Paul Domowitch's Eagles-Ravens Report Card

Posted: September 17, 2012

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

RUN OFFENSE

With two of his starting offensive linemen out with injuries, LeSean McCoy rushed for 81 yards, but had just 29 yards on 11 carries in the second half. Twelve of his 25 carries went for 2 yards or less. Michael Vick only had 34 yards on 10 carries, but scored the game-winner on a 1-yard run behind a nice block by LG Evan Mathis.

Grade: B-minus

PASS OFFENSE

Michael Vick's passer rating against the Ravens was 43.7 points higher than the one he had against the Browns. For the second straight week, he engineered a come-from-behind drive in the fourth quarter, completing 4 of 4 passes for 71 yards on the drive. He had two more interceptions and a couple of other close calls. But he also did a nice job of extending some plays with his feet, including his 23-yard, third-quarter TD pass to Jeremy Maclin.

Grade: B

RUN DEFENSE

Ray Rice rushed for 99 yards on 16 carries, but 59 of those yards came on two first-half carries. The Eagles shut the door on him in the second half, holding him to 21 yards on nine rushing attempts.

Grade: B-plus

PASS DEFENSE

Joe Flacco completed just 22 of 42 passes and was 8-for-25 in the second half. He averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt. The Eagles did an outstanding job of neutralizing the Ravens' two tight ends - Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson, holding them to a combined 88 yards and no touchdowns on nine catches. Rookie Brandon Boykin blanketed Anquan Boldin, helping hold him to two catches for 7 yards.

Grade: A-plus

SPECIAL TEAMS

P Chas Henry, who had a big day in Week 1, came up small on a couple of punts, including a 38-yarder at the end of the first half that set the table for a Ravens field goal, and 30-yarder in the fourth quarter. Rookie punt returner Damaris Johnson made the mistake of catching a punt at his own 4-yard line late in the first half and trying to return it. Eagles gave up a 49-yard kickoff return to Deonte Thompson.

Grade: C-minus

OVERALL

They lost two of their starting offensive linemen and turned the ball over four more times, yet racked up 486 yards, converted seven of 15 third-down opportunities and improved to 2-0. Yes, Michael Vick made some mistakes, but he also completed 72 percent of his passes and engineered his second straight game-winning, fourth-quarter scoring drive.

Grade: B-plus

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