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Grade the Philadelphia Eagles victory over the Tennesssee Titans

The Eagles defeated the Titans, 43-24. Now let's grade how they did.

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The Philadelphia Eagles picked up their eighth win of the 2014 NFL season on Sunday with a victory over the Tennessee Titans. (Recap)

The Eagles moved to 8-3 on the season.

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

Overall grade: A-

Offense: B+

Philadelphia's run game came alive against an uninspiring Tennessee defense. The Eagles rushed for a total of 164 yards on 38 attempts. LeSean McCoy led the way with 130 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries for a 6.2 average. McCoy appeared in his 2013 form on Sunday. He made defenders look silly with filthy jukes.

The Eagles also moved the ball relatively well through the air, but quarterback Mark Sanchez was very up and down. He made some great throws and he made some terrible throws. He finished with 307 yards on 43 attempts for one touchdown, two interceptions (plus a number of near-picks), and a 78.3 rating.

Philadelphia gained 462 yards of total offense.

Defense: A-

The Philadelphia defense allowed 24 points and 351 yards of offense to a lackluster Tennessee team but some of those came in garbage time. The Eagles generally did a good job of getting pressure on Zach Mettenberger. The team finished with five sacks and had a few others were wiped out due to penalties. Philadelphia struggled to cover Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker, who is having a good season for the Titans. The Eagles defense recorded two turnovers and forced the Titans to a 15.4% conversion rate on third down (2/12).

Special teams: A+

Rookie kick returner Josh Huff opened up the game with a 107-yard kick return for a touchdown. That amount of yardage sets a new Eagles franchise record.

Darren Sproles returned six punts to gain 50 yards for a 8.3 average, which is certainly respectable.

Cody Parkey missed one attempt off the left upright but was otherwise very solid: 5/6 on the day with a long of 50.


What's your grade?

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