1986 Philadelphia Eagles season
|1986 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Buddy Ryan|
|Home field||Veterans Stadium|
|Division place||4th NFC East|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1986 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 54th in the league. The team was unable to improve upon their previous output win total of seven. Instead, the team finished with five wins, ten losses and one tie. This was the fifth consecutive season in which the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Quarterback duties were split between 35-year old veteran Ron Jaworski (who started nine games in his final season with the team) and second-year quarterback Randall Cunningham. Veteran quarterback Matt Cavanaugh also started two games. The Eagles' passing game struggled, with the third-fewest passing yards in the league (2,540), and the fewest yards-per-attempt (4.1).
The Eagles set dubious NFL records by giving up a record number of sacks (a still-standing NFL-record of 104) and yardage allowed on sacks (708). No other team in football history had ever given up more than 78 sacks or 554 yards on quarterback sacks.The team gave up three-or-more sacks in every single game of the 1986 season, the only team in NFL history to do so.
The lone highlights of the season came on the road. On October 5, the Birds entered Fulton County Stadium and shut out the previously-undefeated Atlanta Falcons, 16–0. then gained a comeback 33–27 OT win against the Raiders at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 30, the Eagles' first win over the club since the 1980 season and first-ever victory on the road against the Oakland/LA franchise.
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 ||= Hall of Famer|
|1||10||Keith Byars||Running back||Ohio State|
|2||37||Anthony Toney||Running back||Texas A&M|
|4||106||Matt Darwin||Center||Texas A&M|
|5||128||Dan McMillen||Defensive end||Colorado|
|7||169||Cornelius Redick||Wide receiver||Fullerton State|
|7||176||Byron Lee||Linebacker||Ohio State|
|7||*||Charles Crawford||Running back||Oklahoma State|
|8||208||Seth Joyner||Linebacker||Texas-El Paso|
|9||233||Clyde Simmons||Defensive end||Western Carolina|
|10||261||Junior Tautalatasi||Running back||Washington State|
|11||288||Steve Bogdalek||Guard||Michigan State|
|12||315||Reggie Singletary||Defensive end||North Carolina State|
|12||325||Bobby Howard||Running back||Indiana|
- Supplemental pick
|1986 Philadelphia Eagles staff|
| Front office
| Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
|1||September 7, 1986||at Washington Redskins||L 41–14|| |
|2||September 14, 1986||at Chicago Bears||L 13–10|| |
|3||September 21, 1986||Denver Broncos||L 33–7|| |
|4||September 28, 1986||Los Angeles Rams||W 34–20|| |
|5||October 5, 1986||at Atlanta Falcons||W 16–0|| |
|6||October 12, 1986||at New York Giants||L 35–3|| |
|7||October 19, 1986||Dallas Cowboys||L 17–14|| |
|8||October 26, 1986||San Diego Chargers||W 23–7|| |
|9||November 2, 1986||at St. Louis Cardinals||L 13–10|| |
|10||November 9, 1986||New York Giants||L 17–14|| |
|11||November 16, 1986||Detroit Lions||L 13–11|| |
|12||November 23, 1986||at Seattle Seahawks||L 24–20|| |
|13||November 30, 1986||at Los Angeles Raiders||W 33–27|| |
|14||December 7, 1986||St. Louis Cardinals||T 10–10|| |
|15||December 14, 1986||at Dallas Cowboys||W 23–21|| |
|16||December 21, 1986||Washington Redskins||L 21–14|| |
- Date: September 14
- Game time: 12:00 p.m.
- Game weather: 61°F, wind 12 mph
- Game attendance: 65,130
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Week 6: at New York Giants
- Date: October 12
- Game time: 4:00 p.m. EDT
- Game weather: 55°F, wind 12 mph
- Game attendance: 74,221
- Referee: Jerry Markbreit
- TV announcers (CBS): Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)
Week 10: vs. New York Giants
at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Date: November 9
- Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
- Game weather: 64°F, wind 12 mph
- Game attendance: 60,601
- Referee: Fred Wyant
- TV announcers (CBS): Pat Summerall (play-by-play), John Madden (color commentary)
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- Mike Quick 8 Rec, 145 Yds, 3 TD
|New York Giants(1)||14||2||0||.875||7–1||11–1||371||236||W9|
|St. Louis Cardinals||4||11||1||.281||1–6–1||3–10–1||218||351||W1|
Awards and honors
- Keith Byars, Franchise record, most rushing yards by a rookie
- Mike Quick, 1986 Pro Bowl selection
- 1986 Philadelphia Eagles
- Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1986 Philadelphia Eagles
- Pro-Football-Reference: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending Sacked
- Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the NFL, in the regular season, requiring Sacked >= 3, sorted by most games in season matching criteria.
- Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-11.