As the leaves begin to get darker and crisper, professional football games start to take on an increased air of significance.
For Eagles fans, the last two regular seasons have been abject disasters, as each year the team came in with high hopes, and then the wheels fell off (whether or not it was Michael Vick getting hurt or the pass defense getting worse with each new acquisition).
A new coaching change could help down the road, but it does little for the Eagles' fortunes this season after star receiver Jeremy Maclin went down with a torn ACL. As another rebuilding year looks to be on the horizon for Philadelphia, I've decided to look back at the great Eagles teams of yesteryear to see which club was the best.
Some fans may say the 1960 Eagles were better than the 1980 Eagles, but for the purposes of this comparison, we'll only use teams that played in a Super Bowl. That is to say teams since 1967. These guidelines mean that only two Eagle teams qualify for the comparison: the '80 Eagles and the 2004 Eagles.
Each aspect of the team will be matched up side-by-side, with the assumption that whoever has the most wins by individual aspect is the stronger ballclub.
We'll never get to see the two Eagles teams playing each other on the gridiron, but at least now readers will be able to pick a favorite.