I am under the impression that the last time that the Philadelphia Eagles first season had a 3-5-1 record was the first season that they were named the Philadelphia Eagles. They were coached by Lud Wray and played their home games at the Baker Bowl. The season did not start their season until October 15th, and the New York Giants slaughtered them by a score of 56-0. The Eagles first-ever win was over the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 6-0, and their first-ever home win was at the Baker Bowl over the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 25-6.
The Eagles did not make the playoffs in the 1933 season, but back then, it came down to two teams the Eastern Division winner and the winner from the Western Division. Philadelphia did finish their inaugural season 3-5-1, and back then, tie games were not officially counted in the standings. Personally, no other NFL team has a better history than the Philadelphia Eagles, and I will be objective as I can. Still, when you think about the Eagles in the early years, you think about Steve Van Buren, Chuck Bednarik, Norm Van Brocklin, Tommy McDonald, and Pete Pihos.
For the rest of this season, the best we can do is be optimistic and hope for the best for the Eagles and hope that they run away with the NFC East again. The Eagles are still in first place in the NFC East, and it is a very wide-open division, from my understanding. The Birds are still very talented and still are a team to be reckoned with the rest of the way.