10 Facts About the Philadelphia Eagles

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With the Super Bowl less than a week away, we searched for some interesting facts about the Philadelphia Eagles.

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1. On December 31, 1988 a dense fog rolled over Chicago's Soldier Field Stadium during the 2nd quarter of the playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears. The game was dubbed the "Fog Bowl" because visibility was cut to 15-20 yards. The fans did not see anything and the referees used their microphones to explain the events happening on the field.

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2. Established in 1933 by a group led by the late Bert Bell and Lud Wray. They purchased the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets and secured the rights to a NFL franchise.

3. The team has sold out every game since the 1999 season and consistently ranks in the top 3 in attendance.

4. Eagles All-Time Leading Scorer: David Akers, 1,323 points (1999-2010). Akers was inducted in the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame on Oct. 23, 2017.

Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles Nike Super Bowl LII Jersey5. In 1943, there was a manpower shortage because of World War II, so the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh franchises combined for one season. The team was called the Phil-Pitt and the "Steagles". 

6. Most Pro Bowl Appearances: Chuck Bednarik, nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was selected to play in 8 Pro Bowls.

7. The Eagles have known rivalries with the following NFL teams; New York Giants (one of the oldest in the NFL), Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Philadelphia Eagles New Era Super Bowl LII Side Patch Sideline 39THIRTY Flex Hat – Midnight Green8. The Eagles home stadium Lincoln Financial Field has a seating capacity of 69,176. It cost $512 million to construct.

9. Nick Foles has the third-highest single-season QB rating in NFL history, behind Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.

10. The Eagles have a Victory Song that is played at home games as part of the pre-game festivities before the National Anthem and after each touchdown titled "Fly, Eagles Fly".

Lyrics:

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Fly, Eagles fly!
On the road to victory! (Fight! Fight! Fight!)
Fight, Eagle fight!
Score a touchdown 1, 2, 3! (1!, 2!, 3!)
Hit 'em low!
Hit 'em high!
And watch our Eagles fly!
Fly, Eagles fly!
On the road to victory!
E-A-G-L-E-S!
Eagles!




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