How Many Times Have the Philadelphia Eagles Won the Super Bowl?
Just how many times have the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl? Where’s the fun in telling you immediately? Let’s take a look back at their rich history first.
The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history – and they can add to their legacy this Sunday (6:30 PM ET, FOX) with a win over Kansas City at Super Bowl LVII in Glendale. The Super Bowl betting odds are on their side, too, with Philadelphia laying 1.5 points at press time.
The Eagles are coming off of one of their better seasons at 14-3 SU and 8-9 ATS, enough to claim their third NFC East title in six years. And Philly had absolutely no trouble putting away the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in their first two playoff games. They deserve to be the favourites heading into Sunday’s matchup at State Farm Stadium.
Philadelphia fans had plenty of questions heading into the 2022 campaign. This was Year Two for the tandem of head coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts; they showed some flashes in Year One, going 9-8 (8-8-1 ATS) to earn a Wild Card berth, but the Eagles (+7.5 away) got smoked 31-15 by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
So far, the fans have gotten the answers they were looking for. Philly sent the Tennessee Titans a first-round pick and a third-rounder during the offseason for WR AJ Brown, which helped unlock Hurts’s potential and turned him into an MVP candidate. And the Eagles shored up their defense in October by sending a fourth-round pick to the Chicago Bears for three-time Pro Bowl DE Robert Quinn.
With most of their needs addressed, the Eagles went on to win their first eight regular-season games at 5-3 ATS, and despite a few injury scares for Hurts and others, they’ve yet to look back. This is a healthy team with talent at all positions on the field, and a worthy title contender for Super Bowl Sunday.
Super Bowl LII in 2018
Despite all of their accomplishments, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl history is a relatively short one. They’ve been to the Big Game only three times, and their lone victory was five years ago, when they upset Brady and the New England Patriots 41-33 as 4.5-point underdogs at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
What a game it was, though. The Eagles won the NFC East in 2017 at 13-3 (10-6 ATS), but they were in a bind heading into the postseason. Starting quarterback and MVP candidate Carson Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14, leaving the offense in the hands of back-up Nick Foles, who had just rejoined the team that year after disappointing stints in St. Louis and Kansas City.
Foles didn’t disappoint this time. His “Big Nick Energy” helped the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons (–2.5 away) and the Minnesota Vikings (–3 away) to reach the Super Bowl, then Foles went nuclear at US Bank Stadium, going 28-for-43 for 373 yards, three touchdown passes and one lone interception.
It was the touchdown Foles scored on the “Philly Special” that would go down in the annals of history – and seal the Super Bowl MVP award for Foles. With the Eagles up 14-12 in the second quarter and facing fourth-and-goal at the New England 1, head coach Doug Pederson ran a trick play that saw the ball snapped to RB Corey Clement; he pitched it to TE Trey Burton, who found a wide-open Foles in the end zone.
That gutsy play (also known as “Philly Philly”) took the air out of New England’s sails – or at least some of it. The Patriots famously came back from 28-3 to beat the Falcons the previous year at Super Bowl LI, and they nearly came back in this one, taking a 33-32 lead early in the fourth quarter before Foles connected with TE Zach Ertz for what proved to be the game-winner with 2:21 on the clock.
Philadelphia Eagles’ Odds to Win Super Bowl LVII
This is already a completely different Eagles team than the one at Super Bowl LII, and their matchup with Kansas City is a closer one on paper than what we saw five years ago. Philadelphia opened as 2.5-point favourites over KC at Bodog Sportsbook before quickly moving to –2, then down another half-point to –1.5 in early betting.
There’s been less movement on the moneyline, where Philly have dipped slightly from –130 to –120 since the open. But there’s been no shortage of chaos with the Super Bowl LVII total; Bodog posted the over/under at 50 points, then it bounced back and forth from 49.5 before jumping to 51, down again to 50, and up again to 51 as we go to press.
This being the Super Bowl, there are hundreds of different ways to bet on the Big Game, and you have multiple options at your fingertips if you want to bet on Philadelphia at Super Bowl LVII. Lines for each half and each quarter are on the NFL odds board at Bodog. For example, the Eagles are also 1.5-point favourites on the 2H line, with the total at 25.5.
If you prefer something a bit less risky, alternate spreads are available for Philly at every half-point iteration up to +12.5, where you can bet on the Eagles to cover at –800 vigorish. Or, if you really like Philadelphia’s chances to beat Kansas City, you can bet them as high as –14 (+475). Alternate spreads for the first half are on the board as well.
Whichever bets you choose, don’t forget to check out our long list of Super Bowl props at Bodog Sportsbook, which feature multiple Eagles players – including Hurts, who is the +125 favourite at press time to take home Super Bowl MVP honours. Enjoy the Big Game, and we’ll see you in Glendale.
So there you have it. How many times have the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl? Just once. They’ll be looking to double that tally on Sunday.