Betting Experts Tracking the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Odds: September 2023

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Key Takeaways:

  • The Eagles Super Bowl odds are currently +750, trending upward from the pre-season odds.
  • Using implied probability, the Philadelphia Eagles have an 11.8% chance to win Super Bowl LVIII.
  • The Eagles are now tied for the 3rd best odds alongside the Dallas Cowboys at +750. When looking at the Conference, the only team with better odds to win the Super Bowl is the San Francisco 49ers, the team the Eagles eliminated last season in the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers are odds on favorites currently to win Super Bowl LVIII, sitting at +650, giving them a 13.3% chance heading into Week 2 of the NFL Season.

When you look at the Philadelphia Eagles last season, it's easy to understand why oddsmakers and analysts alike are so high on the Eagles' playoff chances coming into 2023. They blew away expectations last season and clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, ending the regular season tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the league's best record at 14-3.

The Eagles fell 38-35 to those same Chiefs in Super Bowl XLVII, a loss still stings. Jalen Hurts played at an MVP caliber, especially in the Super Bowl, throwing for over 300 yards and rushing for 70 yards and 3 TDs. Even so, that is all in the rearview mirror. What isn't is that the Eagles don't want to become just another Super Bowl loser who struggled in the following season.

Only three teams in NFL history have ever lost the Super Bowl and then followed up the next season by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy - the 1970 Dallas Cowboys, the undefeated Miami Dolphins in 1972, and the team the Eagles defeated in Super Bowl LII, the New England Patriots. That is the rarefied air the Eagles hope to be in following the end of the 2023-24 season.

To do so, they'll have to navigate the league's hardest schedule and go toe-to-toe TWICE with the team ESPN currently has ranked as having the highest FPI, the Dallas Cowboys. They'll also have at least one meeting with the now Super Bowl Favorites, the San Francisco 49ers. They hope that a second meeting could come in the NFC playoffs.

It's certainly a daunting road the Eagles must travel, and if they want to get there, it will take more than sub-200-yard passing games from QB Jalen Hurts along the way. But they say, "a win is a win," and that's how optimistic Eagles fans will look at it as they head into Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sitting at 2-0.

 
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Eagles Super Bowl 58 Odds: September 21, 2023

The Eagles Super Bowl odds are +750 to win Super Bowl 58, per DraftKings Sportsbook, representing an 11.8% chance at winning their 2nd title in team history. This is a number we will continue to track here as the season progresses. Here is the Eagles' playoff outlook as a whole:

👑 Odds to Win SBLVIII+750 (11.8% Implied Probability)
🏆 Odds to Win NFC+350(22.2% Implied Probability)
⭐ Odds to Win NFC East+100 (50% Implied Probability)
🔥 Odds to Make Playoffs-900 (90% Implied Probability)
⛔ Odds to Miss Playoffs+600 (14.3% Implied Probability)

The Eagles' playoff chances above are calculated using implied probability based on odds from DraftKings Sportsbook. The numbers you see when betting on these different outcomes (such as -900 for Philly to make the playoffs, +100 to win the NFC East, or +750 for them to win Super Bowl XLVIII) are written in the American-style "moneyline." Using those numbers, you can calculate implied probability by dividing the odds by 1, plus the odds. So for a bet with the odds of +900 on the ML, the implied probability would be 10%.

While the oddsmakers and pundits appear bullish on the Eagles to win the NFC yet again this season, they have never won back-to-back NFC titles in their 91-year history. After the first week of the 2023-24 season, the Eagles are no longer favorites to do so.

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Odds vs. NFC East

If you're looking at the Eagles' Super Bowl odds compared to their division, there isn't much comparison to make outside of their main rival - the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles now have the same odds as their rival, scoring at +750 and an 11.8% chance at winning the Super Bowl. The number is a huge climb up from Week 1 when you could bet the Cowboys at +1400 to win the Super Bowl. So while the Eagles odds continue to get longer, the Cowboys odds keep getting shorter.

Way down the list, you'll find the team that the Cowboys beat 40-0 in Week 1 and needed an epic comeback against the Arizona Cardinals to get their first win, the New York Giants at +7500, a 1.3% chance. With the same odds, you'll find Washington Commanders, who, despite starting the season 2-0, have the same implied probability as the Giants to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Regarding where they're projected to finish in NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles are 1st at +100 to win the division, a literal coin-flip 50% implied probability. The Dallas Cowboys have narrowed the race to +105, a 48.8% chance. Third are the Washington Commanders at +1800 or a 5.3% chance at winning the NFC East. Lastly, we see the 1-1 New York Giants at +2500, a 3.8% implied probability. It should be noted, however, that no team has won the NFC East title back to back since the Philadelphia Eagles did so from 2001-2004.

