During World War 2 the NFL was so depleted of players that the Steelers were down to 6 players and the Eagles only had 16.

Art Rooney came up with the idea to merge the Steelers and Eagles for one season (1943) to keep both teams from folding and possibly force the NFL to cancel the entire season. the Steagles went 5-4-1 giving the Eagles their first winning season and the Steelers their second winning season.

When you dine at Steagles we donate a percentage of our profits to wounded warriors. We believe in giving back to the brave people who give us the true American way of life.

For more information on the original Steagles, including rosters and results, check out https://priceonomics.com/football-in-a-time-of-war-the-strange-story-of-the/.