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: For the first time since Week 1, LeSean McCoy was held to fewer than 50 rushing yards. He had just 48 yards on 16 carries vs. Titans. The turning point in the game came on a botched third-quarter run play at the Tennessee 3-yard line when Titans DT Jason Jones broke through the Eagles’ line and forced a fumble by Kevin Kolb as he was trying to hand the ball off to McCoy.
PASSING OFFENSE: After two superb performances vs. 49ers and Falcons, Kevin Kolb came back to earth. He missed on a number of downfield throws and completed just 54.2 percent of his passes, threw two interceptions and averaged just 4.8 yards per attempt. While Kolb was only sacked once, his protection was as erratic as many of his throws.
RUN DEFENSE: The Eagles failed to do a lot of things yesterday, but neutralizing dangerous Chris Johnson wasn’t one of them. Johnson, who had rushed for 100-plus yards in four of the Titans’ previous five games, was held to 66 yards on 24 carries. He had just 22 yards on 15 carries in the second half.
PASS DEFENSE: The Titans have one receiver the Eagles had to stop – Kenny Britt – and they failed miserably. Britt had a field day against the Eagles’ secondary, catching seven passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles’ pass rush, which sacked Kerry Collins three times in the first half, disappeared in the second half as Collins completed 11 of 17 passes for 214 yards in the final two quarters.
SPECIAL TEAMS: David Akers had a solid day, making all four of his FG attempts and notching five touchbacks on kickoffs. Return man Jorrick Calvin had a 41-yard kickoff return that kick-started a scoring drive, but also fumbled away a punt that gift-wrapped a late field goal for the Titans. Sav Rocca averaged 48.4 yards on five punts.
OVERALL: The Eagles had a golden opportunity to go into the bye with a 5-2 record and blew it. It all started to unravel with that third-quarter fumble. Kenny Britt’s ability to make the Eagles’ secondary look like the Keystone Kops is something Sean McDermott is going to have fix going forward.