Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Domo's Eagles-Chiefs report card

RUSH OFFENSE: LeSean McCoy played well in his first NFL start, averaging 4.2 yards per carry and rushing for a 5-yard TD on a direct snap. Eagles ran the ball 15 times for 55 yards out of the Wildcat/spread option. Grade: B-plus

Domo's Eagles-Chiefs report card

Eagles rookie running back LeSean McCoy celebrates a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Chiefs. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)
Eagles rookie running back LeSean McCoy celebrates a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Chiefs. (Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)

RUSH OFFENSE: LeSean McCoy played well in his first NFL start, averaging 4.2 yards per carry and rushing for a 5-yard TD on a direct snap. Eagles ran the ball 15 times for 55 yards out of the Wildcat/spread option. Grade: B-plus

PASS OFFENSE: Kevin Kolb racked up his second straight 300-yard passing game, including 64- and 35-yard touchdowns to DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek. Completed 70.6 percent of his passes and didn’t throw an interception. Grade: A-plus

RUN DEFENSE: Eagles’ front seven dominated the Chiefs’ offensive line, holding KC to 18 yards on nine first-half carries. Larry Johnson managed just 38 yards on 19 carries, and 26 of those 38 yards came on a pair of third-quarter rushing attempts after the Eagles went ahead 27-7. Grade: A

PASS DEFENSE: After blitzing very little last week against Drew Brees, the Eagles turned up the heat on Matt Cassel early and often. He completed 14 of 18 passes, but averaged a puny 5 yards per attempt. The tackling of the Eagles’ back seven was much better than a week ago as they allowed few yards after the catch to Chiefs receivers. Grade: B-plus

SPECIAL TEAMS: After committing an unpardonable five penalties last week, Ted Daisher’s special-team units were flagged just once Sunday. Ellis Hobbs not only didn’t fumble a kickoff return this week, he averaged 28.5 yards on the two he did bring back. Coverage units were solid and David Akers made both of his field goal attempts. Grade: A

OVERALL: The Eagles didn’t really prove much except that they can beat an awful team at home, though the impressive performances of Kevin Kolb and LeSean McCoy should provide some comfort to those who were worried that injuries to Donovan McNabb and/or Brian Westbrook would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
Grade: B-plus
 

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For an in-depth look at Michael Vick's day, click here.

For Andy Reid's view of the win, click here.

For Les Bowen's play-by-play, click here.

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