Thursday, September 3, 2015

Eagles-Redskins report card

RUSHING OFFENSE

Eagles-Redskins report card

0 comments

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

More coverage
 
Download FREE Philly Sports Now app for iPhone!
 
VOTE: Too early to start thinking Super Bowl?
 
FORUMS: Who will make the 53-man roster?
 
Latest NFL odds
 
SHOP: Eagles Training Camp sportswear

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

Daily News NFL Columnist
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Eagletarian is your home for comprehensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
Paul Domowitch Daily News NFL Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter