History says Eagles are on their way to NFC Championship or more in 2023

The Eagles' 8-1 start to the 2023 season has some added significance. History lends itself towards this being a big year for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs
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The Pre-Super Bowl era (1933-1965)

The 2023 NFL campaign marks Philly's 91st season of existence. Be that as it may, this is only the seventh time they have begun their regular-season march with an 8-1 record. Taking a look at the prior six instances leads us to a favorable conclusion. Big things might be in store for this season's iteration.

1. 1949

Philadelphia Eagles, 1949
Philadelphia Eagles, 1949 / Kidwiler Collection/GettyImages

Philadelphia started the 1949 season at 8-1 and finished the season with an 11-1 record. The Eagles ultimately ended the year with their second consecutive NFL Championship thanks to a 14-0 shutout win over the Los Angeles Rams.

2. 1960

Philadelphia Eagles 1960 team photo
Philadelphia Eagles 1960 team photo / Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

11 years after winning the second NFL Championship in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles won their third. They finished the regular-season march with a mark of 10-2 and beat Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers in their final game.

This was the only postseason game that Lombardi ever lost.