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The Philadelphia Eagles, a gridiron professional football team, plays in the NFC East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) as part of the National Football League (NFL). The team, which is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, currently plays its home games at the Lincoln Financial Field, a facility, known as "The Linc," that can seat almost 72,000 spectator fans. It also serves as the home field for an NCAA football team, the Temple Owls.

All About The Philadelphia Eagles

Bert Bell founded the Eagles in July 1933 and its headquarters/training camp are located in the Novacare Complex in Philly. 

The team has always been a part of the National Football League from its inception. Even before the 1970 merger in was in the NFL, as opposed to the AFL. However, the Eagles have moved around within the NFC.  

The team once belonged to the Eastern Division (between 1933 and 1949) and later on, it was in the American Conference (1950 to 1952) and then the Eastern Conference (1953 to 1967). The Eagles were also part of the Capitol Division for a brief period (1967 to 1969). Following the 1970 merger, they became part of the National Football Conference and have consistently played in the NFC East Division ever since.

Philadelphia Eagles Player Personnel

  • The Team Owner: Jeffrey Lurie 
  • Philadelphia Eagles Chairman: Jeffrey Lurie
  • Current CEO: Jeffrey Lurie
  • Team President: Don Smolenski
  • The Philadelphia Eagles Head coach: Nick Sirianni
  • General manager: Howie Roseman

Founded in 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles replaced the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets. Since then they have reached the playoffs 29 times in total, winning their division title 16 times (12 playing in the NFC East). With their appearance in the February 2023 Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles have now made it to the Super Bowl four times. They won Super Bowl LII (the 2016/17 NFL season) for their only league championship in the Super Bowl era. Prior to the merger, they won three league championships. In very modern team history, the team is the defending NFC East champion and the defending NFC champion by virtue of their successful 2022/23 season. 

The team is well known for its historical rivalry with the New York Giants – the oldest rivalry in the NFL – and considered by many as the biggest rivalry of all time. The rivalry is often presented as one of the most well-known of all rivalries within the NFL league ever. They also have an intense and bitter rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys as well as the Washington Commanders. 

Lastly, there is no love lost also between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers – dating all the way back to 1933. Games between the two teams are highly popular with fans though and are among the best in the league in terms of game attendance with sell-out after sell-out in games played this century. 

The Philadelphia Eagles were bought by Jeffrey Lurie from Norman Braman in May 1994 for $195 million – but has since been valued at a hefty $2.65 billion, making it one of the ten most valuable teams in the league.

The Philadelphia Eagles Main Rivalries

Here are the main rivals to the Philadelphia Eagles historically.

Dallas Cowboys

This rivalry is one of the most acrimonious in the history of the NFL. The first game between these two rivals was won by the Eagles in 1960. However, up until 2020, it is the Dallas Cowboys that lead the series, with 73 head-to-head wins compared to the Philadelphia Eagles 55 wins. The two teams last met in December 2022, a game that Dallas won 40-34. The two teams will play on November 5th, 2023, and December 10th, 2023 as part of the NFL's 2023/24 season.

New York Giants

The rivalry between the Philadelphia Eagles and NY Giants goes all the way back to 1933. Accordingly, there are a lot of games in their head-to-head series. That'sespecially true since they have played played in the same division for the entire duration of their respective franchise's histories. 

Indeed, the NFL Network considers this to be one of the greatest rivalries ever and one of the most recognised in the NFL. To date, it is the Eagles that lead in wins, having won 92 of the head to head games, just one ahead of the Giants 87 wins. There are also two draws between the teams as of the conclusion of the 2022/23 NFL season. These two teams will meet late in the 2023/24 season. Their first meeting will take place on December 25th, 2023, and their second meeting will take place on January 7th, 2024.

Washington Football Team

 The rivalry between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles is not as widely talked about as the one between the Eagles and the Giants, but it is still a fierce one. These two teams, Washington and Philadelphia, have been playing in the same division since 1933, with their first game against each other resulting in a 6-0 loss for the Commanders, who were then known as the Boston Redskins. Over the years, the Commanders have won 89 of their games against the Eagles, with the Eagles winning 82 games and 5 games ending in a draw. 

However, in recent years, the Eagles have had the upper hand, winning most of the head-to-head matchups since 2000. One recent game in their history as memorable. The Commanders defeated the Eagles on November 14th, 2022, a result that ended Philadelphia's bid for a perfect season.

