Philadelphia Eagles

Owners: Jeffrey Lurie and Christina Weiss Lurie
General Manager: Howie Roseman
Head Coach: Doug Pederson

NFL Championships: 1948, 1949, 1960
Super Bowl Championships: 2017


2018 Philadelphia Eagles Game Schedule

DATE OPPONENT ET TV
Week 1 9/6 Philadelphia Eagles (Thu) 8:20pm ESPN
Week 2 9/16 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm FOX
Week 3 9/23 Indianapolis Colts 1:00pm FOX
Week 4 9/30 at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm FOX
Week 5 10/7 vs Minnesota Vikings 4:25pm FOX
Week 6 10/11 at New York Giants (Thu) 8:20pm FOX
Week 7 10/21 Carolina Panthers 1:00pm FOX
Week 8 10/28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 9:30am NFL
Week 9 11/4 BYE
Week 10 11/11 Dallas Cowboys 8:20pm NBC
Week 11 11/18 at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm FOX
Week 12 11/25 New York Giants 1:00pm FOX
Week 13 12/3 Washington Redskins (Mon) 8:15pm ESPN
Week 14 12/9 at Dallas Cowboys 4:25pm FOX
Week 15 12/15 at Los Angeles Rams 8:20pm NBC
Week 16 12/24 Houston Texans 1:00pm CBS
Week 17 12/30 at Washington Redskins 1:00pm FOX

 


Philadelphia Eagles Team History

In July of 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles were born from the ashes of the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets football franchise. A syndicate led by Bert Bell and Lud Wray stepped in, paying a total of $14,500 for the Yellow Jackets, bailing them out of debt. As a result, Bell and Wray were awarded the rights to an NFL expansion franchise which became the Philadelphia Eagles. As of 2017, the Philadelphia Eagles rank as the tenth most valuable franchise in the NFL worth $2.65 billion.

Late 1940 was a pivotal time for the Eagles franchise. Steelers owner Art Rooney sold his interest in the Steelers franchise to Alexis Thompson and reinvested half of the money into the Eagles. Although Thompson now owned the Steelers, he wanted to move the franchise closer to his home in Boston. As a result, he traded the Steelers to Bell and Rooney in exchange for the Eagles. Soon after, due to labor shortages during World War II, the Steelers and Eagles combined franchises becoming the “Steagles.” The merger only lasted one season, but marked an important time in Pennsylvania football.

The early Eagles teams struggled, as expansion franchises often do, managing only twenty-three wins over a ten-year period. By 1947 the Eagles would turn things around, making their first of three consecutive NFL Championship appearances. In 1948 the franchise won its first NFL Championship behind Eagles legends Steve Van Buren and Pete Pihos. The Eagles repeated as champions in 1949 as Van Buren won his third consecutive NFL rushing title. In 1960 future Hall of Famers Norm Van Brocklin and Chuck Bednarik led the franchise to their third NFL Championship with a victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Current owner Jeffrey Lurie purchased the Eagles from Norman Braman for an estimated $185 million in 1994. The Eagles have been on a steady incline since Lurie purchased the franchise, making the playoffs 17 times and appearing in Super Bowl twice. In 2016 the Eagles hired former defensive corodinator Doug Pederson after parting ways with previous head coach Chip Kelly. Pederson began making changes during his first, full offseason which paid dividends immediately. After an historic 13-3 SU regular season and a league best 13-6-0 ATS record, the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to win the franchise’s first Super Bowl. Backup quarterback Nick Foles, who had been inserted in to the starting role after second-year sensation Carson Wentz, took home the MVP award.

The 2018 Eagles walk in to the upcoming season with concerns surrounding Wentz’s injury, but remain confident that Foles can get keep the throne warm. After all, he did the job in the Super Bowl when it mattered most.


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