2000 Philadelphia Eagles season
The 2000 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 68th season in the National Football League, and the second under head coach Andy Reid. They improved on their 5-11 record from 1999 and resulted in a postseason appearance for the first time since 1996. The season started in Dallas famously known for the onside kick that the Eagles kicked and recovered to start the game. This game is known as the Pickle Juice Game, as the Philadelphia players were given pickle juice by Andy Reid in order to prepare for the high temperature in Dallas that day.
|2000 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Andy Reid|
|Home field||Veterans Stadium|
|Division place||2nd NFC East|
|Playoff finish||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Buccaneers) 21–3|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 10–20
This was Donovan McNabb's first full year as starting quarterback after seeing limited action during his rookie season. With McNabb, the team posted an 11–5 record. For his efforts, McNabb was named to the Pro Bowl following the season. He would make several more Pro Bowl appearances during his time in Philadelphia. The Eagles played in five NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl (2004) during the McNabb era.
The Eagles easily defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wildcard round, but their season ended with a defeat to their rival and eventual NFC Champions, the New York Giants, in the Divisional Round.
In Week 5, running back Duce Staley broke his foot. He was later placed on injured reserve, ending his season. He rushed for 344 yards while active in five games.
The 2000 NFL Draft was held April 15–16, 2000. No teams elected to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year. The draft was 7 rounds again.
The Eagles held the 6th pick in the draft in the 7 rounds. They made a total of 7 selections in the draft.
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||6||Corey Simon||Defensive tackle||Florida State|
|2||36||Todd Pinkston||Wide receiver||Southern Miss|
Pick Acquired From Tennessee Titans
|3||68||Pick Traded to Tennessee Titans|
|4||99||Gari Scott||Wide receiver||Michigan State|
|5||135||Pick Traded to Tennessee Titans|
|4||99||Pick Acquired from Detroit Lions in 1996 and
Pick Traded to San Diego Chargers for 2001 pick
|6||171||Thomas Hamner||Running back||Minnesota|
Pick Acquired from Oakland Raiders
Pick Acquired from Washington Redskins
|7||Pick Traded to New England Patriots in 1998|
|2000 Philadelphia Eagles staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|Philadelphia Eagles 2000 final roster|
|1||September 3, 2000||at Dallas Cowboys||W 41–14|
|2||September 10, 2000||New York Giants||L 33–18|
|3||September 17, 2000||at Green Bay Packers||L 6-3|
|4||September 24, 2000||at New Orleans Saints||W 21–7|
|5||October 1, 2000||Atlanta Falcons||W 38–10|
|6||October 8, 2000||Washington Redskins||L 17–14|
|7||October 15, 2000||at Arizona Cardinals||W 33–14|
|8||October 22, 2000||Chicago Bears||W 13–9|
|9||October 29, 2000||at New York Giants||L 24–7|
|10||November 5, 2000||Dallas Cowboys||W 16–13|
|11||November 12, 2000||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 26–23|
|12||November 19, 2000||Arizona Cardinals||W 34–9|
|13||November 26, 2000||at Washington Redskins||W 23–20|
|14||December 3, 2000||Tennessee Titans||L 15–13|
|15||December 10, 2000||at Cleveland Browns||W 35–24|
|17||December 24, 2000||Cincinnati Bengals||W 16–7|
|(1) New York Giants||12||4||0||.750||328||246||W5|
|(4) Philadelphia Eagles||11||5||0||.688||351||245||W2|
NFC Wild Card GameEdit
NFC Divisional PlayoffEdit
Awards and honorsEdit
- Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.