Baltimore’s Super Bowl victory meant for the fourth straight season, the eventual NFL champion was the opponent during the home opener for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The bizarre trend began with the 2009 Saints, who crushed the Birds 48-22.
In 2010, the Kevin Kolb era started and ended against the Green Bay Packers in a 27-20 loss.
The New York Giants thwarted Philly 29-16 in the 2011 home opener.
Most recently, the Ravens lost 24-23 back in September, which incredibly turned out to be one of the Philly’s four wins during the 2012 season.
The roster of potential Super Bowl winning suspects in 2013 is highly questionable:
- Kansas City
- San Diego
- New York
Interestingly enough, the only teams that might stand a chance would be the NFC East squads.
If New York gets out of their 2012 malaise, they arguably possess the best opportunity to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
A New York berth would be historic because it would make the Giants the first team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Elsewhere, Dallas has Tony Romo and an underachieving defense so they are likely out.
If RG3 stops walking without a limp and Washington puts a few more skill players around him, the Redskins have an outside shot.
Elsewhere, the Bears, Lions, Andy Reid-led Chiefs, Chargers, and Cardinals stand little chance to win a Super Bowl unless a significant reversal of fortune takes place.
Of course, the Eagles could fix this absurd trend by simply winning a Super Bowl; however, that might be asking a bit much at the moment.