The last time the Eagles started the season, 5-1, was 2014 but that year, they went 5-5 the rest of the way and failed to make the playoffs.

They did run their record to 9-3 but lost three straight, two at home. The Eagles won their final game but it was too late.

The Eagles finished 10-6 but didn’t make the playoffs. The Eagles finished two games behind Dallas, and one game behind Arizona and Detroit for the Wild Card Game.

Meanwhile, the Eagles who play Monday Night against Washington at the Linc are looking to sweep the Redskins for the first time since 2013. When they beat Washington  on the road in the season opener, they snapped a five-game losing streak to the Redskins. The Eagles lead Washington by a game and a half in the division.