Eagles-Redskins report card
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' loss to the Redskins. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in the Daily News.
RUSHING OFFENSE: LeSean McCoy returned to the lineup after missing four games with a concussion, but the highlight of the Eagles' day on the ground was Dion Lewis' 17-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run. McCoy was a much bigger factor as a receiver, catching nine passes for 77 yards, than he was as a runner (45 yards on 13 carries). Seven of his 13 runs gained 5 yards or more and he had four rushing first downs.
PASSING OFFENSE: Nick Foles had his second 300-yard passing game in 3 weeks and completed 66 percent of his attempts, but underthrew an open Jeremy Maclin in the end zone with 18 seconds left. He also had two turnovers, which the Redskins turned into 10 points. Foles was just 2-for-6 in the red zone and 5-for-9 with an interception on third down.
RUN DEFENSE: So much for the theory that Jim Washburn and the wide-nine were the problems with the defense. Even with Robert Griffin III hobbled by a knee injury, the Redskins still ran for 128 yards on 28 carries, including 91 by Alfred Morris. Morris had a 10-yard touchdown run to cap off the Redskins' opening drive of the second half.
PASS DEFENSE: The Eagles recorded their first interception in nine games when safety Colt Anderson grabbed a deflected pass off the hands of Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan early in the third quarter. But Robert Griffin III averaged 8.2 yards per attempt and threw a pair of touchdowns. Griffin was 5-for-9 on third-down attempts, including one for a 22-yard TD to Santana Moss, who beat Anderson on the play.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Alex Henery made both of his field goal attempts. The Eagles' coverage units did a pretty good job, holding KR Niles Paul to 18.7 yards per return. Bryce Brown replaced Brandon Boykin as the kickoff returner, but had the same tendency to run outside as he does when he's running from scrimmage. He averaged just 18.5 yards on four returns.
OVERALL: The Eagles had their 11th multiple-turnover game of the season. They converted just five of 15 third-down opportunities. On defense, they gave up 4.6 yards per carry and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Nick Foles showed some good things, but couldn't make the big play when his team needed him to make it. Other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?
- Paul Domowitch