Paul Domowitch's Eagles-Browns Report Card

Posted: September 10, 2012

Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' win at Cleveland. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in Tuesday's Daily News.

RUN OFFENSE

LeSean McCoy finished with 110 yards on 20 carries and had another 30 yards wiped out by holding penalties. Fifty-five of his 110 yards came in the fourth quarter. He kept the Eagles' game-winning scoring drive alive with a 3-yard run on fourth-and-1.

Grade: B-plus

PASS OFFENSE

But for his 4-yard TD pass to Clay Harbor to give the Eagles the lead with 1:18 left, Mike Vick was absolutely awful. He equaled his career high for interceptions with four, and probably should've had six or seven. He capped off a bad day of decision-making with an inexcusable throw down the middle to Jeremy Maclin that Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson picked off and returned 27 yards for a go-ahead TD.

Grade: F

RUN DEFENSE

The Browns rushed for 99 yards, but 35 of it came on a first-half reverse by wide receiver Travis Benjamin and 25 more came on an end-of-the-half run by quarterback Brandon Weeden. Much more significantly, the Eagles held rookie Trent Richardson to 2.1 yards per carry.

Grade: A

PASS DEFENSE

Brandon Weeden's passer rating - 5.1 - pretty much says it all. The rookie completed just 12 of 35 passes, averaged a puny 3.4 yards per attempt and threw four interceptions. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and safety Kurt Coleman each had two interceptions. The Eagles allowed just four passes of more than 6 yards.

Grade: A-plus

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punter Chas Henry had a big day, averaging 55 yards per attempt and finishing with a 42.0 net. He had three 60-plus yard punts.

Kicker Alex Henery made a 42-yard field goal, but missed a 45-yarder. Return teams struggled to contain Josh Cribbs, who averaged 30.3 per kickoff return and 13.0 per punt return.

Grade: C-plus

OVERALL

Michael Vick's poor performance goes beyond rust. His protection was shaky at times, but that doesn't explain some of the poor decisions he made. He needs to get himself right, and quickly. Juan Castillo's defense held the Browns to 12 first downs, 210 yards and no offensive touchdowns.

Grade: C-plus

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