Philadelphia Eagles NFL football

NFL football’s Philadelphia Eagles are best known for the enthusiasm and misbehavior of their loyal fans. The Eagles are led by head coach Andy Reid, and Jeffrey Lurie (Chairman, CEO, and Owner – a former movie producer that brought the franchise at the cost of $185 million in 1994). Current star players of Philadelphia Eagles include Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook on offense and Brian Dawkins on defense.

In the late 1940s, the “Eagles” won the NFL (National Football League) Championship Games, which was led by their Head Couch Greasy Neale and RB (Running Back) Steve Van Buren. They won their third NFL Championship in 1960, led by Norm Van Brocklin (Football Hall of Famers) and Chuck Bednarik (well-known as one of the most devastating tacklers).

Between 1988 and 1996, the “Eagles” qualified for the playoffs 6 out of 9 seasons. The team during that period was composed of the offensive stars Randall Cunningham (quarterback), Keith Jackson (tight end), Keith Byars (running back). The defensive lines was led by Reggie White (the minister of defense was one of the two greatest defensive ends ever to play in the NFL), Jerome Brown, Clyde Simmons, Seth Joyner, Wes Hopkins, and Andre Waters.

The glory days were back in the early 2000s as head coach Andy Reid led the team to four consecutive NFC championship games from 2001 to 2004. The current Eagles don’t have a superbowl ring to show for it, but they are nearly always competitive.

The former stadium of the Philadelphian Eagles was Veterans Stadium or simply “The Vet”. It is a multi-purpose sports complex built on a 74 acre site in South Philadelphia. Parts of the sports complex include a recreational park, Core States Spectrum indoor arena and the Core State arena.

August 16, 1971 was the date when the Philadelphia Eagles team first played at the Vet. They defeated the Buffalo Bills in a 34-28 preseason encounter. Today, the old Veteran Stadium is replaced by Lincoln Financial Field, commonly referred as the Linc.

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