With the Eagles’ season now officially over, the “Best of the Decade” accolades can come pouring in.
Leave it to me to do a little more pouring.
When the calendar struck Y2K, the Eagles were at the end of the first year of the Reid/McNabb era. The Birds went 5-11 (which was an improvement over the final year of the Rhodes era) and Brian Dawkins and Troy Vincent both earned their first Pro Bowl berths.
Flash forward 10 years, and we see now that 2000 was the beginning of the most successful decade in team history.
In the 2000s, the Birds won 103 regular season games (the most in the NFC), made five appearances in the NFC Championship Game, and came up just short in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Reid became the winningest coach in franchise history, McNabb became the most prolific passer, and David Akers shattered the career scoring record.
There were, of course, many highs and many lows along the way. But among them were 10 defining moments that defined the character of the Philadelphia Eagles—for better or for worse—and burned an indelible mark in the minds of their fans.