Atlanta Falcons

There may have been not as many games compared to the previous rivalries, but this rivalry has been around since the Eagles lost to the Falcons in the 1978 Wild Card round – and grew further due to the rivalries between the dual-threat quarterbacks, Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb. A recent game saw the Eagles beat the Falcons in the 2017 divisional round on their road to the Super Bowl LII win, a game that ended 15-10 in Philadelphia's favor.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Both of these teams are located in Pennsylvania and they were founded in 1933. Up until 1966, they were also part of the same division, which began their rivalry. However, they were separated in 1967 but remained within the same conference up until the 1970 merger. They no longer meet once a year, but once every four years, with their last meeting in 2022. This was a game that the Philadelphia Eagles won, defeating the Steelers 35-13. Overall, Philadelphia has dominated this series, winning 49 times to 29 losses and 3 draws.

Philadelphia Eagles Facts

Everything (and more) that all good Eagles fans need to know about the Philadelphia Eagles:

The Philadelphia Eagles Nicknames

  • The Birds
  • The Iggles

Championships Wins:

League championships

NFL championships (before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger)

  • 1948, 1949 and 1960

Super Bowl Championships wins:

  • 2017 (Super Bowl LII)

NFL/NFC Conference Championships

The Philadelphia Eagles League Championships wins

Conference championships

NFL Eastern Conference Wins: 

  • 1960

NFC Conference Wins:

  • 1980
  • 2004
  • 2017
  • 2022

Division Championships

Since they were created, the Philadelphia Eagles have won 3 NFL East Division Championships:

  • 1947
  • 1948
  • 1949

They have also won 12 NFC East Division titles:

  • 1980
  • 1988
  • 2001 to 2004
  • 2006
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2017
  • 2019
  • 2022

Playoff Appearances

Since the inception of the team, they have clinched a playoff spot 29 times including division wins and wild card berth playoff berths:

1947, 1948, 1949, 1960, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000,  2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

The Philadelphia Eagles Home Fields

There have been six home fields in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles to date:

  • Baker Bowl between 1933 and 1935
  • Philadelphia Municipal Stadium between 1936 and 1939 and in 1941
  • Connie Mack Stadium in 1940and between 1942–1957
  • Franklin Field between 1958 and 1970
  • Veterans Stadium between 1971and 2002
  • Lincoln Financial Field from 2003 until the present

Philadelphia Eagles Pro Football Hall of Famers

Players

  • No. Player Position Dates Induction
  • 15 Steve Van Buren HB 1944–1951 1965
  • 25 Tommy McDonald WR 1957–1963 1998
  • 60 Chuck Bednarik C–LB 1949–1962 1967
  • 80 James Lofton WR 1993 2003
  • 53 Alex Wojciechowicz C–DT 1946–1950 1968
  • 76 Bob Brown OT 1964–1968 2004
  • 35 Pete Pihos TE–DE 1947–1955 1970
  • 92 Reggie White DE 1985–1992 2006
  • 11 Norm Van Brocklin QB 1958–1960 1971
  • 85 James Arthur Monk WR 1995 2008
  • 56 Bill Hewitt DE-FB 1937–1939,
  • . 1943 1971
  • 95 Richard Dent DE 1997 2011
  • 33 Ollie Matson RB 1964–1966 1972
  • 80 Cris Carter WR 1987–1989 2013
  • 54 Jim Ringo C 1964–1967 1981
  • 87 Claude Humphrey DE 1979–1981 2014
  • 9 Sonny Jurgensen QB 1957–1963 1983
  • 20 Brian Dawkins S 1996–2008 2018
  • 98, 89 Mike Ditka TE 1967–1968 1988
  • 81 Terrell Owens WR 2004-2005 2018
  • 86 Bud Grant WR–DE 1951–1952 1994
  • 17 Harold Carmichael WR 1971-1983 2020

Coaches and Contributors

  • Name Position Seasons Inducted
  • Bert Bell Owner/Founder 1933–1940 1963
  • Wayne Millner Assistant Coach 1951 1968
  • Earle Neale Head Coach 1941–1950 1969
  • Mike McCormack Head Coach 1973–1975 1984

Philadelphia Eagles Retired Numbers

Here are all the Philadelphia Eagles retired numbers:

  • No Player Position Years Played Retired
  • 5 Donovan McNabb QB 1999–2009 September 20, 2013
  • 15 Steve Van Buren HB 1944–1951 1951
  • 20 Brian Dawkins S 1996–2008 September 30, 2012
  • 40 Tom Brookshier CB 1953–1961 1962
  • 44 Pete Retzlaff RB, WR, TE 1956–1966 1965
  • 60 Chuck Bednarik LB, C 1949–1962 1987
  • 70 Al Wistert OT 1943–1951 1952
  • 92 Reggie White DE 1985–1992 December 5, 2005
  • 99 Jerome Brown DT 1987–1991 September 6, 1992

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How Many Times Have the Eagles Reached Playoffs?

The Eagles clinched playoff spots 29 times in their NFL history. Their very first playoff berth came in 1947 and they last reached the playoffs in the 2022/23 NFL season.

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