Trent Cole: A
Trent Cole finally showed some life today, doing so against Pro Bowl caliber left tackle Andrew Whitworth. Cole registered five tackles, a sack, a pair of pressures, a quarterback hit, a tackle for a loss, and a deflected pass.
Cullen Jenkins: A-
Cullen Jenkins was a big part of the Eagles’ success on the defensive line. He registered two tackles and a sack, as the Eagles picked up a season-high six on the season.
Fletcher Cox: A
Fletcher Cox played probably his best game as a pro tonight. He was in Andy Dalton’s face all night long, finishing with four tackles (three of them solo), 1.5 sacks, and two quarterback hits.
Brandon Graham: A+
Brandon Graham was an absolute animal tonight, and he did so against former first round tackle Andre Smith, who has been playing very well recently. Graham had six tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a tackle for a loss, and three quarterback hits. That’s ridiculous.
Cedric Thornton: B-
Cedric Thornton continues to shine as a reserve interior lineman. He had four tackles and two for a loss tonight. His one blemish came though when he fumbled away a pooched kickoff.
Darryl Tapp: B
Darryl Tapp had a tackle tonight and finished with a fumble recovery, on the one that Graham forced early in the game.
Vinny Curry/Phillip Hunt: C
These two reserve ends played limited snaps and finished with a tackle apiece.