Philadelphia Eagles Week-by-Week Super Bowl Odds

All 2-0 records are not created equal, and the Super Bowl Future Market clearly reflects that. The Eagles odds have gotten longer in both weeks despite winning. This has as much to do with the sloppy wins the Eagles got against the New England Patriots and Minnesota as with how stellar the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys have looked to begin the season. Be sure to check back weekly for the changes in odds, as this figures to be quite the tumultuous market if the first two weeks of the NFL Season are any indicator.

  • Pre-Week 1 NFL 2023-24 season: +650
  • Week 2 NFL 2023-24 season: +700
  • Week 3 NFL 2023-24 season: +750

Latest Updates Impacting Eagles Odds to Win SB LVIII

Here is the best resource for timely news that could affect the Eagles' Super Bowl odds, including transactions, injuries and more. This section will serve as update central for key moves regarding the Philadelphia Eagles as it pertains to their Super Bowl odds.

  • 📅 September 18: Adam Schefter reports CB Avonte Maddox will need surgery on a torn pectoral muscle, he will likely miss the rest of the season.
  • 📅 September 18: The Philadelphia Eagles released P Arryn Siposs and sign P Braden Mann.
  • 📅 September 14: The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Minnesota Vikings 34-28 moving to 2-0 on the year.
  • 📅 September 12: The Philadelphia Eagles place LB Nakobe Dean on the IR. They also signed LB Nicholas Morrow to the Active Roster.
  • 📅 September 10: The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots 25-20 at Gillette Stadium to begin the 2023-24 NFL Season 1-0.
  • 📅 September 9: The Philadelphia Eagles announce LB Nakobe Dean will be out multiple weeks with a foot injury.
  • 📅 August 29: The Philadelphia Eagles acquired TE Albert Okwuegbunam and a 2025 7th-round pick from the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2025 6th-round pick.
  • 📅 August 17: The Philadelphia Eagles tied the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field, 18-18, to move to 0-1-1 in the 2023 NFL preseason.
  • 📅 August 17: The Philadelphia Eagles announce LB Haason Reddick will get thumb surgery due to an injury sustained in practice. He is expected to be back in time for The Eagles Week 1 game vs the New England Patriots.
  • 📅 August 12: The Philadelphia Eagles lost 20-19 to the Baltimore Ravens to kick off their 2023 NFL preseason campaign.
  • 📅 July 26: The Philadelphia Eagles report for 2023 Training Camp.
  • 📅 April 29: The Philadelphia Eagles trade with the Detroit Lions for RB D'Andre Swift.
  • 📅 April 27: The Philadelphia Eagles draft DT Jalen Carter and LB Nolan Smith, both out of Georgia, in the first round of the NFL Draft.
  • 📅 April 17: The Philadelphia Eagles agree to terms on a 5-year extension with QB Jalen Hurts through 2028.
  • 📅 March 24: T Lane Johnson is extended through 2026.
  • 📅 March 20: DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson leaves the Eagles in free agency, signing with the Detroit Lions.
  • 📅 March 16: The Eagles sign CB Darius Slay and Fletcher Cox to new deals.
  • 📅 March 15: The Philadelphia Eagles sign RB Rashaad Penny to a one-year deal, as Miles Sanders leaves for the Panthers in free agency.
  • 📅 March 13: The Eagles reach an agreement with C Jason Kelce for $14.25 million, making him the NFL’s third-highest-paid center.
  • 📅 Feb. 28: Sean Desai becomes the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator, and Brian Johnson is promoted from QB coach to Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator.
  • 📅 Feb. 14: Johnathan Gannon (Eagles DC) becomes the Arizona Cardinals head coach, and Shane Steichen (Eagles OC) becomes the Indianapolis Colts head coach.

Make sure to bookmark this page and continue checking back for more news updates as the season progresses.

