Saturday, September 5, 2015

Eagles-Redskins report card

RUSHING OFFENSE: There was DeSean Jackson’s 67-yard touchdown run on an end-around, and there was, well, that was about it. LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook rushed for just 32 yards on 12 carries in the first three quarters. Grade: C-minus

Eagles-Redskins report card

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RUSHING OFFENSE: There was DeSean Jackson’s 67-yard touchdown run on an end-around, and there was, well, that was about it. LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook rushed for just 32 yards on 12 carries in the first three quarters. Grade: C-minus

PASSING OFFENSE: Not one of Donovan McNabb’s better days. For the second game in a row, he wasn’t sharp. Even his long touchdown pass to Jackson was an underthrown ball. Grade: C

RUN DEFENSE: The Eagles’ front seven dominated the Redskins’ offensive line and held Clinton Portis to 3.1 yards a carry. Eagles have given up just one rushing touchdown all season. Grade: A-plus

PASS DEFENSE: Going to the blitz early and often, the Eagles pressured Jason Campbell all night. They sacked him six times — four in the first three quarters — and gave up just one completion of more than 18 yards. Grade: A-minus

SPECIAL TEAMS: David Akers, who missed 43- and 47-yard field-goal attempts last week, booted 44- and 47-yarders against the Redskins. Eagles’ kickoff coverage unit didn’t do a very good job on ‘Skins’ Rock Cartwright. He averaged 26.8 yards per attempt and a 42-yard return kick-started Washington’s first scoring drive. Grade: B-minus

OVERALL: The Eagles’ opportunistic defense collected three more takeaways that produced 13 of their 27 points. But with the exception of two big plays by DeSean Jackson, the offense was relatively silent. Grade: B

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