1975 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1975 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coachMike McCormack
OwnerLeonard Tose
Home fieldVeterans Stadium
Results
Record4–10
Division place5th NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersTE Charle Young
QB Mike Boryla

The 1975 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise’s 43rd in the National Football League. 1975 was the third season under head coach Mike McCormack, but became the Eagles’ ninth consecutive season without a winning record. The Eagles also missed the playoffs for a fifteenth consecutive season, a franchise record. Following the season, McCormack was fired and replaced for 1976 by Dick Vermeil.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Player Selections[edit]

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [Note 1] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS COLLEGE
1 Pick Traded to Los Angeles Rams for QB Roman Gabriel in 1973 [1]
2 Pick Traded to Buffalo Bills for DT Jerry Patton in 1975 [1]
3 Pick Traded to Los Angeles Rams for QB Roman Gabriel in 1973 [1]
4 Pick Traded to New Orleans Saints for LB Dick Absher in 1972 [1]
5 Pick Traded to New England Patriots for RB John Tarver in 1975 [1]
6 Pick Traded to Cincinnati Bengals for QB Mike Boryla in 1974 [1]
7 167 Bill Capraum T Miami (Fla)
8 198 Jeff Bleamer T Penn State
9 Pick Traded to San Francisco 49ers for RB Randy Jackson in 1974 [1]
10 248 Ken Schroy DB Maryland
11 273 Keith Rowen G Stanford
12 298 Dick Pawlewicz RB William & Mary
13 324 Tom Ehlers LB Kentucky
14 354 Larry O'Rouke DT Ohio State
15 379 Clayton Korver DE Northwestern College
16 404 Calvin Jones WR Texas Tech
17 429 Gary Webb DE Temple

Roster[edit]

1975 Philadelphia Eagles roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 New York Giants L 23–14
60,798
2 September 28, 1975 at Chicago Bears L 15–13
48,071
3 October 5, 1975 Washington Redskins W 26–10
64,397
4 October 12, 1975 at Miami Dolphins L 24–16
60,127
5 October 19, 1975 at St. Louis Cardinals L 31–20
45,242
6 October 26, 1975 Dallas Cowboys L 20–17
64,889
7 November 3, 1975 Los Angeles Rams L 42–3
64,601
8 November 9, 1975 St. Louis Cardinals L 24–23
60,277
9 November 16, 1975 at New York Giants W 13–10
53,434
10 November 23, 1975 at Dallas Cowboys L 27–17
57,893
11 November 30, 1976 San Francisco 49ers W 27–17
56,694
12 December 7, 1975 Cincinnati Bengals L 31–0
56,984
13 December 14, 1975 at Denver Broncos L 25–10
36,860
14 December 21, 1975 at Washington Redskins W 26–3
49,385

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New York Giants[edit]

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
• Giants 0 13010 23
Eagles 0 707 14
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21.1 °C); relative humidity 80%; wind 8 miles per hour (13 km/h; 7.0 kn)
  • Television network: CBS

[2]

The Eagles lose this game, the first of ten losses during their season.

Week 2: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (0–2) at Chicago Bears (1–1)
1 234Total
Eagles 3 307 13
• Bears 0 906 15

Week 3: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
1 234Total
Redskins 3 700 10
• Eagles 6 3710 26

[4]

Eagles’ head coach Mike McCormack had called his team out for “dogging it” prior to the game.

Week 4: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (1–3) at Miami Dolphins (3–1)
1 234Total
Eagles 6 307 16
• Dolphins 0 1077 24
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 80 °F (26.7 °C), wind 13 miles per hour (21 km/h; 11 kn)

Week 5: at St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (1–4) at St. Louis Cardinals (3–2)
1 234Total
Eagles 6 307 16
• Cardinals 0 1077 24

Week 6: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Dallas Cowboys (5–1) at Philadelphia Eagles (1–5)
1 234Total
• Cowboys 0 10010 20
Eagles 7 703 17

[7]

Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Los Angeles Rams (6–1) at Philadelphia Eagles (1–6)
1 234Total
• Rams 7 14147 42
Eagles 0 300 3

[8]

Week 8: vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals (6–2) at Philadelphia Eagles (1–7)
1 234Total
• Cardinals 7 0710 24
Eagles 10 1030 23

[9]

Week 9: at New York Giants[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (2–7) at New York Giants (3–6)
1 234Total
Eagles 0 733 13
Giants 3 007 10

Week 10: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (2–8) at Dallas Cowboys (7–3)
1 234Total
Eagles 0 3014 17
• Cowboys 3 1437 27
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 41 °F (5 °C), wind 8 miles per hour (13 km/h; 7.0 kn)

Week 11: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

San Francisco 49ers (5–6) at Philadelphia Eagles (3–8)
1 234Total
49ers 0 0314 17
• Eagles 3 1077 27

[12]

Week 12: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals (10–2) at Philadelphia Eagles (3–9)
1 234Total
• Bengals 7 1707 31
Eagles 0 000 0

[13]

The playoff-bound Bengals took it to their former teammate, Bill Bergey in the Eagles’ home finale. This game appeared in the Disney movie Invincible.

Week 13: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (3–10) at Denver Broncos (6–7)
1 234Total
Eagles 7 030 10
• Broncos 3 769 25
  • Date: December 14
  • Location: Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 21 °F (−6.1 °C), wind 12 miles per hour (19 km/h; 10 kn), wind chill 9 °F or −12.8 °C

Week 14: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles (4–10) at Washington Redskins (8–6)
1 234Total
Eagles 7 3106 26
Redskins 3 000 3

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
St. Louis Cardinals(3) 11 3 0 .786 6–2 9–2 356 276 W3
Dallas Cowboys(4) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 350 268 W2
Washington Redskins 8 6 0 .571 4–4 7–4 325 276 L2
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 1–7 3–8 216 306 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 10 0 .286 3–5 4–7 225 302 W1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 29, 2009. Retrieved 2008-05-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles – September 21st, 1975
  3. ^ Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears – September 28th, 1975
  4. ^ Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – October 5th, 1975
  5. ^ Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins – October 12th, 1975
  6. ^ Philadelphia Eagles at St. Louis Cardinals – October 19th, 1975
  7. ^ Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – October 26th, 1975
  8. ^ Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia Eagles – November 3rd, 1975
  9. ^ St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles – November 9th, 1975
  10. ^ Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants – November 16th, 1975
  11. ^ Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – November 23rd, 1975
  12. ^ San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles – November 30th, 1975
  13. ^ Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles – December 7th, 1975
  14. ^ Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos – December 14th, 1975
  15. ^ Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – December 21st, 1975

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