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):
|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|