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NFL Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles Have Opened Season at Home Against Last Four Super Bowl Champions

(John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

The Baltimore Ravens pulled off their magical season of destiny after pulling off the 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII to send Ray Lewis into retirement as a winner. While it’s still way too early to determine which team has the best shot at coming out on top for the 2013 season, one way to predict the winner may involve the Philadelphia Eagles.

When taking a closer look at the Eagles over the last four years, their first game at Lincoln Financial Field each season has been against the eventual Super Bowl champions. Starting with the 2009 season, Philadelphia’s first home game in each of the last four years has been against the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and recently–the Ravens.

So if this trend continues over to the 2013 season, the rest of the 31 teams in the NFL may have their fingers crossed to be part of Philadelphia’s home opener considering the last four teams have won the Super Bowl. Of course, first thing’s first in the City of Brotherly Love as this team needs to figure out what to do about their beloved quarterback position.

Each day Michael Vick sticks around is more money wasted on the veteran quarterback and whether or not he still has what it takes to be an effective starter is debatable. One thing is certain though–Chip Kelly better decide on what he wants to do quickly as the 2013 NFL Draft is just a few months away in April.

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