The Philadelphia Eagles Are on Pace to Secure the Best Regular Season in Franchise History
The 2022-23 Philadelphia Eagles simply refuse to lose football games. Philly crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers, 35-13, on Sunday to improve to 7-0 on the year, and the team hasn’t trailed in the second half once the entire season.
It’s been a dominant start to the season for Jalen Hurts and Co., but where does it rank in franchise history? Well, the Eagles are in good shape to finish the season with the most wins in team history, and their easy schedule the rest of the way should help them get there.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 7-0 for the first time since 2004
Just as we all expected coming into the season, the Eagles are 7-0 through eight weeks and are the betting favorites to win the NFC in 2023. It’s been somewhat of a breeze to get to this point, too.
The Eagles have outscored their opponents 196-118 through seven games. Philadelphia has won by seven or more points five times already, and the team has played with the lead in all 210 of the second-half minutes it’s played so far this year.
It’s hard to point to one factor that’s propelled the Eagles to such a dominant start. Sure, Hurts has been incredible, but the defense has been just as impressive. The Eagles currently rank fourth in the NFL in both points per game (26.8) and points allowed per game (16.9). They also rank first in turnover margin at +14. No other team in the NFL is better than +6 right now.
Philadelphia is 7-0 for the first since 2004. That team went on to win a franchise-record 13 games and reach the Super Bowl before losing to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. But this team is even better, and the franchise record for wins is in danger of getting broken.
The Eagles should break the franchise record for wins in a season
It’s been a historic start for the 2022-23 Eagles, and they should be able to make more history as the season goes along. Philadelphia has won 13 games in a season twice, in 2004 and in 2017. The team made the Super Bowl both times and won it all five years ago.
But this Eagles team should win at least 14 games to set a new franchise record, and they shouldn’t break much of a sweat doing it, either. Here’s Philadelphia’s schedule the rest of the way:
- at Houston Texans
- vs. Washington Commanders
- at Indianapolis Colts
- vs. Green Bay Packers
- vs. Tennessee Titans
- at New York Giants
- at Chicago Bears
- at Dallas Cowboys
- vs. New Orleans Saints
- vs. New York Giants
The Eagles are going to be favored in at least nine of their remaining 10 games as long as Hurts stays healthy. A 17-0 season is a tall task, but Philly would be disappointed if it didn’t go at least 14-3 with this schedule.
This is going to be the best regular-season Eagles team in franchise history, but they’ll only be remembered if they finish the year with a Super Bowl parade down Broad Street.
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