1969 Philadelphia Eagles season
|1969 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Jerry Williams|
|Home field||Franklin Field|
|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. 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.  The white helmets would become part of the Eagles' permanent uniform for the subsequent four seasons.
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).
|2||28||Ernest Calloway||LB||Texas Southern|
|3||55||Pick Traded to Cleveland Browns|
|4||80||Bob Kuechenberg||G||Notre Dame|
|7||159||Mike Schmeising||RB||St. Olaf|
|8||184||Bill Hobbs||LB||Texas A&M|
|10||236||Sonny Wade||QB||Emory & Henry|
|13||314||Wade Key||TE||Southwest Texas State|
|15||367||Leon Angevine||WR||Penn State|
|17||419||Bob Haack||T||Linfield (Ore.)|
|1||September 21, 1969||Cleveland Browns||L 27–20|| |
|2||September 28, 1969||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 41–27|| |
|3||October 5, 1969||Dallas Cowboys||L 38–7|| |
|4||October 13, 1969||at Baltimore Colts||L 24–20|| |
|5||October 19, 1969||at Dallas Cowboys||L 49–14|| |
|6||October 26, 1969||New Orleans Saints||W 13–10|| |
|7||November 2, 1969||at New York Giants||W 23–20|| |
|8||November 9, 1969||at Washington Redskins||T 28–28|| |
|9||November 16, 1969||Los Angeles Rams||L 23–17|| |
|10||November 23, 1969||at St. Louis Cardinals||W 34–30|| |
|11||November 30, 1969||at New Orleans Saints||L 26–17|| |
|12||December 7, 1969||Washington Redskins||L 34–29|| |
|13||December 14, 1969||Atlanta Falcons||L 27–3|| |
|14||December 21, 1969||at San Francisco 49ers||L 14–13|| |
|New Orleans Saints||5||9||0||.357||1–5||4–6||311||393||W1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.