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Eagles Aim to Sweep the Defending Champs

Eagles Aim to Sweep the Defending Champs

Eagles Aim to Sweep the Defending Champs

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy demonstrated his hunger in Sunday´s 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy demonstrated his hunger in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles will be attempting to sweep an NFC East team coming off a Super Bowl championship for just the second time. The beat the 1990 titlists Giants twice in 1991.

The Birds all-time are 8-23 facing a defending Super Bowl winner, 6-17 when those champions are out of their own division.

Here's how the Eagles have fared against the NFC East teams that have won Super Bowls, both in their Super Bowl campaign and in the following season:

     THAT SEASON
 NEXT SEASON
 Year  SB Winner 
 Home  Road  Home  Road
 1971 
 Cowboys  L    7-42
 L    7-20
 L    7-28
 L    6-28
 1977  Cowboys  L  10-16
 L  14-24     
 L  13-31   
 L    7-14
 1982  Redskins  L  34-37 (ot) 
 L    9-13
 L  13-23
 L  24-28
 1986  Giants  L  14-17
 L    3-35
 L  17-20
 L  20-23 (ot) 
 1987  Redskins  W 31-27
 L  24-34
 L  19-20
 L  10-17
 1990  Giants  W 31-13
 L  20-27
 W 30-  7
 W 19-14
 1991  Redskins  W 24-22
 L    0-23
 W 17-13
 L  12-16
 1992  Cowboys  W 31-  7
 L  10-20
 L  10-23
 L  17-23
 1993  Cowboys  L  10-23
 L  17-23
 L  19-31
 L  13-24
 1995  Cowboys  W 20-17
 L  12-34
 L  19-23
 W 31-21
 2007  Giants  L  13-16
 L    3-16
 L  31-36
 W 20-14
 2011  Giants  L  16-29
 W 17-10
 W 19-17
 —
   Totals  (5-7)  (1-11)  (3-9)  (3-8)
What are you most looking forward to in 2013?
The NFL playoffs.
 
  773 (19.3%)
The possible return of the NHL.
 
  624 (15.6%)
The college basketball conference season.
 
  247 (6.2%)
The NBA playoff chase.
 
  128 (3.2%)
Pitchers and catchers.
 
  2240 (55.8%)
Total votes = 4012
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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