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2007 Philadelphia Eagles season
Owner Jeffrey Lurie
Head Coach Andy Reid
Home Field Lincoln Financial Field
Record 8–8
Place 4th NFC East
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
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The 2007 Philadelphia Eagles season will see the team try to improve upon its 10-6 record in 2006, and defend their NFC East title. This season will also mark the 75th Anniversary of the Eagles franchise.


After returning to the top of the NFC East in 2006, it was an offseason of controversial transactions for the Eagles. The fates of quarterback Jeff Garcia and wide receiver Donte' Stallworth were the two immediate questions facing the Eagles after the season ended. Ultimately, the team decided to keep neither of them. The Eagles signed A.J. Feeley to a three-year contract to be the backup quarterback, allowing Garcia to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2007. A week later, Stallworth inked a deal with the New England Patriots.

Philadelphia filled the new hole in the receiving corps by signing free agent Kevin Curtis from the Rams. They then made a trade with the Buffalo Bills on March 26, 2007, [1] sending longtime defensive tackle Darwin Walker to the Bills in exchange for Takeo Spikes to provide much-needed linebacker help, and backup quarterback Kelly Holcomb.

In the draft, the Eagles traded down, selecting University of Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb in the second round. The selection of Kolb raised eyebrows and sent a signal that the Eagles were looking towards a point in the future past Donovan McNabb, who had missed significant time in the three of the past five seasons.

In training camp and the preseason, McNabb, wearing a knee brace, showed that he had recovered from his knee surgery and was ready to go. He stated, as he did the season before, that the team was capable of reaching the Super Bowl. He was stunned when Eagles' management decided to cut veteran middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter on August 21. [2]

The talk of the preseason turned out to be the booming punts of Australian rules football import Saverio Rocca. The Aussie outbooted veteran Dirk Johnson to earn the starting job.

2007 Schedule[]


Game Date Opponent Result Venue
1 August 13 Baltimore Ravens L 29-3 M&T Bank Stadium
2 August 17 Carolina Panthers W 27-10 Lincoln Financial Field
3 August 26 Pittsburgh Steelers L 27-13 Heinz Field
4 August 30 New York Jets L 13-11 Lincoln Financial Field

Regular Season[]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue
1 September 9 Green Bay Packers L 16-13 Lambeau Field
2 September 17 Washington Redskins L 20-12 Lincoln Financial Field
3 September 23 Detroit Lions W 56-21 Lincoln Financial Field
4 September 30 New York Giants L 16-3 Giants Stadium
5 Bye week
6 October 14 New York Jets W 16-9 Giants Stadium
7 October 21 Chicago Bears L 19-16 Lincoln Financial Field
8 October 28 Minnesota Vikings W 23-16 Metrodome
9 November 4 Dallas Cowboys L 38-17 Lincoln Financial Field
10 November 11 Washington Redskins W 33-25 FedEx Field
11 November 18 Miami Dolphins W 17-7 Lincoln Financial Field
12 November 25 New England Patriots L 31-28 Gillette Stadium
13 December 2 Seattle Seahawks L 28-24 Lincoln Financial Field
14 December 9 New York Giants L 16-13 Lincoln Financial Field
15 December 16 Dallas Cowboys W 10-6 Texas Stadium
16 December 23 New Orleans Saints W 38-23 Louisiana Superdome
17 December 30 Buffalo Bills W 17-9 Lincoln Financial Field


Dallas Cowboys 13-3 New York Giants 10-6 Washington Redskins 9-7 Philadelphia Eagles 8-8

Regular season[]

Week 1: at Green Bay Packers[]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 10 3 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Packers 10 0 3 3 {{{HTotal}}}

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Early in the game, the Packers were lining up to punt after their first drive stalled out. Eagles punt returner Greg Lewis muffed the punt and the Packers recovered it in the endzone for a touchdown. After a 53 yard Mason Crosby field goal, the Eagles faced a 10-0 score at the end of the first quarter. Things weren't all bad for the Eagles though. After a Sheldon Brown interception setting up a field goal, Jason Avant Caught a 9 yard touchdown from Donovan McNabb. In the third quarter, David Akers kicked his second field goal for a 13-10 Eagles lead. Packers quarterback Brett Favre responded with a 13 play drive to even the score. Late in the third quarter, J.R. Reed muffed another Eagles punt, setting up the Packers at the 31 yard line. Not much later, Mason Crosby kicked a game winning 41 yard field goal. Despite the Eagles defence having 4 sacks, 2 turnovers, 46 rushing yards and not allowing a touchdown, the Eagles lost 16-13.