|2016 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Doug Pederson|
|General manager||Howie Roseman|
|Home field||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Division place||4th NFC East|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|AP All-Pros||EDGE Brandon Graham (2nd team)|
The 2016 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 84th season in the National Football League and the first under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles named 2nd overall pick Carson Wentz the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles started 3-0 including a 34-3 win over their intrastate rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following their Week 4 bye week, the Eagles went 4-9, including a 2-4 record against their divisional rivals. Following a 27-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15, the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season and fourth time in five seasons, however, as of 2019, this is the most recent season that the Eagles have missed the playoffs.
|CB||E.J. Biggers||UFA||New England Patriots||Signed 1-year deal|
|QB||Sam Bradford||UFA||Philadelphia Eagles||Signed 2-year deal/$36 million deal|
|CB||Nolan Carroll||UFA||Philadelphia Eagles||Signed 1-year deal|
|DE||Vinny Curry||UFA||Philadelphia Eagles||Signed 5-year deal/$47.25 million deal|
|ILB||Najee Goode||UFA||Philadelphia Eagles||Signed 1-year deal|
|QB||Thad Lewis||UFA||San Francisco 49ers||Signed 1-year deal|
|C||David Molk||RFA||None||Player Retired|
|DE||Cedric Thornton||UFA||Dallas Cowboys||Signed 4-year/$18 million deal|
|S||Walter Thurmond||UFA||None||Player Retired|
|OT||Matt Tobin||RFA||Philadelphia Eagles||Signed 1-year /$1.6 million deal|
|Player re-signed by the Eagles|
|Position||Player||Tag||2015 Team||Date signed||Notes|
|RB||Ross Scheuerman||UFA||Free Agent||January 21||Signed|
|WR||Xavier Rush||UFA||None||February 18|
|CB||Aaron Grymes||UFA||Edmonton Eskimos||February 18|
|QB||McLeod Bethel-Thompson||UFA||San Francisco 49ers||February 18||
|CB||Leodis McKelvin||UFA||Buffalo Bills||March 8||Signed 2 year/$6 million deal|
|S||Rodney McLeod||UFA||St. Louis Rams||March 9||Signed 5 year/$37 million deal|
|QB||Chase Daniel||UFA||Kansas City Chiefs||March 9||Signed 3 year/$21 million deal|
|OG||Brandon Brooks||UFA||Houston Texans||March 9||Signed 5 year/$40 million deal|
|LB||Nigel Bradham||UFA||Buffalo Bills||March 9||Signed 2-year deal|
|CB||Ron Brooks||UFA||Buffalo Bills||March 9||Signed 3-year deal|
|WR||Chris Givens||UFA||Baltimore Ravens||March 16||Signed 1-year deal|
|WR||Rueben Randle||UFA||New York Giants||March 23||Signed 1-year deal|
|C||Stefen Wisniewski||UFA||Jacksonville Jaguars||April 4||Signed 1-year deal|
|P||Ryan Quigley||UFA||New York Jets||April 18||Signed 1-year deal|
|WR||T. J. Graham||UFA||New Orleans Saints||April 22||Signed 1-year deal|
|1||2||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota State|
|3||79||Isaac Seumalo||OG||Oregon State|
|5||153||Wendell Smallwood||RB||West Virginia|
|DT||Connor Wujciak||Boston College|
|WR||Hunter Sharp||Utah State|
|CB||CJ Smith||North Dakota State|
|DT||Destiny Vaeao||Washington State|
|RB||Cedric O'Neal||Valdosta State|
|LB||Myke Tavarres||Incarnate Word|
|OG||Darrell Greene||San Diego State|
|LS||John DePalma||West Virginia|
|1||August 11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 17-9||1-0||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|2||August 18||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 17-0||2-0||Heinz Field||Recap|
|3||August 27||at Indianapolis Colts||W 33-23||3-0||Lucas Oil Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 1||New York Jets||W 14-6||4-0||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|1||September 11||Cleveland Browns||W 29-10||1-0||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|2||September 19||at Chicago Bears||W 29-14||2-0||Soldier Field||Recap|
|3||September 25||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 34-3||3-0||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|5||October 9||at Detroit Lions||L 23-24||3-1||Ford Field||Recap|
|6||October 16||at Washington Redskins||L 20-27||3-2||FedExField||Recap|
|7||October 23||Minnesota Vikings||W 21-10||4-2||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|8||October 30||at Dallas Cowboys||L 23-29 (OT)||4-3||AT&T Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 6||at New York Giants||L 23-28||4-4||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|10||November 13||Atlanta Falcons||W 24-15||5-4||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|11||November 20||at Seattle Seahawks||L 15-26||5-5||CenturyLink Field||Recap|
|12||November 28||Green Bay Packers||L 13-27||5-6||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|13||December 4||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 14-32||5-7||Paul Brown Stadium||Recap|
|14||December 11||Washington Redskins||L 22-27||5-8||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|15||December 18||at Baltimore Ravens||L 26-27||5-9||M&T Bank Stadium||Recap|
|16||December 22||New York Giants||W 24-19||6-9||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|17||January 1||Dallas Cowboys||W 27-13||7-9||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
The Eagles kicked off the 2016 season against the Cleveland Browns. 2nd Overall pick Carson Wentz made his debut. The Eagles started off well. Wentz threw his 1st career TD to Jordan Matthews. Caleb Sturgis missed a field goal in the 1st Quarter but did made one early in the 2nd Quarter to extend the lead to 10-0. The Browns would respond early in the 2nd quarter with an Isaiah Crowell 1 yard TD to cut the Eagles lead to 10-7. The Eagles only managed to kick another Sturgis field goal in the 2nd Quarter which resulted in a 13-7 lead at halftime. The Browns then kicked another field goal to change the score to 13-10. Midway through the 3rd Quarter, a bad snap by Browns center Cameron Erving went over the head of Quarterback Robert Griffin III and into the end zone for a safety and it extended the Eagles lead to 15-10. Following that drive, Wentz and the offense went back to work . Wentz threw his 2nd TD to Nelson Agholor to change the score to 22-10. The Eagles mainly burned out the clock in the 4th quarter to weaken the Browns hopes of a comeback. Ryan Mathews sealed the game with a 1-yard TD to make the final score 29-10.
