Team Facts

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
July 8, 1933

First Season:
1933

Stadium:
Lincoln Financial Field

NFL Championships:
1948, 1949, 1960

NFC Championships:
1980, 2004

NFL Eastern Conference Championships:
1947, 1948, 1949, 1960

NFC Eastern Division Championships:
1980, 1988, 2001

NFC East Division Championships:
2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2017 Season)
574-612-26

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#5 Donovan McNabb
#15 Steve Van Buren
#20 Brian Dawkins
#40 Tom Brookshier
#44 Pete Retzlaff
#60 Chuck Bednarik
#70 Al Wistert
#92 Reggie White
#99 Jerome Brown

 

  • First Draft Choice: Selected by the Eagles, Jay Berwanger was the first player chosen in the first NFL draft held in 1936. Berwanger, a back from the University of Chicago, chose not to sign.
  • First Regular-Season Game: A 56-0 loss to the New York Giants, 10/15/33.
  • First Regular-Season Win: A 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, 11/5/33.
  • First Regular-Season Points: A 35-yard touchdown pass from Roger Kirkman to Swede Hansen vs. the Green Bay Packers, 10/29/33.
  • First Winning Season: In 1943 the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers merged and posted a 5-4-1 record. The one-season merger was made necessary by manpower shortages caused by World War II.
  • First Playoff Appearance: A 21-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1947 NFL divisional playoff, 12/21/47.
  • First Super Bowl Appearance: A 27-10 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV, 1/25/81.
  • First Eagle Elected to the Hall of Fame: Owner/League Administrator Bert Bell, Charter Member 1963.
  • First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Swede Hanson, 116 yards vs. the Green Bay Packers, 9/16/34.
  • First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Steve Van Buren, 1,008 yards (1947).
  • First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Bobby Thomason, 437 yards vs. the New York Giants, 11/8/53.
  • Most Yards Rushing, Career: LeSean McCoy, 6,792 yards (2009-2014).
  • Most Yards Passing, Career: Donovan McNabb, 32,837 yards (1999-2009).
  • Most Receptions, Career: Harold Carmichael, 589 receptions (1971-1983).
  • All-Time Leading Scorer: David Akers, 1,323 points (1999-2010).
  • Most Pro Bowl Appearances: Chuck Bednarik was selected to play in eight Pro Bowls.
  • First Televised Game: A 23-14 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first-ever televised pro football game, 10/22/39.



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