1. Rookie Kicker Alex Henery was very solid, going two-for-two in FGs and nailing his one PAT attempt. His first two kickoffs ended up touchbacks. Excellent performance for the kicker expected to fill David Akers' rather large shoes.
2. Rookie Punter Chas Henry was also solid, with two very good punts in the first half (one that should have been downed inside the Ravens' five yard line). His next two were less impressive, but on the whole it was a good performance.
3. Vince Young, despite his lackluster performance at training camp thus far, was exceptionally good in limited first-half minutes, throwing a pair of nice passes and managing a Vick-esque escape in the second quarter.
4. Colt Anderson made a strong case for the Eagles keeping four safeties with his excellent special-teams play and immense improvement on the other side of the ball.
5. Credit must go to David Akers for once again proving why he's a class act on and off the field. His billboard on I-95 near the sports complex thanking Philadelphia fans was the act of a true gentleman. I wish him the best in San Francisco (but I wouldn't mind if he missed a few in week 4).
1. Kafka's performance provided clear evidence that, at this point, he is little more than a game manager. He did show some flashes of potential, but his all-around game will need considerable work before the Eagles anoint him the "Next One" and try to flip him for a Pro Bowl CB and a second round pick.
2. The new NFL rules have basically eliminated kick returns, which is unfortunate. It was an exciting part of the game, but player safety must come first. It's bad for viewers, but good for players.
3. The entire second team O-line for the Eagles looked dreadful. All should pitch in for Ronnie Brown's dinner.
1. Mike Kafka's interception.
2. Jorrick Calvin's attempts at playing CB.
3. Graig Cooper's pair of runs.
4. Andy Reid's lack of knowledge of the new rule changes. Dear Big Red: all scoring plays are now reviewed automatically. No need to find the challenge flag.