About Philadelphia Eagles
About the Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles franchise was established in 1931 by Bert Bell and Lud Wray. The team has enjoyed many successes, most recently winning their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl LII. The Eagles have had a vast number of Hall of Famers play for them including Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Earle "Greasy" Neale, Pete Pihos, Sonny Jurgensen, and Norm Van Brocklin. Their two biggest rivals are the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. The rivalry with the Giants began in 1933 when the Giants beat the Eagles in their first game 56-0. The Giants currently lead the all-time series but some notable games include the Miracle at the Meadowlands in 1978, the Eagles playoff defeat of the Giants in the 2008 playoffs, and the second Miracle at the Meadowlands in 2010. The rivalry against the Cowboys started in 1960. While the Cowboys currently lead this series as well, and there is a strong level of hostility between the two teams' fan bases, including incidents such as the 1989 Bounty Bowls and the cheering of Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin when he suffered a career-ending injury in 1999.
2017 Philadelphia Eagles Season
2017 Philadelphia Eagles season was the Eagles’ 85th season in the NFL and 15th season at Lincoln Financial Field. They experienced a spectacular season, finishing 13-3 and winning their division title for the first time since 2013. Eagles fans were heartbroken when quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14 in a game against the Los Angeles Rams. It seemed as though the Eagles would not be able to continue to play at an exceptional level without Wentz but the Eagles persevered. They beat the New York Giants in Week 15 to clinch a first-round bye and a Christmas Day win in Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders allowed the Eagles to clinch a home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Even without Wentz, the Eagles finished their regular season on a high note and entered the playoffs with confidence. In the NFC Divisional Playoffs round, the Eagles squared up with the Atlanta Falcons. Relying heavily on their defense, the Eagles came out on top beating the Falcons 15-10. In the NFC Championship game, the Eagles faced the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings experienced a blowout, losing to the Eagles 38-7. And then the Eagles went on to face the infamous New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. It was the Eagles’ first Super Bowl in thirteen years, with their last appearance also against the Pats. Philadelphia played a fantastic game and came out on top against the 5-time Super Bowl champions with a final score of 41-33. Quarterback Nick Foles won Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. Foles caught a touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton, becoming the first player to throw and catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl game. The Eagles brought their first Super Bowl title home to Philadelphia and fans could not be more proud.
2018 Philadelphia Eagles Season
The 2018 Philadelphia Eagles season will be the third season under head coach Doug Peterson who now has a Super Bowl title under his belt. Carson Wentz will be returning to the roster after suffering a torn ACL last season. Wentz and his team will play off the momentum from 2017 and look to be repeat champions. The Eagles acquired five rookies in the 2018 NFL Draft. Tight end Dallas Goedert from South Dakota State was selected in the second round and cornerback Avonte Maddox from University of Pittsburgh was selected in the fourth round. The 2018 Philadelphia Eagles season will kick off at home on September 9th against the Atlanta Falcons. Philadelphia will have to face division rivals the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and New York Giants to make it back to the playoffs. Catch the Philadelphia Eagles play at home at Lincoln Financial Field with tickets from TicketNetwork. TicketNetwork has all your access to Philadelphia Eagles tickets. Do not miss out on watching the Eagles defend their Super Bowl title and grab your tickets from TicketNetwork today.