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Grading the Eagles' win over the Bears | Paul Domowitch

Carson Wentz threw three more touchdown passes in the Eagles' win over the Bears, giving him 28 for the season. The Eagles' franchise record is 32 by Sonny Jurgensen in 1961.

Eagles running back Jay Ajayi runs with the football past Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller in the fourth quarter on Sunday.
Eagles running back Jay Ajayi runs with the football past Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller in the fourth quarter on Sunday.Read more Yong Kim / File Photograph

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The Eagles, who had rushed for 412 yards on 70 carries in wins over Denver and Dallas, rushed for 176 yards against the Bears, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi both had 30-plus yard runs, though both also put the ball on the carpet. Since acquiring Ajayi at the trade deadline, the Eagles have averaged 5.7 yards per carry.



Carson Wentz threw three more touchdown passes, all of them coming in the red zone. He has thrown 22 TD passes in the last seven games and has just three interceptions in his last 282 pass attempts. TE Zach Ertz, who had just six catches for 42 yards in his last two games, had 10 catches for 103 yards against the Bears, including his seventh touchdown catch. All seven have come in the red zone.



The Bears' running attack, which was fifth in the league going into the game, figured to be a good test for the Eagles' defense. But like so many other opponents the Eagles have faced, they were able to get ahead quickly and scuttle the Bears' offensive game plan. The Bears, who had been averaging 29 rushing attempts per game, ran just 14 times against the Eagles for all of 6 yards. Jordan Howard, the league's third-rated rusher, had 6 yards on seven carries.



Rookie Mitch Trubisky's seventh NFL start was ugly. He had a 38.3 passer rating, averaging just 4.4 yards per attempt and throwing two interceptions, which matched the number he threw in his first six starts. For the second straight game, the Eagles didn't allow a TD pass and didn't give up a completion longer than 19 yards.



The Eagles had another breakdown on their kickoff coverage, giving up a 39-yard return to Tarik Cohen. Jake Elliott returned from his Week 11 concussion and hit his only field goal attempt, a 45-yarder. PR Kenjon Barner had a 17-yard return.



This was a potential slip-and-fall game. The Eagles were sloppy at times. Fumbled four times and committed 11 penalties. But the defense held the Bears to 140 net yards and the Eagles jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back.