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1973 Philadelphia Eagles season

 

1973 Philadelphia Eagles season

1973 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Mike McCormack
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 5–8–1
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1972      1974 >

The 1973 Philadelphia Eagles season was the team’s 41st in the National Football League. Although they improved upon their 2-11-1 record of the previous season, they failed to complete a winning record for the seventh consecutive season and failed to reach the playoffs for the thirteenth straight year.

Offseason

At the end of the 1972 season, Eagles head coach Ed Khayat was fired. Mike McCormack, who had been a Washington Redskins assistant coach from 1965–1972, was hired in his place

The Eagles move training camp from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, a short distance from Veterans Stadium.

NFL Draft

Main article: 1973 NFL Draft

Player selections

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [1] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS SCHOOL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Pre-season

Regular season

  • On September 23, the Eagles and the New York Giants played in the final Giants game at Yankee Stadium. The game resulted in a 23–23 tie.[2]
  • In 1973, Roman Gabriel led the NFL with 3,219 yards and 23 touchdown passes, for which he was awarded the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 St. Louis Cardinals L 34–23
61,103
2 September 23, 1973 at New York Giants T 23–23
62,289
3 September 30, 1973 Washington Redskins L 28–7
64,147
4 October 7, 1973 at Buffalo Bills L 27–26
72,364
5 October 14, 1973 at St. Louis Cardinals W 27–24
44,400
6 October 21, 1973 at Minnesota Vikings L 28–21
47,478
7 October 28, 1973 Dallas Cowboys W 30–16
63,300
8 November 4, 1973 New England Patriots W 24–23
65,070
9 November 11, 1973 Atlanta Falcons L 44–27
63,114
10 November 18, 1973 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–10
59,375
11 November 25, 1973 New York Giants W 20–16
63,086
12 December 2, 1973 at San Francisco 49ers L 38–28
51,155
13 December 9, 1973 New York Jets W 24–23
34,621
14 December 16, 1973 at Washington Redskins L 38–20
49,484

Game summaries

Week 5

1 234Total
• Eagles 0 7317 27
Cardinals 0 3147 24
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 44,400
  • Game weather: 63°F, wind 8 mph

[3]


Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 382 203 W-3
Washington Redskins 10 4 0 .714 325 198 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 8 1 .393 310 393 L-1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 286 365 L-1
New York Giants 2 11 1 .179 226 362 L-4

Roster

Awards and honors

References

  • Eagles on Pro Football Reference
  • Eagles on jt-sw.com
  • Eagles on Eagles.net


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