Philadelphia Eagles' Week 15 Report Card: Grades for Every Position

Darren GrossmanCorrespondent IDecember 19, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles' Week 15 Report Card: Grades for Every Position

0 of 8

    The Philadelphia Eagles had a huge week against the Jets to keep their slim division title hopes alive.

    It was only their second win at home all season, and the Eagles head into Dallas on Christmas. They need a win, and another Giants loss to keep their playoff hopes alive.

    It's pretty amazing at 6-8, that the Eagles still have a chance to make it to the postseason.  Obviously, the grades will be pretty high after a blowout win. Here is how the players got graded in week 15.

Quarterback Michael Vick

1 of 8

    Vick was very efficient going 15 of 22 for 274 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed five times for 32 yards and a touchdown. 

    He made good decisions all day, but his only pick was at the end of the first half on a hail mary pass. If this game is not an A for Vick against a good Jets defense, I don't know what would be.

    Grade: A

Running Back LeSean McCoy

2 of 8

    LeSean McCoy broke the Eagles single season touchdown record by scoring three rushing TDs in this game. 

    He ran 18 times for 102 yards and three scores. He was a non-factor in the passing game. He did fumble the ball, so he loses a slight mark there, but other than that McCoy was a monster all day.

    Grade: A-

    No other back really was a factor, Schmitt did not touch the ball, and Ronnie Brown ran six times for 18 yards.

Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

3 of 8

    Brent Celek

    He was the star of the game, and hauled in five passes for 156 yards and a touchdown. He came within a yard of having a second touchdown as well.

    Celek made a great catch on the touchdown reception, and was just a monster all day. Player of the game.

    Grade: A+

     

    Desean Jackson

    Jackson got stuck on Revis island most of the game. He managed only two catches for 28 yards.

    The Eagles did not have him returning kicks this week, so those two catches were the only time he got his hands on the ball. Still, going against Revis, the expectations should have been fairly low to begin with.

    Grade:  C

     

    Jeremy Maclin

    Maclin had three catches for 57 yards, but was not successful overall. The wide receivers in general did not do much in this game.

    Grade: C+

     

    Jason Avant

    Did Avant play? I must have missed it. Oh yeah, he did nothing, zero catches. 

    Grade: F

     

    Clay Harbor

    Two receptions for 20 yards is decent for your backup TE.

    Grade: B

     

     

Offensive Line

4 of 8

    The Eagles OL did a nice job in this game. They opened up holes for McCoy who had over 100 yards. 

    Vick was sacked three times, but he does hold the ball a lot so it was not that bad. For the most part, Vick had good protection and time to throw the ball.

    Grade: A-

Defensive Line

5 of 8

    The defensive line did a nice job throughout the game. Babin was a monster, and Philip Hunt had a sack. 

    They did a nice job against the run for the most part, but Greene was a non-factor until it did not matter.

     

    Jason Babin:  A+

    Trent Cole:  B

    Cullen Jenkins: C

    Derek Landri: B

    Philip Hunt: B

    Juqua Parker: A-

    Mike Patterson A-

Linebackers

6 of 8

    I have to give Casey Matthews some credit. He had probably his best game as an Eagle, and the linebackers in general had their best game of the season.

     

    Matthews B+

    Jamar Chaney A-

    Akeem Jordan B+

    Brian Rolle   B

    Keenan Clayton B

     

Defensive Backs

7 of 8

    Asante Samuel had a huge interception when his team needed one after a bad turnover in their own end, which could have been a huge momentum swing. 

    Grade: A+

     

    Nnamdi Asomugha did alright, but he did have a pass interference penalty. He still does not seem comfortable in the Eagles defensive scheme

    Grade: B

     

    Nate Allen had a team high five tackles.

    Grade: B-

     

    Kurt Coleman's early forced fumble set up the first touchdown, for that he gets good marks.

    Grade: A

Coaches

8 of 8

    Have to give Andy Reid credit for this win. He had a good offensive game plan, and the Eagles moved the ball well. 

    Also he won another challenge. Reid has had his best season ever in the terms of challenge percentage, as he seems he has won almost all of them this year. 

    The team is still playing hard for Reid, so clearly the players want him to return next season.  Considering they could still win the division, the odds of Reid returning are growing higher.

    Grade: A+

     

    Juan Castillo's defense has played a lot better the last two weeks against the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. They have forced turnovers and gotten big stops when they needed them.

    Grade: B+