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2017 Philadelphia Eagles season

2017 Philadelphia Eagles season
OwnerJeffrey Lurie
Head coachDoug Pederson
General managerHowie Roseman
Home fieldLincoln Financial Field
Results
Record13–3
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoffs (vs. Falcons) 15–10
Won NFC Championship (vs. Vikings) 38–7
Won Super Bowl LII (vs. Patriots) 41–33
Pro Bowlers
6
Uniform
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The 2017 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 85th season in the National Football League, their 15th playing their home games at Lincoln Financial Field and the second under head coach Doug Pederson. Philadelphia won its first-ever Super Bowl title, as well as the franchise's first World Championship since 1960.

The Eagles improved their 7–9 record from 2016, reaching a record of 13–3, and tying their 2004 season for the most wins in a season franchise history, though the 1949 team and the 1960 team had higher winning percentages. They, along with the Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New England Patriots were involved in a 4-way tie for 1st overall. The Steelers won the tiebreaker over the Vikings based on head-to-head victory, the Patriots won the tiebreaker over the Steelers based on head-to-head victory, and the Eagles won the tiebreaker over the Patriots based on record against common opponents. In these tiebreakers taking effect, the Eagles were statistically the best team in the 2017 season. Their win against the Los Angeles Rams allowed them to clinch the division title for the first time since 2013 (first in the Pederson/Wentz era), but came with the loss of Carson Wentz to a torn ACL. A close win against the New York Giants in Week 15 helped the Eagles clinch a first-round bye for the first time in 13 years, and a Christmas Night home win over the Oakland Raiders allowed the Eagles to clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

The Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons 15–10 in the Divisional Round and routed the Minnesota Vikings 38–7 in the NFC Championship. The win against the Falcons in the divisional round was their first playoff win since 2008, and their first at home since 2006. The Eagles were the first No. 1 seed in the playoffs since the NFL instituted playoff seeding in 1975 to be an underdog in the Divisional Round, and were also an underdog the Conference Championship. In total, six Eagles players were selected for the Pro Bowl, including four first-time recipients. However, none of them participated due to preparations for Super Bowl LII.

The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 41–33 in Super Bowl LII for their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. It was also their fourth NFL Championship, and their first league title since 1960. This was the second time the Eagles and Patriots battled in a Super Bowl; when they met in Super Bowl XXXIX, the Patriots won 24–21. Backup quarterback Nick Foles was named Super Bowl MVP. The Eagles defeated both Super Bowl teams from the previous NFL season (the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons) in the playoffs, the third team to beat both of them this season, after the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins. They also defeated both teams who had beaten them in their only two previous Super Bowl appearances: the Oakland Raiders in the regular season, who beat them in Super Bowl XV, and the Patriots in the Super Bowl, who previously beat them in Super Bowl XXXIX. The Eagles became the first team since the 1995 Dallas Cowboys to avenge a Super Bowl loss against a team who defeated them in a prior Super Bowl matchup by defeating them in the later Super Bowl matchup (Steelers defeat Cowboys 21–17 in Super Bowl X and 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII, Cowboys defeat Steelers 27–17 in Super Bowl XXX).