- Personal Information:
- Full Name: Russell Westbrook III
- Nicknames: The Brodie, Russ, Beastbrook, Mr. Triple Double
- Date of Birth: November 12, 1988
- Age: 35 years
- Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
- Father: Russell Westbrook Jr. (Played college basketball)
- Mother: Shannon Horton
- Spouse: Nina Earl (Married in August 2015)
- Children: Three children
- Career Information:
- Current Team:
- Los Angeles Clippers (Jersey #0, Position: Point Guard)
- Position: Point Guard
- Year: 2008
- Round: 1st
- Pick: 4th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics
- NBA Debut: October 29, 2008
- Experience: 15 years
- Previous Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder, among others
- Current Team:
- Physical Details:
- Height: 1.91 m (6 feet 4 inches)
- Weight: 90 kg (200 pounds)
- Wingspan: 2.03 m
- Shoe Size: Size 15 (US)
- Financial & Contractual Details:
- Latest Contract: 2 years, $7,863,263 (Signed July 6, 2023)
- Average Annual Salary: $3,931,632
- Net Worth: Estimated $200 million
- Other Details:
Russell Westbrook Stats
Russell Westbrook, now with the LA Clippers and wearing jersey #0, has had a distinguished career as a point guard in the NBA.
- Teams Played For: Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC), Houston Rockets (HOU), Washington Wizards (WSH), Los Angeles Lakers (LAL), LA Clippers (LAC)
- Position: Point Guard
- Jersey Number: #0
Career Averages (Per Game):
- Games Played (GP): 1111
- Games Started (GS): 1037
- Minutes (MIN): 34.2
- Field Goals (FG): 8.0-18.2 (43.8% accuracy)
- 3-Point Shots (3PT): 1.1-3.7 (30.5% accuracy)
- Free Throws (FT): 5.2-6.7 (77.7% accuracy)
- Rebounds (REB): 7.3 (1.6 offensive and 5.6 defensive)
- Assists (AST): 8.3
- Steals (STL): 1.6
- Blocks (BLK): 0.3
- Fouls (PF): 2.6
- Turnovers (TO): 4.0
- Points (PTS): 22.2
- Field Goals (FG): 8837-20185 (43.8% accuracy)
- 3-Point Shots (3PT): 1243-4076 (30.5% accuracy)
- Free Throws (FT): 5746-7396 (77.7% accuracy)
- Rebounds (REB): 8073 (1802 offensive and 6271 defensive)
- Assists (AST): 9254
- Steals (STL): 1800
- Blocks (BLK): 351
- Fouls (PF): 2893
- Turnovers (TO): 4487
- Points (PTS): 24663
- Double Doubles (DD2): 505
- Triple Doubles (TD3): 198
- Disqualifications (DQ): 22
- Ejections (EJECT): 10
- Technical Fouls (TECH): 172
- Flagrant Fouls (FLAG): 18
- Assist to Turnover Ratio (AST/TO): 2.1
- Steal to Turnover Ratio (STL/TO): 0.4
- Scoring Efficiency (SC-EFF): 1.222
- Shooting Efficiency (SH-EFF): 0.47
Russell Westbrook's career has been marked by high energy and versatility, making him one of the most dynamic point guards in NBA history. His ability to achieve triple-doubles consistently is a testament to his all-around game. Despite criticisms for his high turnover rate and shooting efficiency, Westbrook's impact on the floor is undeniable, as seen in his impressive career statistics.
Russell Westbrook 2023-24 Profile
Russell Westbrook — the 6 foot 4, 200 pound point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers — will go down as one of the best point guards of all time. Yet, considering the way that people have disrespected him in the past few seasons, it’s easy to forget just how incredible Russell Westbrook was during the first half of his career. And even now, Russell’s blend of explosive athleticism, adept passing, and defensive tenaciousness still shines through whenever he’s on the court. It’s just that the turnovers and other haphazard playmaking decisions sometimes muddies his narrative.
But when it’s all said and done, Russell Westbrook is a first ballot NBA Hall of Famer — and deserves to be viewed as such.
In this article, we’ll discuss Russell Westbrook’s general information, analyze his pre-NBA background, note his NBA career so far, and forecast how his 2023-24 season will fare.
Russell Westbrook General Information
Russell Westbrook III was born on November 12, 1988, in Long Beach, California, USA. His parents are Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton. Russell Westbrook Jr. played basketball in college.
Russell Westbrook is married to Nina Earl. The couple met in college, and got married in August 2015. They currently have three children together.
On July 6, 2023, Westbrook signed a 2 year, $7,863,263 contract with the LA Clippers — making for an average annual salary of $3,931,632. Westbrook’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.
Russell Westbrook wears jersey number 0, and wears a size 15 (US) shoe.
Russell Westbrook Background
Westbrook attended Leuzinger High School, but was very undersized during his first three years there and therefore didn’t receive collegiate interest. The summer before senior year, Westbrook grew to 6 feet, 3 inches tall.
During his senior year of high school, Westbrook averaged 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 2.3 assists. Once the season ended, Westbrook committed to play college basketball at UCLA.
Playing behind future NBA player Darren Collison, Westbrook averaged 3.4 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.7 assists as a freshman at UCLA. Westbrook finished his sophomore season averaging 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.6 steals, and was named All Pac-10 Third Team and Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.
UCLA advanced to the Final Four in both of Westbrook’s seasons at UCLA, but never made it to the NCAA Championship game. After losing in the Final Four as a sophomore, Westbrook declared for the 2008 NBA Draft. And on June 26, 2008, Russell Westbrook was selected with the fourth overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics (who became the Oklahoma City Thunder 6 days later).
Russell Westbrook’s NBA Career So Far
Westbrook averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game in his rookie season with the Thunder, and finished fourth in 2008-09 NBA Rookie of the Year voting, as well as got named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team.
In his second season, Westbrook averaged 16.1 points, 8.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game. The Thunder also made the playoffs for the first time in Westbrook’s career, but lost in the first round. During these playoffs, Westbrook averaged 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 3.2 steals per game.
Westbrook made his first ever All-Star team in the 2010-11 season. He finished the season averaging 21.9 points, 8.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game, and was named to the All-NBA Second Team. The Thunder advanced to the Western Conference Finals that year.
In the 2011-12 season, Westbrook made another All-Star team, earned All-NBA Second Team honors again, and averaged 23.6 points, 5.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. The Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals, but would lose in five games to the Miami Heat. Westbrook averaged 23.1 point per game throughout the playoffs.
Westbrook made another All-Star team in 2012-13, and finished the season averaging 23.2 points, 7.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game. Unfortunately, Westbrook tore his meniscus in the playoffs that year, and the Thunder lost in the second round.
Westbrook missed the first half of the 2013-14 season due to that same meniscus injury, and played on limited minutes when he returned. The Thunder advanced to the Western Conference Finals that year, before losing to the San Antonio Spurs. Westbrook averaged 26.7 points, 8.1 assists, and 7.3 rebounds in the postseason.
Russell Westbrook returned to the All-Star game in 2015, and was named the All-Star game MVP. Since both Westbrook and his teammate Kevin Durant missed time due to injury, the Thunder missed the playoffs in this season — despite Westbrook averaging a then-career high 28.1 points per game
During the 2015-16 season, Westbrook earned his second consecutive All Star game MVP, and finished the season averaging 23.5 points, 10.4 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game. The Thunder made it to the Western Conference Finals and went up 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors, but lost the series in 7 games.
In the 2016-17 season, Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s record for most triple doubles in a season, with 42. He became the second player in NBA history to average a triple double, after averaging 31.6 points, 10.4 assists, and 10.7 rebounds per game. Westbrook won his first and only NBA MVP award by season’s end.
