1983 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1983 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Marion Campbell
Owner Leonard Tose
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1983 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 51st in the National Football League (NFL). The team followed up their record of 3–6 during the strike-shortened 1982 season with another losing campaign.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season. The Eagles started off winning four of their first six games, before losing seven consecutive matches. The Eagles finished in fourth place with a 5-11 record. Despite the disappointing season, wide receiver Mike Quick established himself as a new star by collecting 1,409 receiving yards.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 8 Michael Haddix Running back Mississippi State
2 35 Wes Hopkins Safety Southern Methodist
2 46 Jody Schulz Linebacker East Carolina
3 62 Glen Young Wide receiver Mississippi State
4 89 Mike Williams Running back Mississippi College
5 120 Byron Darby Defensive tackle USC
6 147 Victor Oatis Wide receiver Northwest Louisiana
7 174 Anthony Edgar Running back Hawaii
7 182 Jon Schultheis Guard Princeton
8 201 Rich Kraynak Linebacker Pittsburgh
9 232 Rich Pelzer Tackle Rhode Island
10 258 Thomas Strauthers Defensive tackle Jackson State
11 285 Steve Sebahar Center Washington State
12 312 David Mangrum Quarterback Baylor

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1983 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Marion Campbell
  • Defensive Line – Chuck Clausen
  • Linebackers – George Hill
  • Defensive Backs – Fred Bruney

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Frank Gansz


Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1983 at San Francisco 49ers W 22–17
55,775
2 September 11, 1983 Washington Redskins L 23–13
69,542
3 September 18, 1983 at Denver Broncos W 13–10
74,202
4 September 25, 1983 St. Louis Cardinals L 14–11
64,465
5 October 2, 1983 at Atlanta Falcons W 28–24
50,621
6 October 9, 1983 at New York Giants W 17–13
73,291
7 October 16, 1983 at Dallas Cowboys L 37–7
63,070
8 October 23, 1983 Chicago Bears L 7–6
45,263
9 October 30, 1983 Baltimore Colts L 22–21
59,150
10 November 6, 1983 Dallas Cowboys L 27–20
71,236
11 November 13, 1983 at Chicago Bears L 17–14
47,524
12 November 20, 1983 New York Giants L 23–0
57,977
13 November 27, 1983 at Washington Redskins L 28–24
54,324
14 December 4, 1983 Los Angeles Rams W 13–9
32,867
15 December 11, 1983 New Orleans Saints L 20–17
45,182
16 December 18, 1983 at St. Louis Cardinals L 31–7
21,902

The October 16 and November 6 games against the Dallas Cowboys were played with locations switched from the original schedule, because of October 16 conflict with game 5 of the baseball World Series.

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 14 2 0 .875 7–1 10–2 541 332 W9
Dallas Cowboys(4) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 10–2 479 360 L2
St. Louis Cardinals 8 7 1 .531 3–4–1 5–6–1 374 428 W3
Philadelphia Eagles 5 11 0 .313 1–7 4–10 233 322 L2
New York Giants 3 12 1 .219 1–6–1 3–8–1 267 347 L4

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]