Because in Philly it’s in vogue to talk about that one time our team played, beat or lost to the eventual champion.
The Eagles have played their home opener against the eventual Super Bowl champs in each of the past four seasons. Noted by The School Philly, who kind of predicted this in September: Since 2009 the Eagles have opened at home against the Super Bowl winning team that year. In 2009, the Saints beat the Eagles 48-22. In 2010, the Eagles lost their first home game against the Packers 27-20. In 2011, the Eagles lost their first home game to the New York Giants 29-16
And now, the Ravens.
You know, if the Eagles open at home against the Chiefs next season………