Westbrook averaged a triple double again in the 2017-18 season (averaging 25.4 points, 10.3 assists, and 10.1 rebounds per game), finished as the league leader in assists per game, and was named to the All-NBA Second Team. The Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs.
Once again, Westbrook averaged a triple double in the 2018-19 season (22.9 points, 10.7 assists, and 11.1 rebounds per game), earned his eighth All-Star selection, and lead the league in assists for the third straight season. His Thunder were once again eliminated in the first round.
Westbrook was traded to the Houston Rockers prior to the 2019-20 season. In a pandemic-shortened season, the Rockets advanced to the playoffs, but were eliminated in the second round. Westbrook averaged 17.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game in those playoffs — the lowest averages of his postseason career.
Then Westbrook was traded to the Washington Wizards prior to the 2020-21 season. He averaged a triple double for the fourth time in his career with the Wizards, and averaged 22.2 points, 11.7 assists, and 11.5 rebounds per game. The Wizards lost in the first round of the playoffs.
Prior to the 2021-22 season, Westbrook was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Westbrook received a lot of criticism during his time with the Lakers, mainly for poor shooting. Still, he averaged 18.5 points, 7.1 assists, and 7.4 rebounds per game in his first season.
Westbrook began the 2022-23 season with the Lakers coming off the bench, but was ultimately traded to the Utah Jazz in February. When traded, he was averaging 15.9 points, 7.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds with the Lakers.
Westbrook never played for the Jazz, and instead had his contract bought out by Utah and went to the Los Angeles Clippers. During the regular season, Westbrook averaged 15.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 7.6 assists while shooting 48.9% from the field for the Clippers.
Despite Westbrook averaging 23.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game in the playoffs, the Clippers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
Russell Westbrook also has an accomplished National Team career, winning a gold medal at the 2010 World Championship and at the 2012 London Olympic games for Team USA.
Russell Westbrook 2023-24 Season Forecast
There’s no doubt that Russell Westbrook has talent skill left in the tank. Now on a star-studded Clippers team, Westbrook won’t average as much of anything as we’ve come to expect from him, and will be more of a role-based player. Still, he has a chance to win his first NBA Championship with the Clippers, which is likely what motivates him these days. Regardless of whether he gets that Championship, Russell Westbrook will go down as one of the greatest point guards in NBA history. And it’s about time we all show him respect for that.
On February 12, 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles met at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, to battle it out for Super Bowl LVII (57). While most people predicted that the game would be a closely contested affair, few would have imagined just how exciting this game turned out to be. What’s for certain is that, although only one team could emerge victorious, both teams showcased that they were the NFL’s two top teams in the 2022-23 season. And considering how their 2023-24 seasons have gone thus far, many think we may see the first immediate Super Bowl rematch since the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills did so way back in 1993 and 1994. And even if not, both team’s star quarterbacks are competing to see which might win league MVP at season’s end.
In this article, we’ll discuss the head to head history of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, the background to their rivalry, break down their iconic Super Bowl LVII battle, and look ahead to predict whether these teams might see each other in Super Bowl LVIII.
Chiefs vs Eagles Head to Head History
The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles have played each other a total of 10 times (only 1 of which took place during the playoffs). Of those, the Chiefs have an overall record of 6-4 (5-4 during the regular season).
Kansas City and Philadelphia first played each other on October 22, 1972, in a game that the Eagles won 21-20. The most recent matchup between these two teams came on February 12, 2023, when the Chiefs beat the Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII.
The Chiefs currently have the longest winning streak in this series, having beat the Eagles in four straight games. This streak began on September 19, 2013, and is currently active.
Chiefs vs Eagles Game Log
|Date||Visitor||Visitor Score||Home||Home Score||Result||Game Type|
|11/20/2023||Philadelphia Eagles||21||Kansas City Chiefs||17||L||Regular Season|
|02/12/2023||Kansas City Chiefs||38||Philadelphia Eagles||35||W||Super Bowl LVII|
|10/03/2021||Kansas City Chiefs||42||Philadelphia Eagles||30||W||Regular Season|
|09/17/2017||Philadelphia Eagles||20||Kansas City Chiefs||27||W||Regular Season|
|09/19/2013||Kansas City Chiefs||26||Philadelphia Eagles||16||W||Regular Season|
|09/27/2009||Kansas City Chiefs||14||Philadelphia Eagles||34||L||Regular Season|
|10/02/2005||Philadelphia Eagles||37||Kansas City Chiefs||31||L||Regular Season|
|11/29/2001||Philadelphia Eagles||23||Kansas City Chiefs||10||L||Regular Season|
|09/27/1998||Kansas City Chiefs||24||Philadelphia Eagles||21||W||Regular Season|
|10/11/1992||Philadelphia Eagles||17||Kansas City Chiefs||24||W||Regular Season|
|10/22/1972||Philadelphia Eagles||21||Kansas City Chiefs||20||L||Regular Season|
Kansas City Chiefs lead series 6-5-0 Points Scored: Philadelphia Eagles 275, Kansas City Chiefs 273
Chiefs vs Eagles Analysis
nalyzing the historical game log between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, several key insights can be drawn:
- Overall Series Record: The Kansas City Chiefs lead the series with a record of 6-5-0 against the Philadelphia Eagles. This suggests a closely contested rivalry, with the Chiefs having a slight edge.
- Recent Performance:
- The most recent game in 2023 saw the Eagles defeating the Chiefs, indicating a competitive edge for the Eagles in the latest encounter.
- The Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles, highlighting their ability to secure victories in high-stakes games.
- High-Scoring Games:
- The series features several high-scoring games, including the Chiefs scoring 38 points in Super Bowl LVII and 42 points in their 2021 matchup.
- The total points scored are closely matched (Chiefs 273, Eagles 275), reflecting the offensive capabilities of both teams.
- Significant Matchups:
- The Super Bowl LVII game is a significant highlight of this rivalry, marking a critical win for the Chiefs in a prestigious game.
- Regular season games have also been competitive, with both teams trading wins over the years.
- Decisive Factors:
- Home advantage does not appear to be a decisive factor in this series, as both teams have managed to secure wins away from home.
- The games often come down to offensive strength and the ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
- Evolution of the Rivalry:
- The rivalry has evolved over the years, with both teams showcasing growth and improvement, as evidenced by their close encounters and high-scoring matches.
- The Chiefs have had a recent advantage, including their Super Bowl win, but the Eagles have shown they can compete at the highest level.
In summary, the historical encounters between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles are characterized by their competitive nature, high-scoring games, and a closely matched series record. The rivalry has been highlighted by significant games, including a Super Bowl, and suggests an ongoing competitive spirit between these two teams.
Chiefs vs Eagles Rivalry Background
Given that the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles play in different conferences, and have only played a total of 10 times, there isn’t much to their rivalry aside from them facing each other in Super Bowl LVII.
It’s worth noting that these two franchises are among the most historic in the entire NFL. Although the Eagles have only ever won 1 Super Bowl, their franchise has been around since 1933.
The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, have been an NFL franchise since 1963. Yet, despite being 30 years younger than the Eagles, they also have 2 more Super Bowl victories, having won 3 total.
Super Bowl LVII
After finishing the 2022-23 NFL regular season with a 14-3 record, the Kansas City Chiefs were the #1 seed in the AFC, and earned a bye in the first round of the 2023 playoffs. In the second round, the Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 27-20. In the AFC Championship, the Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.
