1982 Philadelphia Eagles season

1982 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Dick Vermeil
General manager Jim Murray
Owner Leonard Tose
Home field Veterans Stadium
Results
Record 3–6
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1982 Philadelphia Eagles season resulted in a losing season. This season would mark the end of an era under head coach Dick Vermeil. While under Vermeil the Eagles had the most successful period of their existence up to that time, making the playoffs four straight seasons (1978–1981) and having a record of 54–47 in six seasons with Vermeil (1976–1982) while making the Super Bowl in 1980. Vermeil retired due to burnout but would return to coaching in 1997 with the St. Louis Rams and would lead them to a Super Bowl victory in 1999.

Offseason

NFL draft

After going 10–6 and losing in the NFC Wildcard game at home to the New York Giants (9–7) in the 1981 season the Eagles would be picking 20th in the 12 rounds of the draft

The 1982 NFL Draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 27–28, 1982. ESPN would cover all 12 rounds live. ESPN would then show a replay later that night.

The Philadelphia Eagles would get the 20th pick in the 12 rounds. The Eagles would draft 11 players in this year's draft.

RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool
120Mike QuickWide receiverNorth Carolina State University
247Lawrence SampletonTight endUniversity of Texas at Austin
378Vyto KabTight endPenn State
4105Anthony GriggsLinebackerOhio State
5132Dennis DeVaughnDefensive backBishop
6159Curt GrieveWide receiverYale
7190Harvey ArmstrongDefensive tackleSouthern Methodist
8217Jim FritzcheTacklePurdue
9244Tony WoodruffWide receiverFresno State
10
11301Ron IngramWide receiverOklahoma State
12328Rob TaylorTackleNorthwestern

Personnel

Staff

1982 Philadelphia Eagles staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Harry Gamble

Roster

1982 Philadelphia Eagles roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season

The 1981 season schedule was set by how the Eagles finished in 1981, 2nd in NFC East. The way it was laid out, 4 of the 5 teams in the same 5 team division could end up having 10 to 14 common opponents during the 1981 season. Also, when the last regular season game is over teams know who they play the following year.

  • A home and home series vs Dallas, New York Giants, St. Louis and Washington = 8 games
  • The top 4 teams in the NFC East play the 4 teams in the AFC Central = 4 games
  • The 2nd and 3rd place team in NFC Central and NFC West in the 1980 Season
  • Eagles lose 7 games due to strike (at Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, at Green Bay, at St Louis, Los Angeles Rams, and at Pittsburgh) – the latter was actually planned for Monday Night Football (they have yet to meet in primetime to this day). The game against the New York Giants that was originally scheduled for Monday Night Football on October 25, 1982 was moved to January 2, 1983 as the NFL created a "17th week" of the 1982 NFL season. It was the first time the Eagles and the NFL played a regular season game in January.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 Washington Redskins L 37–34
68,885
2 September 19, 1982 at Cleveland Browns W 24–21
78,830
Players' strike
3 November 21, 1982 Cincinnati Bengals L 18–14
65,172
4 November 28, 1982 at Washington Redskins L 13–9
48,313
5 December 5, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals L 23–20
63,622
6 December 11, 1982 at New York Giants L 23–7
66,053
7 December 19, 1982 Houston Oilers W 35–14
44,119
8 December 26, 1982 at Dallas Cowboys W 24–20
46,199
9 January 2, 1983 New York Giants L 26–24
55,797

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 8 1 0 .889 6–1 8–1 190 128 W4
Dallas Cowboys(2) 6 3 0 .667 2–1 4–2 226 145 L2
St. Louis Cardinals(6) 5 4 0 .556 3–1 5–4 135 170 L1
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 2–3 3–5 164 160 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 1–5 1–5 191 195 L1
National Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 8 1 0 .889 190 128 W4
Dallas Cowboys(2) 6 3 0 .667 226 145 L2
Green Bay Packers(3) 5 3 1 .611 226 169 L1
Minnesota Vikings(4) 5 4 0 .556 187 198 W1
Atlanta Falcons(5) 5 4 0 .556 183 199 L2
St. Louis Cardinals(6) 5 4 0 .556 135 170 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(7) 5 4 0 .556 158 178 W3
Detroit Lions(8) 4 5 0 .444 181 176 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160 W1
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160 W1
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206 L1
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195 L1
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250 W1

References

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