The Eagles’ undefeated season in 2016 was an anomaly, but one that was still noteworthy.
It marked the first time since 1990 that the Eagles went undefeated in a season.
That feat, however, came on the heels of a 6-10 campaign in 2015.
This season was a step back, as the Eagles are 0-6 in the first four games of the season, including losses to Miami and Penn State.
They went 0-4 in their final five regular season games.
They were eliminated from the playoffs.
The Eagles’ 2016 record: 6-0 They’ve had the same record since 2010: 5-5.
That’s good enough to be a contender in the NFC East, but not good enough for the division crown.
If you go back to 2015, they were 3-1 in the division.
The Eagles have a 1-2 record against the other teams in the AFC West, but they’ve been 4-2 against the NFC West teams.
What to know about the Eagles: The 2016 season marked the Eagles first winning season since 2011.
The franchise was not exactly a hot property in 2017, but the Eagles got off to a solid start.
The first two games of this season were in Philly.
The Philadelphia Eagles went 6-1 against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers and 3-2 in the second half of the regular season.
Philadelphia’s only losses came in the fourth quarter to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
In Week 5, Philadelphia was 2-1, but that loss came in Week 5 when the Steelers went on to win their season opener.
The two wins over Pittsburgh were the first of the year for the Eagles.
The next week, Philadelphia went 6:1 in a 24-24 tie in the opener against Washington.
In a win over the Redskins, the Eagles became the first team in NFL history to win its division by going undefeated.
Philadelphia went on a 17-0 run in the third quarter to secure the victory.
Philadelphia led 31-17 in the final quarter, but Pittsburgh tied it at 23-23 with 1:38 remaining in the game.
The Steelers went into halftime down 24-20, but Philadelphia scored eight straight points to take a 36-33 lead.
The defense was finally put to rest with a field goal from Nate Sudfeld with 7:13 left in the half.
After the game, the Steelers coach, Mike Tomlin, said he didn’t know if the game was close, but it was close enough that they were willing to take that chance.
Tomlin said he thought he had the Steelers going for a touchdown with under a minute to play.
The play didn’t happen.
Tomlins second-half touchdown pass to Sudfeld was incomplete.
Sudfeld later made two more huge plays in the end zone to give the Steelers a 21-17 lead with 5:14 left.
Sudfield completed all 10 of his passes, including a 28-yarder to tight end Jake Ballard.
He had 11 receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown.
Tomliin said he thinks Ballard has been the best receiver in the league for a long time.
Ballard, the second-leading receiver in Eagles history, had 12 catches for 176 yards and two touchdowns.
How the Eagles performed in 2017: Philadelphia ranked 12th in the NFL in scoring defense, giving up 30.2 points per game.
Philadelphia ranked 13th in passing defense, allowing just 18.2 yards per play.
Philadelphia also gave up 27.7 points per contest.
The running game allowed just 2.3 yards per carry.
The passing game was efficient, as Philly was averaging over four yards per attempt on average.
Philadelphia had some of the best production from wide receivers.
Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz finished 10th in yards per reception (17.7), while Jordan Matthews finished fifth in yards on the ground (8.3).
The Eagles also had two of the top receivers in the draft, Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard.
Philadelphia went 6 for 7 on third down and finished the year with a touchdown in seven of its final nine games.
The only one of those games was a 41-30 win over Arizona in Week 11.
The team finished 9-7 in those games, with two of those losses coming to teams that are 4-1.
Philadelphia lost the NFC South to Washington in Week 12.
For the Eagles to finish the season with a playoff spot, they would need to beat four of the four NFC West rivals: Seattle, Arizona, Los Angeles and New York.
That would mean they would face Seattle in Week 16, Arizona in the regular-season finale and Los Angeles in the wild-card round.
Who is on Philadelphia’s playoff roster?: The roster includes six players who were in the Eagles’ 2015 team.
The roster also includes three players who played for the 2015 Eagles.
All of the players on Philadelphia were drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The 2017 Eagles had five