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The history of the Eagles starting 0-2 is not very encouraging for the 2020 team’s outlook

The context you didn’t want to see.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are 0-2 after their first two games of the 2020 NFL season.

It’s too early to say the season is already over, though. Right?

Well ... maybe not.

As we pointed out prior to Eagles’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams, only about 12% of NFL teams that have started 0-2 since 2007 have gone on to make the playoffs.

Further, the history of the Eagles starting 0-2 just isn’t very encouraging. TAke a look, y’all:

History of the Eagles starting 0-2

Season Final record Post-season
Season Final record Post-season
2020 ? ?
2015 7-9 Missed playoffs
2007 8-8 Missed playoffs
2003 12-4 Lost in NFC Championship Game
1999 5-11 Missed playoffs
1998 3-13 Missed playoffs
1990 10-6 Lost in Wild Card Round
1986 5-10-1 Missed playoffs
1985 7-9 Missed playoffs
1978 9-7 Lost in Wild Card Round
1975 4-10 Missed playoffs
1972 2-11-1 Missed playoffs
1971 6-7-1 Missed playoffs
1970 3-10-1 Missed playoffs
1968 2-12 Missed playoffs
1962 3-10-1 Missed playoffs
1957 4-8 Missed playoffs
1940 1-10 Missed playoffs

So, the Eagles have started with an 0-2 record 17 times. They made the playoffs in just three out of those 17 seasons. And they won a playoff game (and only one game) in just one out of those 17 seasons.

It’s hard to completely rule out a Doug Pederson squad since we’ve seen him bring his teams out of holes before. But it’s also hard to feel positive about this 2020 group after watching them struggle over the first two weeks. There’s a real chance the Eagles just stink.

At the very least, we know history is not on their side.