Philadelphia Eagles: Timeline to a Disaster

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Philadelphia Eagles: Timeline to a Disaster
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The Dream Team. All those high-profile Pro Bowl free agent signings. The chips are all in. All of that chest thumping. The season win predictions by sportstalk radio personalities and their callers running down the Philadelphia Eagles' 2011 schedule during August: 11-5; 12-4, 13-3, 14-2!

The offense is stacked with weapons. The defense has three of the best cornerbacks in the game and a front four that can dominate.

The only team standing in the Eagles' path to their first ever Super Bowl victory were the Green Bay Packers...and the Eagles were just one play away from eliminating them in the playoffs last year!

Ah, and then the crushing reality that has become the 2011 season.

It was supposed to be the season. The one that ended with Andy Reid and former convicted felon Michael Vick standing shoulder to shoulder being presented the Lombardi Trophy as the confetti rained down.

Instead it has a chance to be one of the worst in franchise history. Pretty much eliminated from the playoffs in Week 10, the Eagles and their fans ask themselves how did it all go so wrong?

Here is a trip back in time highlighting the events that led us here.

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