Home-coming up short

The last nine Eagles head coaches have gone a combined 1-8 in their first performance in front of the home crowd. Only Dick Vermeil came away with a win in his first Eagles game in Philly.

By the way, Andy Reid's first game at home — the Jake Plummer comeback loss to the Arizona Cardinals — was blacked out in Philadelphia, having been unable to sell out by the league-imposed deadline.

The list (*season opener):


 Coach  Date  Opponent  Result
 Andy Reid  *Sept. 19, 1999    Cardinals  L 24-25  
 Ray Rhodes  *Sept. 3, 1995  Buccaneers    L 6-21
 Rich Kotite  Sept. 8, 1991  Cardinals  L 10-26
 Buddy Ryan  Sept. 14, 1986  Broncos  L 7-33
 Marion Campbell    Sept. 11, 1983  Redskins  L 13-23
 Dick Vermeil  Sept. 19, 1976  Giants  W 20-7
 Mike McCormack  *Sept. 16, 1973  Cardinals  L 23-24
 Ed Khayat  Oct. 10, 1971  Vikings  L 0-13
 Jerry Williams  *Sept. 21, 1969  Browns  L 20-27