After also finishing the 2022-23 NFL regular season with a 14-3 record, the Philadelphia Eagles were the #1 seed in the NFC, and therefore earned a first round bye. In the next round, the Eagles crushed the New York Giants 38-7. They then went on the beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, 31-7 — earning them a date with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
Philadelphia began Super Bowl LVII with the ball. Their first drive spanned 75 yards in 11 plays, and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts capped off the long drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead. Then Kansas City responded with an 8-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with Chiefs’ star quarterback Patrick Mahomes connecting with Travis Kelce, Kansas City’s world-class tight end, on an 18-yard touchdown pass to even the score 7-7.
The Eagles failed to produce anything on their second drive, and had to punt the ball to the Chiefs after just three plays. After another solid drive, the Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker missed a 42-yard field goal attempt, keeping the score 7-7.
On the first play of the second quarter, Philadelphia retook the lead 14–7 with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Hurts to A.J. Brown. The Chiefs then had to punt after an unsuccessful drive. But while the Eagles had the ball, Jalen Hurts fumbled, and the ball was recovered by Chiefs’ linebacker Nick Bolton who ran it 36 yards for a touchdown, tying the game 14-14.
However, Hurts quickly righted his mistake, leading the Eagles on a 71-yard drive (which included multiple 4th down conversions), which ended with Hurts having a 4-yard touchdown run that made the score 21–14 in favor of the Eagles.
The Chiefs failed to do anything with the ball, punted it back to the Eagles with 1:33 remaining in the second quarter, and the Eagles went down the field and converted a 35-yard field goal kick right before halftime, to make the score 24-14.
Kansas City received the ball to begin the second half and drove 75 yards in 12 plays, with the drive ending on a 1-yard touchdown run from Isaiah Pacheco to make the score 24-21 Eagles. Then the Eagles had a long drive of their own, which culminated with a successful 33-yard field goal from Eagles kicker Jake Elliott, making the score 27-21.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Mahomes threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kadarius Toney, which gave the Chiefs a 28-27 lead. The Eagles had to punt on their next possession, which was returned 65 yards by Toney, putting the ball on the Eagles 5-yard line. The Chiefs quickly scored from here on a 4-yard touchdown pass.
Philadelphia took four minutes off the clock on their ensuing drive, which spanned eight plays and resulted in a 2-yard touchdown run from Jalen Hurts — who then scored a two-point conversion with a run that tied the score 35-35 with 5:15 remaining in the game.
After a long drive that included a 26-yard run from Patrick Mahomes (who was playing with a sprained ankle), the Chiefs kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds left on the clock, giving them a 38-35 lead. The Eagles weren’t able to do anything with the final 8 seconds, allowing the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVII by a score of 38-35.
Chiefs vs Eagles 2023-24 Team Analysis
The Chiefs and Eagles play each other November 20, 2023, in Week 11 of the NFL regular season. At this point, the Chiefs are 7-2 and are tied for the best record in the AFC, while the Eagles are 8-1 and hold the best record in the NFC. Although an immediate Super Bowl rematch has only happened one time in NFL history, these two teams could very well meet once more in 2024’s Super Bowl LVIII. And even if we don’t get to see that Super Bowl rematch, at least we’ll get to see these world-class teams battle it out later this month.
If the Boston Celtics rivalry against the Los Angeles Lakers is the most storied in NBA history, the Celtics rivalry against the Philadelphia 76ers likely takes second place — and might even earn the top spot, due to sheer volume. Unfortunately for the Philadelphia faithful, the 76ers have long been considered the “younger brother” in this rivalry, so to speak; only because they have lost a majority of their games against the Celtics, and have 14 less NBA Championships than Boston. Still, that doesn’t do away with any of this rivalry’s vitriol — especially in recent seasons, where these teams are usually evenly matched, and have produced many exciting games. While the past has favored Boston, perhaps the future of this rivalry will have the Philadelphia 76ers written all over it.
In this article, we’ll discuss the head to head history between the 76ers and the Celtics, talk about the background to their rivalry, break down their 2023 Eastern Conference Semifinals series, and predict how these teams will match up in 2023-24.
76ers vs Celtics Head to Head History
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have played each other a whopping 579 times — with Boston owning the all-time series, 333-246. However, Boston’s margin is smaller in the postseason, with them winning the series 66-50 (the 116 playoff games these teams have played is the most all time between two franchises.)
The first meeting between the Celtics and 76ers came on November 30, 1949, when the Celtics beat the Nationals (the 76ers’ former name) by a score of 87-71. The most recent matchup between these historic franchises was on May 14, 2023, when the Celtics beat the 76ers 112-88.
The longest win streak in this rivalry came when Boston won 20 straight games against the 76ers, which occurred from December 28, 1971, to March 16, 1974.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Game Log
Here's the complete regular season game log between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics, from the 2023-24 Season to the 2013-14 Season:
|Game||Date||Home Team||Away Team||Result||Score||Streak||Head-to-Head PHI-BOS|
|465||Nov 15, 2023||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||107 - 117||Celtics won 1||197 - 268|
|464||Nov 08, 2023||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||106 - 103||76ers won 2||197 - 267|
|463||Apr 4, 2023||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||103 - 101||76ers won 1||196 - 267|
|462||Feb 25, 2023||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||107 - 110||Celtics won 4||195 - 267|
|461||Feb 8, 2023||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||99 - 106||Celtics won 3||195 - 266|
|460||Oct 18, 2022||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||117 - 126||Celtics won 2||195 - 265|
|459||Feb 15, 2022||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||87 - 135||Celtics won 1||195 - 264|
|458||Jan 14, 2022||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||111 - 99||76ers won 2||195 - 263|
|457||Dec 20, 2021||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||108 - 103||76ers won 1||194 - 263|
|456||Dec 1, 2021||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||87 - 88||Celtics won 1||193 - 263|
|455||Apr 6, 2021||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||106 - 96||76ers won 3||193 - 262|
|454||Jan 22, 2021||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||122 - 110||76ers won 2||192 - 262|
|453||Jan 20, 2021||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||117 - 109||76ers won 1||191 - 262|
|452||Feb 1, 2020||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||95 - 116||Celtics won 1||190 - 262|
|451||Jan 9, 2020||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||109 - 98||76ers won 4||190 - 261|
|450||Dec 12, 2019||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||115 - 109||76ers won 3||189 - 261|
|449||Oct 23, 2019||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||107 - 93||76ers won 2||188 - 261|
|448||Mar 20, 2019||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||118 - 115||76ers won 1||187 - 261|
|447||Feb 12, 2019||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||109 - 112||Celtics won 3||186 - 261|
|446||Dec 25, 2018||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||114 - 121||Celtics won 2||186 - 260|
|445||Oct 16, 2018||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||87 - 105||Celtics won 1||186 - 259|
|444||Jan 18, 2018||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||89 - 80||76ers won 1||186 - 258|
|443||Jan 11, 2018||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||103 - 114||Celtics won 3||185 - 258|
|442||Nov 30, 2017||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||97 - 108||Celtics won 2||185 - 257|
|441||Oct 20, 2017||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||92 - 102||Celtics won 1||185 - 256|
|440||Mar 19, 2017||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||105 - 99||76ers won 1||185 - 255|
|439||Feb 15, 2017||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||108 - 116||Celtics won 11||184 - 255|
|438||Jan 6, 2017||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||106 - 110||Celtics won 10||184 - 254|
|437||Dec 3, 2016||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||106 - 107||Celtics won 9||184 - 253|
|436||Mar 20, 2016||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||105 - 120||Celtics won 8||184 - 252|
|435||Jan 24, 2016||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||92 - 112||Celtics won 7||184 - 251|
|434||Nov 25, 2015||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||80 - 84||Celtics won 6||184 - 250|
|433||Oct 28, 2015||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||95 - 112||Celtics won 5||184 - 249|
|432||Mar 16, 2015||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||89 - 108||Celtics won 4||184 - 248|
|431||Feb 6, 2015||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||96 - 107||Celtics won 3||184 - 247|
|430||Dec 15, 2014||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||87 - 105||Celtics won 2||184 - 246|
|429||Nov 19, 2014||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||90 - 101||Celtics won 1||184 - 245|
|428||Apr 14, 2014||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||113 - 108||76ers won 2||184 - 244|
|427||Apr 4, 2014||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||111 - 102||76ers won 1||183 - 244|
|426||Feb 5, 2014||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||L||108 - 114||Celtics won 1||182 - 244|
|425||Jan 29, 2014||Philadelphia 76ers||Boston Celtics||W||95 - 94||76ers won 1||182 - 243|
76ers vs Celtics Historical Game Log Analysis
Analyzing the historical game log between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics, we can derive several key insights about this NBA matchup:
- Dominance Shifts: Over the years, there have been shifts in dominance between the two teams. While the Boston Celtics have a better overall head-to-head record, the Philadelphia 76ers have had periods of consistent wins, particularly noticeable in the early 2000s and recent years.
