10 Interesting Facts About the Philadelphia Eagles

Founding Year

Founded in 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL.

Iconic Colors

The team's iconic colors, midnight green, black, and silver, were introduced in 1996, giving the Eagles a distinctive and recognizable look.

Concrete Charlie

Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik, nicknamed "Concrete Charlie," played for the Eagles from 1949 to 1962 and was known for his toughness and versatility.

Veterans Stadium

The Eagles called Veterans Stadium home from 1971 to 2002, witnessing iconic moments including the 1980 NFC Championship "Miracle at the Meadowlands."

First Super Bowl

In 2018, the Eagles secured their first Super Bowl victory, defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Underdog Mask

During their Super Bowl run, the Eagles embraced the underdog narrative, leading to a craze where fans and even players wore underdog masks.

Gang Green

In the late 1980s, the Eagles' defense earned the nickname "Gang Green" for its tenacity and dominance.

Chuck Bednarik

The Chuck Bednarik Trophy, awarded annually, honors the best defensive player in college football, named after the Eagles legend.

New Meadowlands

The Eagles' 2010 comeback against the New York Giants, known as the "Miracle at the New Meadowlands," featured DeSean Jackson's game-winning punt return.