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Greatest playoff wins

Posted by Eric Fisher On February 4

PhillyPhanatics.com presents the top 10 playoff wins in franchise history. There’s a new No. 1. Can you guess which game is at the top of the list?

10. (tie) (Sun., Dec. 27, 1947) Divisional round: Eagles 21, Steelers 0 The franchise’s first postseason win has to be on this list.

10. (tie) (Jan. 7, 2007) Wild Card round: Eagles 23, Giants 20 After Giants score 10 points in fourth quarter to tie game, David Akers kicks 38-yard game-winning field goal as time expires.

9. (Jan. 13, 2018) Divisional round: Eagles 15, Falcons 10 Eagles stop Falcons on fourth-and-goal from 2-yard line with 58 seconds remaining to preserve victory. Nick Foles starts at quarterback in place of injured Carson Wentz.

8. (Jan. 23, 2005) NFC Championship Game: Eagles 27, Falcons 10 Eagles cruise past Michael Vick and Falcons, 27-10, to advance to Super Bowl XXXIX.

7. (Jan. 11, 2004) Divisional round: Eagles 20, Packers 17 (OT) Eagles rally from 14-0 first-quarter deficit, tying game on David Akers’ 37-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining and winning it on Akers’ 31-yard field goal in overtime. Fourth quarter includes famous fourth-and-26 pass from Donovan McNabb to Fred Barnett.

6. (Jan. 21, 2018) NFC Championship Game: Eagles 38, Vikings 7 Nick Foles, starting in place of the injured Carson Wentz, throws for 352 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles score 38 unanswered points en route to a 38-7 triumph over the Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field.

5. (Jan. 11, 1981) NFC Championship Game: Eagles 20, Cowboys 7 Wilbert Montgomery’s 42-yard touchdown run opens the scoring as the Eagles soar to victory over the hated Cowboys at Veterans Stadium.

4. (Dec. 18, 1949) NFL Championship Game: Eagles 14, L.A. Rams 0  Eagles register shutout in championship game for second straight season.

3. (Dec. 19, 1948) NFL Championship Game: Eagles 7, Chicago Cardinals 0  The franchise’s first championship.

2. (Dec. 26, 1960) NFL Championship Game: Eagles 17, Packers 13 Not only do the Eagles win the NFL Championship — their most recent league championship — but they do so by handing legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi the only playoff loss of his career.

1. (Sun., Dec. 27, 1947) Super Bowl LII: Eagles 41, Patriots 33 The franchise’s first Super Bowl title is achieved with backup quarterback Nick Foles throwing for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns and catching a touchdown on a gutsy fourth-and-goal call from the 1-yard line by head coach Doug Pederson. Eagles win despite Patriots QB Tom Brady throwing for 505 yards, and victory isn’t secured until Brady’s Hail Mary on game’s final play falls incomplete in end zone.

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