- Close Contests and Streaks: Many of the games between these two teams have been closely contested, often with narrow margins of victory. This points to a strong rivalry and a well-matched contest. Additionally, both teams have had streaks of consecutive wins over the other, indicating periods of dominance.
- Impact of Home Court Advantage: The game log shows that both teams have had significant home court advantages at different times. Winning streaks are often more pronounced when teams play at their home venue.
- Evolution of Team Dynamics: The fluctuating fortunes of the teams over the years reflect changes in team rosters, management, and overall team dynamics. Key player trades, injuries, and strategic changes have played a role in the outcomes of these games.
- Significant Games and Turnarounds: Certain games have been turning points, either breaking long losing streaks or starting new winning streaks. These games often coincide with significant events such as debut of key players, coaching changes, or playoff implications.
- Playoff Implications: Games played closer to the playoffs often have higher stakes and intensity, which is reflected in the close scores and the heightened competitiveness of the games.
- Consistency of the Celtics: The Boston Celtics have shown a higher level of consistency over the years, as evidenced by their lead in the overall head-to-head record. This could be attributed to their historically strong player recruitment and development programs.
- Rising Competitiveness of the 76ers: In recent seasons, the 76ers have become increasingly competitive against the Celtics, indicating a resurgence possibly driven by new talent and strategic changes.
This historical game log not only provides insights into the sports rivalry and competitiveness between the two teams but also reflects broader trends in the NBA regarding team development, strategy, and the impact of individual players and coaches.
76ers vs Celtics Rivalry Background
As I previously stated, the Celtics and 76ers have faced each other in the playoffs more than any other teams in history (23 total series, to be exact.) Nothing I can say will better depict the nature of this rivalry than listing these playoff series (which date back to 1953), so I will instead simply list each playoff series they’ve played in, and note the winner of each one in quotations.
1953 Eastern Division Semifinals (Boston), 1954 Eastern Division Semifinals (Philadelphia), 1955 Eastern Division Finals (Philadelphia), 1956 Eastern Division Semifinals (Philadelphia), 1957 Eastern Division Finals (Boston), 1959 Eastern Division Finals (Boston), 1961 Eastern Division Finals (Boston), 1965 Eastern Division Finals (Boston), 1966 Eastern Division Finals (Boston), 1967 Eastern Division Finals (Philadelphia), 1968 Eastern Division Finals (Boston), 1969 Eastern Division Semifinals (Boston), 1977 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Philadelphia), 1980 Eastern Conference Finals (Philadelphia), 1981 Eastern Conference Finals (Philadelphia), 1982 Eastern Conference Finals (Philadelphia), 1985 Eastern Conference Finals (Boston), 2002 Eastern Conference First Round (Boston), 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Boston), 2018 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Boston), 2020 Eastern Conference First Round (Boston), 2023 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Boston).
It is worth nothing that the Celtics have won the past 6 playoff series between these two teams — the most recent of which was the closest, and also the most exciting.
76ers vs Celtics 2023 Eastern Conference Semifinals
After the Boston Celtics finished the 2022-23 regular season with a 57-25 record, they entered the 2023 NBA Playoffs as the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They beat the Atlanta Hawks in the first round, before being matched up against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Conference Semifinals.
The Philadelphia 76ers finished the 2023-23 regular season with a 54-28 record, which earned them the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference (1 game and 1 seed below Boston). They swept the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, earning them a date against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Game 1 of this series took place in Boston. In a game that saw 14 lead changes and 14 ties, 76ers’ James Harden went absolutely ballistic from the field, scoring 45 points to stun the Celtics at home and win Game 1 for the 76ers, 119-115.
Despite the 76ers’ star center Joel Embiid returning from a minor injury which caused him to miss Game 1, Game 2 was all Boston from start to finish. Led by 25 points from Jaylen Brown and 23 from Malcolm Brogdon, the Celtics demolished the 76ers 121-87, and evened the series 1-1.
Game 3 was in Philadelphia. All 5 of the Celtics starters scored double digit points in this game, along with Malcolm Brogdon adding 15 off the bench. Even though Joel Embiid was dominant in the paint, scoring 30 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, his effort wasn’t enough to keep from Boston from winning Game 3, 114-102.
Game 4 was the best in the entire series. With the two teams tied 107-107 at the end of regulation, this game went into overtime. During overtime, James Harden took over, and put the 76ers on his back on route to a nail-biting, 116-115 victory.
Game 5 of the series went back to Boston, with the two teams tied 2-2. This time, Joel Embiid took over. His 33 points (combined with an unexpected 30 points from Tyrese Maxey) allowed the 76ers to jump out to an early lead that they never surrendered, and beat Boston on their home court, 115-103.
Back to Philadelphia Game 6 went. With both teams playing top-tier defense, Jayson Tatum’s impressive three-point shooting in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference, as the Celtics responded by winning Game 6 95-86, which set up a winner-take-all Game 7.
While many were expecting the final game of this series to be the most exciting, that wasn’t the case. The Philadelphia 76ers simply didn’t look like themselves, and 51 points from Jayson Tatum made it so the Boston Celtics won the game 112-88, moving on to the eastern Conference Finals while the 76ers’ season ended.
76ers vs Celtics 2023-24 Matchup Analysis
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play each other four times in the 2023-24 NBA regular season: on November 8 (in Philadelphia), on November 15 (in Philadelphia), on December 1 (in Boston), and on February 27 (in Boston).
Both in the past and more recently, the Boston Celtics have owned this series. And now that James Harden is no longer on the 76ers, and the Celtics added Kristaps Porzingis in the offseason, the Celtics appear to be a better team than the 76ers this season — at least on paper. Yet, the 76ers still have Joel Embiid, who can dominate any game and carry Philadelphia on his back for an entire playoff series if he needs to. So if these teams potentially face off in the playoffs once again, it wouldn’t be wise to count out the 76ers. Perhaps the future of this rivalry really is in Philadelphia’s favor.
When the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the 1st overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jacksonville likely had one main objective in mind: find a quarterback that can beat the Kansas City Chiefs. At the point, the Chiefs had just come off two consecutive Super Bowl appearances, won one of them, and were an AFC Championship Game mainstay. Of course, much of Kansas City’s success can be owed to Patrick Mahomes, their superstar quarterback. The Jaguars saw what Mahomes did for the Chiefs, and hoped Trevor Lawrence could do the same for their franchise.
While this success hasn’t happened yet, Lawrence has proved himself to be a top-tier NFL quarterback — and appears destined for a bright future. Yet, if Lawrence’s Jaguars squad wants to realize their Super Bowl dreams, they’ll need to beat those Kansas City Chiefs; a hurdle they haven’t been able to surpass. At least, not yet.
