The Philadelphia Eagles, during Harold Carmichael playing years, were in the Super Bowl only once. Multiple Super Bowl appearances really grease the road to Canton. In the 1980 season, the Eagles at home defeated the Oakland Raiders 10 to 7. Minus an 86 yard touchdown pass, Jim Plunkett to Cliff Branch, this was a splendid defensive performance. Ron Jaworski threw a 43 yard pass to Leroy Harris to set up the winning touchdown. The Eagles sacked Jim Plunkett eight times for 62 yards in losses; and the Eagles got two turn overs.
Two months later saw the Eagles and Raiders in Super Bowl XV at New Orleans. Harold Carmichael was to make the biggest mistake of his career. Behind 7 to 0 at the enemy 45, Harold went in motion, something he had never done during the season. He cut sharply to his left as Jaworski lofted a 45 yard touchdown pass to Rodney Parker. The penalty negated the score. There were two other plays in the first half, neither involving Carmichael, that the Eagles failed to make. Oakland won easily 27 to 10.
Here are some highlights for Carmichael:
In 1973, he lead the NFL with both receptions with 67 and yards gained with 1,115. He also gained 1,078 yards in 1978 and 1,025 yards in 1981;
1975 at home vs. the Redskins. Caught a pass deflected off Charlie Young and ran into the End Zone; 17 point underdogs Eagles won 26 to 10.
1979 at the New York Jets. Caught two touchdown passes and blocked an extra point. Eagles won 17 to 9.
1983 at home with the Baltimore Colts. On an End Around play threw a 45 yard touchdown pass to Mike Quick. This was the only pass attempt in his career.