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 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Saints) 36–20
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 34–10

The 1992 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 60th in the National Football League (NFL). 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.

This was the first season the team was sponsored by the Russell Athletic brand until the 1996 season.

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 cornerback 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. The entire season was the focus of Mark Bowden's best-selling book "Bringing the Heat", which also dealt in great detail with prominent recent-term figures who were not with the 1992 Eagles, including tight end Keith Jackson as he became one of the first NFL players ever to enjoy full free agency and signed with the Miami Dolphins and former coach Buddy Ryan.

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 first round pick earlier, which 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.

1992 Philadelphia Eagles draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 48 Siran Stacy  Running back Alabama
3 75 Tommy Jeter  Defensive tackle Texas
4 92 Tony Brooks  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 Chattanooga
12 326 Brandon Houston  Offensive tackle Oklahoma
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jim Williams

Roster[edit]

1992 Philadelphia Eagles roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 New Orleans Saints 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

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Saints 3 307 13
Eagles 6 306 15

Week 2: at Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Phoenix Cardinals
1 234Total
Eagles 3 1477 31
Cardinals 0 1400 14

Week 3: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Denver Broncos at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Broncos 0 000 0
Eagles 3 14103 30

Week 5: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Cowboys 7 000 7
Eagles 10 0714 31

Week 6: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs
1 234Total
Eagles 0 3014 17
Chiefs 7 773 24

This game ended the longest ever gap between two NFL teams meeting – it was the first occasion the Eagles had opposed the Chiefs since October 22, 1972,[5] and only their second-ever matchup.[6] This occurred because in previous seasons when the AFC West and NFC East met each other, either the Eagles or the Chiefs (but never both) finished in fifth position and did not play the ordinary set of interconference games.[5]

Week 7: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
1 234Total
Eagles 0 309 12
Redskins 7 333 16

Week 8: vs. Phoenix Cardinals[edit]

Phoenix Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Cardinals 0 003 3
Eagles 0 700 7

Week 9: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
1 234Total
Eagles 0 0100 10
Cowboys 0 3710 20

Week 10: vs. Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Los Angeles Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Raiders 0 307 10
Eagles 3 1477 31

Week 11: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
1 234Total
Eagles 3 0714 24
Packers 0 14013 27

Week 12: at New York Giants[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
1 234Total
Eagles 0 20207 47
Giants 10 1077 34

Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
1 234Total
Eagles 0 077 14
49ers 7 337 20

Week 14: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Vikings 3 707 17
Eagles 7 777 28

Week 15: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks
1 234OTTotal
Eagles 3 7073 20
Seahawks 3 7070 17

Week 16: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Redskins 0 1300 13
Eagles 0 773 17

Week 17: vs. New York Giants[edit]

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Giants 0 037 10
Eagles 7 1003 20

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Dallas Cowboys 13 3 0 .813 6–2 9–3 409 243 W2
(5) Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 6–2 8–4 354 245 W4
(6) Washington Redskins 9 7 0 .563 4–4 7–5 300 255 L2
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 2–6 4–8 306 367 L1
Phoenix Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 2–6 4–10 243 332 L2

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 234Total
Eagles 7 0326 36
Saints 7 1030 20

NFC Divisional: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
1 234Total
Eagles 3 007 10
Cowboys 7 10107 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. ^ "1992 Philadelphia Eagles draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1992-phi
  5. ^ a b Urena, Ivan; Pro Football Schedules: A Complete Historical Guide from 1933 to the Present, p. 18 ISBN 0786473517
  6. ^ Pro Football Reference; In a single game, from 1970 to 2005, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, versus the Kansas City Chiefs, in the Regular Season, sorted by ascending Date

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