Eagles vs. Bears Week 16 PFF Grades: All Around Excellence

Maddie Meyer

Pro Football Focus is a site that grades NFL player performances. Let's take a look at what they had to say about the performances in Philadelphia's 54-11 victory over the Chicago Bears

PFF offers explanation on their grading system on their website. Read more about that here.

OFFENSE

Best

Jason Peters +6.9
LeSean McCoy +5.1
Evan Mathis +4.1
Nick Foles +4.0
Todd Herremans +3.1
Lane Johnson +2.4
Jason Kelce +2.0
Brent Celek +1.9
Bryce Brown +1.3
James Casey +1.2

Worst

None! Only WR Brad Smith received a negative grade (-0.2) but he only played one snap.

Analysis: Seriously, who didn't play well? The Eagles' offense exploded against Chicago and everyone had a part. The blocking was great, and not just from the offensive line, but the tight ends as well. None other than Jason Peters led the way. Peters has really seemed to regain top form. Nick Foles was sharp. He threw for 230 yards on 21/25 passing (84%) for 2 TD, 0 INT, and a 131.7 QB Rating. LeSean McCoy rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries (7.4 avg) for 2 TD. He also contributed with 6 receptions for 29 yards. Bryce Brown joined the rushing party and finished with 115 yards on 9 carries (12.8 avg) and 1 TD.

DEFENSE

Best

Cary Williams +2.2
Brandon Boykin +2.1
Trent Cole +1.6
Clifton Geathers +1.5
Bradley Fletcher +1.3
Cedric Thornton +1.2
Brandon Graham +1.0

Worst

Damion Square -1.1

Analysis: The offense stole the show on Sunday night, but the defense stepped up huge as well. They only allowed 11 points and scored 9 defensive points themselves. The Eagles 'D' was led by Cary Williams who graded well despite going up against the Bears' threatening receivers. Williams only allowed 3 receptions on 6 targets for 28 yards and 1 TD. Brandon Boykin made a highlight interception that he returned for a TD, but he also only allowed 3 receptions for 27 yards. Bradley Fletcher was solid too with 4 catches allowed for only 30 yards.

When it comes to the pass rush, Trent Cole was playing like a man possessed. He finished the night with 3 sacks and 2 hurries, 3 stops. Mychal Kendricks also had a big game as a pass rusher. Kendricks through the Bears OL to rack up 2 sacks, 1 hit, 1 hurry, 3 tackles, and 3 stops.

Cedric Thornton and Clifton Geathers came up big in run defense. Thornton forced the Bears into a safety and recorded 1 hurry, 2 tackles, and 2 stops. Geathers came up big with 3 tackles and 3 stops.

Damion Square received the worst grade. Square recorded 1 tackle in 19 snaps.

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