Philadelphia Eagles Records
Listed below are Philadelphia Eagles Records, Firsts, Odds &
First Draft Choice: Selected by the Eagles,
Jay Berwanger was the first player chosen in the first NFL draft
held in 1936. Berwanger, a back from the University of Chicago,
chose not to sign.
First Regular-Season Game: A 56-0 loss to the New York
First Regular-Season Win: A 6-0 victory over
the Cincinnati Reds, 11/5/33.
First Regular-Season Points: A 35-yard touchdown
pass from Roger Kirkman to Swede Hansen vs. the Green Bay Packers,
First Winning Season: In 1943 the Eagles and
Pittsburgh Steelers merged and posted a 5-4-1 record. The one-season
merger was made necessary by manpower shortages caused by World
First Playoff Appearance: A 21-0 victory over
the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1947 NFL divisional playoff,
First Super Bowl Appearance: A 27-10 loss to
the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV, 1/25/81.
First Eagle Elected to the Hall of Fame: Owner/League
Administrator Bert Bell, Charter Member 1963.
First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Swede Hanson,
116 yards vs. the Green Bay Packers, 9/16/34.
First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Steve Van Buren, 1,008
First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Bobby Thomason,
437 yards vs. the New York Giants, 11/8/53.
Most Yards Rushing, Career: Wilbert Montgomery,
6,538 yards (1977-1984).
Most Yards Passing, Career: Ron Jaworski, 26,963
Most Receptions, Career: Harold Carmichael,
589 receptions (1971-1983).
All-Time Leading Scorer: Bobby Walston, 881
Most Pro Bowl Appearances: Chuck Bednarik was
selected to play in eight Pro Bowls.
First Televised Game: A 23-14 loss to the Brooklyn
Dodgers in the first-ever televised pro football game, 10/22/39.