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Results: How you graded the Eagles

We asked you to grade how the Eagles performed after their 16-10 loss to the Steelers on Friday night. Here are the results.

Results: How you graded the Eagles

We asked you to grade how the Eagles performed after their 16-10 loss to the Steelers on Friday night. Here are the results.

Note: Percentages were rounded off so totals only add up to 97 or 98 percent in some instances.

Quarterbacks 
 
 A - 26% 
 
 B -- 55%
 
 C - 15%
 
 D  - 1%
 
 F  - 1%

Donovan McNabb was sharp, going 10-for-13 for 97 yards and a touchdown, leading the Eagles to scores in their first two possessions. Kevin Kolb came in in relief, completing 12 of 21 passes for 81 yards. And A.J. Feeley got mop-up duties, but was unable to get much going (6-for-14, 51 yards).

Receivers
 
 A - 10%
 
 B - 59%
 
 C - 24%
 
 D - 2%
 
 F -  2%

The bright spot here was clearly rookie DeSean Jackson, who caught five balls for 51 yards. Greg Lewis had three catches for 38 yards.

Running backs
 
 A - 14%
 
 B - 46%
 
 C - 33%
 
 D - 4%
 
 F - 1%

While Brian Westbrook went through the fine print on his new contract, Correll Buckhalter got the start, touching the ball on five of the team's first six offensive plays. Buckhalter carried five times for 18 yards and also caught three balls for 15 yards. Lorenzo Booker, Tony Hunt and Ryan Moats also saw action, but none of them did anything to catch this observer's eye.

Offensive line
 
 A - 16%
 
 B - 49%
 
 C - 28%
 
 D - 3%
 
 F - 1%

Max Jean-Gilles got the start for Shawn Andrews. The line gave up three sacks, and center Nick Cole had a miscommunication with Kolb on a snap from shotgun that resulted in a turnover.

Defensive line
 
 A - 3%
 
 B - 22%
 
 C - 50%
 
 D - 18%
 
 F - 4%

Rookie Trevor Laws had the team's only sack, and Jerome McDougle got pressure on the Steelers quarterbacks on a couple different plays in the second half.

Linebackers

A - 7%

B - 36%

C - 43% 

D - 9%

F - 3%

This was a position that many Eagles fans were probably focused on, and I think a "C" sounds about right. The linebackers didn't really do anything spectacular, but this will be an area to watch throughout the preseason.

Secondary

A - 7%

B - 34%
 
C - 42%
 
D - 12%
 
F - 3%

Lito Sheppard picked up an early 15-yard facemask penalty, and the Eagles' first-team offense gave up a pair of 19-yard completions during the Steelers' first drive. Santonio Holmes went right by safety Brian Dawkins for Pittsburgh's first score of the game.

Special teams

A - 3%
 
B - 26%
 
C - 46% 

D - 16%

F - 7%

Everyone was interested to see what Jackson would do on special teams, but he managed to pick up just 3 yards on three punt returns.

Coaching

A - 9%

B - 33%

C - 43%

D - 8%

F - 5%

Not sure how much there is to say about Andy in this one. If this were a regular-season game at the Linc, I'm sure Reid wold have heard some boos when the Eagles punted down six with two-plus minutes left. But the offense ended up getting the ball back with 1:34 left and a chance to win.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
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