Here are our grades for the Eagles-Atlanta game. You can make your grade by clicking here. We will publish the reader report card in the Tuesday Daily News.
RUSHING OFFENSE: The Eagles attacked the Falcons’ aggressive defense with a lot of misdirection right out of the gate, including a couple of big end-arounds by DeSean Jackson and some nifty cutback running by LeSean McCoy. After building a 21-7 first-half lead, they ran the ball 24 times in the final two quarters. Grade: B-plus
PASSING OFFENSE: With the exception of a late-first-half interception when he underthrew an open Brent Celek down the middle, Kevin Kolb did very little wrong. He completed all but six of his 29 attempts and threw three touchdown passes. Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant picked up the slack after DeSean Jackson got hurt. Grade: A-plus
RUN DEFENSE: A week after shutting down the 49ers’ ground game, the Eagles’ defense did the same thing to the Falcons, holding them to 65 yards on 19 carries. It helped that they seized the lead early and forced the Falcons to play catchup. But they took dangerous Michael Turner out of the game. He averaged just 3.2 yards per carry in the first half and 3.0 for the game. Grade: A-plus