Reviewing the state of Philly Sports since Eagles Super Bowl Victory
Before Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Flyers were currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak. After the Super Bowl, the Flyers started another streak. This time, it was a four-game winning streak.
The Eagles won the Super Bowl in early February, and the Flyers went on a massive run shortly after. The Flyers ended the month of February with a record of 10-1-2. One of the best records in a single season put up by the Flyers. To say that February was a magical month for the Flyers would be an understatement. And to say that the Eagles winning the Super Bowl and the Flyers going on a run wasn’t a coincidence would be ridiculous.
The Flyers finished the season 42-26-14 and went on to compete in the first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, they fell to the defending champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in a series.
Before the Eagles won Super Bowl LII, the 76ers were barely a .500 team. On February 3rd, the Sixers defeated the Washington Wizards and moved to 26-25 on the season. And after the Eagles championship victory, the streak continued. They won six straight games, thus expanding the streak to seven games. Just like the Flyers, February was an excellent month for the Sixers. They finished off the month with a record of 8-3 and secured themselves a spot in the playoffs.
For the first time since the 2011-2012 season, the Sixers made a postseason appearance. Not only did they make it to the playoffs, but they came away from the first round a 4-1 victory in a series over the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, the city of Boston eventually got their payback when the Boston Celtics knocked the Sixers out of the postseason after a tough series.