Chip Kelly

UP - The Eagles took a slight step back in 2014. They finished with a 10-6 for the second straight year - yet only three of those victories came against teams with winning records. Still, Kelly has built a winning culture and still has the support of the players.

Mark Sanchez

UP - If only he could cut back on the turnovers . . . But after six NFL seasons, Sanchez is what he is: a marginal starting quarterback or a better-than-average backup. He went 4-4 in place of Nick Foles. That isn't so terrible when you look at other No. 2s pressed into duty.

LeSean McCoy

UP - He ended up with 1,319 yards rushing and averaged 4.2 yards per carry for the season. Not bad for a "down" year. McCoy's $11 million salary for 2015 could have the Eagles looking at his long-term benefit, but he should return.

Nolan Carroll

DOWN - With Bradley Fletcher sidelined with a hip injury, the question: "How bad could his backup be?" was answered. Carroll wasn't as bad as Fletcher, but he did little to endorse a bid to start next season.

Jaylen Watkins

DOWN - He took Carroll's spot on the outside in the dime defense and when Carroll left to have his head injury checked. The rookie was placed in a tough spot facing Odell Beckham Jr. and, aside from one or two plays, predictably struggled.

Brandon Boykin

UP - The Eagles cornerback with probably the most talent never got a shot to play outside, but he fared better than anyone else when matched up against Beckham in the slot.

Nate Allen

DOWN - He effectively ended the game with his fourth interception of the season, but Allen was ineffective in the first quarter when he couldn't break up a jump pass to Rueben Randle. He has had many Eagles lives, but he may be on No. 10 and out this offseason.

Jordan Matthews

UP - He was by far the best of the Eagles' rookie draft picks. Matthews caught eight passes for 105 yards and a touchdown and finished the season with 67 catches for 872 yards and eight scores.

Eagles run defense

UP - The Giants were held to 3.0 yards per carry on the ground. Led by Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan, the Eagles front seven was stout against the run for most of the season.

Eagles pass rush

DOWN - Despite 53 pass-rush opportunities, the Eagles never sacked Eli Manning. They hardly hurried or hit him, either. Overall, though, the pass rush was one of the few improvements on the defensive side of the ball.

James Casey and Trey Burton

UP - They teamed up for a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown. Eagles special teams accounted for six touchdowns this season.

Chris Polk

UP - He notched his fourth rushing touchdown and became a vital red-zone threat in his third season.

Odell Beckham Jr.

DOWN - He will give the Eagles nightmares for years if they can't find a cornerback who can at least cover the receiver on occasion.

- Jeff McLane