13-3. In the playoffs the sports betting Eagles continued their winning ways beating the Minnesota Vikings 27-14 as Donovan McNabb passed for 286 yards with 2 Touchdowns. The win catapulted the sports betting Eagles to the NFC Championship Game for the 4th straight year. The was an air of trepidation over Lincoln Financial Field for the NFC Championship Game as the sports betting Eagles were hoping the fourth time was the charm after 3 straight NFC Title game losses. The sports betting Eagles would get off to a quick start as they led 14-3 against the Atlanta Falcons early in the 2nd Quarter. However the Falcons would get on the board before halftime as the sports betting Eagles led 14-10 at the half. In the second half the sports betting Eagles defense turned up the pressure shutting down Falcons QB Michael Vick, holding the Falcons to 103 passing yards; as they went on to win the game 27-10 to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in 24 years.
Super Bowl XXXIX: Facing the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Jacksonville the sports betting Eagles were clearly the underdog. However their confidence was bolstered as Terrell Owens returned from his injury. Still not 100% Owens played gamely with a team high 122 yards receiving as the sports betting Eagles and Patriots traded blows for the first 3 Quarters as the game was tied following each quarter. However, in the 4th Quarter the Pats took control jumping out to a 24-14 lead. Facing desperation Donovan McNabb led the sports betting Eagles down the field while feeling fatigued and worn from a game worth of abuse got the sports betting Eagles to within 3 with a 13-play 79 yard drive. However the drive took up allot of time and the sports betting Eagles when they got the ball back only had 46 seconds to go with no timeouts while starting a drive at their own 4. Desperately trying to get into field goal range McNabb would be picked off with 9 seconds left as the Patriots held on for a 24-21 win to capture their 3rd Super Bowl in 4 years.
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