The Philadelphia Eagles are 5-0 for the third time in franchise history. Today the standard is to win a Super Bowl. If the season ends without a championship, it often ends in disappointment. As fans, we can be critical and overreact to moments during games. However, these are times we need to cherish. Yes, 5-0 doesn’t mean a whole lot in the big picture, but this is only the third group of Eagles fans to see their team get to 5-0. That is not something that should be overlooked.


1981 was the first time the Eagles started 5-0. They won the next week too, but their streak stopped at six games. In week six they beat New Orleans 31-14. Then in week seven they lost to Minnesota 35-25. The Eagles finished the season with a 10-6 record and lost in the wildcard game. This is exactly how you don’t want a 6-0 start to go. The Eagles went 4-6 after starting 6-0. I can only imagine the disappointment the fans felt after this season.


It next happened in 2004.​ This team has the best start in an Eagles history, reaching 7-0. In week seven they beat Cleveland 34-31. In week eight they beat Baltimore 15-12. In week nine they finally lost, falling to Pittsburgh 27-3. The Eagles would finish the season 13-3 and lose in the Super Bowl. This was an excellent season for the Eagles; they fell just short in the Super Bowl. Hopefully, this year’s teams can mirror 2004’s success.


Now we are in 2022, where the Eagles are 5-0 for the third time in franchise history. Last Sunday, the Eagles escaped Arizona with a 20-17 win. It was nowhere close to the best football the Eagles can play, but they still found a way to win the game, which is a trait any great football team has. The quest to stay undefeated continues next Sunday night in South Philadelphia. The Cowboys come to town looking to take over the NFC East lead. We will see the Eagles can keep this hot start going in the biggest game of the year so far.


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