1969 Philadelphia Eagles season

1969 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Jerry Williams
Owner Leonard Tose
Home field Franklin Field
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 4th NFL Capitol
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1969 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 37th in the National Football League. They improved on their previous output of 2–12, winning four games.[1] Despite the improvement, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.

The Eagles wore both green (for road games) and white (for home games) helmets during the season. [2] The white helmets would become part of the Eagles' permanent uniform for the subsequent four seasons.[3]

Offseason

1969 NFL Draft

The 1969 National Football League Draft was part of the Common Draft, the third and final year in which the NFL and American Football League (AFL) held a joint draft of college players. The draft took place on January 28–29, 1969. The Philadelphia Eagles would alternate with the Atlanta Falcons in picking 2nd and 3rd in the 17 rounds.

The draft began with first overall pick of O. J. Simpson, the Heisman-Trophy winning running back from USC, by the American Football League's Buffalo Bills. In a 14-game 1968 season the Eagles would have no wins until Nov 28 in week 12 when they defeated the Detroit Lions (4–8–2) in Detroit 12–0, and on Dec 8 in week 13 the New Orleans Saints (4–9–1) in Philadelphia 29–17. This gave the Eagles a better record than the Buffalo Bills (1–12–1) by half a game, and equaled the record of the Atlanta Falcons (2–12) who would win the coin flip for the rights to the second pick in the draft, George Kunz offensive tackle from Notre Dame. Future Hall of Famer "Mean "Joe Greene, defensive tackle from North Texas would go as a 4th pick, by the Pittsburgh Steelers (2–11–1).

Player Selections

RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool
13Leroy KeyesRBPurdue
228Ernest CallowayLBTexas Southern
355Pick Traded to Cleveland Browns
369 Bill BradleyDBTexas
480Bob KuechenbergGNotre Dame
5107Jim AndersonGMissouri
6132Richard BarnhorstTEXavier
7159Mike SchmeisingRBSt. Olaf
8184Bill HobbsLBTexas A&M
9211Kent LawrenceWRGeorgia
9218Lynn BussLBWisconsin
10236Sonny WadeQBEmory & Henry
10243Donnie ShanklinRBKansas
11263Jim MarcumDBTexas-Arlington
12288Gary AdamsDBArkansas
13314Wade KeyTESouthwest Texas State
14340James RossTBishop
15367Leon AngevineWRPenn State
16392Tom McClintonDBSouthern
17419Bob HaackTLinfield (Ore.)

Roster

1969 Philadelphia Eagles roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 Cleveland Browns L 27–20
60,658
2 September 28, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers W 41–27
60,658
3 October 5, 1969 Dallas Cowboys L 38–7
60,658
4 October 13, 1969 at Baltimore Colts L 24–20
56,864
5 October 19, 1969 at Dallas Cowboys L 49–14
71,509
6 October 26, 1969 New Orleans Saints W 13–10
60,658
7 November 2, 1969 at New York Giants W 23–20
62,912
8 November 9, 1969 at Washington Redskins T 28–28
50,502
9 November 16, 1969 Los Angeles Rams L 23–17
60,658
10 November 23, 1969 at St. Louis Cardinals W 34–30
45,512
11 November 30, 1969 at New Orleans Saints L 26–17
72,805
12 December 7, 1969 Washington Redskins L 34–29
60,658
13 December 14, 1969 Atlanta Falcons L 27–3
60,658
14 December 21, 1969 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–13
25,391

Standings

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 11 2 1 .846 6–0 9–1 369 223 W3
Washington Redskins 7 5 2 .583 3–2–1 6–3–1 307 319 L1
New Orleans Saints 5 9 0 .357 1–5 4–6 311 393 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 4 9 1 .308 1–4–1 4–5–1 279 377 L4

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

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