Examining the Eagles recent Super Bowl hangovers, ideas for avoiding another

  • The Eagles finished 6-10 after landing in Super Bowl XXXIX.
  • They had a nice run in 2018 after struggling early.
  • Let's hope they avoid the Super Bowl hangover in 2023.
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The 2018 Eagles showed some flashes but a second consecutive Super Bowl Run wasn't meant to be.

Philadelphia was able to overcome major injuries in 2017 to make a magical run, one in which the world saw them take the New England Patriots down in the Super Bowl. Carson Wentz was lost for a second consecutive season one year later. Nick Foles found himself in the limelight again, but Philly's Super Bowl hopes died in New Orleans.

During the 2018 offseason, the Eagles lost their offensive coordinator, Frank Reich. He accepted a job with the Indianapolis Colts to become their head coach. Philadelphia kept most of the players from the Super Bowl roster despite losing contributors to the title run like Trey Burton, Vinny Curry, and Patrick Robinson.

Injuries piled up. Lesser-mentioned guys and undrafted talent were asked to step up. To his credit, Doug Pederson got the most out of his players, which is all that you can ask for from a head coach. The Birds even won a playoff game and avoided much of the drama that we saw from the 2005 Eagles, but in the end depth issues led to Philly's undoing.

How does Philly avoid another Super Bowl hangover? We're glad that you asked. Here's what we're thinking.