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Grade the Philadelphia Eagles victory over New York Giants

The Eagles beat the Giants, 27-0. Now let's grade how they did.

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The Philadelphia Eagles earned their fifth win of the 2014 NFL season on Sunday night with a decisive victory over the New York Giants, 27-0. (Recap)

The Eagles moved to 5-1 with the win. It was a huge game and the Eagles came up big. Philadelphia looked shaky earning their way to a 4-1 record but turned in a full game effort against New York.

Now that the game is over, let's assign a letter grade.

Overall grade: A

Offense: A-

It's no secret that Philadelphia's offense was struggling heading into this match-up. Those struggles were quickly forgotten on Sunday night, however. The run game was alive. LeSean McCoy broke out of his slump and went over 100 yards for the first time all season. McCoy finished with 149 yards on 22 carries (6.8 average). The offensive line played well. Philadelphia produced a total of 448 yards on 71 plays. This was certainly a step in the right direction.

It wasn't perfect, though. Nick Foles was sharp for most of the game but threw two really bad interceptions. The Eagles were 2-4 in the red zone and only 4-13 on third down. There is still room for improvement.

Defense: A+

The Eagles pitched a shutout and only allowed 253 total yards. Take away the 68 yards gained in garbage time on New York's final drive and that number goes down to 185. Very impressive. The Eagles also forced a turnover late in the game extending their turnover streak to 19 straight games. The pass rush was especially dominant. New York quarterbacks were sacked a total of eight times on Sunday night. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis earned his paycheck with this kind of performance.

Special Teams: A

Have you ever seen a more entertaining Eagles special teams unit? Chris Maragos tipped punt and caused it to only travel 36 yards. Darren Sproles returned four punts for 57 yards, with his longest being 43 yards. Rookie kicker Cody Parkey was 2-2 on field goal attempts with a long of 45. This unit continues to be solid and it's not just a fluke.


What's your grade?

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