5 Ways 2019’s Philadelphia Eagles remind us of 1993’s Houston Oilers

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 03: Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears is stopped by Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles just short of the goal line in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 03, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears 22-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

If you’re a little older, the 2019 version of the Philadelphia Eagles might remind you of another team that had Super Bowl aspirations.

Many of you young casual fans may not know this, but back in the day, there was no such thing as the Tennessee Titans. You see, a long time ago, they were the Houston Oilers, and they played in something called the Houston Astrodome. By today’s standards, the Astrodome wouldn’t be used for anything, which is why it no longer exists, but in those days it was called the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. You wouldn’t believe it, but the 1993 version of the Oilers were a lot like the current Philadelphia Eagles.

See kids, the Oilers never won a Super Bowl for their city, so in that aspect of being a fan, consider yourself lucky if you love ‘The Birds’. Still, the Oilers had many of the same characteristics as this Eagles team.

They took their fans through the same emotional roller coasters. Their coach seemed to lack control at times. When their season began, they had dreams of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at the season’s end.

Strap yourselves in those seatbelts boys and girls. Here’s a tale about a team that frustrated their fans. Then, they packed up and moved to Tennessee.

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