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1973 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Mike McCormack
Home Field
Results
Record 5–8–1
Place 3rd NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1972 1974

The 1973 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 41st in the league. The team improved upon their previous output of 2–11–1, winning five games. Despite the improvement, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the thirteenth consecutive season.

Off seasonEdit

At the 1972 season end Head Coach Ed Khayat is fired. Mike McCormack an Washington Redskins assistant coach from 1965–1972 was hired in his place

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

NFL DraftEdit

The 1973 NFL Draft

Player selectionsEdit

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-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • 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.

ScheduleEdit

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

StandingsEdit

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

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.284
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