Only the most optimistic Eagles fans expected the team to compete for a postseason spot during the 2013 season.
After all, the Eagles had finished 4-12 the previous year, at one point losing eight games in a row. The firing of long-time head coach Andy Reid had opened the door for a controversial selection, to say the least, in Oregon's Chip Kelly.
Kelly had been an extremely successful college coach, winning 46 of 53 games during his four years as head coach of the Ducks. His fast-paced, explosive offense was thought to be revolutionary. Even Bill Belichick, one of the best coaches in NFL history, had sought out Kelly during the offseason to learn more about his offense.
But hiring Kelly was a major risk. The NFL had seen a number of college coaches with big reputations crash and burn in the NFL. Who said Kelly wouldn't follow suit, especially with a team that had ranked 29th in scoring offense the previous year?
Well, the exact opposite happened. Sure, there were some growing pains, but for the most part, Kelly's first year as the Eagles' head coach was a major success. He turned the Eagles from an injury-plagued 4-12 team that couldn't score points into a healthy 10-6 squad with an explosive, big-play offense.
He turned Nick Foles into a superstar and reaffirmed the belief that LeSean McCoy was the best running back in the NFL. More importantly, he made football fun again in Philadelphia, whether it was with his witty post-game remarks or just the number of points his teams put up on the scoreboard.
No Eagles fan will ever forget the 2013 season, a year that began with a breathtaking first half against the defending division champion Washington Redskins and ended with a dramatic division title with a last-second interception against the rival Dallas Cowboys.
In between, the Eagles provided 25 memorable moments that will be remembered until the end of time; good, bad and even ugly. In reverse order, they are as follows.
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