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Eagles-Seahawks PFF Grades: Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks look dominant

The best and worst player performances from the Eagles' 2014 Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Pro Football Focus is everyone's favorite site that grades NFL player performances. Let's take a look at what they had to say about the performances from the Philadelphia Eagles loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

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



Jason Kelce +1.3


The Eagles offense was completely shut down against Seattle so it is not a surprise to see only one player listed in this section. Jason Kelce graded out well as a run blocker and that's all that can really be said.

Zach Ertz finished as the second highest graded player at +0.4. The second-year tight end recorded two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown but also had one drop on a pass thrown a little high.


Lane Johnson -5.5
Brent Celek -3.0
Andrew Gardner -2.7
LeSean McCoy -2.0
Mark Sanchez -1.4
Jordan Matthews -1.2


Where to start?

Right tackle Lane Johnson graded out poorly in both run blocking and pass protection. He allowed one quarterback hit along with four quarterback hurries. Johnson has been having a good season but this was easily his worst game.

Veteran tight end Brent Celek held up in pass protection but couldn't get much going as a run blocker.

Andrew "Right" Gardner graded OK as a run blocker but allowed one sack and two hurries as a pass blocker.

LeSean McCoy didn't have much room to run due to poor blocking. He finished with a mere 50 yards on 17 carries for a paltry average of 2.9. McCoy may have been affected by his recent personal loss.

Rookie slot receiver Jordan Matthews was targeted five times but only caught two passes for 23 yards. He dropped one pass, putting his season total at three.



Fletcher Cox +6.4
Mychal Kendricks +3.6
Brandon Graham +2.2
Bradley Fletcher +2.0


Fletcher Cox is a beast. Against Seattle he finished with three hurries, 11 tackles, and eight stops. Cox turns 24 this month. He's a special player. Check out this note from PFF: "Over the past five weeks no 3-4 defensive end (including J.J. Watt) has graded better than Fletcher Cox (+23.8). Taken his game to new level."

Mychal Kendricks has also developed into a great player. The third-year linebacker finished with one hit, five hurries, 11 tackles, two assisted tackles, and seven stops.

Brandon Graham earned five hurries in just 14 pass rush snaps. In other words, he generated significant pressure on over a third of his opportunities. The Eagles need to get him on the field more often.

Bradley Fletcher received a good grade despite committing a major pass interference penalty (which looked iffy at best). The much-maligned cornerback was targeted twice and didn't allow a catch. He did record one pass defensed.


Trent Cole -2.6
Casey Matthews -1.8
Malcolm Jenkins -1.7
Brandon Boykin -1.6
Bennie Logan -1.3


Trent Cole had his worst game of the year. He wasn't especially bad in any one area as much as he was generally below average against the board. He also committed an offsides penalty on 3rd-and-4 to give the Seahawks a first down. Just not a good game from the veteran.

Casey Matthews made five tackles but missed one. Matthews against Marshawn Lynch is a bit of a mismatch.

Malcolm Jenkins graded poorly in pass coverage. He was targeted 11 times and allowed nine catches for 111 yards and one touchdown. He also missed three tackles.

Brandon Boykin struggled in coverage, too. He committed one penalty and allowed one catch for 20 yards on one target.

Bennie Logan graded poorly in run defense. He missed a tackle.



Chris Prosinski +1.5


Chris Prosinski finished with three special teams tackles. Prosinski has been a good pickup for the Eagles. He's already tied for third in special teams tackles with six in just four games played. By comparison, Earl Wolff had zero special teams tackles and one penalty in five games played.

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