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1977 Philadelphia Eagles

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -2.5, Defense: 1.9, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 220 points (15.7/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 207 points (14.8/g), 7th.
 Differential of 13 points (0.9/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-6.5.

Coach: Dick Vermeil (5-9-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marion Campbell

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Widener University (Chester, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Leonard Tose
General Manager Jim Murray
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 220 3578 880 4.1 38 17 13 211 167 349 1856 18 21 4.7 100 484 1722 10 3.6 98
Team Defense 207 3793 926 4.1 34 13 15 216 183 358 1876 14 21 4.6 106 521 1917 10 3.7 95
Lg Rank Offense 19 23 18 20 23 14 20 6 13 22 20 24 18 23
Lg Rank Defense 7 10 14 16 9 17 8 12 11 6 13 15 9 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 3 15 281 137 144 5 8 118 26 92 1
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 0 20 6 112 81 31 4 21 356 136 220 2
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-2 @ Detroit Lions 13 17 19 330 193 137 3 18 235 95 140 1
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-2 @ New York Giants 28 10 14 326 147 179 4 15 259 165 94 4
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-3 St. Louis Cardinals 17 21 14 354 258 96 4 16 337 209 128 1
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-4 Dallas Cowboys 10 16 15 186 72 114 3 17 288 139 149
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-5 @ Washington Redskins 17 23 16 281 150 131 4 19 312 194 118 1
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 3-5 New Orleans Saints 28 7 21 295 150 145 1 9 166 88 78 5
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 3-6 Washington Redskins 14 17 15 284 72 212 18 272 132 140 4
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 3-7 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16 21 19 276 175 101 2 19 368 226 142 2
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-8 @ New England Patriots 6 14 17 217 139 78 3 11 282 173 109 3
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 3-9 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 24 14 243 171 72 2 19 432 164 268 4
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 4-9 New York Giants 17 14 10 108 -13 121 1 15 218 65 153 2
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 5-9 New York Jets 27 0 16 285 124 161 2 11 150 64 86 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Ron Jaworski 26 QB 14 14 5-9-0 166 346 48.0% 2183 18 5.2 21 6.1 55 6.3 4.6 13.2 155.9 60.4 47 342 4.68 3.20 12.0 1 1
18 Roman Gabriel 37 13 0 1 3 33.3% 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 5.0 5.0 15.0 1.2 50.7 0 0 5.00 5.00 0.0
Team Total 26.9 14 5-9-0 167 349 47.9% 2198 18 5.2 21 6.0 55 6.3 4.6 13.2 157.0 60.3 47 342 4.69 3.21 11.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 183 358 51.1% 2192 14 3.9 21 5.9 6.1 4.27 12.0 156.6 58.8 47 316 4.6 3.0 11.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 Mike Hogan 23 FB 12 12 155 546 0 19 3.5 45.5 12.9 19 118 6.2 1 51 1.6 9.8 664 1 6
25 Tom Sullivan 27 RB 14 13 125 363 0 14 2.9 25.9 8.9 26 223 8.6 2 30 1.9 15.9 586 2 2
34 James Betterson 23 rb 14 2 62 233 1 17 3.8 16.6 4.4 4 41 10.3 0 15 0.3 2.9 274 1 2
32 Herb Lusk 24 11 0 52 229 2 70 4.4 20.8 4.7 5 102 20.4 1 36 0.5 9.3 331 3 1
31 Wilbert Montgomery 23 KR 14 1 45 183 2 27 4.1 13.1 3.2 3 18 6.0 0 8 0.2 1.3 201 2 4
7 Ron Jaworski 26 QB 14 14 40 127 5 44 3.2 9.1 2.9 127 5 6
85 Charlie Smith 27 WR 14 14 2 13 0 8 6.5 0.9 0.1 33 464 14.1 4 32 2.4 33.1 477 4 1
89 Wally Henry 23 10 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 2 16 8.0 0 14 0.2 1.6 14 0 0
30 Cleveland Franklin 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
55 Frank LeMaster 25 RILB 14 14 1 30 0 30 30.0 2.1 0.1 30 0 0
17 Harold Carmichael 28 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 665 14.5 7 50 3.3 47.5 665 7 0
84 Keith Krepfle 25 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 530 19.6 3 55 1.9 37.9 530 3 1
86 Richard Osborne 24 te 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
83 Vince Papale 31 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.1 15 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 484 1722 10 70 3.6 123.0 34.6 167 2198 13.2 18 55 11.9 157.0 3920 28 31
Opp Total 14 521 1917 10 3.7 136.9 37.2 183 1876 10.3 14 13.1 134.0 3793 24 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Larry Marshall 27 PR 14 0 46 489 0 48 10.6 20 455 0 44 22.8 944
31 Wilbert Montgomery 23 KR 14 1 23 619 1 99 26.9 820
89 Wally Henry 23 10 0 2 25 0 22 12.5 39
48 Mark Mitchell 23 14 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 4
34 James Betterson 23 rb 14 2 1 13 0 13 13.0 287
32 Herb Lusk 24 11 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 354
Team Total 26.9 14 50 518 0 48 10.4 45 1110 1 99 24.7 5548
Opp Total 14 45 244 0 5.4 46 940 0 20.4

