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1968 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Joe Kuharich
Home field
Results
Record 2-12
Place 4th NFL Capitol
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1967 1969

The 1968 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 36th in the league. They failed to improve on their previous output of 6-7-1, winning only two games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

Philadelphia sports fans are noted for their fervent devotion to their teams, leading to perennially high expectations. When Philadelphia teams fall short of expectations, their fans are not shy about voicing their displeasure.[2] One of the most infamous incidents in Philadelphia sports history came at halftime of the final game of the 1968 season. After a dismal season, the Eagles were on their way to losing to the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles had planned a Christmas pageant for halftime of the December 15 game, but the condition of the field was too poor. Instead, the team asked a fan dressed as Santa Claus to run onto the field to celebrate with a group of cheerleaders. The fans, in no mood to celebrate, loudly booed and threw snowballs at the fan.[3]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 15, 1968 at Green Bay Packers L 30-13
2 September 22, 1968 New York Giants L 34-25
3 September 29, 1968 Dallas Cowboys L 45-13
4 October 6, 1968 at Washington Redskins L 17-14
5 October 13, 1968 at Dallas Cowboys L 34-14
6 October 20, 1968 Chicago Bears L 29-16
7 October 27, 1968 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 6-3
8 November 3, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals L 45-17
9 November 10, 1968 Washington Redskins L 16-10
10 November 17, 1968 at New York Giants L 7-6
11 November 24, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 47-13
12 November 28, 1968 at Detroit Lions W 12-0
13 December 8, 1968 New Orleans Saints W 29-17
14 December 15, 1968 Minnesota Vikings L 24-17

Standings

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 431 186 W-5
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 294 325 L-4
Washington Redskins 5 9 0 .357 249 358 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 12 0 .143 202 351 L-1

References

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Capitol Century Coastal Central
Dallas Cleveland Atlanta Chicago
NY Giants New Orleans Baltimore Detroit
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles Green Bay
Washington St. Louis San Francisco Minnesota
1968 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl III
Related: 1968 AFL Season
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