While the Philadelphia Eagles already have a roster that can compete for a postseason spot, their offseason acquisitions are doing wonders for them. Those decisions by general manager Howie Roseman turned the Eagles from fringe playoff participants to serious championship contenders, and they’ll be a team to watch for fans who enjoy betting on the NFL this year.
For 2022-23 the Eagles have a loaded roster on both sides of the ball. They have one of the best rushing attacks in the league, led by Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell. However, quarterback Jalen Hurts also adds some rushing yards, given his mobility. Meanwhile, their receiving corps is stacked with Quez Watkins, DeVonta Smith, A.J. Brown, and tight end Dallas Goedert. The Eagles also have one of the best offensive lines in the league, featuring Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata.
At the other end, their defense underwent massive upgrades during the offseason through the additions of Haason Reddick, James Bradberry, and C.J. Gardner Johnson. They’ve joined Eagles mainstays Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Darius Slay to complete a unit that is as solid as their offense. Jake Elliott is their placekicker on special teams, and Arryn Siposs is their punter.
Barring any monumental collapse, the Eagles should enter the playoffs for the second straight year and their fifth over the last six seasons.
The Eagles were the only undefeated team left five weeks into the 2022 NFL season, a position which meant they needed only five more wins to surpass their total last season.
Philadelphia have been a constant playoff fixture since 2017 when they won Super Bowl LIIl over the New England Patriots, except for 2020, when they won only four games.
If the past few seasons and their recent form are anything to go by, the Eagles are trending up, and they have a haul of draft picks that will enable them to become even better in the coming years.
The Eagles were established in 1933 and played their first season in the same year. They were formed to replace the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets. The franchise has won three NFL Championships in four pre-merger appearances. They also have won 14 division titles and entered the playoffs 27 times. However, it wasn’t until Super Bowl LII that they achieved their first championship in the post-merger era.
The Philadelphia Eagles have played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field since 2003, with the current venue replacing the old Veterans Stadium. It can accommodate up to 69,796 people and has a range of modern facilities, unlike its predecessor.
Eagles supporters are known to be one of the loudest fanbases in the NFL. They let the other team hear their thoughts, especially their star players. They can also dial the noise level since they have sold out games for decades. The atmosphere is usually electric, which energizes the city and its team.
The Eagles have an intrastate rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a clash unofficially nicknamed “The Battle of Pennsylvania.” The Eagles lead the all-time series, 48-29-3, but the Steelers won their last meeting. Philadelphia also had a notable rivalry with the Atlanta Falcons during the 2000s, thanks to the quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick. The Eagles lead the Falcons, 21-15-1.
Aside from those teams, other Eagles rivalries are with fellow teams in the NFC East. The Washington Commanders lead the all-time series, 88-83-6, but the Eagles won their last three matches. This rivalry peaked during the notorious “Body Bag Game” of 1990, wherein nine Washington players got injured.
Meanwhile, the Eagles’ rivalry with the New York Giants dates back to 1933, and the Eagles lead the all-time series, 90-88-2. However, they have split their four postseason meetings. Finally, the Dallas Cowboys lead their all-time series, 72-54. It’s one of the most intense rivalries in the NFL, as proven by David Akers’ banter with the Cowboys during the 2018 NFL Draft.