Paul Domowitch's Eagles-Panthers report card

Posted: November 27, 2012

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

RUSHING OFFENSE: No LeSean McCoy? No problem. Rookie Bryce Brown had an outstanding first half, rushing for 129 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run. Brown had four double-digit runs in the first half and gained 26 yards on a pair of direct-snap run. He rushed for 150-plus yards and two touchdowns, but also had two costly fumbles.

Grade: B

PASSING OFFENSE: Nick Foles had three near-interceptions in the first half, but managed to complete 11 of his first 16 passes and 14 of his first 19. His longest completion in the first three quarters was 16 yards. He didn't turn the ball over, but failed to throw a touchdown pass for the second straight start. Brent Celek had just two catches for 19 yards.

Grade: C-minus

RUN DEFENSE: After giving up 46 rushing yards to the Panthers on their first seven carries, the Eagles did a decent job on them. Derek Landri and Trent Cole had big stops on Jonathan Stewart in the second quarter. Landri dropped him for a 7-yard loss, Cole for a 6-yard loss.

Grade: B

PASS DEFENSE: The Eagles' secondary, which is turning miscommunication into an art form, blew two more coverages in the first half, giving up too-easy touchdown passes to tight end Gary Barnidge and wide receiver Brandon LaFell. On LaFell's, the Eagles had Brandon Boykin come on a slot blitz, but nobody picked up LaFell, who waltzed uncovered straight down the field.

Grade: D

SPECIAL TEAMS: Alex Henery had three first-half field goals, including a 45-yarder that gave the Eagles a one-point lead at the half. The Eagles got some rare help from their return game. Punt returner Damaris Johnson had 14- and 18-yard returns in the first half. Brandon Boykin had a 44-yard kickoff return late in the fourth quarter, but then fumbled the ball away.

Grade: C

OVERALL: The Eagles lost their seventh straight game. It's the first time they've lost seven in a row since the Eagles' 1994 collapse under Rich Kotite when they started 7-2, then lost seven straight. Turnovers again killed the Eagles as rookies Bryce Brown and Brandon Boykin lost three fumbles.

Grade: D

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