Domowitch's Eagles-Lions Report Card

Posted: September 24, 2007

Here are our grades for the Eagles' 56-21 win over Detroit yesterday:

RUSHING OFFENSE

Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter combined for 153 yards and averaged 7.3 yards per carry. Seven of Westbrook's 14 carries went for at least 11 yards.

Grade: A-plus

PASSING OFFENSE

Donovan McNabb shed his knee brace and turned in one of the best performances of his career. His 158.3 passer rating and .808 completion percentage vs. the Lions both were career highs.

Grade: A-plus

RUN DEFENSE

The Eagles didn't have to put much effort into stopping the run since Lions running backs lugged the ball just 10 times and only four times in the first half. They held Detroit to 39 rushing yards.

Grade: A

PASS DEFENSE

Without Lito Sheppard and Brian Dawkins, the Eagles held on for dear life in the first half as Jon Kitna threw for 314 yards. But with dangerous Calvin Johnson out of the game with a back injury, they buckled down in the second half and held Kitna to 6.6 yards per attempt and no TDs.

Grade: C

SPECIAL TEAMS

Reno Mahe had a productive day returning punts, averaging 10.3 yards per return. Eagles' kickoff coverage unit still is giving up too many yards. The Lions averaged 25.0 yards per return.

Grade: B-minus

OVERALL

After scoring just 25 points in their first two games, the Eagles' out-of-sync offense finally got in sync and piled up 536 yards and 56 points. Their defense held the Lions scoreless in the second half.

Grade: B-plus

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