Philadelphia Eagles Schedule and Betting Lines

Week 1 at New England Patriots | Eagles -4, ML - 198 - EAGLES WIN + COVER

Week 2 vs Minnesota Vikings | Eagles -6.5, ML -298

Week 3 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Eagles -5, ML -218

Week 4 vs Washington Commanders | Eagles -7.5, ML -375

Week 5 @ Los Angeles Rams | Eagles -6.5, ML -230

Week 6 @ New York Jets | Eagles -1, ML -115

Week 7 vs Miami Dolphins | Eagles -4, ML -192

Week 8 @ Washington Commanders | Eagles -4, ML -185

Week 9 vs Dallas Cowboys | Eagles -3, ML -155
Week 10 BYE | N/A

Week 11 @ Kansas City Chiefs | Eagles +3, ML +124

Week 12 vs Buffalo Bills | Eagles -2.5, ML -130

Week 13 vs San Francisco 49ers | Eagles -2.5, ML -135

Week 14 @ Dallas Cowboys | Eagles +1, ML -105

Week 15 @ Seattle Seahawks | Eagles -2, ML -125

Week 16 vs New York Giants | Eagles -7, ML -298

Week 17 vs Arizona Cardinals | Eagles -11, ML -535

Week 18 @ New York Giants | Eagles -3, ML -155

For the critics of the Philadelphia Eagles 2022 campaign that saw them cruise to a first-round bye, this schedule is a sight for sore eyes. Many pundits referred to last year's playoff run as fraudulent with a "cupcake schedule" due to their last-place finish in the season prior. Philly gets no such luxury this year, having a Week 11 rematch against the team that eliminated them in the Super Bowl followed by a home bout vs. a top-ranked Bills team. They then follow that up with the now Super Bowl Favorite San Francisco 49ers team out for revenge after the Eagles eliminated them at Lincoln Financial Field, ending the then No. 2-seeded 49ers Super Bowl hopes. They also have 2 meetings with their in-division rival, Dallas Cowboys, who currently boast the highest ESPN FPI rating, having them over 7 points better than an average NFL team on a neutral field

Before the 2023-2024 season, the Philadelphia Eagles were ranked as having the toughest strength of schedule in the entire NFL, sitting at .566. They are one of just two teams in the NFL with a strength of schedule above .500, the other being the Miami Dolphins, a team they will host in Week 7.

Key Contributors Toward Eagles Super Bowl Odds

The Philadelphia Eagles continue to see a noticeable dip in their future odds of winning the Super Bowl, the NFC, and the NFC East. This has much to do with how dominant teams like the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have looked to begin the year. Both earned blow-out victories on the road, vaulting them into the conversation of "Best Team in the NFL" in Week 1. They followed that up with wins in Week 2 over the New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams, respectively.

The Eagles path to 2-0 has been much sloppier than their aforementioned foes. There was some optimism as the offense finally showed some life, scoring 4 TDs against the Vikings, but that was countered by porous defense, which allowed Kirk Cousins to work his team into a potential comeback. While the Eagles wins haven't been very pretty, they've been what they need to be - wins. While other teams flex their muscles, the Birds are searching for their identity with two new coordinators on the offense and defense. Hopefully, they find that identity sooner rather than later because they'll be facing a scrappy Tampa Bay team looking to stay unbeaten themselves this coming Monday.

Where Can I Bet on the Philadelphia Eagles to Win the Super Bowl?

You can bet on the Eagles to win the Super Bowl at any major PA sportsbook app including BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings and more.

Popular Types of Sports Betting on Eagles Odds

An always popular bet is the over/under regular season wins. Last year, the Eagles flew over their posted 9.5 total wins. Their in-season over/under win total this season is currently 11.5 at DraftKings sportsbook, with the OVER sitting at -155 as they sit 2-0 on the year.

The most popular bet week-to-week however will be on or against the Eagles, either on the spread or on the moneyline. This week, the Eagles are -5 favorites on the road against the 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they're -218 on the Moneyline. So far in the 2023-23 season the Eagles are 2-0 Straight Up and 1-1 Against The Spread after beating the New England Patriots 25-20, covering the -4 and beating the Minnesota Vikings 34-28 failing to cover the -6.5.

Super Bowl Futures

With this type of bet, you are essentially trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl. You can also place bets like "Will the NFC or AFC Win the Super Bowl?" at much lower odds than selecting an outright winner. To place a Super Bowl future bet, simply go to your Sportsbook app, click NFL -> Futures -> select the team you wish to bet on, choose your wager amount and click submit. Alternatively, go to a brick-and-mortar sportsbook, go to the counter and tell the clerk which team you'd like to bet on to win the Super Bowl.

