When Was The Last Time The Philadelphia Eagles Won The Super Bowl?

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In American sports, there are few championships that can rival that of the Super Bowl. It is the most watched sporting event in the United States every year and can turn an athlete into a national star over night. Some teams have been more successful, winning a slew of Lombardi Trophies, where others have failed to even win one, but when was the last time the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl?

The Philadelphia Eagles are a franchise that fit in neither of those categories. They have one of the most die-hard fanbases in all of sports, and regularly are competing to represent the NFC in the "Big Game". Here is a breakdown of the last time the Eagles won the Super Bowl, as well as a look at their experience once they got there.

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All Stats and facts from Pro-Football-Reference.

How Many NFL Championships Have The Eagles Won?

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  • Years Won: 1948, 1949, 1960

The first Super Bowl in NFL history was held in 1967, but the NFL's first season dates back to 1920. Before the Super Bowl era began in 1967, teams would play for the 'NFL Championship'. In this era, the Eagles found an immense amount of success, winning three NFL Championships.

The first two championships for the Eagles organization came in back-to-back years after dominating the NFL from 1948 to 1949. That first championship in 1948 came in a close 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cardinals. In 1949, the Eagles defeated the Los Angeles Rams 14-0 to secure their second consecutive championship.

The third NFL Championship the Eagles won came 12 years later in 1960, just seven years before the first Super Bowl. In an epic NFL Championship, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers and legendary coach Vince Lombardi. The Packers nearly completed a comeback before the Eagles stopped the Packers at the nine yard line on the final play of the game.

When Was The Last Time The Eagles Won The Super Bowl?

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  • Super Bowl LII
  • Score: Philadelphia Eagles 41 - New England Patriots 33
  • Super Bowl MVP: Nick Foles
  • Date: February 4th, 2018

Super Bowl LII (52), was played on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game featured the New England Patriots, who had completed the greatest Super Bowl comeback ever the previous year against the Atlanta Falcons, and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles won their first-ever Super Bowl title by a score of 41-33. Quarterback Nick Foles was named the Super Bowl MVP for his outstanding performance in the game.

One of the most memorable moments from the entire game came right before the half time whistle. The Eagles made their way to the Patriots 2-yard line and found themselves on a 4th and goal with 38 seconds left in the half. Most teams would kick the field goal and tie the game, but Nick Foles had a different thought. He asked coach Doug Pederson to call 'Philly Special', a trick play that ended with Foles catching a touchdown.

What Years Did The Eagles Make The Super Bowl?

Over the course of the Eagles illustrious history, the franchise has reached the perennial Super Bowl on four different occasions. They first reached the game in 1981, and again in 2015. They finally would in in 2018, before returning the big game in 2023 and falling short. Here is a breakdown of the three Super Bowl losses the Eagles have suffered.

Super Bowl XV

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  • Date: January 25th, 1981
  • Final Score: Oakland Raiders 27 - Philadelphia Eagles 10

In the Philadelphia Eagles first ever Super Bowl, they faced off against a dominant Oakland Raiders team. The Raiders emerged victorious with a score of 27-10, securing their second Super Bowl title in franchise history. Jim Plunkett, the Raiders' quarterback, was named the Super Bowl MVP for his exceptional performance, completing 13 of 21 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns.

Super Bowl XXXIX

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  • Date: February 6th, 2005
  • Final Score: New England Patriots 24 - Philadelphia Eagles 21

In the Philadelphia Eagles second Super Bowl appearance, they faced off against the newly minted dynasty in the New England Patriots. The Patriots emerged victorious with a 24-21 win over the Eagles, securing their third Super Bowl victory in four years. The game was closely contested, with both teams putting up strong performances.

Tom Brady was named the Super Bowl MVP for his outstanding performance, completing 23 of 33 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. The victory cemented the Patriots' status as one of the dominant teams of the early 2000s under the leadership of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

Super Bowl LVII

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  • Date: February 12th, 2023
  • Final Score: Kansas City Chiefs 38 - Philadelphia Eagles 35

The Eagles came excruciatingly close to winning their second Super Bowl in 2023, but ran into the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. The Eagles held a lead late into the game before the Chiefs took control. Philadelphia was able to march down and tie the game with only five minutes remaining but the Chiefs drove down the field methodically, hitting the game winning field goal with just eight seconds remaining.

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