Andy Reid's First Fifth?

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Eagles head coach Andy Reid. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

Andy Reid started his Eagles' head coaching career with a four-game losing streak. Would have been nice to bookend it by ending gis career with one.

The Eagles have lost four consecutive games four times under Reid, but have always won before the slide hit five.

In fact, the first time he snapped a four-game losing streak — and his first win as Eagles coach — came against the Cowboys.

By the way, the last two times an Eagles coach lost five games in a row (Ray Rhodes, 1998; Rich Kotite, 1994), the head coach was gone at the end of the season.

And in case you are counting (as we are), Wednesday is day No. 5,050 of the Andy Reid era.

The Eagles' four-game losing streaks, and their following victory, under Reid:

 Date  Opponent  Result
 Sept. 12, 1999  
 Cardinals  L  24-25
 Sept. 19, 1999
 Buccaneers  L    5-19
 Sept. 26, 1999
 at Bills
 L    0-26
 Oct. 3, 1999
 at Giants
 L  15-16
 Oct. 10, 1999
 Cowboys  W 13-10
     
 Nov. 21, 1999
 Colts  L  17-44
 Nov. 28, 1999
 at Redskins
 L  17-28 (ot)  
 Dec. 5, 1999
 at Cardinals  
 L  17-21
 Dec. 12, 1999
 at Cowboys
 L  10-20
 Dec. 19, 1999
 Patriots  W 24-  9
     
 Oct. 30, 2005
 at Broncos
 L  21-49
 Nov. 6, 2005
 at Redskins
 L  10-17
 Nov. 14, 2005
 Cowboys  L  20-21
 Nov. 20, 2005
 at Giants
 L  17-27
 Nov. 27, 2005
 Packers  W 19-14
     
 Sept. 18, 2011
 at Falcons
 L  31-35
 Sept. 25, 2011
 Giants  L  16-29
 Oct. 2, 2011
 49ers  L  23-24
 Oct. 9, 2011
 at Bills
 L  24-31
 Oct. 16, 2011
 at Redskins
 W 20-13
     
 Oct. 7, 2012
 at Steelers
 L  14-16
 Oct. 14, 2012
 Lions  L  23-26
 Oct. 28, 2012
 Falcons  L  17-30
 Nov. 5, 2012
 at Saints
 L  13-28
 Nov. 11, 2012
 Cowboys  —

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