We are starting a new blog on Eagles Focus called Report Card Day. We have aligned ourselves with Pro Football Focus and will provide data grades based on the Eagles previous game.
Carson Wentz 87.0 – Wentz dazzled America again. His command of the offense was outstanding. He was composed and knew exactly when to check off and get out of certain plays. We heard all week how Vic Fangio was going disguise plays and make it tough on Wentz. This cat doesn’t look like a rookie. The biggest take away – 0 turnovers for a second straight game. If I were grading Wentz’s ability to protect himself it would be 0.0. He has got to learn to get down. Two plays come to mind and everyone knows which ones they are – the spin back in bounds on the sideline where he gets nailed and the hit where his legs get taken out and his knees are whipped into another Bears defender. GET DOWN! Learn the RG3, please.
Lane Johnson 82.3
Allen Barbre 80.5
Trey Burton 76.3 – The Eagles didn’t miss Zach Ertz at all vs the Bears. Burton stepped in a did a nice job. Trey finished with 5 catches for 49 yards and 1 TD with a long of 14. He was able to stretch the defense horizontally. My writing partner and I have been excited at the prospects of what Burton can do. Hopefully in the near future we see the combination of him and Ertz together on the same field.
Brandon Brooks 76.3
Brent Celek 72.4
Brandon Graham 86.5 – Brandon Graham was a force all night. He was stout in the run game and was a nightmare off the edge. He was credited with 1 sack but from my account he had 2. He was in the Bears backfield all game long and continuously moved Jeff George (I mean Jay Cutler) off his spot.
Nigel Bradham 82.7 – I really liked what Bradham brought to the table last night. He did a nice job in the nickel package baiting Cutler into an awful interception that really deflated the Bears and their overall chances of winning the game. Bradham might be the best linebacker on this team. The combination of Bradham and Hicks is one the Eagles can really build and rely on.
Michael Kendricks 79.4
Jordan Hicks 74.6
Ron Brooks 73.6
These are all the top performers from the game for the Eagles. There were some bottom feeders as well. One player that comes to mind is center Jason Kelce. Kelce was awful. He was beat again on multiple occasions and committed multiple penalties on back to back plays. He really needs to improve as he’s becoming a liability on the OL. With Lane Johnson finally being suspended he will need to pick it up. Per PFF.com Kelce has a 1 and 2 week combined grade of 41.0.
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