Yes, the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles are on the list.
The 2016 season for the Philadelphia Eagles was one of the more anticipated in recent memory. They had replaced Chip Kelly with a Kansas City Chiefs coordinator, Doug Pederson. They traded up twice in the 2016 NFL Draft to land at the second-overall selection so they could take North Dakota State Bison quarterback Carson Wentz. Both of these moves showed that the future was now in Philadelphia and that the Eagles were ready to turn the page to a brighter future.
The new era started with more of a bang than anyone expected. The Eagles started the season 3-0 to the surprise of many. That included a 34-3 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Steelers that put the NFL world on notice. Wentz and Pederson were shining and proving that they needed to be taken seriously despite the doubters.
After an early bye in Week 4, the Eagles would lose four of their next six games. Sitting at 5-4, there was still a chance at the playoffs, but unfortunately, the Birds would lose five in a row to put them at 5-9 before winning their last two games to wind up with a 7-9 finish.
While a collapse of this fashion would normally be a cause for concern, growing pains are to be expected with a first-year coach and quarterback. The losses were all pretty close for the most part, so Eagles fans were optimistic heading into 2017. Boy did they have every reason to be!