1992 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1992 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Rich Kotite
Owner Norman Braman
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Round
Timeline
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< 1991 1993 >

The 1992 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 60th in the league. The team fought through adversity from the outset and improved upon their previous output of 10–6,[1] winning eleven games and returning to the playoffs after a year out.

After winning four in a row and five of their last six regular-season games, the Birds kept the momentum going and posted their first playoff victory since the 1980 NFC Championship Game, topping the Saints in New Orleans in the first round.

Season highlights included: the first 4–0 start since going 6–0 to begin the 1981 campaign, a home shutout of the Denver Broncos on September 20, a memorable seven-play goal-line stand in a 7–3 win over the Cardinals on October 25, a come-from-behind 47–34 win over the New York Giants at the Meadowlands (which included a Vai Sikahema punt return for a touchdown and his iconic boxing with the padding at the base of the goal posts), and safety Eric Allen batting away a Mark Rypien pass at the goal line to seal a playoff-spot-clinching 17–13 decision against the Washington Redskins on December 20.


Offseason[edit]

The Eagles were represented at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, as Herschel Walker represented the United States in the two-man bobsled event. Walker and Brian Shimer's sled finished seventh and missed a medal by 0.32 seconds, and was the higher finishing American team. [2]

Jerome Brown's death[edit]

Tragedy struck the team when, on June 25, 1992, defensive tackle Jerome Brown lost control of his Chevrolet Corvette at high speed before crashing into an electric pole, killing Brown and his nephew Gus. Later that evening in Philadelphia, in front of a large gathering at Veterans Stadium and a national television audience who were participating in a Billy Graham Crusade, Reggie White broke the news of his teammate's passing to the shock of the audience.

The Eagles retired number 99 in honor of Brown, kept his locker untouched, and wore a patch with his initials and number on their jerseys. They also adopted the rallying cry "Bring It Home For Jerome," referring to their desire to win the Super Bowl for their fallen teammate.

NFL Draft[edit]

The Eagles had a 10–6 record in 1991 and tied with three other teams. Because of this they selected the 16th to 20th pick on a rotating basis in the 12 rounds. They traded away their 1st round pick earlier and was made by the Dallas Cowboys. With their pick in the second round they chose Siran Stacy, a running back out of the University of Alabama. The Eagles selected 12 players over the 12 rounds.

Player Selections[edit]

The table shows the Eagles selections[3] 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 [4] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS SCHOOL
1 17 Pick taken by Dallas Cowboys
2 48 Siran Stacy Running Back Alabama
3 75 Tommy Jeter Def Tackle Texas
4 92 Tony Brooks
Acquired Pick via Trade
Running Back Notre Dame
4 102 Casey Weldon Quarterback Florida State
5 129 Corey Barlow Defensive back Auburn
6 160 Jeff Sydner Wide receiver Hawaii
7 187 William Boatwright Guard Virginia Tech
8 214 Chuck Bullough Linebacker Michigan State
9 241 Ephesians Bartley Linebacker Florida
10 272 Mark McMillian Defensive back Alabama
11 299 Pumpy Tudors Punter Tennessee-Chattanooga
12 326 Brandon Houston Tackle Oklahoma

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 New Orleans Saints *The Eagles retired Jerome Brown's jersey in a pre-game ceremony. W 15–13
63,513
2 September 13, 1992 at Phoenix Cardinals W 31–14
42,533
3 September 20, 1992 Denver Broncos W 30–0
65,833
4 Bye
5 October 5, 1992 Dallas Cowboys W 31–7
66,572
6 October 11, 1992 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–17
76,626
7 October 18, 1992 at Washington Redskins L 16–12
56,380
8 October 25, 1992 Phoenix Cardinals W 7–3
64,676
9 November 1, 1992 at Dallas Cowboys L 20–10
65,012
10 November 8, 1992 Los Angeles Raiders W 31–10
65,388
11 November 15, 1992 at Green Bay Packers L 27–24
52,689
12 November 22, 1992 at New York Giants W 47–34
68,153
13 November 29, 1992 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–14
64,374
14 December 6, 1992 Minnesota Vikings W 28–17
65,280
15 December 13, 1992 at Seattle Seahawks W 20–17
47,492
16 December 20, 1992 Washington Redskins W 17–13
65,841
17 December 27, 1992 New York Giants W 20–10
64,266

[5]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 3 0 7 13
Eagles 6 3 0 6 15


Week 2: at Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Phoenix Cardinals
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 14 7 7 31
Cardinals 0 14 0 0 14


Week 3: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Denver Broncos at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 0 0 0 0
Eagles 3 14 10 3 30


Week 5: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 0 0 0 7
Eagles 10 0 7 14 31



Week 6: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 3 0 14 17
Chiefs 7 7 7 3 24


Week 7: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 3 0 9 12
Redskins 7 3 3 3 16


Week 8: vs. Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

Phoenix Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 3 3
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7


Week 9: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 10 0 10
Cowboys 0 3 7 10 20


Week 10: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Los Angeles Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 3 0 7 10
Eagles 3 14 7 7 31


Week 11: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 7 14 24
Packers 0 14 0 13 27


Week 12: at New York Giants[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 20 20 7 47
Giants 10 10 7 7 34


Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 7 7 14
49ers 7 3 3 7 20


Week 14: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 7 0 7 17
Eagles 7 7 7 7 28


Week 15: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Eagles 3 7 0 7 3 20
Seahawks 3 7 0 7 0 17


Week 16: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 13 0 0 13
Eagles 0 7 7 3 17


Week 17: vs. New York Giants[edit]

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 3 7 10
Eagles 7 10 0 3 20



Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
Dallas Cowboys 13 3 0 .813 409 243
Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 354 245
Washington Redskins 9 7 0 .563 300 255
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 306 367
Phoenix Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 243 332

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 3, 1993 at New Orleans Saints W 36–20
68,893
Division January 10, 1993 at Dallas Cowboys L 34–10
63,721

NFC Wild Card: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

NFC Wild Card Game
Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 0 3 26 36
Saints 7 10 3 0 20


NFC Divisional: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 0 7 10
Cowboys 7 10 10 7 34


References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ Todor Krastev (February 5, 2006). "Bobsleigh Doubles Olympic Games 1992 Albertville". Archived from the original on November 2, 2007. Retrieved November 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/phi/1992_draft.htm
  4. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their careers.
  5. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1992-phi