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To the surprise of many, there is only one remaining undefeated team in the 2022 NFL season entering Week 5 and that team is the Philadelphia Eagles.

In the last five seasons, the Eagles have experienced highs and lows. In 2017, the Eagles finished the regular season 13-3 and went on to defeat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Quarterback Nick Foles threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz with just over two minutes remaining to lead the Eagles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title.

Philadelphia remained competitive the next two seasons, finishing 9-7 both years to advance to the playoffs. In 2018, Philly fell short in the Divisional round and in 2019, the Birds lost in the Wild Card round.

The tides turned the following season when the Eagles finished last in their division with just four wins. Franchise quarterback Carson Wentz led the league in interceptions and sacks.

When the season ended, head coach Doug Pederson (now the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars) was fired – just three seasons after he led the Eagles to the Lombardi Trophy.

First-year head coach Nick Sirianni replaced Pederson in 2021, leading the team to a 9-8 record under a new quarterback: Jalen Hurts. The former Alabama/Oklahoma signal-caller was drafted by the Eagles in the second-round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

This season, Hurts is the leader of the undefeated Eagles, with 82 completions in 123 attempts for 1,120 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also has 53 rushing attempts for 205 yards and 4 scores.

In Week 5, the Eagles are scheduled to play the 2-2 Arizona Cardinals before facing the division-rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football on NBC in Week 6.

Before Philly moves forward though, let’s look back on how they became the final undefeated team standing in the NFL.

How the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles got to 4-0: The Eagles have defeated the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Commanders and Jacksonville Jaguars en route to their perfect 4-0 record.

How the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles got to 4-0: Philly has outscored opponents 115-71 during this stretch. notching particularly dominant wins over the Vikings (24-7) and Commanders (24-8). Multiple factors have been crucial to their success. 

How the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles got to 4-0: Hurts is sixth in the lead in pass yards with 1,120 and is also second in the league behind Lamar Jackson in rushing yards with 205 (amongst quarterbacks). With elite receivers like A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders, the Eagles have no shortage of offensive weapons.

How the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles got to 4-0: The defense is led by cornerback Darius Slay in the secondary and edge rusher Haason Reddick, and is well-equipped to challenge opposing offenses.

The overwhelming question moving forward now is: How long can the Eagles stay undefeated? While 4-0 is an impressive record, the Eagles’ wins have all come against teams that had losing records last season. The Lions and Jaguars specifically were the worst two teams in the NFL last year. The good news is that Philly has one of the league’s easiest schedules this season. 

The overwhelming question moving forward now is: How long can the Eagles stay undefeated? Week 6’s matchup against the division-rival Cowboys and Week 12’s matchup vs. the Green Bay Packers should prove challenging tests, but few other games on the schedule appear unwinnable.

Philadelphia Eagles upcoming schedule: Week 5: Eagles at Cardinals Week 6: Eagles vs. Cowboys (NBC) Week 7: Bye Week 8: Eagles vs. Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles upcoming schedule: Week 9: Eagles at Texans Week 10: Eagles vs. Commanders Week 11: Eagles at Colts Week 12: Eagles vs. Packers (NBC)

Philadelphia Eagles upcoming schedule: Week 13: Eagles vs. Titans Week 14: Eagles at Giants Week 15: Eagles at Bears

Philadelphia Eagles upcoming schedule: Week 16: Eagles at Cowboys Week 17: Eagles vs. Saints Week 18: Eagles vs. Giants

Philadelphia Eagles recent playoff history: The Eagles have made the postseason in four of the last five years. Before failing to advance to the playoffs in 2020, the Eagles experienced a three-year drought in which they were unable to make the postseason from 2014-2016.

Philadelphia Eagles recent playoff history: 2021: Eagles lost to the Buccaneers in the Wild Card round, 31-15 2020: Did not make the postseason

Philadelphia Eagles recent playoff history: 2019: Eagles lost to the Seahawks in the Wild Card round, 17-9 2018: Eagles lost to the Saints in the Divisional round, 20-14 2017: Won Super Bowl LII vs. Patriots, 41-33

Best season in Philadelphia Eagles history: So far, the Eagles are primed to have a record-setting season. The following list represents the seasons with the fewest losses in franchise history, not the season’s with the most wins because the amount of games played per season has changed over the years.

Best season in Philadelphia Eagles history: 1949: 11-1 1960: 10-2 2017: 13-3 2004: 13-3 1944: 7-1

Best season in Philadelphia Eagles history: Philly also had a 12-win season in 1980, and three 11-win seasons in 1979, 1989 and 1992. Only time will tell if this year’s team should be considered one of the best in franchise history.

Undefeated NFL teams in history: The most famous undefeated team in NFL history is the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who remain the only team ever to finish the regular season with a perfect record and win the Super Bowl. 

Undefeated NFL teams in history: That Dolphins team was 14-0 in the regular season, won three playoff games and then defeated Washington, 14-7, in Super Bowl VII. Every year, the surviving members of that team gather to share a toast when that season’s final unbeaten team loses its first game.

Here is the full list of teams in league history who finished the regular season undefeated and untied: 1934 Chicago Bears (13-0): Lost NFL Championship Game to New York Giants

1942 Chicago Bears (11-0): Lost NFL Championship Game to Washington

Here is the full list of teams in league history who finished the regular season undefeated and untied: 1972 Miami Dolphins (14-0): Won Super Bowl VII vs Washington

2007 New England Patriots (16-0): Won two playoff games before losing in Super Bowl XLII to the New York Giants

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