This might be a first in 2013. Philadelphia’s defense is coming away from a game with a good report card—in itself is a pleasant surprise—while the offense that’s been so prolific since head coach Chip Kelly’s arrival is the recipient of overwhelmingly poor marks.
Despite the offense punting the ball away nine times and turning it over three more, the Birds defense did everything it could to keep the club in the battle for first place in the NFC East. Unfortunately, the defensive effort was nowhere near enough, thanks to one of the most abysmal quarterbacking displays we’ve seen in the NFL this season—yeah, that bad.
In our weekly report card grades, we score the quarterbacks, the defense, and everybody in between on some fairly simple criteria. "A" is virtually mistake-free; "B" is good; "C" is average, "D" is passable, and "F" is a complete failure to carry out basic tasks.
Rest assured, there were some of the latter—looking at you, Nick Foles.