1990 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1990 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Buddy Ryan
Owner Norman Braman
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wildcard
Timeline
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< 1989 1991 >

The 1990 Philadelphia Eagles season was the team's 58th in the National Football League.

The team made the postseason yet again with a 10–6 overall record, despite beginning the season with disappointing early-season records of 1–3 and 2–4.

The Eagles ran for 2,556 rushing yards in 1990, which is the most of any team in a single season in the 1990s.[1]

Other season highlights were a 28–14 win at Veterans Stadium over the Washington Redskins on November 12, known as the Body Bag Game, since the defense managed to knock both Redskins quarterbacks from the contest plus several other key players. At Buffalo in a 30–23 loss on December 2, Randall Cunningham made one of the signature plays of his career, eluding Bills Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith in the end zone before launching the ball into the middle of the field to wide receiver Fred Barnett, who completed the 95-yard touchdown play.

One week prior, the Eagles avenged an opening-night loss at the Meadowlands, whipping the 10–0 Giants by a 31–13 score.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1990 NFL Draft

The 1990 NFL Draft was held April 22–23, 1990. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season. For the number 1 pick in the draft, the Indianapolis Colts traded with the Atlanta Falcons to select Jeff George a quarterback from Illinois

Under the rules of the draft at the time, the Eagles would pick 24th or 25th in each full round. Teams that went to Super Bowl XXIV would have last 2 picks and then teams sorted out by 1989 record in each round. The Eagles at 11–5 in the previous year tied with Los Angeles Rams. With the 22nd pick in the 1st round the Eagles selected Ben Smith a cornerback from Georgia The Eagles made 12 total picks in the 1990 draft.

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick Player Position School
1 22 Ben Smith Defensive Back Georgia
2 51 Mike Bellamy Wide Receiver Illinois
3 78 Fred Barnett Wide Receiver Arkansas State
4 107 Pick Taken by Indianapolis Colts
5 134 Calvin Williams Wide Receiver Purdue
6 163 Kevin Thompson Defensive Back Oklahoma
7 190 Terry Strouf Tackle Wisconsin–La Crosse
8 218 Curt Dykes Tackle Oregon
9 245 Cecil Gray Tackle North Carolina
10 274 Orlando Adams Defensive Tackle Jacksonville State
11 295 John Hudson
Acquired Pick from New Orleans Saints
Guard Auburn
11 301 Tyrone Watson Wide Receiver Tennessee State
12 328 Judd Garrett Running Back Princeton

The Eagles held training camp at West Chester State University in West Chester, PA about 20 miles from Veterans Stadium where they play their home games.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1990 at New York Giants L 27–20
76,202
2 September 16, 1990 Phoenix Cardinals L 23–21
64,396
3 September 23, 1990 at Los Angeles Rams W 27–21
63,644
4 September 30, 1990 Indianapolis Colts L 24–23
62,067
5 Bye
6 October 15, 1990 Minnesota Vikings W 32–24
66,296
7 October 21, 1990 at Washington Redskins L 13–7
53,567
8 October 28, 1990 at Dallas Cowboys W 21–20
62,605
9 November 4, 1990 New England Patriots W 48–20
65,514
10 November 12, 1990 Washington Redskins W 28–14
65,857
11 November 18, 1990 at Atlanta Falcons W 24–23
53,755
12 November 25, 1990 New York Giants W 31–13
66,706
13 December 2, 1990 at Buffalo Bills L 30–23
79,320
14 December 9, 1990 at Miami Dolphins L 23–20
67,034
15 December 16, 1990 Green Bay Packers W 31–0
65,627
16 December 23, 1990 Dallas Cowboys W 17–3
63,895
17 December 29, 1990 at Phoenix Cardinals W 23–21
31,796

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 0 10 20
• Giants 6 0 14 7 27

[3]


Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Cardinals 0 7 7 9 23
Eagles 14 0 7 0 21

[4]


Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 3 14 3 7 27
Rams 7 7 0 7 21

[5]


Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Colts 7 3 7 7 24
Eagles 3 14 3 3 23

[6]


Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 14 0 3 24
• Eagles 9 0 6 17 32

[7]


Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 0 7 7
• Redskins 0 7 0 6 13

[8]


Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 7 0 0 14 21
Cowboys 0 3 3 14 20

[9]

Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 3 7 3 7 20
• Eagles 10 10 7 21 48

[10]


Week 10[edit]

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 7 0 7 14
• Eagles 7 0 21 0 28

This game came to be known as the The Body Bag Game.


Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 0 7 0 17 24
Falcons 0 10 3 10 23

[11]


Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 7 6 0 0 13
• Eagles 7 7 3 14 31

[12]


Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 16 7 0 23
• Bills 24 0 3 3 30

[13]


Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Eagles 0 10 3 7 0 20
• Dolphins 10 0 0 10 3 23

[14]


Week 15[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 0 0
• Eagles 7 10 0 14 31

[15]


Week 16[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 3 0 0 3
• Eagles 7 3 0 7 17

[16]


Week 17[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Eagles 7 6 7 3 23
Cardinals 0 7 0 14 21

[17]


Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 13 3 0 .813 7–1 10–2 335 211 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 5–3 9–3 396 299 W3
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4–4 7–5 381 301 W1
Dallas Cowboys 7 9 0 .438 2–6 6–8 244 308 L2
Phoenix Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 3–9 268 396 L3

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 5, 1991 Washington Redskins L 20–6
65,287

Game summaries[edit]

Wild Card[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Redskins 0 10 10 0 20
Eagles 3 3 0 0 6

[18]



1990 Roster[edit]

= 1990 Pro Bowl [19] . = Hall of Famer

Pro Bowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),

NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT Birthdate College
72 Alexander, David C 16 16 July 28, 1964 Tulsa
21 Allen, Eric DB 16 15 November 22, 1965 Arizona State
93 Bailey, David DE 13 0 09/03/1965 Oklahoma State
86 Barnett, Fred WR 16 11 June 17, 1966 Arkansas State
81 Bellamy, Mike WR 6 0 June 28, 1966 Illinois
99 Brown, Jerome*+ DT 16 15 02/04/1965 Miami
41 Byars, Keith RB 16 15 October 14, 1963 Ohio State
97 Chapura, Dick DT 7 0 June 15, 1964 Missouri
75 Cheek, Louis OT 1 1 10/06/1964 Texas A&M
69 Collie, Bruce OT 12 2 June 27, 1962 Texas-Arlington
12 Cunningham, Randall* QB 16 16 March 27, 1963 Nevada-Las Vegas
78 Darwin, Matt OT 2 2 03/11/1963 Texas A&M
69 Golic, Mike DT 16 13 December 12, 1962 Notre Dame
88 Jackson, Keith*+ TE 14 14 April 19, 1965 Oklahoma
82 Quick, Mike WR 4 4 May 14, 1959 North Carolina State
92 White, Reggie DE 16 16 December 19, 1961 Tennessee

Drummond, Robert RB 4 0 June 21, 1967 Syracuse

Edwards, Anthony WR 5 0 May 26, 1966 New Mexico Highlands

Evans, Byron LB 16 16 February 23, 1964 Arizona

Feagles, Jeff P 16 0 03/07/1966 Miami

Frizzell, William DB 16 1 09/08/1962 North Carolina Central


Gray, Cecil OT 12 1 February 16, 1968 North Carolina

Hager, Britt LB 16 1 February 20, 1966 Texas

Hargrove, Marvin WR 7 0 April 23, 1968 Richmond

Harris, Al LB 16 4 December 31, 1956 Arizona State

Harris, Rod WR 4 0 November 14, 1966 Texas A&M

Heller, Ron OT 16 14 August 25, 1962 Penn State

Henry, Maurice LB 7 0 03/12/1967 Kansas State

Hoage, Terry DB 16 3 04/11/1962 Georgia

Hopkins, Wes DB 15 12 September 26, 1961 Southern Methodist


Jackson, Kenny WR 14 0 February 15, 1962 Penn State

Jenkins, Izel DB 15 4 May 27, 1964 North Carolina State

Joyner, Seth LB 16 16 November 18, 1964 Texas-El Paso

Kaufusi, Steve DE 16 0 October 17, 1963 Brigham Young

LeBel, Harper TE 16 0 July 14, 1963 Colorado State

Lilly, Sammy DB 8 0 02/12/1965 Georgia Tech

Mark, Greg DE 2 0 July 7, 1967 Miami

McMahon, Jim QB 5 0 August 21, 1959 Brigham Young

Pitts, Mike DE 4 3 September 25, 1960 Alabama


Rose, Ken LB 8 0 06/09/1962 Nevada-Las Vegas

Ruzek, Roger K 16 0 December 17, 1960 Weber State

Sanders, Thomas RB 10 0 01/04/1962 Texas A&M

Schad, Mike OG 12 12 10/02/1963 Queens (Canada)

Shaw, Ricky LB 8 0 July 28, 1965 Oklahoma State

Sherman, Heath RB 14 5 March 27, 1967 Texas A&M-Kingsville

Shuler, Mickey TE 16 6 August 21, 1956 Penn State

Simmons, Clyde DE 16 16 08/04/1964 Western Carolina

Singletary, Reggie OG 16 16 January 17, 1964 North Carolina State

Small, Jessie LB 15 14 November 30, 1966 Eastern Kentucky

Smith, Ben DB 16 13 May 14, 1967 Georgia

Smith, Daryle OT 3 0 January 18, 1964 Tennessee

Solt, Ron OG 15 15 May 19, 1962 Maryland

Tamburello, Ben OG 16 2 September 9, 1964 Auburn

Toney, Anthony RB 15 11 September 23, 1962 Texas A&M

Vick, Roger RB 14 0 08/11/1964 Texas A&M

Waters, Andre DB 14 13 03/10/1962 Cheyney


Williams, Calvin WR 16 14 March 3, 1967 Purdue

Postseason[edit]

Head Coach Buddy Ryan is fired after the 1990. Philadelphia offensive coordinator Rich Kotite was promoted to replace Ryan as Eagles head coach, a position Kotite held for the next four seasons.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

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