Eagles vs. Redskins: Live Game Grades and Analysis for Philadelphia

Bryn SwartzSenior Writer IIINovember 17, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 17:  Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws during pre-game warm-ups before the start of their game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Final Score: Philadelphia 24, Washington 16

Philadelphia Eagles Grades
Position UnitFirst-Half GradesFinal Grade
Run OffenseB+B
Pass OffenseA-B+
Run DefenseDC-
Pass DefenseA+B+
Special TeamsB+A
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Game Analysis for Philadelphia Eagles

Pass Offense: Nick Foles didn't throw a touchdown, but he threw for 298 yards and averaged 11.5 yards per attempt. He added a rushing touchdown, didn't turn the ball over and led the Eagles to 24 points. 

Run Offense: LeSean McCoy collected two touchdowns and survived a scary-looking hamstring injury, while Nick Foles rumbled for 47 yards and a score. 

Pass Defense: Just like he did in Week 1, RG3 led a late comeback that fell short. He threw for 264 yards and two scores but his late interception to Brandon Boykin sealed the loss. 

Run Defense: The Redskins ran for 191 yards, but just 31 came in the second half. They averaged an impressive 5.0 yards per attempt. 

Special Teams: Donnie Jones' 70-yard punt late in the game may have saved the game (or season). The Redskins fumbled a punt, but the Eagles couldn't recover. 

Coaching: Chip Kelly was less than impressive in the second half, but the Eagles defense bailed him out. Kelly heads into the bye week in sole possession of first place in the NFC East and that's all that matters.


First-Half Analysis for Philadelphia Eagles

Pass Offense: Nick Foles is doing Nick Foles things. He's completed 9 of 15 passes for 217 yards. That's a ridiculous 14.5 yards per pass attempt. He's had five pass plays of more than 23 yards. 

Run Offense: LeSean McCoy has 37 rushing yards and a touchdown before he left the game with a hamstring injury. Nick Foles has a rushing touchdown too. 

Pass Defense: RG3 can't move the ball at all. The Eagles' defensive backs have completely shut down Pierre Garcon and company. 

Run Defense: The Redskins have torched the Eagles for 160 yards on 28 attempts but they haven't gotten any points. 

Special Teams: Alex Henery made a short field goal and Donnie Jones boomed a punt down to the two-yard line. 

Coaching: Chip Kelly may have missed another challenge early in the game but his Eagles are leading by 17 at the half, well on their way to collecting his first home victory.