The Eagles start 8-0: Here’s a look at the other 28 NFL teams that started 8-0 in the Super Bowl era

“We haven’t done anything yet.” Jalen Hurts game quote after the game after the EaglesThe win over Houston on Thursday night is pretty much true. The win propelled the Eagles to their first 8-0 start to the franchise, but other than that, Hurts and his teammates have plenty of work to do if they eventually join the Eagles 2017 as Super Bowl champions.

However, Philadelphia’s win over Houston placed them in a small class of teams that started 8-0. Since the start of the Super Bowl era, 29 teams, including the 2022 Eagles, have won at least eight games before losing their first game. Of the previous 28 teams, 15 made it to the Super Bowl, with eight of those teams finishing the season with the Lombardy Cup.

Here’s a look at every 8-0 NFL team since the start of the Super Bowl era.

1969 rams

11-0

11-3

number

1972 dolphins

14-0

14-0

yes

1973 Vikings 9-0 12-2 No (lost to dolphins)
1975 Vikings 10-0 12-2 number
1977 Cowboys 8-0 12-4 yes

1984 Dolphins

11-0

14-2

no (lose to 49ers)

1985 bear

12-0

15-1

yes

1990 49ers 10-0 14-2 number
Giants 1990 10-0 13-3 yes

1991 Washington

11-0

14-2

yes

1998 Bronco

13-0

14-2

yes

2003 heads 9-0 13-3 number
2005 ponies 13-0 14-2 number
2006 ponies 9-1 12-4 yes

2007 patriots

16-0

16-0

no (lose to giants)

2008 titans 10-0 13-3 number

2009 ponies

14-0

14-2

no (lost to saints)

2009 saints 13-0 13-3 yes

2011 Packers

13-0

15-1

number

2012 hawks 8-0 13-3 number
2013 heads 9-0 11-5 number
2015 Bengals 8-0 12-4 number
2015 Patriots 10-0 12-4 number

2015 leopards

14-0

15-1

No (lost to Broncos)

2018 Ramez 8-0 13-3 No (lost to the Patriots)
2019 49ers 8-0 13-3 No (lose to superiors)
2019 Patriots 8-0 12-4 number
2020 Steelers 11-0 12-4 number
2022 Eagles 8-0 ? ?

As you can see, the last teams that managed to start 8-0 didn’t do well in terms of winning the Super Bowl. The last 11 teams to start 8-0 weren’t on the Super Bowl podium at the end of the season. The 2019 Patriots and 2020 Steelers didn’t even win a playoff after their strong starts. The 2018 Rams, 2018 49ers, and 2018 Rams made it to the big game before they finally lost.

Injuries have played a significant role in the recent teams’ emergence after strong starts. However, the Eagles’ impressive depth should allow them to handle potential injuries better than some recent teams that have faltered after strong starts. Philadelphia recently added to its depth by obtaining former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn before the deadline. Quinn joins the Eagles defense who currently sit fourth in the NFL in points allowed. The unit was led by defensive tackles Javon Hargrave, linebackers Hasson Riddick and defensive backs CJ Gardner-Johnson, Darius Slay and James Bradberry.

Philadelphia’s defense has been supplemented by a striker who currently ranks third in the NFL in scoring. The unit was led by midfielder Galen Hurts, whose strong start to the season generated a sensation in the Player of the Year list. Hurts added two additional touchdown passes to the season tally Thursday night, AJ Brown and Dallas Goedert were at the end of Hurts’ passing passes, while Miles Sanders also found the end zone during the Eagles’ last win of the season. .

While the Phillies weren’t able to take care of the business Thursday night (they lost to Houston in Game 5 of the World Series), the Eagles were able to defeat Houston while keeping their undefeated season alive. The Eagles now have 10 days before their next match, a home date with leaders In front of the Monday Night Football crowd.

“I know this is something special for Philadelphia,” Hurts said of the Eagles’ 8-0 start. Via NFL Media. “I mean, I was 8-0 before and I lost the national championship. Just take it day by day. Take it day by day. We haven’t achieved anything yet. It is a day by day thing for us. Things we can do, play by our standards and try to grow. Every day. I think that’s what it’s really about.”

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