When the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers meet on the football field this weekend, the Eagles will be looking to strengthen their playoff position while the 49ers are trying to stay in the hunt for a playoff bid.
In the current decade, the Eagles have made seven playoff appearances, played in five NFC Championship Games and reached Super Bowl XXXIX.á Conversely, the San Francisco 49ers have not made the playoffs since 2002 and have also not recorded a winning season during that stretch.
It is a far cry from the 1980s when the San Francisco 49ers were the unquestioned team of the decade and, after opening the decade with a Super Bowl appearance, the Philadelphia Eagles struggled through a stretch of mediocrity.
By 1989, the 49ers were zeroing in on th ...
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Article written by Dean Hybl