Philadelphia Eagles Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns
- 16th of September 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore Ravens
- 23rd of September 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals
- 30th of September 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants
- 7th of October 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- 14th of October 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions
- Bye Week
- 28th of October 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons
- 5th of November 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints
- 11th of November 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
- 18th of November 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
- 26th of November 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers
- 2nd of December 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
- 9th of December 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 13th of December 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- 23rd of December 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
- 30th of December 2012: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants
Overview of the Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have won three NFL Championships but are yet to taste Super Bowl success. Despite qualifying for the playoffs on twenty-three occasions the Eagles have qualified for the Super Bowl just twice, losing to the Oakland Raiders in 1980 and the New England Patriots in 2004. The Eagles have been one of the most consistent franchises of the last decade, missing the playoffs just twice.
Statistics Overview of the Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles entered the NFL in 1933. Since 2003 they have played their home matches at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles have never won the Super Bowl but have been NFC Conference Champions three times. They have won the NFC East on eleven occasions and qualified for the playoffs twenty-three times. The Eagles have a regular season record of 517-549-26 and a playoffs record of 19-20. Their rivalry with the New Giants is the oldest in the NFC East.Conference: NFC
Stadium: Financial Field (2003- present)
Super Bowl Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 3 (1960, 1980, 2004)
Division Championships: 11 (1947, 1948, 1949, 1980, 1988, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010)
Playoff Appearances:: 23 (1947, 1948, 1949, 1960,1961,1966, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Overall Record: 517-549-26
Playoff Record: 19-20
Biggest Rivals: New York Giants
Head Coach: Andy Reid
Legenday Players: Donovan McNabb, Wilbert Montgomery, Harold Carmichael, Chuck Bednarik
Philadelphia Eagles: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Michael Vick
Michael Vick was drafted with the 1st overall pick of the 2001 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Vick saw little action in his first season but was giving the starting for the 2002 season. Vick's rushing ability made him a duel threat proposition and a very difficult player to defend against. Injury ruined Vick's 2003 season but he returned in 2004 and led the Falcons all the way to the NFC Conference Championship which they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick could not replicate his success in 2005 and 2006 and the Falcons failed to make the playoffs. Vick missed the 2007 and 2008 NFL seasons after being imprisoned for his role in a dog fighting investigation. Vick's returned to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. He won the starting quarterback role in 2010 and had his best season ever, leading the Eagles to the NFC East title. Vick was not able to replicate this form in 2011 and the heavily hyped Eagles failed to make the playoffs. Vick must perform if the Eagles are going to live up to their potential in 2012.
Offensive Star: LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy was the 53rd pick of the 2009 NFL draft. McCoy broke the all-time Eagles rookie rushing record with 606 yards in 2009. He became the Eagles starting running back in 2010 and had a consistent season, rushing for over 1000 yards for the first time in his career. McCoy had a breakout season in 2011 rushing for 1309 yards and scoring 17 rushing touchdowns, breaking the Philadelphia Eagles single season record for rushing touchdowns. He selected for the NFC Pro Bowl team and won the NFL Ground Player of the Year award. The Eagles offence relied heavily on McCoy in 2011 and will be the focal point of their offence again in 2012.
Defensive Star: Trent Cole
Trent Cole was drafted with the 146th pick of the 2005 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Cole had a successful rookie season and took over the starting right defensive tackle position in week 10. Since 2006, Cole has been a consistent selection in the USA Today All-Joe Team and has been one of the most under-rated defensive players in the NFL. He is a two-time Pro Bowler and was an All-Pro selection in 2009. In recent seasons Cole has begun to receive the recognition he deserves and was ranked number 57 on the NFL Top 100 players of 2012.
Head Coach: Andy Reid
Andy Reid has been the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles since 1999. He made his NFL coaching debut in 1992 as the Green Bay Packers tight ends coach. Reid is the most successful coach in Eagles history; winning a NFC Conference Championship, six NFC East Divisional Titles and qualified the team for the playoffs on a remarkable nine occasions. Reid is under pressure heading into the 2012 season. The Eagles were pre-season favorites to win the Super Bowl in 2011 but lost four of their first five matches and missed the playoffs. Reid may be out of a job at seasons end if he doesn't return the Eagles to the Super Bowl.