The Eagles are back and ready to make themselves heard in the NFC. Philadelphia has their eyes set on winning the NFC East and bringing a Super Bowl title to the city of brotherly love. Led by a high powered offense, the Eagles look to beat out the Pittsburgh Steelers for state bragging rights and overcome division rivals the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants for the East title.
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While 2016’s rocky start left Eagle fans with mixed feelings, they finished the season with a victory against the Giants leaving the football world stunned and their fans rejoicing. The Eagles are practicing hard at present to maintain and better their last season’s record.
Standout Moments in Philadelphia Eagles’ History
January 19, 2002: NFC Divisional Round – This game saw two of the strongest defenses of the year pitched against one another. The Eagles and the Chicago Bears went neck-to-neck in front of Chicago’s home crowd at Soldier Field. If there was any intimidation, the Eagles did not succumb to it. Hugh Douglas, in particular, knocked QB Jim Miller down with a dislocated shoulder. This injury totally caught the Bears by surprise who could not recover in Miller’s absence. The Eagles won the game 33-19.
Eagles’ Decade of Dominance – A singe onside kick in Dallas became the crucial ingredient for ten years of success for Philly. Head coach Andy Reid maneuvered a fate-turning onside kick against the Cowboys in their hometown which caught the host team off guard. Troy Aikman was knocked out during the first quarter and the Eagles won comfortably 41-14. Duce Staley deserves an honorable mention in this game for his 201 rushing yards.
Era of Jeff Garcia, 2006 – 2006 was a good year for the Eagles. It began with Philly being one of the best NFL teams, with four out of five wins. However, unexpectedly Donovan McNabb’s tore his ACL possibly endangering the Eagles’ season.
Head coach Andy Reid however, had different ideas and replaced McNabb with Jeff Garcia. This proved to be a good choice as Garcia played an instrumental role in the next four victories for Philly, three of which were consecutive. He was responsible for an amazing comeback against the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers during the season resulting in a wildcard win for the Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles Arch Rivals
Dallas Cowboys – The Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys have been rivals on and off the field. With loyal fans on both sides, the temperature of this rivalry can be detected from Cowboy Eagles games in the 1960’s. It began with a Dallas win by an astonishing lead of 56-7 in their hometown. The Eagles felt this loss deeply, and then-coach Joe Kuharich would show the team footage from this game to motivate them. Surely, it came in the shape of a rematch a month later, where the Eagles won with a close 24-23, shocking both the Cowboys and their fans.
New York Giants – The New York Giants and Eagles faced off in the Eastern Conference Championship during 1960 where Philly led 17-10 while the Giants struggled to keep up. Since then, these two team’s on-field rivalry has become one of the most anticipated in the NFL.
Greatest Players in Philadelphia Eagles History
The most notable Philadelphia Eagles player has got to be David Akers. An undisputed leader, Akers has scored over 1300 points which beats the second highest point-scorer, Bobby Walston, by over 400 points. Walston was an impressive kicker and receiver in his own right. He scored eleven touchdowns during the 1954 season alone and scored 881 points during his nine years with the Eagles.
Harold Carmichael was another impressive wide receiver who turned out to be a game-changer for the Eagles. Standing at 6’8”, he was taller than the standard wide receiver. However, his size gave him a one up over other team’s cornerbacks, and put him down as one of Philly’s greatest wide receivers. He played the Pro Bowl an impressive four times and entirely changed the standards for wide receivers in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles Live Games
The Philadelphia Eagles are all set for NFL’s 2017 season. From August 2017, they can be seen in stadiums away-from-home and in their hometown’s Lincoln Financial Field as well. This stadium is the official home for the Eagles and is one of the ideal locations to witness some of the best games of the season.
As far as the Philadelphia Eagles home stadium goes, two-thirds of the seats in the stadium are on the sidelines, so there is practically no bad seat in the house. Lincoln Financial Field also provides fans with massive plaza filled with activities, food trucks, face-painting, vendors, games, and a tent with a band performing Top 40 hits. Lincoln Financial Field is the ideal location for Eagles fans to catch their favorite team.
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