Eagles vs. Bears: Live Game Grades and Analysis

Bryn Swartz@eaglescentralSenior Writer IIIDecember 22, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08:  Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles destroyed the Chicago Bears by a 54-11 score, rolling up over 500 yards of offense. Nick Foles broke the franchise single-game record for completion percentage, while LeSean McCoy added 133 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Brandon Boykin collected an interception touchdown, and Bryce Brown added a late 65-yard touchdown run.

Both the Eagles and the Bears have winner-take-all games for the division next week.


Final Score: Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11

Philadelphia Eagles Game Grades
Position UnitFirst-Half GradesFinal Grades
Pass OffenseAA
Run OffenseAA+
Pass DefenseA-A-
Run DefenseAA
Special TeamsA-A
Bleacher Report

Game Analysis for the Philadelphia Eagles

Pass Offense: Nick Foles continued his dominant season, completing 21 of 25 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns. His passer rating this season is just short of the single-season record. 

Run Offense: LeSean McCoy virtually clinched the rushing title, carrying 18 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Bryce Brown added nine runs for 115 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles ground out 289 rushing yards.

Pass Defense: Jay Cutler failed to lead the Bears to a first-half touchdown. He ended the game with a touchdown pass to both the Bears and the Eagles. 

Run Defense: Matt Forte carried nine times for 29 yards. He was essentially a non-factor. 

Special Teams: The Eagles' fumble recovery of Devin Hester in the first quarter proved to be one of the turning points of the game, as it helped spring the Eagles to a 14-0 lead. Alex Henery connected on a long field goal, a nice confidence booster for a struggling kicker. 

Coaching: Chip Kelly turned in his most impressive performance of the season, leading the Eagles to their most dominant victory, in terms of points, since 1948. 


First-Half Analysis for the Philadelphia Eagles

Pass Offense: Nick Foles is hot in this game. He's completed 14 of 17 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. He's now at 25 touchdowns and two interceptions this season. 

Run Offense: LeSean McCoy is getting the ball this week, carrying nine times for 64 yards. In all, the Eagles have carried the ball 18 times for 106 yards and a score. 

Pass Defense: Jay Cutler has thrown for 127 yards, but he's completed just 10 of 20 passes and hasn't gotten the Bears into the end zone. 

Run Defense: Matt Forte has carried four times for eight yards. He's been a complete non-factor. 

Special Teams: The Eagles recovered a fumble on a Devin Hester kick return. Alex Henery also added a long field goal. 

Coaching: Chip Kelly has done a tremendous job of rebounding from last week's brutal loss. The Eagles took a 24-0 lead against a team that could win the NFC North if it wins.