Evan Mathis & Jason Peters made up the best offensive line in the NFC East, if not the entire NFL. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Pro Football Focus' released their All NFC East team this week and it should come as no shock that several Eagles made it. After all, if you're putting together an All Star team from amongst only four teams you're bound to have to take a good amount from each. What is notable about PFF's team is that it ignores reputation and focuses only on their grades. So, for instance, a guy like Evan Mathis may have gotten overlooked by the Pro Bowl selectors, but his contributions were noticed by PFF.
Both Mathis and Peters made their all NFC East offensive line.
Peters finally ironed out the inconsistency of much of his career and became the league’s best tackle. He allowed a single pressure or less in an astounding nine games (five of them perfect) and thrived in the run game using the athleticism he has, as a former TE.
Mathis has always had the potential to dominate but injuries and strange personnel decisions prevented that in Cincinnati. He’s the type of guard who does all the little things perfectly.
Other Eagles to make the team were LeSean McCoy, Trent Cole, Cullen Jenkins, Colt Anderson (who did not miss a special teams tackle all year) and Asante Samuel. They noted that QBs had a rating of just 52.4 when throwing at Asante.