Eagles-Giants report card
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' season-ending loss to the Giants.
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' season-ending loss to the Giants. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in the Daily News.
RUSHING OFFENSE: Take out Michael Vick's 25 yards on five tuck-and-runs and the Eagles averaged just 3.9 yards per carry against a defense that had given up 702 rushing yards in the previous four games. LeSean McCoy again did more damage as a receiver than a ball carrier.
PASSING OFFENSE: A rusty Michael Vick completed just 19 of 35 passes and averaged 5.6 yards per attempt. He sailed his second pass of the game over the head of tight end Brent Celek for an interception. In the second quarter, he had Damaris Johnson wide open in the end zone on a slant route and threw the ball too high.
RUN DEFENSE: The Eagles gave up a season-high 185 rushing yards to the Giants, which was 21 yards more than the Giants rushed for in their previous two games. Ahmad Bradshaw, who the Eagles held to 39 yards on 13 carries in Week 4, finished with 107 yards on 16 carries.
PASS DEFENSE: Eli Manning threw for five touchdown passes and averaged 9.9 yards per attempt. For the 11th time in 16 games, the Eagles failed to register an interception. Do we really need to say anything more?
SPECIAL TEAMS: Alex Henery missed a 28-yard field goal attempt about as badly and as ugly as you can miss a short field goal without having it bounce back and hit you in the face. The Eagles' kickoff coverage unit held David Wilson to 29 yards on his one and only return.
OVERALL: If you thought, like I foolishly did, that the Eagles would rally around their about-to-be-fired coach and play hard for him Sunday, you thought wrong. They rolled over and played dead as soon Stevie Brown picked off Michael Vick's overthrown pass for Brent Celek on the Eagles' first possession.