Philadelphia Eagles NFL Season Recap

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When rehashing the 2020-21 season, most are only going to remember or speak of the tank job the Philadelphia Eagles administered in the season finale to allow for The Washington Football Team to win the NFC East and punch a ticket to the playoffs with a losing 7-9 record. But there was so much more that went into the previous 15 weeks to help mold what turned out to be an extremely disappointing campaign in the City of Brotherly Love. Only three years removed from winning the franchise its first ever Super Bowl title and taking the team to the playoffs in each of the last two, the Eagles 4-11-1 SU effort that saw it grossly fail to surpass its 9.5-game season win total odds had many questioning as to whether Doug Pederson would be back for the 2021-22 season or not. Remember, the Eagles were co-favorites to win the NFC East along with the Dallas Cowboys at the outset of the season. The front office did however come out and say he would be back following Sunday night’s loss, but numerous others might not – including former QB1 Carson Wentz who put forth a brutal campaign and was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts because of it. It’s already being reported that he’ll ask to be traded during his exit interview. Whether the request is granted or not, Philadelphia has numerous needs to cross off on its to-do list before everything comes full circle next year. The offense is void of playmakers and lacks the help up front to allow for any explosiveness. Then there’s the defense that regressed terribly. Let’s just hope they don’t waste their first pick in the draft at No. 5 on another quarterback!

Philadelphia Eagles Season Recap

While injuries and COVID killed the team’s chances of competing for the division crown and a playoff spot in the expanded postseason, the Eagles can only blame themselves for putting forth such a nightmarish campaign for their diehard fan base. The first month of play was nothing if not a roller coaster ride for those that played along. Philadelphia dropped a 27-17 decision to division rival Washington in a game that saw them close as 5.5-point road favorites. Then they got rolled up and smoked in their home opener by the Los Angeles Rams. If that wasn’t enough, they played to a 23-23 tie in Week 3 against the Bengals and their rookie QB. It looked like the Eagles would remain winless in Week 4 trailing the San Francisco 49ers heading into the fourth quarter, but the team rallied late to pull out the sorely needed 25-20 outright win and cover as 8.5-point underdogs to get off the schneid. The joy of that triumph was short-lived however with the team going on to get skunked by both the Steelers and Ravens in back-to-back weeks.

Though Philly would win its next two games in division play, it would then drop the rematch to the Giants in the “Big Apple” to fall to 3-5-1 through 10 weeks of play. During that stretch, Wentz’s TD/INT ratio stood at 12:12. After two more forgettable starts, the end of the road occurred in Week 13 when he was benched at halftime versus the Green Bay Packers in favor of Jalen Hurts. While the rookie showed glimpses over the course of his four starts, he ended the season with a 77.6 QB rate and his legs being more impactful than his arm. The Eagles only managed to win one of his starts, and he didn’t even get to close out the finale with Pederson wanting to take a look at Nate Sudfeld for one reason or another; that reason being the team not wanting to win in order to hold onto its better draft positioning. Don’t let anyone tell you differently!

2021 Season Preview

Only three years removed from finishing third in NFL MVP voting, Carson Wentz looks to be headed out the door regardless of what upper management is currently saying. “That is not anything we are talking about right now. We are talking about a guy that’s immensely talented, has a great work ethic and doing whatever we can to put him in the best possible situation to be successful.” Even so, it looks like the franchise is headed towards a major overhaul with the leftovers from the title team now much longer in the tooth. That paired with the relationship between Wentz and Pederson tarnished forever, it only makes perfect sense for the team to move on from the former No. 1 pick that they threw boatloads of money at with a new contract last offseason. It’s early, but the Indianapolis Colts (+150) and Chicago Bears (+200) are the current heavy favorites to land his services.

Other players not likely to be on next year’s roster include Zach Ertz, Jason Kelce, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Graham, Jason Peters and Jalen Mills. A new defensive coordinator will also need to be hired with Jim Schwartz already coming out and stating he’ll be taking at least a year off from the coaching game. With numerous problem areas on both sides of the ball as well as special teams, general manager Howie Roseman has a ton of work ahead of him this offseason. It’s pretty safe to assume the Eagles won’t own a near 10-game season win total heading into the 2021-22 regular season.

Philadelphia Eagles Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Washington Redskins L 17-27 0-1
Week 2 vs Los Angeles Rams L 19-37 0-2
Week 3 vs Cincinnati Bengals T 23-23 0-2-1
Week 4 at San Francisco 49ers W 25-20 1-2-1
Week 5 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 29-38 1-3-1
Week 6 vs Baltimore Ravens L 28-30 1-4-1
Week 7 vs New York Giants W 22-21 2-4-1
Week 8 vs Dallas Cowboys W 23-9 3-4-1
Week 10 at New York Giants L 17-27 3-5-1
Week 11 at Cleveland Browns L 17-22 3-6-1
Week 12 vs Seattle Seahawks L 17-23 3-7-1
Week 13 at Green Bay Packers L 16-30 3-8-1
Week 14 vs New Orleans Saints W 24-21 4-8-1
Week 15 at Arizona Cardinals L 26-33 4-9-1
Week 16 at Dallas Cowboys L 17-37 4-10-1
Week 17 vs Washington L 14-20 4-11-1
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Eagles Past Seasons (2000)

2020 4-11-1 None
2019 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2018 9-7 Lost Divisional Round
2017 13-3 Won Super Bowl
2016 7-9 None
2015 7-9 None
2014 10-6 None
2013 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2012 4-12 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2009 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2008 9-6-1 Lost Conference Championship
2007 8-8 None
2006 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2005 6-10 None
2004 13-3 Lost Super Bowl
2003 12-4 Lost Conference Championship
2002 12-4 Lost Conference Championship
2001 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2000 11-5 Lost Divisional Round

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