There is not one single active franchise in the NFL that the Philadelphia Eagles haven't defeated at least once. There is, however, a certain team that the Eagles haven't been able to beat ever since the franchise moved to a new city. Among the 538 wins in Philadelphia's franchise history, not a single one of them came against the Tennessee Titans.
In only four games played against the Titans dating back to 2000, the Eagles are 0-4 against the team from Tennessee. It's a little funny that the Eagles have never defeated Tennessee because they were a perfect 6-0 against the team the Titans used to be: the Houston Oilers.
Part of the reason why the Eagles have never beaten the Titans is because they've only played each other a total of four times. Tennessee is in the AFC while Philadelphia is in the NFC, which means both teams only play against each other every four years. Philadelphia has been outscored by the Titans 110-69 overall, an average of 27.5 to 17.3 per game.
The most recent Eagles-Titans match-uptook place all the way back in 2010. Many Eagles fans would probably rather not think about that one. In what would become dubbed as "The Kenny Britt game", the then-Titans wide receiver helped Tennessee come back from a 19-10 deficit by finishing with seven receptions for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs, who was dealing with a hamstring injury at the time, was just no match for Britt. At 6-3, 223 pounds, Britt was a complete mismatch for a hobbled Hobbs standing at at only 5-9, 195.
In 2006, the Eagles and Titans played in a Week 11 game where Donovan McNabb suffered an ACL injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the season. That injury led to the beginning of the short-lived Jeff Garcia era in Philadelphia. Garcia would finish the season with a 5-1 record as a starter and lead the team to a playoff win over the New York Giants before being eliminated by the New Orleans Saints in he division round. But I digress.
So while the Eagles haven't had much success against the Titans to this point, there's a decent chance their fortune will turn around this weekend. The Titans come to Philadelphia on short rest, having played on Monday Night Football, with a 2-8 record. The Eagles, meanwhile, will be looking to rebound from a pitiful showing in a 53-20 road loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Can the Eagles finally notch their first win over the Titans this weekend?