1982 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Dick Vermeil
Home Field Veterans Stadium
Record 3–6
Place 13th NFC
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1981 1983

The 1982 Philadelphia Eagles season resulted in a losing season.


After going 10–6 and losing in the NFC Wildcard game at home to the New York Giants (9–7) in the 1981 season the Eagles would be picking 20th in the 12 rounds of the draft

1982 NFL DraftEdit

The 1982 NFL Draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 27–28, 1982. ESPN would cover all 12 rounds live. ESPN would then show a replay later that night.

The Philadelphia Eagles would get the 20th pick in the 12 rounds. The Eagles would draft 11 players in the this year's draft.

The draft began with first overall pick Kenneth Sims, Defensive End from Texas , by the New England Patriots. The Patriots and Baltimore Colts both finished with 2–14. The Patriots scored more (322–259) then the Colts and allowed less points scored against them (370–533) during the season then the Colts. Because in week 1 and week 16 the Colts won the games against the Patriots by a total of 3 points the Patriots got to make the 1st pick.

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
Round Pick Player Position School


Regular SeasonEdit

The 1981 season schedule was set by how the Eagles finished in 1981, 2nd in NFC East. The way it was laid out, 4 of the 5 teams in the same 5 team division could end up having 10 to 14 common opponents during the 1981 season. Also, when the last regular season game is over you know who you play the following year.

  • A home and home series vs Dallas, New York Giants, St. Louis and Washington = 8 games
  • The top 4 teams in the NFC East play the 4 teams in the AFC Central = 4 games
  • The 2nd and 3rd place team in NFC Central and NFC West in the 1980 Season
  • Eagles lose 4 games due to strike. (Dallas, St Louis, Cleveland and Pittsburgh) – the latter was actually planned for Monday Night Football (they have yet to meet in primetime to this day)


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 Washington Redskins L 37–34
2 September 19, 1982 at Cleveland Browns W 24–21
3 November 21, 1982 Cincinnati Bengals L 18–14
4 November 28, 1982 at Washington Redskins L 13–9
5 December 5, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals L 23–20
6 December 11, 1982 at New York Giants L 23–7
7 December 19, 1982 Houston Oilers W 35–14
8 December 26, 1982 at Dallas Cowboys W 24–20
9 January 2, 1983 New York Giants L 26–24

Game RecapsEdit


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1982 RosterEdit

Post SeasonEdit

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.

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