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Paul Domowitch's Eagles-Lions report card

Here is Domo's report card for the Eagles-Lions game. Click here to send in your own grades.


The Eagles averaged 2.7 yards per carry against a defense that came in allowing 4.1. It didn't help that they lost Jason Peters on their first possession, but this was just a poor performance. They had just four rushing first downs and DeMarco Murray finished with 30 yards on 14 carries. He had one carry that gained more than four yards and eight that gained one or less.



Mark Sanchez didn't throw an interception, but he was sacked six times and lost a fumble. The lopsided score allowed the Lions' defense to tee off on Sanchez. He was under duress most of the game and faced a ton of third-and-longs. Eagles had one receiver with more than 50 yards — slot receiver Jordan Matthews, who had three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown.

GRADE: D-minus


The Lions rushed for just 108 yards on 30 carries. Ameer Abdullah had a 23-yard run on the Lions' second possession but just 40 yards on his other 15 carries. The Eagles failed to contain Matthew Stafford on a couple of back-to-back, second-quarter scrambles. Just seven of the Lions' 30 carries gained more than 10 yards.



For the second straight week, the Eagles gave up five touchdown passes. Bill Davis blitzed Matthew Stafford early and often, but the blitzes were ineffective. So was the man coverage Davis used much of the game. Calvin Johnson caught three TD passes and the Lions' running backs had eight receptions for 131 yards. Stafford finished with a 137.8 passer rating, which is the highest of his career.



The Eagles' coverage units once again did a solid job. Caleb Sturgis had a 50-yard field goal attempt carom off the right upright. Josh Huff failed to bring a couple of returnable kickoffs out of the end zone. Darren Sproles averaged 1.5 yards on two punt returns.

GRADE: B-minus


The Eagles have been around since 1933, and until Thursday, had never given up 45 points or more in back-to-back games. Think about that for a second. They've been outscored 90-31 the last two games. Losing LT Jason Peters and CB Nolan Carroll were tough blows. But that's no excuse for what the Lions did to them. This was an absolutely disgraceful performance by both the coaches and the players.