In this article, we’ll discuss the head to head history between the Jaguars and the Chiefs, break down their rivalry background, analyze their 2023 AFC Divisional matchup, and predict how they’ll match up in 2023-24 (and beyond).
Jaguars vs Chiefs Head to Head History
The Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars have played each other 16 times, counting both the regular season and the playoffs. The Chiefs currently hold a 10-6 record in those games, and are 1-0 against Jacksonville in the playoffs.
Kansas City and Jacksonville’s first matchup came on November 9, 1997, in a game that the Jaguars won 24-10. The most recent matchup between these franchises came on September 17, 2023, which the Chiefs won 17-9.
The Chiefs currently hold an 8-game winning streak against the Jaguars. In fact, it has been nearly 15 years since the Jaguars beat the Chiefs, with their last victory coming on November 8, 2009.
Jaguars vs Chiefs Stats
|Date||Visitor||Visitor Score||Home||Home Score||Result||Game Type|
|09/17/2023||Kansas City Chiefs||17||Jacksonville Jaguars||9||L||Regular Season|
|01/21/2023||Jacksonville Jaguars||20||Kansas City Chiefs||27||L||AFC Divisional Playoff|
|11/13/2022||Jacksonville Jaguars||17||Kansas City Chiefs||27||L||Regular Season|
|09/08/2019||Kansas City Chiefs||40||Jacksonville Jaguars||26||L||Regular Season|
|10/07/2018||Jacksonville Jaguars||14||Kansas City Chiefs||30||L||Regular Season|
|11/06/2016||Jacksonville Jaguars||14||Kansas City Chiefs||19||L||Regular Season|
|09/08/2013||Kansas City Chiefs||28||Jacksonville Jaguars||2||L||Regular Season|
|10/24/2010||Jacksonville Jaguars||20||Kansas City Chiefs||42||L||Regular Season|
|11/08/2009||Kansas City Chiefs||21||Jacksonville Jaguars||24||W||Regular Season|
|10/07/2007||Jacksonville Jaguars||17||Kansas City Chiefs||7||W||Regular Season|
|12/31/2006||Jacksonville Jaguars||30||Kansas City Chiefs||35||L||Regular Season|
|10/17/2004||Kansas City Chiefs||16||Jacksonville Jaguars||22||W||Regular Season|
|09/15/2002||Jacksonville Jaguars||23||Kansas City Chiefs||16||W||Regular Season|
|12/30/2001||Kansas City Chiefs||30||Jacksonville Jaguars||26||L||Regular Season|
|09/13/1998||Kansas City Chiefs||16||Jacksonville Jaguars||21||W||Regular Season|
|11/09/1997||Kansas City Chiefs||10||Jacksonville Jaguars||24||W||Regular Season|
Kansas City Chiefs lead series 10-6-0 Points Scored: Kansas City Chiefs 381, Jacksonville Jaguars 309
Jaguars vs Chiefs Head to Head Analysis
Analyzing the historical game log between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs, several key insights emerge:
- Series Record: The Kansas City Chiefs lead the series with a record of 10-6-0 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This indicates a relatively strong performance by the Chiefs in this matchup.
- Recent Performance:
- In recent years, the Chiefs have maintained their dominance over the Jaguars, as evidenced by their victories in the most recent matchups, including the 2023 regular season game and the 2023 AFC Divisional Playoff game.
- The Jaguars have struggled to secure wins against the Chiefs in the last few years, reflecting a potential disparity in team strengths during this period.
- Playoff Encounters:
- The two teams have met once in the postseason (2023 AFC Divisional Playoff), with the Chiefs emerging victorious. This indicates the Chiefs' ability to maintain their edge in high-stakes games.
- Points Scored:
- The total points scored in the series are 381 for the Chiefs and 309 for the Jaguars. The higher scoring by the Chiefs aligns with their series lead.
- The point difference is not overly large, suggesting that while the Chiefs lead the series, the games are often competitive.
- Notable Games:
- The 2019 and 2018 games were high-scoring affairs with the Chiefs scoring 40 and 30 points, respectively, showcasing their offensive strength.
- The Jaguars' wins, notably in 2007 and 2004, demonstrate their ability to occasionally upset the Chiefs.
- Home vs. Away Performance:
- The Chiefs have shown strong performances both at home and away, indicating a consistency in their gameplay against the Jaguars regardless of the venue.
- The Jaguars' wins have come both at home and away but are less frequent, suggesting challenges in consistently overcoming the Chiefs.
- Overall Analysis:
- The Kansas City Chiefs have exhibited a consistent upper hand in this series, especially in recent years.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars have had moments of success but have faced challenges in turning these into a consistent winning pattern against the Chiefs.
- The series is marked by occasional high-scoring games, indicating an offensive prowess, particularly by the Chiefs.
In summary, the historical encounters between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs show a predominance of Kansas City in the series, with Jacksonville needing strategic improvements to bridge the gap in future matchups.
Jaguars vs Chiefs Rivalry Background
Aside from the quarterback rivalry between Mahomes and Lawrence (which isn’t much of a rivalry, considering that Lawrence has never defeated Mahomes), the only reason for vitriol between these two teams would be because of the aforementioned 15-year losing streak that the Jaguars have against Kansas City.
Of course, this is more than enough reason for Jaguars fans to strongly dislike Chiefs nation — especially after what happened during their matchup in the 2023 AFC Divisional playoff round.
Jaguars vs Chiefs 2023 AFC Divisional Playoffs
After finishing the 2022-23 NFL regular season with a 14-3 record, the Kansas City Chiefs were the #1 seed in the AFC, and earned a first round bye in the playoffs.
Upon finishing the 2022-23 NFL regular season with a 9-8 record (but winning the AFC South division outright), the Jacksonville Jaguars were the #4 seed in the AFC playoffs, and were matched up against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card Round. After beating the Chargers in a nail-biting 31-30 game, the Jaguars were then matched up to play the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the Divisional round.
The Jaguars received the ball first in this playoff game, but punted on their opening drive. In the Chiefs’ first drive, Patrick Mahomes completed 7 of 8 passes for 69 yards; the last a 6-yard touchdown throw to tight end Travis Kelce to give Kansas City a 7-0 lead. After a big kickoff return from Jaguars’ Jamal Agnew, the Jaguars produced a successful second drive which culminated with a 10 yard touchdown pass from Trevor Lawrence to Christian Kirk, that tied the score 7–7.
In the second quarter, Mahomes responded with a drive that involved him completing 6 of 7 passes, and that was finished by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker nailing a 50-yard field goal. But Mahomes also sustained an ankle injury during the drive, which caused him to miss the next series.
The Jaguars didn’t score in the next possession. Now led by Ched Henne, the Chiefs produced a 13-play, 98-yard drive that ended with Henne throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce, giving the Chiefs a 17-7 lead. Jacksonville responded with a 52-yard drive, which ended with a 41-yard field goal by kicker Riley Patterson, cutting their deficit to 17–10 going into halftime.
Mahomes returned to the game after halftime, but was clearly still injured. After punts by both Kansas City and Jacksonville, the Chiefs scored first in the third quarter with a 50-yard field goal from Butker that made the game 20-10.
Jacksonville started the fourth quarter with the ball and produced their longest drive of the game, going 80 yards in 10 plays. Led by runs and catches by Christian Kirk, the Jaguars ultimately scored on a 4-yard touchdown run from Travis Etienne, making the score 20-17. But Kansas City answered right away, driving 70 yards in 13 plays which ended with Mahomes throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, putting the team up 27–17 with 7 minutes left to play.
