In the past four seasons, the team that played the Eagles in Philadelphia’s home opener went on to win the Super Bowl. That team didn’t even necessarily need to beat Philly. Last year, the Ravens went into the Linc in Week 2 and lost 24-23. As you know, they eventually went on to win the Super Bowl.
A quirk of the Xerox of Fate? Most definitely. Nevertheless, the Chargers are the team to play the Eagles this year in Philly’s home opener. Depending on how you feel about this phenomenon, it’s either the NFL schedule makers being awfully generous to the Chargers or they intentionally scheduled a struggling team in the slot to ensure that the streak is snapped and no one discusses this ever again.