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Philadelphia Eagles Records


Listed below are Philadelphia Eagles Records, Firsts, Odds & Ends.

First Draft Choice: Selected by the Eagles, Jay Berwanger was the first player chosen in the first NFL draft held in 1936. Berwanger, a back from the University of Chicago, chose not to sign.

First Regular-Season Game
: A 56-0 loss to the New York Giants, 10/15/33.

First Regular-Season Win: A 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, 11/5/33.

First Regular-Season Points: A 35-yard touchdown pass from Roger Kirkman to Swede Hansen vs. the Green Bay Packers, 10/29/33.

First Winning Season: In 1943 the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers merged and posted a 5-4-1 record. The one-season merger was made necessary by manpower shortages caused by World War II.

First Playoff Appearance: A 21-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1947 NFL divisional playoff, 12/21/47.

First Super Bowl Appearance: A 27-10 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV, 1/25/81.

First Eagle Elected to the Hall of Fame: Owner/League Administrator Bert Bell, Charter Member 1963.

First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Swede Hanson, 116 yards vs. the Green Bay Packers, 9/16/34.

First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Steve Van Buren, 1,008 yards (1947).

First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Bobby Thomason, 437 yards vs. the New York Giants, 11/8/53.

Most Yards Rushing, Career: Wilbert Montgomery, 6,538 yards (1977-1984).

Most Yards Passing, Career: Ron Jaworski, 26,963 yards (1977-1986).

Most Receptions, Career: Harold Carmichael, 589 receptions (1971-1983).

All-Time Leading Scorer: Bobby Walston, 881 points (1951-1962).

Most Pro Bowl Appearances: Chuck Bednarik was selected to play in eight Pro Bowls.

First Televised Game: A 23-14 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first-ever televised pro football game, 10/22/39.

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