After another great kick return from Jamal Agnew, Lawrence was driving his Jaguars down the field before Agnew caught a ball right in front of the end zone then fumbled it, which was recovered by Kansas City. The Chiefs punted, but were able to intercept a pass from Lawrence on the Jaguars next drive that enabled Kansas City to run the clock down to 1:04. Lawrence got the ball back, completed a few passes to set up a 48-yard field goal (making the score 20-27), but then Kansas City recovered the ensuing onside kick, which ended the game. Therefore, the Chiefs advanced to the AFC Championship Game while the Jaguars season ended.
Jaguars vs Chiefs 2023-24 Team Analysis
The Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars already played during Week 2 of the 2023-24 NFL regular season — which the Chiefs won 17-9.
Despite the loss, the Jaguars have been playing excellent football so far this season, currently owning a 6-2 record and sitting atop the AFC South Division. The Chiefs currently have a 7-2 record, and are leading the AFC West Division. It’s quite clear that each of these teams will make the playoffs once again; and perhaps even be the top two seeds in the AFC. If this does end up being the case, there’s a good chance these two teams will rematch in the AFC Championship game. While that hypothetical game is too far away to predict, Trevor Lawrence certainly believes that the next time he faces Mahomes and the Chiefs will be the first time he ever beats them. And for Mahomes & Co. (the defending Super Bowl Champions), they’re clearly confident that they can beat anybody in the league, on any given day.
What’s for sure is that, whenever these two teams face off (both now and in the future), fans are treated to an excellent matchup between well-rounded teams and elite quarterbacks. Yet, before we can truly call Trevor Lawrence a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback, he’ll need to find a way to beat the Chiefs.
What was already an iconic rivalry between two legendary franchises — the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles — added another chapter to the history books during the 2023 NFC Championship game. Both the 49ers and Eagles relied heavily on their top-tier defenses in order to make it to the Championship game in the first place. Yet, a barrage of injuries for one team at the most important position on the field made what should have been a fantastic conference championship game a one-sided affair.
Both of these teams are back with a vengeance in the 2023-24 NFL season — and considering how each of their respective seasons have started, it wouldn’t surprise anybody if San Francisco and Philadelphia rematched during the 2024 playoffs. Of course, these franchises will have to make it there first.
In this article, we’ll analyze the head to head history between the 49ers and the Eagles, make note of their rivalry background, break down their 2023 NFC Championship game, and predict if they’ll meet again in 2024.
49ers vs Eagles Head to Head History
The San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles have played each other a total of 36 times. Of those, the 49ers hold the all-time edge in wins, with an overall record of 20-15-1. These two teams have also met twice in the playoffs, and have split that series 1-1.
The first ever matchup between San Francisco and Philadelphia came on October 6, 1951, when the Eagles beat the 49ers 21-14. The most recent matchup between these teams was on January 29, 2023, when the Eagles beat the 49ers 31-7.
San Francisco holds the longest winning streak in this series, having beat Philadelphia 5 straight games between September 23, 1984, and November 29, 1992.
San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles Stats
|Date||Visitor||Visitor Score||Home||Home Score||Result||Game Type|
|01/29/2023||San Francisco 49ers||7||Philadelphia Eagles||31||W||NFC Championship|
|09/19/2021||San Francisco 49ers||17||Philadelphia Eagles||11||L||Regular Season|
|10/04/2020||Philadelphia Eagles||25||San Francisco 49ers||20||W||Regular Season|
|10/29/2017||San Francisco 49ers||10||Philadelphia Eagles||33||W||Regular Season|
|09/28/2014||Philadelphia Eagles||21||San Francisco 49ers||26||L||Regular Season|
|10/02/2011||San Francisco 49ers||24||Philadelphia Eagles||23||L||Regular Season|
|10/10/2010||Philadelphia Eagles||27||San Francisco 49ers||24||W||Regular Season|
|12/20/2009||San Francisco 49ers||13||Philadelphia Eagles||27||W||Regular Season|
|10/12/2008||Philadelphia Eagles||40||San Francisco 49ers||26||W||Regular Season|
|09/24/2006||Philadelphia Eagles||38||San Francisco 49ers||24||W||Regular Season|
|09/18/2005||San Francisco 49ers||3||Philadelphia Eagles||42||W||Regular Season|
|12/21/2003||San Francisco 49ers||31||Philadelphia Eagles||28||L/OT||Regular Season|
|11/25/2002||Philadelphia Eagles||38||San Francisco 49ers||17||W||Regular Season|
|12/22/2001||Philadelphia Eagles||3||San Francisco 49ers||13||L||Regular Season|
|11/10/1997||San Francisco 49ers||24||Philadelphia Eagles||12||L||Regular Season|
|12/29/1996||Philadelphia Eagles||0||San Francisco 49ers||14||L||NFC Wild Card|
|10/02/1994||Philadelphia Eagles||40||San Francisco 49ers||8||W||Regular Season|
|01/03/1994||Philadelphia Eagles||37||San Francisco 49ers||34||W/OT||Regular Season|
|11/29/1992||Philadelphia Eagles||14||San Francisco 49ers||20||L||Regular Season|
|10/27/1991||San Francisco 49ers||23||Philadelphia Eagles||7||L||Regular Season|
|09/24/1989||San Francisco 49ers||38||Philadelphia Eagles||28||L||Regular Season|
|11/03/1985||Philadelphia Eagles||13||San Francisco 49ers||24||L||Regular Season|
|09/23/1984||San Francisco 49ers||21||Philadelphia Eagles||9||L||Regular Season|
|09/03/1983||Philadelphia Eagles||22||San Francisco 49ers||17||W||Regular Season|
|11/30/1975||San Francisco 49ers||17||Philadelphia Eagles||27||W||Regular Season|
|12/02/1973||Philadelphia Eagles||28||San Francisco 49ers||38||L||Regular Season|
|10/03/1971||San Francisco 49ers||31||Philadelphia Eagles||3||L||Regular Season|
|12/21/1969||Philadelphia Eagles||13||San Francisco 49ers||14||L||Regular Season|
|10/15/1967||San Francisco 49ers||28||Philadelphia Eagles||27||L||Regular Season|
|11/20/1966||Philadelphia Eagles||35||San Francisco 49ers||34||W||Regular Season|
|09/20/1964||San Francisco 49ers||28||Philadelphia Eagles||24||L||Regular Season|
|09/27/1959||Philadelphia Eagles||14||San Francisco 49ers||24||L||Regular Season|
|10/19/1958||San Francisco 49ers||30||Philadelphia Eagles||24||L||Regular Season|
|11/25/1956||San Francisco 49ers||10||Philadelphia Eagles||10||T||Regular Season|
|09/27/1953||Philadelphia Eagles||21||San Francisco 49ers||31||L||Regular Season|
|10/06/1951||San Francisco 49ers||14||Philadelphia Eagles||21||W||Regular Season|
San Francisco 49ers lead series 20-15-1 Points Scored: Philadelphia Eagles 816, San Francisco 49ers 777
49ers vs Eagles Head to Head Analysis
Analyzing the historical game log between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, several key insights emerge:
- Overall Series Record: The San Francisco 49ers lead the series with a record of 20-15-1. This indicates a competitive edge for the 49ers over the Eagles in their historical matchups.
- Recent Trends:
- The Eagles have shown stronger performances in the most recent games, including a significant win in the 2023 NFC Championship game.
- The fluctuating nature of the results in the last decade suggests a dynamic rivalry where either team could emerge victorious in any given matchup.
- Postseason Impact:
- The teams have met twice in the postseason, with each team securing a win. The most notable being the Eagles' win in the 2023 NFC Championship.
- These postseason games have been critical, potentially altering the course of each team's season.
