The 2010s were one of the most successful decades in Philadelphia Eagles history. The team finished with 87 wins and 73 losses (.543 win%). Over the course of those 10 years, they won the NFC East four times, they made the playoffs five times, and won their first Super Bowl in team history.
With all of that success, obviously that means there were a lot of great games the Eagles played in. This article will rank the top 10 games from the past 10 seasons. (Games that just missed the cut include the Eagles defeating the Patriots in New England in 2015, the Eagles putting up 51 points against Denver in 2017, and the Eagles manhandling the Cowboys 37-9 in 2017).
Without further ado, here are the top 10 Eagles games from the 2010s:
10) Double Doink (2018)
The Eagles were trailing late and needed a touchdown. Nick Foles used the little bit of his magic to toss a 4th-and-goal touchdown to Golden Tate for the Eagles to take the lead. The joy Eagles fans had from the touchdown was short-lived though, as the Bears had a big kick return and got into field goal range. All they needed was the kick to go through the uprights and the season would have ended for Philadelphia. Cody Parkey's kick was deflected enough by Trayvon Hester that it hit off the uprights, and essentially became a meme on the internet. The city of Philadelphia erupted as Foles' sorcery might have helped the football hit the upright and crossbar and allowed the Eagles to advance to the divisional round.
9) Win Over Cowboys in Overtime (2015)
The Eagles piled onto the Cowboys misery in 2015. The Eagles almost won this game in regulation, but a fluky kick bounced off the uprights and deflected in. In overtime, the Eagles won the coin toss and never looked back. Sam Bradford lead a dominant offensive drive, which was capped off with a walk-off touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews. This loss pushed the Cowboys down to 2-4 in a season where they ended the year with a top-five draft selection.
8) Jake Elliott's Game-Winner vs Giants (2017)
The Eagles started their home opener great with a 14-0 lead heading into the 4th quarter. Then they blew that lead and suddenly found themselves down 21-14. Eventually the game ended up tied 24-24, and the Eagles offense drove the ball down far enough to allow rookie kicker Jake Elliott a chance at a 61-yard field goal. The new guy came up clutch and nailed the longest field goal in Philadelphia Eagles history, and put the Eagles at 2-1 on the season. The kick launched the Eagles into a nine-game winning-streak, cementing their status as the #1 seed in the NFC come playoff time.
7) Nick Foles 7 TD Performance (2013)
The game that launched Nick Foles into a star in Philadelphia. The Eagles entered this game 3-5 with playoff hopes dim. Foles went on to tie the NFL record with seven touchdown passes, and he would have likely broke the record if he wasn't benched in the 4th quarter. This jumpstarted the entire Eagles team, and they went on a run which ultimately resulted in them becoming NFC East champions.
6) Monday Night Massacre (2010)
This game was over right from the first play of the game when Michael Vick connected with DeSean Jackson for a 90-yard touchdown. The Eagles led 35-0 just 16 minutes into the game; it was a 60-minute spanking for the Redskins. This performance helped put Michael Vick back into NFL prominence, with fans and players alike going back to respecting his abilities on the field.
5) Eagles Beat Cowboys for NFC East Crown (2013)
A game between the Eagles and Cowboys to decided the NFC East is what Eagles fans dream of. The Eagles had the lead late, but the Cowboys only needed a field goal to eliminate the Eagles. That's when Brandon Boykin stepped up to intercept Kyle Orton and seal the game. It was a perfect end for a rollercoaster of a 2013 season.
4) Falcons NFC Divisional Round (2017)
For the first time in history, a #6 seed was favored against the #1 team in a playoff game. The Eagles held onto a 15-10 lead late, but the Falcons offense drove down to the Eagles goal line in the final minute. Philadelphia's defense stayed strong and made sure Matt Ryan's passes to Julio Jones went unfinished, and they forced a turnover on downs to secure the victory. After the game, Lane Johnson and Chris Long sported "underdog masks", which the team and its fans rallied around with their underdog label throughout the playoffs.
3) Snow Bowl (2013)
A game in a blizzard is what every kid dreamed of playing in growing up. At least six inches of snow fell in Philadelphia, and made the field impossible to see on TV and in the stands for the first half. The Eagles needed to win this game to keep pace in the NFC East race, and a big game from LeSean McCoy (217 rushing yards -- a franchise record) helped the team overcome a deficit and secure a victory.
2) NFC Championship Game (2017)
Remember when the Vikings were favored in this game and their fans thought they had an easy win? Remember when their fans flew to Philadelphia and tried to take over the Art Museum steps with their dumb SKOL clap? Remember when they dressed up the Rocky statue in purple and gold and thought they would be playing in a Super Bowl they were hosting? Boy that was funny....
Minnesota got out to a 7-0 lead early, and were driving with the ball again. The air was slowly being sucked out of the Linc and the defense needed to step up big fast before the game got out of hand. Chris Long got his hand on Case Keenum and allowed Patrick Robinson to grab a pick-six and get the Linc rocking louder than it has ever been. That play was the start of a 38-0 run by Philadelphia, and the entire city was celebrating the win by the time the 3rd quarter was ending. Next stop: Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.
1) Super Bowl LII (2017)
Obviously, the game the Eagles won their first ever Super Bowl in would be the top game of the decade. This game had everything you could ask for -- passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns, touchdowns where the quarterback catches the ball, and a strip sack to help defeat the greatest dynasty the sport has ever seen. All 46 active players for the game needed their A-games, and all 46 had it that night. This game is the best of the decade and the best in Eagles history, and it is in consideration for the greatest Super Bowl ever played as well.