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Philadelphia Eagles PFF Grades: Sam Bradford is showing some progress

The best and worst performances from the Eagles' game against Washington.

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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 Eagles players from Philadelphia's loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 4. PFF offers explanation on their grading system on their website. Read more about that here.



Sam Bradford +3.2


Yep, Sam Bradford was the only player to finish with a positive grade on offense. Philadelphia's offense is pretty much a dumpster fire, so this doesn't come as a total surprise. This was easily Bradford's best performance of the season, which really isn't saying much. He finished 15/28, 277 yards (9.9 yards/attempt), three touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 123.7 passer rating. Bradford even performed well under pressure. On 17 drop-backs when he faced pressure, Bradford throw 6/12 for 127 yards (10.6 yards/attempt) and two touchdowns. One of those plays includes the time when he eluded an unblocked Ryan Kerrigan to scramble and find Brent Celek for a score.

While the numbers looked good, Bradford still has a lot of room to be better. He didn't look good in the first half. He still struggled with accuracy at times. He took five sacks, which is partially to blame on a porous offensive line, but also because held onto the ball. He needs to be more consistent moving forward.


Lane Johnson -4.9
Jason Kelce -3.4
Allen Barbre -3.2
Dennis Kelly -2.8
Nelson Agholor -2.4
Brent Celek -2.1
Darren Sproles -1.9
Jordan Matthews -1.8
Jason Peters -1.3


What a dumpster fire. Where to begin?

Johnson allowed two sacks on the final drive and four quarterback hurries in total. He also graded poorly as a run blocker.

Kelce committed a penalty, allowed a hurry, and didn't grade out well as a run blocker.

Barbre allowed one hit, one hurry, and struggled as a run blocker.

Kelly wasn't awful as a run blocker but he allowed one sack, one hit, and two hurries.

Agholor was marked down for the fumble on the end around play and his illegal formation penalty that cancelled out the play where Zach Ertz scored a touchdown right before the end of the first half.

Celek committed a penalty, allowed a hurry, and struggled as a run blocker.

Sproles was targeted twice as a receiver and was marked down for two drops. One of those came on third down late in the game. Bradford threw the ball behind him a little, but it was still catchable.

Peters came into this game with an injury, tried to play, and it didn't really work out. He only played six snaps.

To sum this all up: the Eagles can't block.



Vinny Curry +4.8
Beau Allen +4.4
Bennie Logan +3.7
Brandon Graham +3.3
Malcolm Jenkins +1.7
Brandon Bair +1.5
Connor Barwin +1.1
DeMeco Ryans +1.1


Curry recorded three hurries and one hit on the quarterback.

Allen and Logan were reliable run stuffers in the middle of the defensive line. Allen had one hurry, one batted pass, three tackles, and two stops. Logan had two hurries, six tackles, and six stops.

Graham recorded one sack, four hurries, and five tackles. He also had a nice forced fumble by stripping a Washington tight end.

Jenkins played well in run support with eight tackles.

Bair only played 16 snaps but he graded out well against the run. He drew a clipping penalty on Washington early on in the game.

Barwin recorded five hurries on Kirk Cousins.

Ryans finished with three tackles, two assists, and a run stop.


Nolan Carroll -4.4
Fletcher Cox -2.5
Eric Rowe -2.0


Carroll was targeted nine times and allowed seven receptions for 77 yards. He was penalized three times, including a phantom defensive holding call on a play that would have otherwise forced Washington to be in 3rd-and-17. Carroll also had another defensive holding call on him that cancelled out a Washington offensive holding penalty.

Cox was penalized once and he didn't generate much of a pass rush. In 43 pass rush snaps, he didn't record a single pressure.

Rowe was the victim of two bad penalty calls. He allowed five receptions on eight targets for 41 yards.

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