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Philadelphia Eagles: What Could Have Been --The 1991 Season

chris klinknerSenior Writer IJuly 19, 2008

The 1991 season, oh what it could have been. 

 

The Championship Game collapses of 2001, 2002, and 2003 are our most recent memories of seasons that could have brought the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia

 

And we can't forget the 2004 Super Bowl and Reid's time management skills and McNabb's inability to handle the pressure.

 

But maybe one of the Eagles' greatest chances to experience Super Bowl Glory was the 1991 season.  The hope lasted less than one game. 

 

Season opener against the Packers…Randall Cunningham goes back for a pass, is hit by Packers' linebacker Bryce Paup, suffers torn ACL.  Cunningham was out for the season.

 

What could have been: the Eagles' defense that year was one of the best in NFL history.  The defense finished number one against the run, number one against the pass, and number one in total defense.

 

The defense gave us such memorable moments as sacking Cowboys QB Troy Aikman 11 times and the House of Pain game against the Houston Oilers.  The Oilers game lead to Seth Joyner’s famous comment, “You all getting your people killed out here.”

 

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