Eagles-Giants report card | Paul Domowitch

Eagles running back LaGarrett Blount tosses the ball at, and taunts, Giants safety Landon Collins after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of the Eagles’ 27-24 win.

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RUSHING OFFENSE: The Eagles finally got their ground game rolling against the Giants, rushing for 193 yards on 39 carries. Even without Darren Sproles, who left with a wrist injury early in the second quarter, the running backs averaged 5.2 yards per carry and had nine rushing first downs. They had four in the first two games. GRADE: A+

PASSING OFFENSE: Carson Wentz completed 21 of 31 passes and didn’t throw an interception. He had just one completion longer than 14 yards, but it was a big one – a 19-yard sideline pass to Alshon Jeffery that made Jake Elliott’s game-winning field goal possible. GRADE: B+

RUN DEFENSE: The Giants only ran the ball 17 times. The Eagles held them to 2.9 yards per carry. They gave up a costly 20-yard run to Paul Perkins in the fourth quarter that set up a touchdown, but that was pretty much it. The Giants had just two rushing first down. GRADE: A-

PASS DEFENSE: The Eagles’ injury-ravaged secondary managed to keep the Giants’ passing game under control in the first half. But once they lost DT Fletcher Cox, they weren’t able to get pressure on Eli Manning, who torched them for 251 yards and three touchdowns in the second half. GRADE: D-

SPECIAL TEAMS: Rookie Jake Elliott came up big, nailing a 46-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to tie the game, and then cooly drilling a 61-yarder with no time left to win it. Their coverage units neutralized Giants returner Dwayne Harris. GRADE: A


Thumbs up or down on Doug Pederson’s coaching decisions in the Giants game?

OVERALL: Doug Pederson made some questionable decisions, particularly going for it on fourth-and-eight near midfield in the second quarter. The run game was dominant. The defense took a beating in the second half, but held the Giants to three points on their last two possessions, which allowed Jake Elliott to win the game. GRADE: A-

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