Nnamdi Asomugha: C
It's always difficult to grade Nnamdi Asomugha considering the enormous expectations bestowed upon him when he signed that $60 million contract in free agency. He spent much of tonight's game getting treatment to an eye injury he suffered during the game but then became a huge factor on the final drive. Moments after Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a costly penalty that gave the New York Giants a first down and kept their drive alive, Asomugha was flagged for one, although if you watch the replay, it really didn't look like Asomugha did much at all. And then Asomugha was manhandled on an offensive pass interference play which ended up pushing the Giants back out of field goal range and ultimately winning the game for the Philadelphia Eagles. Watching Asomugha play can be frustrating and make one wonder how he's worth the money he's being paid but the moment he's off the field, the defense becomes shockingly vulnerable.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: B
Rodgers-Cromartie sure had an up-and-down game tonight. He finished with five tackles and a huge interception of Eli Manning in the end zone, the importance of which cannot be understated. DRC did make an ill-advised decision to run the ball out of the end zone, which wasn't smart on his part. He also was flagged early on for an illegal contact play and then he nearly blew the game late when he was whistled for a pass interference penalty on fourth down.
Brandon Boykin: C
Brandon Boykin had his work cut out for him tonight, as he had to stick with All-World wide receiver Victor Cruz for much of the evening. Cruz finished with nine catches for 109 yards and a touchdown, although Cruz gives a lot of cornerbacks that aren't rookies trouble.
Brandon Hughes: C+
Brandon Hughes was immediately thrust into action when Asomugha was sidelined. He had a huge knockdown when the Giants had a 3rd and 3 near midfield, although he then dropped an interception in the end zone that really would have swung the momentum in the Eagles' favor (although in all fairness, he was being held by Domenik Hixon).
Nate Allen: B-
Nate Allen finished with three tackles today in run defense, and he helped the Eagles really contain big-play tight end Martellus Bennett. Allen is a better safety in pass coverage than run defense, but I thought he played fair enough in both aspects tonight.
Kurt Coleman: C+
Kurt Coleman led the team with six tackles, helping the Eagles hold the Giants to just 57 rushing yards and no touchdowns on 19 carries. He was beaten badly down the stretch though, first on a 31-yard pass that was floated to Ramses Barden off a play fake and then immediately afterwards on a 41-yard to Domenik Hixon.