Prop Bets

Prop bets are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to bet, not only on the Super Bowl but also every week as well. Year after year, the coin toss is one of the most popular bets to make on the Super Bowl. Bettors simply chose heads or tails and whatever the outcome is, that side of the bet cashes. You can also bet on which player will be the Super Bowl MVP; typically the QBs are the most likely winners. You can also "bet the field," meaning any other player other than the listed favorites will win. Just like other weeks, you can also bet on players' yardage totals, amount of TDs and more.

Point Spread

The point spread is known as the ultimate equalizer in sports betting. While it may seem simple to say Team A will beat Team B, the point spread asks how much Team A will win by. For example, if the Philadelphia Eagles win by 3 points when they are -3.5 favorites against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Eagles have failed to "cover the spread." Even though the Eagles won the game, they failed to do so by 4 or more points, so the bettors who placed a bet on the Chiefs at +3.5 would win their bet.

In a real-life example, last season in the Super Bowl, the Eagles closed as -1 favorites. Since the Chiefs won the game not only did they win outright, but the Chiefs also covered the spread of 1 point.

Live Betting

Since the overturning of PASPA in 2018, live betting has taken the sports betting marketplace by storm. Every second of the game bettors can watch the odds change depending on what they are seeing. This allows for great value wagers to be placed when betting in-game. For instance, say the Eagles are -6.5 favorites in the Super Bowl before the game kicks off, but they start losing early in said game. You could see their odds drop to -4.5 or even potentially see them become underdogs getting points if they go down by enough points. If a bettor thought the Eagles would come back and win the game, betting them at a lower point spread would be an advantageous wager if Philly were to come back and win.

Bonus Bets

Everybody loves anything "free" right? The same is especially true for sports bettors who have the opportunity to use bonus bets throughout the NFL offseason through the Super Bowl. Bonus Bets are typically awarded when a bettor signs up for a new sportsbook offering a sign-up bonus. They allow bettors to place bets with longer odds than they typically wouldn't bet with their own money. It also allows bettors to build up a portfolio of multiple teams for a similar outcome such as a team to win the NFC Title.

For instance, let's say before the 2023-24 season you make a $100 wager on the Eagles to win the NFC Championship at +250 and you are rewarded with $100 in Bonus Bets. You could then place $25 on the San Francisco 49ers at +400, $25 on the Dallas Cowboys at +600, $25 on the Detroit Lions at +1100 and $25 on the New Orleans Saints at +1200. You would now have positioned the top 5 teams to win the NFC title, locking in a profit if any of those teams other than the 49ers win. Take note that Bonus Bets seem to be risk-free wagers, but they are not. Almost always, you need to make a deposit or another bet to be awarded Bonus Bets. For instance, if you lose a traditional bet and then lose the Bonus Bet that you were "awarded," then you've lost money.

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LVIII Outlook and Predictions

It's two weeks into the 2023-24 NFL Season, and it's safe to say the Philadelphia Eagles haven't remotely played up to their lofty pre-season expectations, and their odds are beginning to reflect it. They are no longer favorites to win the NFC, they're continuing to drop in the implied probability of winning the Super Bowl, and they are now down to even money to even win the NFC East. Anyone who has watched the team bumble their way to a 2-0 start understands why - the Eagles offense has been lackluster despite scoring 4 TDs on Thursday Night Football to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-28, the injuries have already started stacking up for their secondary as they lost CB Avonte Maddox to injury again and QB Jalen Hurts has yet to pass for over 200 yards and already has turned the ball over each game.

However, even though the Eagles have looked shoddy to start the season, they still won. Winning in the NFL is an accomplishment, no matter who the opponent is, so while some fans may lament the slow start for the Birds, they are still getting the job done regarding post-season hopes. The stats may be sub-optimal early on in the season for a team who cruised to the 1-seed in the NFC last year, but the only number that matters at this point is the 2-0 start to the year.

The Eagles will take their undefeated record on the road to a team with quite different pre-season expectations yet still sits at 2-0 - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. QB Baker Mayfield has been maligned as a retread after bouncing around some bad football teams. Still, he now seems focused on dispelling the negative narrative surrounding his career with a perfect start out of the gate with Tom Brady's former club. The Eagles sit as -5 favorites after sharp bettors came in heavy out of the gate on the Bucs, bringing the number down two full points from the opener of -7. It's not a surprise to this bettor either, the Eagles have looked pedestrian at best while the Buccaneers have flown above expectations early, beating a Minnesota Vikings team that gave the Eagles fits and a Chicago Bears team that can't seem to get out of their way.

