Eagles-Texans report card

 

RUSHING OFFENSE: The Eagles didn’t rush for a lot of yards, but they made them count. LeSean McCoy had a 4-yard TD run early in the second quarter that put the Eagles up 14-3. And quarterback Michael Vick burrowed in for a 2-yard TD that put the Eagles up for good early in the fourth quarter. Grade: B-plus

PASSING OFFENSE: Michael Vick threw for 300 yards and completed 22 of 33 passes. Four different receivers had at least 55 receiving yards. Vick’s 5-yard play-action TD to fullback Owen Schmitt with 4:18 left put the Eagles over the top. Grade: A-minus

RUN DEFENSE: The Eagles did a pretty good job of containing NFL rushing leader Arian Foster, holding him to 3.8 yards per carry. He got loose for a 29-yard run in the first half, but aside from that, they held him to single-digit chunks. Grade: A-minus

PASS DEFENSE: Eagles gave up a lot of passing yards to Matt Schaub and a lot of receiving yards to Andre Johnson. But considering that they were without star cornerback Asante Samuel, and considering they didn’t get a lot of pressure on Schaub, they held up fine, giving up just two TD passes. Grade: B

SPECIAL TEAMS: David Akers booted two more field goals and the Eagles’ coverage units played much better than they did last week against the Bears. Grade: A-minus

OVERALL: Texans are a second-half team, but the Eagles defensse withstood their charge despite spending much of the second half on the field. Now, they have 10 days to prep for the 4-game homestretch. Grade: B-plus

 

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