After which there was one. After the Cincinnati Bengals knocked off the previously unbeaten Miami Dolphins, 27-15, on Thursday night, your Eagles are the last remaining undefeated team within the NFL.
At 3-0 entering this weekend’s tussle with Doug Pedersen and the 2-1 Jacksonville Jaguars, the Birds are flying high and are being tipped as a Super Bowl contender. At BetMGM, the Eagles currently have the third-shortest odds to win the Super Bowl at +850, behind only the Buffalo Bills (+450) and Kansas City Chiefs (+800).
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Is it time to start out booking flights to Glendale for the Super Bowl and planning the parade down Broad Street? Not quite, but there are some good omens related to being the NFL’s last unbeaten.
Since 2000, the last remaining undefeated team has reached the Super Bowl on 10 occasions, the 2019 San Francisco 49ers being the last to achieve this. That said, only certainly one of those teams, the 2006 Colts won the Big Game.
There’s also some history of the Eagles being the last remaining undefeated team. The Eagles last held that distinction in 2004 after they began 7-0. That yr, the Donovan McNabb-led Eagles reached the Super Bowl, coming up just short against the Latest England Patriots, 24-21. How way back was 2004? Gas was $2.10 a gallon, Jalen Hurts was six years old, and Facebook was just being created!
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That is the fourth time the Eagles have been the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten, with the team also doing it in 2004, 1981, and 1944. The 1944 Eagles began 5-0-2 but missed the playoffs while in 1981, a 6-0 start fizzled out in a Wild Card round loss.
The Eagles’ perfect begin to this season may not end any time soon, either, because the Birds are favored in all 14 of their remaining games and will turn out to be the primary team to complete a 17-game season unbeaten. Only the 1972 Dolphins (14-0) and 2007 Patriots (16-0) have finished an everyday season unbeaten.