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Postseason wins for Eagles against Vikings in 3 meetings

Carson Wentz’s second season as the Eagles’ franchise quarterback will begin with two road games and finish with two home games. The Eagles will appear five times in prime time. There are three straight road games in December.

Ben Simmons, the top pick in this year’s NBA Draft, breaks a bone in his right foot during the final day of Sixers training camp. It’s uncertain whether Simmons will need surgery to repair the injury.

Eric Fisher’s weekly column about a variety of topics. This week Eric serves up opinions on Fletcher Cox and Marcus Smith missing OTAs, why we should be concerned about Tiger Woods, and the awesome writing of the late, great Frank DeFord.

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Greatest playoff wins

Posted by Eric Fisher On January - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

With the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, PhillyPhanatics.com presents the top 10 playoff wins in franchise history. Will the Eagles add to the list Sunday against the Vikings?

10. (Dec. 30, 1995) Wild Card round: Eagles 58, Lions 37 Eagles score 44 unanswered points, including 31 during second quarter, en route to their playoff scoring record.

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

8. (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.

7. (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.

6. (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.

5. (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.

4. (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.

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

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

1. (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.

How far can Birds go?

Posted by Eric Fisher On December - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Can the Eagles still reach the Super Bowl with Nick Foles starting at quarterback?

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