Here’s the game where everything changed for the Philadelphia Eagles.
When Eagles fans woke up 15 days before Christmas in 2017, expectations were tempered but all over the place. Some said that this was a game that Eagles fans could lose. Others thought the “Birds” could win easily. Others still were under the assumption that the Rams would come out on the top in this one narrowly.
Here’s what no one saw coming though. No one believed Carson Wentz would break the pocket and tear his MCL and ACL on a play that wouldn’t even count. No one saw him staying in the game to close out the drive (and break the Eagles record for touchdown passes in a single season in the process). No one saw Nick Foles stepping back into the spotlight, and certainly, no one believed that “9” would be the one to lead the “Birds” to their first-ever Super Bowl win.
It’s the kind of story you take to Hollywood and they throw it out for lacking realism, but we all saw it all come together from Week 14 to that day in February. Prior to 2017, Philadelphia’s greatest underdog story was about a fictional boxer nicknamed “The Italian Stallion”. Now, it’s about a team that lost its quarterback and so many of its stars and won anyway.
Here’s the game where Philly won the NFC East and their run to the Super Bowl really took flight. This is where everything changed forever for the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans.