The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference ("NFC") in the National Football League ("NFL"), the team has won three NFL titles and has made two Super Bowl appearances.
In 1999, the Eagles hired head coach Andy Reid and drafted quarterback Donovan McNabb. Since that time, the team continually improved and eventually succeeded in playing in four consecutive conference championship games between 2001 and 2004. After losing the conference championship in 2001 to the St. Louis Rams, in 2002 to the eventual Super Bowl Champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 2003 to the Carolina Panthers, the Eagles finally advanced to the Super Bowl, Super Bowl XXXIX, where they were defeated by the New England Patriots.
After a lacklustre 2005 campaign, the Eagles returned in 2006 to win the NFC East Championship, eventually losing to the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoffs.