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Domo's grades for Eagles-Redskins

Here's Domo's first report card - a look at what grades the Eagles deserve - of the Chip Kelly era, and he certainly passed with flying colors.

Domo’s grades for Eagles-Redskins

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

Here's Domo's first report card - a look at what grades the Eagles deserve - of the Chip Kelly era, and he certainly passed with flying colors.

Click here to offer your own grades for the Eagles' win over the Redskins, which will be published in Wednesday's Daily News.

RUSHING OFFENSE: LeSean McCoy got a career-high 31 carries in the first game of the Chip Kelly era and turned it into 184 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles finished with 263 rushing yards, including 54 by quarterback Mike Vick.

Grade: A-plus

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PASSING OFFENSE: Mike Vick threw touchdown passes to DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek and didn't have an interception in 25 attempts. DeSean Jackson had seven catches for 104 yards in addition to the TD.

Grade: B-plus

 

RUN DEFENSE: The Eagles forced a fumble from running back Alfred Morris on his first carry, tackled him for a safety on another and held the NFL's second leading rusher to 45 yards on 12 carries.

Grade: A-minus

 

PASS DEFENSE: They held RG3 under control for three quarters, picking him off twice and putting constant pressure on him before allowing him to complete 15 of 21 passes and throw 2 TDs in the fourth quarter.

Grade: B-minus

 

SPECIAL TEAMS: Alex Henery had a 48-yard field goal. The Eagles' coverage units did an excellent job. Return man Damaris Johnson had an uneventful night.

Grade: B

 

OVERALL: Chip Kelly's offense was everything it was advertised to be. They ran 77 plays, 53 in the first half. The defense let down a bit in the fourth quarter, but played a lot better than everyone expected.

Grade: A-minus

 

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