The 2013 NFL season ended in early January for the Philadelphia Eagles, with a loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Wildcard round of the playoffs. But there was another month football still to be played – a month during which we all watched as the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks made their way to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Last night, a thought crossed my mind and my guess is that it crossed your mind too. What if the Eagles were playing tonight? Could they have gone all the way to the Super Bowl? Could they have won the trophy?
The Super Bowl is not on the agenda of a team that finished with a 4-12 record, like Philadelphia did in 2012. The Eagles decided to make a new beginning in 2013. They added younger, talented players to their roster and aimed at becoming a competent team again – and they succeeded. They played a solid game on both sides of the ball and they conquered the NFC East, one year after finishing dead last.