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Grade the Philadelphia Eagles victory over Carolina Panthers

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The Eagles defeated the Panthers, 45-21. Now let's grade how they did.

Evan Habeeb

The Philadelphia Eagles picked up their seventh win of the 2014 NFL season on Monday night with a victory over the Carolina Panthers. (Recap)

The Eagles moved to 7-2 on the season.

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

Overall grade: A

Offense: A-

All eyes were on Mark Sanchez heading into this game. The veteran quarterback delivered. Sanchez went threw 332 yards on 37 attempts for two touchdowns and no interceptions. Rookie Jordan Matthews and Brent Celek were key weapons in the passing attack. Sanchez was aided by great protection from a rejuvenated offensive line. It wasn't all good, however. The run game was largely non-existent: 23 total rushing attempts for 1.6 average yards per carry.

Most importantly, however: no turnovers!

Defense: A

Another great effort from the Philadelphia defense. The Eagles absolutely manhandled the Panthers' offensive line and racked up nine sacks. They also forced five turnovers and really only allowed seven points in competitive play. 14 of Carolina's 21 total points came in garbage time when the Eagles dialed down the pressure. Philadelphia forced a whopping five turnovers, which extended their crazy turnover streak to 21 straight games. Very impressive.

Special teams: A+

The Eagles special teams unit continues to prove it's the best in the league. Darren Sproles returned three punts for 85 yards including a 65-yard touchdown score. Cody Parkey nailed a 39-yard field goal and Donnie Jones downed three of his seven punts in Carolina's 20-yard line.

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What's your grade?