With the win, the Eagles opened the season 1-0.
Following their big win at home, the Eagles trailed to Illinois to square off Jay Cutler and the Bears in Soldier Field. The Bears scored a touchdown early in the 2nd Quarter by Jeremy Langford. The Eagles only got away with 3 field goals throughout the first half leading 9-7 at the half. However, things turned around in the 2nd half. Cutler fumbled early in the 3rd quarter setting up a Ryan Mathews 3 yard touchdown to increase the Eagles lead to 16-7. On the Bears' next drive, Cutler threw an interception to Linebacker Nigel Bradham to set up a touchdown from Carson Wentz to Tight End Trey Burton to increased their lead to 22-7. (Kicker Caleb Sturgis missed the extra point.) Cutler left the game with a thumb injury. Backup Brian Hoyer came to relief him. Early in the 4th quarter, Jeremy Langford fumbled giving the Eagles the ball at the Bears 47 yard line. The Eagles mainly burned out the clock throughout the 4th quarter. Mathews ran for another touchdown to extend their lead to 29-7. Eddie Royal returned a punt for a touchdown with 5 minutes to go in the 4th quarter. However, the Eagles pulled away the game to end their chances.
With the win, the Eagles moved to 2-0 and tying the New York Giants for first place in the NFC East.
The Eagles returned home to face their long time state rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Eagles blocked a Chris Boswell field goal to deny 3 points. The Eagles drew first blood with a Caleb Strugis field goal to make the score 3-0. Early in the 2nd quarter, Rookie Quarterback Carson Wentz threw a 12-yard touchdown to Jordan Matthews to add to their lead. The Steelers finally got on board with a Chris Boswell field goal which turned out to be the only scoring play for the Steelers. Strugis notched another field goal to extend their lead to 13-3 at the half. Then, early in the 2nd Half, Wentz threw a 73-yard touchdown to running back Darren Sproles to extend their lead to 20-3. After a Steelers 3 and out, rookie running back Wendell Smallwood scored his first career rushing touchdown and it extend to Eagles lead to 27-3. On the Steelers next drive, veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fumbled the football which the Eagles recovered. The Eagles would score a Kenjon Barner rushing touchdown to create a stunning 31 point lead. The Eagles defense shut down the Steelers offense. Roethlisberger threw an interception to Rodney McLeod late in the game as the Eagles pulled away a huge 34-3 win.
With the win, The Eagles headed into their bye week with a commanding 3-0 record and 1st place in NFC East. (The Giants lost to the Redskins earlier in the day.)
This was the Eagles first blackout game of the year.
After a heartbreaking overtime loss in Dallas, the Eagles traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the Giants. The Eagles started off slow. Wentz threw 2 interceptions and the defense allowed 2 touchdowns by Eli Manning to Odell Beckham Jr and to Roger Lewis. The Eagles defense struggled all day especially Leodis McKelvin until the 4th quarter when the Eagles intercepted Manning twice. But, they weren't able to comeback as the Eagles failed to score a touchdown. The loss dropped the Eagles to 4-4 and 4th place in the NFC East. After this loss, the Eagles would not lose to New York again until Week 10 of 2020 (November 15, 2020), after 8 consecutive wins.
The Eagles, with the win, stay alive in the NFC East and the wild card race as they take down the NFC South leaders and the NFL's best offense.
With the loss, the Eagles fell to 5-7. They also fell to 0-4-1 all time in Cincinnati.
The loss knocked the Eagles out of playoff contention for the third consecutive year. Despite a rushing touchdown by Carson Wentz in the final seconds, they failed the 2 point conversion; sealing a fifth straight loss and a playoff elimination.
After a heartbreaking loss that knocked the Eagles out of the playoffs, they came back home to square off the New York Giants for round 2. Prior to this game, the Eagles were 0-4 against division rivals. Playing with pride, the Eagles knocked off the Giants including a pick 6 by Malcolm Jenkins. With the win, the Eagles snapped their 5-game losing streak and won against the Giants at home for the 3rd consecutive season. The win allowed the Cowboys to clinch the NFC East. This started an 8 game winning streak for the Eagles against the Giants, ending Week 10 of 2020.
With the win, the Eagles finished the year at 7-9. Furthermore, they won their first game against the Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field since 2011.
|4||Green Bay Packers||North||10||6||0||.625||5-1||8-4||.508||.453||W6|
|5||New York Giants||East||11||5||0||.688||4-2||8-4||.486||.455||W1|
|Did not qualify for the playoffs|
|7[a]||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||South||9||7||0||.563||4-2||7-5||.492||.434||W1|
|11[b]||New Orleans Saints||South||7||9||0||.438||2-4||6-6||.523||.393||L1|
|14||Los Angeles Rams||West||4||12||0||.250||2-4||3-9||.504||.500||L7|
|16||San Francisco 49ers||West||2||14||0||.125||2-4||2-10||.504||.250||L1|