Fun storylines surrounding Eagles vs Jaguars game ahead of kickoff

Brandon Graham, #55, Philadelphia Eagles, Fletcher Cox, #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Brandon Graham, #55, Philadelphia Eagles, Fletcher Cox, #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
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The Eagles are soaring and ride a three-game winning streak into Week 4.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars‘ all-time series is tied at three games apiece since the Jaguars entered the NFL in 1995. The Jags won the first three meetings. The Birds have gone 3-0 versus the guys from Duval County since then, here’s what’s even better. They have gone on to compete in the postseason following two of those three victories. Could history be on Philly’s side this time around?

These proud franchises last met in 2010, 2014, and 2018 with each meeting taking place in a different location. Each time, both sides were led by different coaches and quarterbacks. When kickoff arrives, Doug Pederson will become the first head coach to have led both sides.

In 2010, Philly defeated the Jaguars 28-3 in Jacksonville. The Michael Vick and Andy Reid-led Eagles put up four touchdowns on the Jaguars’ defense, one of the highlights being a touchdown toss to receiver Desean Jackson. A pair of touchdowns were thrown to receiver Jeremy Maclin as well.

Philadelphia improved to 2-1 and would finish the 2010 season 10-6. That helped them take the NFC East’s crown, but Philadelphia would fail to advance past the Wild Card round.

In 2014, with Nick Foles under center and with Chip Kelly as the head coach, the midnight green opened their season at home versus the Jaguars. Despite being down 17-0 at halftime, Foles, who was in his first season as the unquestioned starter, would manage to storm back and secure a victory.

Philly began the campaign that season with a 6-2 record before Foles suffered a fractured collarbone. The Eagles would finish the season at 10-6. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t be good enough to earn Philly a playoff berth.

London was the scene of 2014’s contest as the Birds played in the U.K. for the first time. Philadelphia would win by a 24-18 margin (they finished the season with a mark of 9-7). Again, they earned a Wild Card berth. For the second season in a row, they’d advance to the Divisional Round, but this time, they would go no further.

Jalen Hurts and Nick Sirianni lead the Eagles this time around. This is their first-ever look at Trevor Lawrence. It’s also a reunion of sorts as Doug Pederson returns to Philly and Lincoln Financial Field. Here are a few other storylines that you might see as intriguing.