Monday, December 22, 2014

Paul Domowitch's Eagles-49ers Report Card

Here are Daily News columnist Paul Domowitch's grades for the Eagles' 27-24 win over the 49ers in San Francisco.

Paul Domowitch's Eagles-49ers Report Card

Here are Daily News columnist Paul Domowitch's grades for the Eagles' 27-24 win over the 49ers in San Francisco. You can add your own grades by voting on our poll page here.

RUSHING OFFENSE: Playing with a fractured rib, LeSean McCoy rushed for almost a hundred yards and notched his fifth rushing touchdown of the season from 29 yards out. QB Kevin Kolb had a big 19-yard scramble on a third-and-18 play.

Grade: B-plus

PASSING OFFENSE: Kevin Kolb stood tall behind some shaky protection that saw him sacked 4 times. He completed 12 of 14 passes in the first half and had just 7 incompletions in the first 3 quarters.

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Grade: A-minus

RUN DEFENSE: After giving up 169 rushing yards to the Redskins last week, the Eagles did a good job on the Niners’ Frank Gore, holding him to 2.6 yards per carry in the first 3 quarters.

Grade: B-plus 

PASS DEFENSE: After doing a decent job against Alex Smith for three quarters, the Eagles suffered another fourth-quarter collapse. Smith completed 11 of his first 15 passes in the fourth quarter and threw 2 TD passes to get the Niners back in the game.

Grade: D 

SPECIAL TEAMS: Eagles kickoff coverage was bad. They gave up 44- and 61-yard returns to Ted Ginn that kicked-started touchdown drives. David Akers had 2 field goals, including a clutch 45-yarder with 4½ minutes left that gave Eagles a 10-point lead.

Grade: D 

OVERALL: The Eagles’ pass defense buckled in the fourth quarter, giving up 2 touchdowns that made this game closer than it should have been. But they hung on for the road win, as Kevin Kolb played turned in an impressive performance.

Grade: C

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