- Close Contests and Overtime Games:
- Several games have been decided by narrow margins, underlining the intense competition between the two teams.
- The 2003 matchup that ended in overtime with a 49ers victory exemplifies the tight contests in this rivalry.
- Dominant Phases:
- The 49ers have had periods of dominance, particularly in the late 1980s and early 1990s, consistent with their overall successful era in the NFL.
- The Eagles have had their moments of success, especially in recent years, reflecting their resurgence as a competitive team.
- High Scoring Affairs:
- The total points scored in this series are relatively close, with the Eagles scoring 816 points and the 49ers scoring 777 points.
- This close points tally, despite the 49ers leading in wins, suggests that many of the games have been high-scoring and closely contested.
- Notable Games:
- The 1994 and 1993 games, where both teams scored over 30 points and the results were in favor of the Eagles, highlight the potential for high-scoring and exciting matchups.
- The 2023 NFC Championship game is a significant entry in the rivalry's history, showcasing the Eagles' dominant performance in a crucial game.
In summary, the rivalry between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers is marked by its competitiveness, close scoring games, and significant postseason encounters. The series has seen fluctuating dominance between the two teams, with recent years slightly favoring the Eagles.
49ers vs Eagles Rivalry
The Eagles and 49ers are two of the most accomplished franchises in NFL history. Both teams first entered the league before 1950, and have 11 conference championships between them (4 for the 49ers, and 7 for the Eagles). Yet, one glaring difference between these two teams’ histories is that the 49ers have won 5 Super Bowls, while the Eagles have only 1 to their name — although the Eagles Super Bowl win did come more recently than any that the 49ers have won.
Despite their shared success in the same conference, there isn’t much resentment between these two teams. In fact, when Eagles receiver A.J. Brown was asked about the 49ers earlier this year, he said, “I don’t think it’s any bad blood on our side, but we respect them,” Brown said. “Of course, they gonna come ready to play in (Week 13). That’s gonna be a hard battle. Best team wins.”
Which proved to be the case in the 2023 NFC Championship game.
49ers vs Eagles 2023 NFC Championship
After finishing the 2022-23 regular season with a 14-3 record, the Philadelphia Eagles secured the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs, and earned a first round bye. They went on to beat the New York Giants 38-7 in the Divisional round, which earned them a spot in the 2023 NFC Championship.
The 49ers finished the 2022-23 regular season with a 13-4 record, and earned the #2 seed in the NFC. They beat the Seattle Seahawks 41-23 in the Wild Card round, then defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-12 in the Divisional round to earn a date with the Eagles in the NFC Championship game.
In Philadelphia, the Eagles started the NFC Championship with the ball — and proceeded to score a touchdown on their opening drive, from a 6-yard run from Miles Sanders. During the 49ers’ first drive, quarterback Brock Purdy was sacked, and suffered an arm injury that forced him to miss the entire first half.
Several possessions later, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey had a dominating series for the 49ers offense, as he got the ball on six of their next seven plays, gaining 44 of the drive's 46 yards and finishing it off with a 25-yard touchdown run, tying the game 7-7. Unfortunately for San Francisco, it was all Eagles from there.
On Philadelphia’s next drive, they marched 66 yards in 20 plays, and Miles Sanders once again completed the series with a 13-yard touchdown run, making it 14-7 Eagles.
Then 49ers backup quarterback Josh Johnson fumbled a snap on their next possession, which was recovered by Philadelphia. This ultimately set up a 10-yard touchdown run for the Eagles at the end of the first half, giving them a 21-7 lead as they returned to the locker room.
On San Francisco's opening drive of the half, Josh Johnson was knocked out of the game with a concussion, forcing the sore-armed Purdy to lead the team's offense (who ended up having a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm, which he had to receive surgery for in the offseason). Midway through the third quarter, the Eagles went on another long scoring drive, this one covering 72 yards in 16 plays, and ended with a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Now down 28–7 in the fourth quarter, San Francisco lost the ball on their next drive attempting to convert a 4th-and-3 on their own 47-yard line. Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell then ran down the clock with 8 consecutive carries for 30 yards, setting up the final points of the game on Jake Elliott's 31-yard field goal with 5:20 left in the game. This made the score 31-7 in favor of the Eagles, which is how the game ended; sending the Eagles to the Super Bowl and ending the 49ers season.
49ers vs Eagles 2023-24 Team Analysis
The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles are slated to face each other during Week 13 of the 2023-24 NFL regular season, on December 3, 2023, in Philadelphia.
Some 49ers fans still claim that they had the better team than the Eagles last season, and that if Brock Purdy didn’t get hurt, they would have won the NFC Championship game. Yet, if this season is any indication, the Eagles (currently 8-1) have proven to be the much better team than the 49ers (currently 5-3). Yet, it’s worth noting that both teams started the season 5-0 — but Brock Purdy (now fully healed from his arm surgery) has struggled mightily in recent weeks, which has cost the 49ers 3 straight defeats. While they’re still in first place of the NFC West Division and have plenty of time to turn things around, they’ll need to right the ship soon if they want to rematch the Eagles in the 2024 playoffs.
The Eagles seem certain to repeat last season’s success. Whether the 49ers will be able to do so remains a mystery.
If you’re going to talk about the most iconic, storied rivalries in NFL history, you have to mention the rivalry between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. These teams face each other at least two times during every regular season, and have also met in the playoffs many times before. Some of these matchups have produced many memorable moments (one of which has even been made into a Hollywood blockbuster film), and although one of these two teams has dominated the series in recent years, any time rivals of this magnitude meet on the field, it feels like there’s a 50/50 chance that both teams can emerge as the victor. Yet, the Eagles franchise and their fanbase might beg to differ.
In this article, we’ll discuss the lengthy head to head history between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles, look into the background of their rivalry, break down 2023 NFC Divisional playoff game, and predict whether the Giants will be able to end the Eagles’ sustained excellence during the 2023-24 NFL season.
Giants vs Eagles Head to Head History
The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles have played each other a total of 181 times, including both the regular season and the playoffs. Of those, the Eagles hold the all-time edge, with a 92-87-2 record. In the 5 playoff games these two franchises, the Eagles also hold the edge, going 3-2 in those games.
New York and Philadelphia first played each other on October 15, 1933, in a game the Giants won 56-0. The most recent matchup between these teams came on January 21, 2023, in a game the Eagles won 38-7.
The longest winning streak in this rivalry is held by the Eagles, who won 12 straight games against the Giants from November 16, 1975, through September 6, 1981. The Eagles also currently have a 4 game winning streak against the Giants, which started on December 26, 2021.
Giants vs Eagles Game Log
|18||Sun, Jan 7, 2024||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Scheduled|
|16||Mon, Dec 25, 2023||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Scheduled|
|18||Sun, Jan 8, 2023||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 16 - 22|
|14||Sun, Dec 11, 2022||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 22 - 48|
|16||Sun, Dec 26, 2021||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 10 - 34|
|12||Sun, Nov 28, 2021||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 13 - 7|
|10||Sun, Nov 15, 2020||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 27 - 17|
|7||Thu, Oct 22, 2020||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 21 - 22|
|17||Sun, Dec 29, 2019||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 17 - 34|
|14||Mon, Dec 9, 2019||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 17 - 23 OT|
|12||Sun, Nov 25, 2018||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 22 - 25|
|6||Thu, Oct 11, 2018||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 13 - 34|
|15||Sun, Dec 17, 2017||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 29 - 34|
|3||Sun, Sep 24, 2017||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 24 - 27|
|16||Thu, Dec 22, 2016||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 19 - 24|
|9||Sun, Nov 6, 2016||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 28 - 23|
|17||Sun, Jan 3, 2016||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 30 - 35|
|6||Mon, Oct 19, 2015||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 7 - 27|
|17||Sun, Dec 28, 2014||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 26 - 34|
|6||Sun, Oct 12, 2014||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 0 - 27|
|8||Sun, Oct 27, 2013||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Win 15 - 7|
|5||Sun, Oct 6, 2013||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 21 - 36|
|17||Sun, Dec 30, 2012||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 42 - 7|
|4||Sun, Sep 30, 2012||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 17 - 19|
|11||Sun, Nov 20, 2011||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 10 - 17|
|3||Sun, Sep 25, 2011||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Win 29 - 16|
|15||Sun, Dec 19, 2010||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 31 - 38|
|11||Sun, Nov 21, 2010||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 17 - 27|
|14||Sun, Dec 13, 2009||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 38 - 45|
|8||Sun, Nov 1, 2009||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 17 - 40|
|14||Sun, Dec 7, 2008||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 14 - 20|
|10||Sun, Nov 9, 2008||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Win 36 - 31|
|14||Sun, Dec 9, 2007||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Win 16 - 13|
|4||Sun, Sep 30, 2007||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 16 - 3|
|15||Sun, Dec 17, 2006||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 22 - 36|
|2||Sun, Sep 17, 2006||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Win 30 - 24 OT|
|14||Sun, Dec 11, 2005||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Win 26 - 23 OT|
|11||Sun, Nov 20, 2005||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 27 - 17|
|12||Sun, Nov 28, 2004||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 6 - 27|
|1||Sun, Sep 12, 2004||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 17 - 31|
|11||Sun, Nov 16, 2003||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 10 - 28|
|7||Sun, Oct 19, 2003||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 10 - 14|
|17||Sat, Dec 28, 2002||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 10 - 7 OT|
|8||Mon, Oct 28, 2002||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 3 - 17|
|16||Sun, Dec 30, 2001||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 21 - 24|
|6||Mon, Oct 22, 2001||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Loss 9 - 10|
|9||Sun, Oct 29, 2000||vs Philadelphia Eagles||Win 24 - 7|
|2||Sun, Sep 10, 2000||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Win 33 - 18|
Analysis of Giants vs Eagles Historical Game Log
The game log between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles, spanning from 1933 to 2022, reveals several interesting aspects of this long-standing NFL rivalry. The analysis is divided into key areas for clarity.
- Record (1933 – 2022): The Giants have an overall record of 85-89-2 against the Eagles. This slight deficit suggests a competitive rivalry across decades.
- Performance (2018 – 2022): In the last 10 games, the Giants have recorded only 2 wins against 8 losses, indicating a recent dominance by the Eagles.
Trends and Patterns
- Home vs. Away Performance: The Giants show varied outcomes based on game location, with recent years indicating struggles in Philadelphia but a mixed record at home.
- Close Contests: Numerous games, especially since the 2000s, have been decided by narrow margins, emphasizing the rivalry's competitiveness.
- Overtime Decisions: Several games going into overtime highlight the evenly matched nature of the teams.
- Early Giants Dominance: The initial decades (1930s-1950s) saw the Giants more dominant, marked by significant wins, including a remarkable 56-0 victory in 1933.
- Shift in Momentum: Over the years, the Eagles gained momentum, particularly noticeable from the 2000s onwards.
- High-Stakes Impact: Playoff and critical games have been pivotal in the rivalry, often significantly influencing the teams' morale and standings.
- Upcoming 2023 Season: With two games scheduled in 2023, these encounters could be crucial for the Giants to improve their recent record against the Eagles.
The Giants-Eagles rivalry is distinguished by its longevity, competitive nature, and evolving dynamics. While the Eagles have had the upper hand in recent matchups, the historical data highlights a closely contested rivalry through various NFL eras.
Giants vs Eagles Rivalry
As I said before, there are many historical moments that have taken place between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. The most notable of which have been ‘The Hit’, which was when Eagles linebacker Chuck Bednarik blindsided Giants’ Frank Gifford during a 1960 game. The hit knocked Gifford out, and it took him 18 months to return to the field.
There have also been a number of iconic playoff battles between these teams, including a 1978 ‘Miracle at the Meadowlands’ game, where the Eagles won on a last-second fumble recovery, the 1981 NFC Wild Card game (which the Giants won 27-21), the 2006 NFC Wild Card game (which the Eagles won on a last second field goal), the 2010 ‘Miracle at the Meadowlands’ game (which the Eagles won on a last-second punt return touchdown), among many, many other great moments.
As I noted before, the 2006 Hollywood film ‘Invincible’ follows Vince Papale (played by Mark Wahlberg) and his rise to playing for the Eagles — which culminates with recovering a muffed punt for a touchdown against the Giants.
Giants, Eagles 2023 NFC Divisional Playoffs
The most recent addition to this rivalry came during the 2023 playoffs. After finishing the 2022-23 regular season with a 14-3 record, the Eagles earned the #1 seed in the NFC and a first round bye.
Upon finishing the regular season with a 9-7-1 record, the Giants earned the #6 seed in the NFC then defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round of the playoffs; setting the stage for an Eagles Giants matchup in the Divisional Round.
This game took place in Philadelphia, and the Eagles received the ball first and immediately went on a 10-play, 75-yard drive (featuring a 40-yard pass from Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith). The drive ended when Hurts threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dallas Goedert to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead. The Giants got the ball, produced a solid drive, then quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked twice in a row (once on fourth down) to give the ball back to the Eagles; who then drove 52 yards in 9 plays to take a 14–0 lead on Hurts' 9-yard touchdown pass to Smith.
In the second quarter, Eagles running back Miles Sanders carried the ball 6 times for 43 yards on a drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown run from Boston Scott, putting Philadelphia up 21–0. The Giants punted on their next drive, then the Eagles advanced 67 yards in 15 plays, with Hurts finishing the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run, giving his Eagles a 28–0 lead going into halftime.
New York finally managed to score in the third quarter, moving the ball 88 yards in 11 plays, including a 39-yard run by the Giants’ star running back, Saquon Barkley. The drive finished with backup running back Matt Breida scoring an 8-yard touchdown run, which made the score 28-7 — giving the Giants faithful a sliver of hope.
But that hope was soon dashed in the fourth quarter, once Philadelphia put the game completely out of reach on a drive where Eagles’ running back Kenneth Gainwell rushed 6 times for 49 yards to set up a 30-yard field goal from Eagles’ kicker Jake Elliott. After the Giants turned the ball over on downs during their next possession, the Eagles scored one final time, via a 35-yard run from Kenneth Gainwell. This gave the Eagles a 38-7 lead, which is how the game ended; sending Philadelphia to the NFC Championship game and ending the Giants’ 2022-23 season.
Giants, Eagles 2023-24 Team Analysis
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants play each other 2 times during the 2023-24 NFL regular season: on December 25, 2023 (in Philadelphia), and on January 7, 2024 (in New York).
While the Eagles (who currently have an 8-1 record) look just as good — if not better — than they did during last year’s Super Bowl run, the Giants (who have a 2-7 record) look much, much worse than they did one season ago. Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones hasn’t played well so far, and recently sustained an injury which will likely keep him out for at least a few weeks. While Saquon Barkley is healthy, the Giants’ offensive line does little to open up holes for him to run through. Their defense has been bad, as well. For this reason, it’s very unlikely that we’ll see the Eagles and Giants play during the playoffs this season.
However, if they were able to turn their season around somehow, and make it to the 2023-24 NFL Playoffs (which would probably require them beating the Eagles during both regular season matchups), the story of them doing so would be miraculous enough to deserve its own blockbuster movie.