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The Eagles' Super Bowl champion notches

The Eagles' Super Bowl Champion Notches

The Eagles' Super Bowl champion notches

The Eagles beat the Ravens, 24-23, in Week 3 of the regular season. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
The Eagles beat the Ravens, 24-23, in Week 3 of the regular season. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Are you ready for just one more Andy Reid/Eagles stat ... Well, we'll give it to you anyway ...

In five of his 14 seasons as head coach here, his team managed to beat the team that would go on to win the Super Bowl five times.

The Eagles as a franchise have done that 13 times, all in the last 34 seasons.

 EAGLES WINS vs. EVENTUAL SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS
 Season   Wk.   Opponent  Score  Super Bowl Result
 1979    5  Steelers  17-14   Steelers 31, Rams 19
 1980  12  Raiders  10-  7  Raiders 27, Eagles 10
 1987    8  Redskins  31-27  Redskins 42, Broncos 10
 1990  12  Giants  31-13  Giants 20, Bills 19
 1991  17  Redskins  24-22  Redskins 37, Bills 24
 1992    5  Cowboys  31-  7  Cowboys 52, Bills 17
 1994    5  at 49ers  40-  8  49ers 49, Chargers 26
 1995  15  Cowboys  20-17  Cowboys 27, Steelers 17
 1999  17  Rams  38-31  Rams 23, Titans 16
 2002    7  Buccaneers   20-10  Bucs 48, Raiders 21
 2008    3  Steelers  15-  6  Steelers 27, Cardinals 23 
 2011  11  at Giants  17-10  Giants 21, Patriots 17
 2012    2  Ravens  24-23  Ravens 34, 49ers 31
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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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