There is also the lingering issue that Jalen Hurts hasn't seemed anywhere near his level of play that led the Eagles to the Super Bowl last season. He's missing on throws, not seeing receivers, and has as many turnovers in two games as he had in 7 last season. Even WR AJ Brown is taking exception with Hurts' decision-making, the two were seen getting heated on the sideline during the Vikings game, likely because Brown's usage has plummeted early in the season. Hurts will look to return to form on a stage that hasn't been kind to him in his NFL Career, he holds just a 1-3 record when playing on Monday Night Football, most recently losing to the Washington Commanders last season in a game that ended their perfect record. We'll see if the sharp money was right, and the Eagles are in for another tight one this Monday night, but as long as they keep winning - Birds fans should take what they can get.

Eagles Preseason Super Bowl Odds Every Year Since 2000

The Eagles Super Bowl odds are currently +650, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. That's the lowest the Eagles' odds have been since they faced off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX back in 2005. Here's a look at the Eagles' preseason odds from past years.

📆 2022-2023Preseason Odds = +2500
📆 2021-2022Preseason Odds = +10000
📆 2020-2021Preseason Odds = +3000
📆 2019-2020Preseason Odds = +1200
📆 2018-2019Preseason Odds = +1400
📆 2017-2018Preseason Odds = +4000
📆 2016-2017Preseason Odds = +10000
📆 2015-2016Preseason Odds = +800
📆 2014-2015Preseason Odds = +2500
📆 2013-2014Preseason Odds = +4000
📆 2012-2013Preseason Odds = +1100
📆 2011-2012Preseason Odds = +800
📆 2010-2011Preseason Odds = +2500
📆 2009-2010Preseason Odds = +1400
📆 2008-2009Preseason Odds = +2500
📆 2007-2008Preseason Odds = +2000
📆 2006-2007Preseason Odds = +2000
📆 2005-2006Preseason Odds = +500
📆 2004-2005Preseason Odds = +500
📆 2003-2004Preseason Odds = +1000
📆 2002-2003Preseason Odds = +1000
📆 2001-2002Preseason Odds = +2000
📆 2000-2001Preseason Odds = +7500

Eagles Super Bowl History

The Philadelphia Eagles were founded in 1933 as a replacement for the defunct Frankford Yellow Jackets. Throughout their 91-year history, they've amassed 4 league championships, one of which was during the Super Bowl Era. They won the NFL Championship in 1948, 1949 and 1960 before the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Their lone Super Bowl victory was in 2017-18 when they defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII. Their other Super Bowl Appearances came in 1980-81 when Dick Vermeil and the Eagles lost to the Oakland Raiders 27-10 in Super Bowl XV, in 2004-05 when Andy Reid and the Eagles lost to the New England Patriots 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX and last season in 2022-23 when Nick Sirianni and the Eagles fell to Andy Reid and the Chiefs 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII.

The Eagles' most "successful" stretch was during Andy Reid's tenure when the Eagles made it to 4 consecutive NFC Championship Games from 2001-2005. They only made it to one Super Bowl however, causing fans to sour on the future Hall of Fame coach who has now won two Super Bowls with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Have the Philadelphia Eagles Ever Won the Super Bowl?

The Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl once throughout their team history. Head Coach Doug Pederson & back-up quarterback-turned Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII for their first and only Super Bowl victory.

How Many Super Bowls Have the Philadelphia Eagles Won?

The Philadelphia Eagles have won one Super Bowl in their history. It was in Super Bowl LII when they defeated Tom Brady and the Patriots 41-33 in 2017.

Which Years Did the Philadelphia Eagles Go to the Super Bowl?

The Philadelphia Eagles have gone to the Super Bowl 4 times throughout their 90-year history.

  • The 1st was in 1980-81, Super Bowl XV, when they lost 27-10 to the Oakland Raiders.
  • The 2nd was in 2004-05, Super Bowl XXXIX, when they lost to the New England Patriots 24-21.
  • The 3rd was in 2017-18, Super Bowl LII, when they won their first Super Bowl 41-33 over the New England Patriots.
  • The 4th was in 2022-23, Super Bowl LVII, when they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 38-35.

The Eagles' first appearance was with Ron Jaworski at QB in Super Bowl XV against the Oakland Raiders. Thanks to Head Coach Dick Vermeil turning around the Eagles, it was their first League Championship since 1960, before the Super Bowl Era. The Eagles' only TD in the game was an 8-yard TD reception from TE Keith Krepfle from QB Ron Jaworski. The MVP of the game was Oakland QB Jim Plunkett who threw for 261 yards and 3 TDs. The Eagles lost outright despite being -3 favorites and the game total went UNDER 37.5 by the hook.

