Report Card Day – Eagles/Seahawks

We all saw the writing on the wall.  This wasn’t supposed to be an Eagles victory.  It’s not that they lost but it’s more how they lost that’s a little frustrating.  It’s obvious Nelson Agholor isn’t an NFL WR.  He’s had 7 yards receiving in the last two games.  That’s not 70, but 7!  I know what I’m going to get with him and it’s nothing but you would think after 9 games this team would be able to get lined up right.  It’s the little things that are setting this team back.  Carson Wentz didn’t play his best game either.  It’s obvious he’s starting to lock on to his targets.  Which is understandable because he only has 2 guys who can make a play in Ertz and Matthews.  Based on the math and where the Eagles stand they need to be at 10-6.  With 4 of the remaining 6 games at home including all 3 division games the Eagles can afford to lose 1 more game.  Sweep the home slate and win 1 of 2 road games vs the Bengals or Ravens.  I hate rooting for other NFC teams but the Cowboys must beat the Redskins on Thanksgiving.  If they don’t it’s tough sledding at 10-6 for the Eagles if they get there.

Top Offensive Grades per PFF.com

Jason Kelce 83.6

Allen Barbre 77.3

Brandon Brooks 77.1 – Brooks has really been a solid player this year.  I can’t recall a game in which he hasn’t appeared on our top 5 list.  He’s paired well with Kelce who has also improved his play.  The Eagles have been running more off the right side recently because of how well Brooks is playing.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai 76.1 – I mentioned the right side of the line and Big V fits right in.  He got dinged up against Seattle but hopefully he can go next week after an extra day of rest.  I know Seattle didn’t have Michael Bennett but this line did a decent job giving Wentz time to throw.

Zach Ertz 74.3 – This is the second round pick we have all expected.  The last month Zach Ertz has been very solid.  He should have had 2 TD’s but we all know what happened.  It’s clear Doug wants to get him involved early.  If the Eagles want to make a playoff push they will need this Ertz the rest of the year.

Top Defensive Grades per PFF.com

Brandon Graham 86.7

Jordan Hicks 85.7 – The linebackers were the best unit on the field yesterday.  As a group they did a great job.  Hicks is really turning into a playmaker this unit needs.  He started out slow this year he’s been a nice bright spot.

Fletcher Cox 85.2

Leodis McKelvin 83.4

Nolan Carroll 81.1

This defensive line hasn’t showed up on the road all season.  Half the time you have to double check the box score to see if Curry and Barwin are even active.  Graham has been very solid this year and at times Cox has been ok but he’s been a little disappointing.  I know he’s being double teamed at points but after getting $60 million in your pocket I expect a little more.  I know the offensive game plan for most teams is to neutralize 91 but I would like to see Cox impact games at a higher rate.

Source – www.profootballfocus.com

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