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Longest Preseason Winning Streaks

Eagles and NFL longest preseason winning streaks.

Longest Preseason Winning Streaks

(Note: We know it is only preseason football, but any time these days we can get the name of a Philadelphia sports team and the words "winning streak" in the same sentence, we feel compelled ... )

In case you have forgotten, the Eagles are riding a six-game preseason winning streak.The last time they lost an exhibition contest was Aug. 11, 2011, a 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

If they run the table this August, they will still be short of the club record (11) for consecutive preseason wins and well off the NFL mark (23, according to footballgeography.com). The Eagles wouldn't be able to touch that number until 2017.

 

 EAGLES LONGEST PRESEASON WINNING STREAKS
 (vs. League Opponents Only)
 No.  Team  From  To
 11  Eagles  1954  1955 
   7  Eagles  1944  1946 
    6  Eagles  2011  2012
 
 NFL/AFL LONGEST PRESEASON WINNING STREAKS
 (vs. League Opponents Only)
 No.     Team  From     To
 23  Green Bay Packers  1959  1963    
 14  Chicago Bears  1957  1959
 14  San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers     1960  1963
 13  Baltimore Colts  1964  1967
 13  San Francisco 49ers  1991  1993
 12  Chicago Bears  1945  1948
 12  Baltimore Ravens  1998  2000
 11  Detroit Lions  1951  1953
 11  Minnesota Vikings  1963  1965
 11  Baltimore Colts  1968  1970
 11  Miami Dolphins  1975  1977
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