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Are You Better Off Now Than You Were 14 Years Ago?

Take this Eagles poll question.

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were 14 Years Ago?

Despite all of their midseason stumblings, the Eagles still have the sixth-best record in the NFL since Andy Reid took over in 1999. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff file photo)
Despite all of their midseason stumblings, the Eagles still have the sixth-best record in the NFL since Andy Reid took over in 1999. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff file photo)

Despite all of their midseason stumblings, the Eagles still have the sixth-best record in the NFL since Andy Reid took over in 1999. Although, the five teams with better records all have at least one Super Bowl win in that time.

Throw in five conference championship games, exciting plays, controversial players and more soap operas than even talk radio could create, and you'd have to say it's been an interesting era in Eagles history.

The only questions is, as Eagles fans, are you better off now than you were 14 years ago.

Here are all NFL teams with their regular season records since 1999, along with average points scored (PF), average points allowed (PA), conference title game appearances (CTG) and Super Bowl wins (SBW):

 NFL RECORDS: 1999-2012
 Team     W      L     T  Pct.  PF  PA  CTG   SBW 
 Patriots  157     64     0  .710   26.3   18.6     6    3
 Colts  149    72    0  .674  25.6  21.6    3    1
 Steelers  140    80    1  .636  22.1  17.3    5    2
 Packers  137    84    0  .620  25.1  20.4    2    1
 Ravens  133    88    0  .602  21.4  17.2    3    1
 Eagles   130    90    1  .590  23.1  19.4    5    0
 Titans  123    98    0  .557  21.8  21.7    2    0
 Giants  122    99    0  .552  22.3  21.3    3    2
 Broncos  121  100    0  .548  22.9  21.9    1    0
 Chargers  115  106    0   .520  24.1  21.5    1    0
 Saints  115  106    0  .520  24.2  23.2    2    1
 Falcons  114  106    1  .518  21.2  22.1    1    0
 Bears  114  107    0  .516  19.6  19.6    2    0
 Jets  113  108    0  .511  20.3  19.9    2    0
 Seahawks  113  108    0  .511  21.6  21.3    1    0
 Cowboys  111  110    0  .502  21.2  21.1    0    0
 Vikings  110  111    0  .498  22.6  22.6    2    0
 Buccaneers    110  111    0  .498  19.7  19.4    2    1
 Dolphins  106  115    0  .480  19.7  20.1    0    0
 Jaguars  105  116    0  .475  20.2  20.2    1    0
 49ers  100  120    1  .455  20.5  22.3    1    0
 Rams    99  121    1  .450  21.6  23.7    2    1
 Panthers    99  122    0  .448  20.1  21.5    2    0
 Chiefs    98  123    0  .443  21.8  22.8    0    0
 Redskins    98  123    0  .443  19.4  21.0    0    0
 Texans    76    97    0  .439  20.7  22.8    0    0
 Bengals    92  128    1  .419  19.7  22.9    0    0
 Bills    92  129    0  .416  19.4  22.0    0    0
 Raiders    89  132    0  .403  20.5  23.4    2    0
 Cardinals    85  136    0  .385  18.7  24.3    1    0
 Browns    73  148    0  .330  16.4  22.1    0    0
 Lions    70  151    0  .317  19.7  25.0    0    0
As Eagles fans, are you better off now than you were 14 years ago?
Yes.
No.
The same.
Undecided.
Bob Vetrone Jr.
About this blog

Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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Bob Vetrone Jr.
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