The 2nd appearance was a loss to Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots 24-21. Deion Branch was the game's MVP thanks to his 11 catches for 133 yards. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb threw 3 TD passes but matched it with 3 INTs as well.

Their 3rd appearance will forever be remembered by Eagles fans as they finally got the job done, getting revenge against the New England Patriots with a 41-33 shootout victory. Backup QB Nick Foles out-dueled arguably the greatest QB of all time in Tom Brady, despite him throwing for 505 yards and 3 TDs. The famous "Philly Special" came out of this game when HC Doug Pederson called a trick play with 34 seconds left in the first half that resulted in Foles catching a TD pass from TE Trey Burton. Foles went on to win Super Bowl MVP thanks to his 373 yards passing 3 TDs and a receiving TD. The Eagles won and beat the spread outright despite being +4.5 underdogs. The game also flew over the posted over/under total of 48.5.

Finally, last season, the Eagles made it back to the Super Bowl to face off against their former HC Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs won a high-scoring affair 38-35. The Eagles squandered a 24-14 first-half lead thanks to a 17-point 4th quarter by MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. The Eagles lost outright despite closing as a -1 favorite; the game soared over the posted over/under total of 51.

 

How Many Times Have the Philadelphia Eagles Been to the NFC Championship Game?

The Philadelphia Eagles have been to the NFC Championship Game eight times throughout their history, winning four of them. The Eagles have also hosted the NFC Championship game sic times, just four times less than the San Francisco 49ers who have hosted the most at 10.

Their first appearance in the NFC Championship game was during the 1980-81 season when the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 20-7. It was a bitterly cold day in South Philadelphia with temperatures in single digits. That didn't bother the Birds however, who scored two TDs on the ground, one by Wilbert Montgomery in the first quarter and the other by Leroy Harris in the third quarter. Tony Franklin added 2 field goals to send the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl appearance.

Their 2nd NFC Championship game appearance wasn't until over 2 decades later when they fell to Kurt Warner's St. Louis Rams in 2001-02. The final score was Rams 29, Eagles 24. Head Coach Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles then made it to four consecutive NFC Championship games from the 2001-02 season through 2004-05.

Their 3rd overall appearance in the NFC Championship Game was a loss to a Jon Gruden-coached Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in 2002-03 when the Bucs marched into Philadelphia on a freezing day and took down the Eagles 27-10. That was the final game played at Veterans Stadium before the Eagles moved into their new and current home, Lincoln Financial Field.

Their fourth appearance was during the 2003-04 when the Carolina Panthers and Quarterback Jake Delhomme took down the Eagles 14-3. The Eagles' only points came on a 41-yard Field Goal by David Akers late in the 2nd quarter.

Their fifth NFC Championship game appearance was when they finally broke through beating Michael Vick's Atlanta Falcons in the 2004-05 season by a score of 27-10. The Falcons' 10 points were all scored in the 2nd quarter, and the Eagles defense shut them out the other three. The Eagles' defense sacked Vick four times for 33 yards and held him to 136 yards passing and 0 TDs with 1 INT. They then appeared in their 2nd Super Bowl, eventually losing to the New England Patriots.

Their 6th NFC Championship Game appearance was 4 years later during the 2008-09 season. Kurt Warner, now on the Arizona Cardinals, defeated the Eagles again in another high-scoring affair, winning 32-25 at home in Arizona. Warner threw for 279 yards and threw 4 touchdowns, three of those TDs going to likely future Hall-of-Fame WR Larry Fitzgerald. Donovan McNabb threw for 375 yards, 3 TD and 1 INT.

The Eagles wouldn't go back to the NFC Championship game until 2017-18; however that year was surely the sweetest for Eagles fans. Head Coach Doug Pederson and the Eagles routed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 at Lincoln Financial Field. Backup quarterback Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns en route to the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance since 2004-05. The Philadelphia Eagles would go on to defeat Tom Brady and the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.

Finally, the Eagles most recent appearance in the NFC Championship came last season with new Head Coach Nick Sirianni. They dismantled the San Francisco 49ers 31 -7. It was all about the ground game, despite the 49ers being lauded as having one of the best rush defenses in the league. The Eagles had their way with them on the ground, scoring all four of their TDs on the ground. The Eagles would go on to lose to the Kansas city Chiefs 38-35.

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