The 10th reason for the appeal of Buddy Ryan, nearly 20 years after he left, was the ability the Philadelphia to come from behind and win. Some of these games were really exciting.
1986 at Los Angeles Raiders.
This game went into overtime and had a little bit of everything. There were numerous sacks and turnovers with Randall Cunningham keeping the Eagles in the game. Fulton Walker returned a punt for a touchdown for the Raiders and Greg Garrity did likewise for the Eagles. The Raiders had the ball at the Philadelphia eight about halfway through the fifth quarter. Marcus Allen fumbled and Andre Water recovered; Waters ran 90 yards inside the Raiders 10. A change in a second. Randall Cunningham went in for the winning score. Eagles 33 Raiders 27
1987 Washington Redskins at Veterans Stadium.
The Eagles were behind by 11 points twice, 14 to 3 and 21 to 10. Randal Cunningham passed to Greg Garrity for the winning score. Eagles 31 Redskins 27.
1988 Houston Oilers at Veterans Stadium
After 12 plays in the first quarter, including special teams, the Eagles were behind 16 t0 0. The Philadelphia Eagles gradually crawled their way into the game after that. Eagles 32 Oilers 23.
1988 Dallas Cowboys at Veterans Stadium
Dallas jumped out to a 20 to 0 lead. Randall Cunningham threw a one yard touchdown pass to Keith Byers for the winning score. Eagles 24 Cowboys 23
1989 at Washington Redskins
Washington led by 20 points twice, 20 to 0 and 27 to 7. The Eagles kept passing, running, and getting turnovers. Cunningham passed to Keith Jackson for the winning score. Eagles in a thriller 42 to 37.
1990 at Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys blocked a punt for a 20 to 14 lead late in the game. The Eagles came back in the final seconds as Randall Cunningham passed two yards to Keith Jackson. Philadelphia won a squeaker over the improving Cowboys 21 to 20.
Under Buddy Ryan, you never counted the Eagles out.