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When’s the last time the home team won a football game at Lincoln Financial Field?

Oct 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT


Over the last two seasons, there hasn’t been a whole lot of winning football in this city.

Dating back to the start of last year, the two teams that call the Linc home — the Philadelphia Eagles and the Temple Owls — are a combined 11-25.

“I don’t know if Lincoln Financial Field is cursed, but us and the Eagles haven’t won for a while,” Temple senior safety Abdul Smith said Tuesday.

In fact, it’s been more than one calendar year — 375 days — since either team has won a regular-season game at home.

The last time one did: Temple defeated South Florida, 37-28, on Oct. 6 of last year.

The Eagles haven’t won at home since they beat the Giants, 19-17, on Sept. 30, 2012, a Sunday night matchup in Week 4.

That’s 14 straight losses for the home team, the most since Lincoln Financial Field opened in 2004. It’s actually 15 in a row if you count Army, which was nominally the “home team” in its loss to Navy last December.

The Eagles’ eight straight defeats at home represent the longest active streak in the NFL. Tampa Bay is up to six.

The Owls’ six straight home losses are the most they’ve endured since dropping nine straight from 2004-2006, the year the program was almost abandoned to Al Golden’s first season.

The two teams haven’t won at home in the same weekend since Oct. 16-17, 2010, when Temple beat Bowling Green and Kevin Kolb beat the Atlanta Falcons.

All of which leads us to this weekend, when Temple (0-6) hosts Army, and the Eagles (3-3) take on the Cowboys.

Somebody has to win … eventually … right?

  1. derosm2 - Oct 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    That Eagles-Giants game in 2011 in November was an away game.

    • derosm2 - Oct 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      lol Of course I get 5 thumbs down for pointing out an error in the original article

      • Nick Menta - Oct 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        I gave you a thumbs up

  2. Boehner - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Nick Menta is the great fraud of Philadelphia. His attempts to bamboozle the public and lead us astray from whats really going on are far and away the most vile and repugnant form of journalism in this city. I hope this glorified yuppie eat crap. Menta must be stopped at all costs! Rise up, people!

  3. denny falcone - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    yo, this nick menta dude probably likes soccer like kevin kinkboob.

  4. willh888 - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    strange to think they were 3-1 after that Giants game last year. 1 win in 3 months was painful

  5. thekrisheim - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    the ravens win and the giants win feel like 15 years ago at this point when you are in the stadium

  6. Norma Skok - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    It’s been painful walking out of the last 8 Eagles home games, freakin depressing. A win against the Cowgirls would go a long way towards recovery.

    • willh888 - Oct 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

      and tickets are still balls expensive 2nd hand

  7. nahroots - Oct 17, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    When’s the last time Menta formatted one of his articles?

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