Thursday, December 18, 2014

Eagles' Unbeaten Opponents

Eagles have faced 10 undefeated teams in the Super Bowl era.

Eagles' Unbeaten Opponents

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) runs onto the field before a game against the Raiders. (Rich Addicks/AP)
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) runs onto the field before a game against the Raiders. (Rich Addicks/AP)

Sunday, for just the 11th time in the Super Bowl era, the Eagles will be facing an undefeated team (standing at 5-0 or better).

The Birds have only won two of those games, over the 6-0 Redskins in 1978 (a game the Birds entered with a 3-3 record) and knocking off the 10-0 Giants in 1990:


 Date
 Eagles'
 Record  

 Opponent
 Opp.
 Record  

 Result
 Nov. 16, 1969       3-4-1  Rams    8-0  L   17-23
 Oct. 21, 1973  1-3-1  at Vikings    5-0  L   21-28
 Oct. 24, 1976  2-4  Vikings    5-0-1  L   12-31
 Oct. 23, 1977  2-3  Cowboys    5-0  L   10-16
 Oct. 15, 1978  3-3  Redskins    6-0  W 17-10
 Oct. 16, 1983  4-2  at Cowboys    6-0  L     7-37  
 Nov. 11, 1984  4-5-1  at Dolphins    10-0  L   23-24
 Nov. 25, 1990  6-4  Giants  10-0  W 31-13
 Oct. 13, 1991  3-3  Saints    5-0  L     6-13
 Nov. 25, 2007  5-5  at Patriots  10-0  L   28-31
 Oct. 28, 2012  3-3  Falcons    6-0  —
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