Friday, December 19, 2014

Eagles-Redskins report card

RUSHING OFFENSE

Eagles-Redskins report card

RUSHING OFFENSE

The Redskins put eight men in the box most of the night, which was enough to scare the Eagles into passing on almost every down. Brian Westbrook ran the ball just 4 times for 12 yards in the second half.  Grade: D-minus

PASSING OFFENSE

The absences of Hank Baskett and Kevin Curtis hurt a passing game that was plagued by the dropsies. DeSean Jackson had 2 big drops, including one that would’ve been a=2 0TD. Tight end L.J. Smith let at least 3 balls slip through his hands.  Grade: D-minus

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RUN DEFENSE

The Eagles, who gave up 203 rushing yards to the Redskins in their first meeting, held them to 122 and 3.8 yards per carry Sunday. Redskins had just 2 double-digit runs. Grade: B

PASS DEFENSE

Asante Samuel and Quintin Mikell dropped potential game-changing interc eptions. But the Eagles did hold Jason Campbell and the Redskins to 4.4 yards per attempt and no touchdowns. Grade: B

SPECIAL TEAMS

Return men DeSean Jackson and Quintin Demps were non-factors. Time and time again, Redskins punter Ryan Plackemeier pinned the Eagles deep in their own territory. Grade: C

OVERALL

An offense that had converted 33 of 50 third-down opportunities in wins over Arizona, the Giants and Cleveland, converted just 3 of 14 against the Redskins. While the ‘Skins put 8 and 9 defenders in the box much of the night, that’s no excuse for having your running backs run the ball just 13 times. Grade: F

Paul Domowitch Daily News NFL Columnist
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