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Domo's grades for Eagles-Packers

DeMeco Ryans (left) celebrates with Brandon Boykin after he intercepted a pass. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
DeMeco Ryans (left) celebrates with Brandon Boykin after he intercepted a pass. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
DeMeco Ryans (left) celebrates with Brandon Boykin after he intercepted a pass. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer) Gallery: Eagles 27, Packers 13

After each game, the Daily News' Paul Domowitch offers his grades on the Eagles' performance.

Click HERE to offer your own grades for the Eagles' 27-13 win over the Packers, which will be published in Tuesday's Daily News.

RUSHING OFFENSE: After being held to 55 yards or less in four of the last five games, LeSean McCoy got untracked Sunday, rushing for 155 yards and averaging 6.2 yards per carry. The Eagles' 11 rushing first downs, a season-high seven by McCoy, were the most by the Eagles since they had 14 against the Redskins in Week 1.

Grade: A-plus

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    PASSING OFFENSE: Nick Foles threw three more touchdown passes, threw 18 more passes without an interception and finished with a 149.3 passer rating. But he missed some throws and had a costly fumble at his own 13-yard line. With two more touchdown catches Sunday, five of Riley Cooper's last seven receptions have been for scores.

    Grade: A-minus

    RUN DEFENSE: Stopping the Packers' two-headed rushing monster, Eddie Lacy and James Starks, was the Eagles' top defensive priority and they did that. Lacy gained 17 yards on his first two carries, then was held to 56 yards on 22 attempts the rest of the game. Starks gained just five yards on four carries. The longest run of the game by the Packers was a 19-yarder by quarterback Scott Tolzien.

    Grade: A

    PASS DEFENSE: Scott Tolzien and Senaca Wallace threw for 305 yards against the Eagles and had five completions of 20-plus yards. But the Eagles' keep-'em-in-front-of-you approach resulted in just one TD pass, and they picked off Tolzien twice, including a big one in the second quarter in the end zone by Brandon Boykin. The Packers completed just 7 of 14 third-down passes (five first downs).

    Grade: B-plus

    SPECIAL TEAMS: Alex Henery made two field goals, but missed a very makeable 39-yarder in the second quarter, his third miss this season from less than 47 yards. The Eagles' had few punt and kickoff return opportunities. Their coverage units did a nice job on Packers' return man Micah Hyde.

    Grade: B

    OVERALL: Yeah, I know the Packers were playing with a former practice-squadder at quarterback, but Lambeau isn't an easy place to play even when you don't have to deal with Aaron Rodgers. Now, if the Eagles can just figure out a way to win at frickin' home.

    Grade: A-minus

    Paul Domowitch Daily News Staff Writer
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