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
6 Spike Jones 30 P 14 0 93 3463 68 2 37.2
16 Horst Muhlmann 37 K 9 0 1 1 5 1 2 1 8 3 37.5%% 19 17 89.5%%
1 Nick Mike-Mayer 27 k 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 100.0%% 7 7 100.0%%
10 Ove Johansson 29 k 2 0 1 3 1 4 1 25.0%% 3 1 33.3%%
Team Total 26.9 14 1 2 2 9 3 3 2 15 7 46.7%% 29 25 86.2%% 93 3463 68 2 37.2
Opp Total 14 26 11 42.3%% 25 24 96.0%% 91 3522 38.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
46 Herman Edwards 23 RCB 14 14 6 9 0 6 0 0 1 2 0 0
7 Ron Jaworski 26 QB 14 14 0 6 3 -4 0
35 Mike Hogan 23 FB 12 12 0 6 2 0 0
26 John Sanders 27 FS 14 12 6 122 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Randy Logan 26 SS 14 14 5 124 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Bill Bergey* 32 LILB 14 14 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Larry Marshall 27 PR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
31 Wilbert Montgomery 23 KR 14 1 0 4 0 0 0
25 Tom Sullivan 27 RB 14 13 0 2 2 0 0
48 Mark Mitchell 23 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
34 James Betterson 23 rb 14 2 0 2 0 0 0
65 Charlie Johnson 25 NT 12 9 0 0 2 0 0
49 Eric Johnson 25 db 14 2 0 0 2 0 0
6 Spike Jones 30 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
55 Frank LeMaster 25 RILB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
20 John Outlaw 32 LCB 14 14 2 41 0 38 0
17 Harold Carmichael 28 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
64 Ed George 31 RT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
78 Carl Hairston 25 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
84 Keith Krepfle 25 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
32 Herb Lusk 24 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Drew Mahalic 24 RLB 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
50 Guy Morriss 26 C 13 13 0 1 0 0 0
85 Charlie Smith 27 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 21 300 0 45 0 0 31 26 -4 0
Opp Total 14 47 24 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
17 Harold Carmichael 28 WR 14 14 7 7 42
7 Ron Jaworski 26 QB 14 14 5 5 30
16 Horst Muhlmann 37 K 9 0 17 3 26
85 Charlie Smith 27 WR 14 14 4 4 24
84 Keith Krepfle 25 TE 14 14 3 3 18
32 Herb Lusk 24 11 0 2 1 3 18
31 Wilbert Montgomery 23 KR 14 1 2 1 3 18
1 Nick Mike-Mayer 27 k 3 0 7 3 16
25 Tom Sullivan 27 RB 14 13 2 2 12
34 James Betterson 23 rb 14 2 1 1 6
35 Mike Hogan 23 FB 12 12 1 1 6
10 Ove Johansson 29 k 2 0 1 1 4
Team Total 26.9 14 10 18 1 29 25 7 220
Opp Total 14 10 14 24 11 207

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 TAM W, 13-3 2 7 pass Tom Sullivan 7 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
2 1977-09-18 TAM W, 13-3 3 17 pass Keith Krepfle 17 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
3 1977-10-02 @ DET L, 13-17 2 32 pass Keith Krepfle 32 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
4 1977-10-02 @ DET L, 13-17 3 16 pass Harold Carmichael 16 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
5 1977-10-09 @ NYG W, 28-10 1 55 pass Keith Krepfle 55 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
6 1977-10-09 @ NYG W, 28-10 2 28 pass Charlie Smith 28 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
7 1977-10-09 @ NYG W, 28-10 2 1 rush Herb Lusk 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
8 1977-10-09 @ NYG W, 28-10 3 70 rush Herb Lusk 70 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
9 1977-10-16 STL L, 17-21 4 36 pass Herb Lusk 36 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
10 1977-10-16 STL L, 17-21 4 50 pass Harold Carmichael 50 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
11 1977-10-23 DAL L, 10-16 2 12 pass Charlie Smith 12 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1977-10-30 @ WAS L, 17-23 1 16 rush James Betterson 16 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
13 1977-10-30 @ WAS L, 17-23 4 48 pass Harold Carmichael 48 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
14 1977-11-06 NOR W, 28-7 2 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
15 1977-11-06 NOR W, 28-7 2 11 pass Harold Carmichael 11 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
16 1977-11-06 NOR W, 28-7 4 4 pass Harold Carmichael 4 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
17 1977-11-06 NOR W, 28-7 4 2 rush Ron Jaworski 2 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
18 1977-11-13 WAS L, 14-17 2 21 pass Tom Sullivan 21 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
19 1977-11-13 WAS L, 14-17 4 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
20 1977-11-20 @ STL L, 16-21 2 13 pass Harold Carmichael 13 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
21 1977-11-20 @ STL L, 16-21 3 15 pass Charlie Smith 15 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Ove Johansson kick)
22 1977-11-27 @ NWE L, 6-14 4 12 pass Charlie Smith 12 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
23 1977-12-04 @ DAL L, 14-24 2 51 pass Mike Hogan 51 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
24 1977-12-04 @ DAL L, 14-24 3 12 pass Harold Carmichael 12 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
25 1977-12-11 NYG W, 17-14 3 99 kickoff Wilbert Montgomery 99 yard kickoff return (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
26 1977-12-11 NYG W, 17-14 4 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
27 1977-12-18 NYJ W, 27-0 1 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
28 1977-12-18 NYJ W, 27-0 1 1 rush Wilbert Montgomery 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
29 1977-12-18 NYJ W, 27-0 4 27 rush Wilbert Montgomery 27 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-25 @ RAM W, 20-0 1 1 pass Terry Nelson 1 yard pass from Joe Namath (Rafael Septien kick)
2 1977-09-25 @ RAM W, 20-0 2 13 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 13 yard pass from Joe Namath (Rafael Septien kick)
3 1977-10-02 @ DET W, 17-13 1 14 rush Dexter Bussey 14 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
4 1977-10-02 @ DET W, 17-13 3 3 pass Dexter Bussey 3 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
5 1977-10-09 @ NYG L, 10-28 2 80 pass Jim Robinson 80 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
6 1977-10-16 STL W, 21-17 2 38 pass Ike Harris 38 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1977-10-16 STL W, 21-17 2 10 rush Terry Metcalf 10 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1977-10-16 STL W, 21-17 4 2 rush Jerry Latin 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1977-10-23 DAL W, 16-10 2 5 rush Tony Dorsett 5 yard rush
10 1977-10-23 DAL W, 16-10 4 17 blocked punt Charlie Waters 17 yard blocked punt return (Efren Herrera kick)
11 1977-10-30 @ WAS W, 23-17 1 15 pass Jean Fugett 15 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
12 1977-10-30 @ WAS W, 23-17 1 15 pass Jean Fugett 15 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
13 1977-11-06 NOR L, 7-28 4 9 pass Henry Childs 9 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Rich Szaro kick)
14 1977-11-13 WAS W, 17-14 3 14 pass Frank Grant 14 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
15 1977-11-13 WAS W, 17-14 4 5 pass Danny Buggs 5 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1977-11-20 @ STL W, 21-16 3 25 rush Jim Otis 25 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1977-11-20 @ STL W, 21-16 3 69 pass Mel Gray 69 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1977-11-20 @ STL W, 21-16 4 1 rush Jim Otis 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1977-11-27 @ NWE W, 14-6 1 64 pass Stanley Morgan 64 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
20 1977-11-27 @ NWE W, 14-6 2 16 pass Darryl Stingley 16 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
21 1977-12-04 @ DAL W, 24-14 1 1 rush Tony Dorsett 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
22 1977-12-04 @ DAL W, 24-14 2 16 pass Drew Pearson 16 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
23 1977-12-04 @ DAL W, 24-14 4 84 rush Tony Dorsett 84 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
24 1977-12-11 NYG L, 14-17 2 1 rush Joe Pisarcik 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
25 1977-12-11 NYG L, 14-17 4 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)