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Eagles PFF Grades: Sam Bradford plays well in Philadelphia's win over Dallas

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

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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 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9. PFF offers explanation on their grading system on their website. Read more about that here.



Jordan Matthews +4.0
Matt Tobin +2.3
Sam Bradford +2.2
Zach Ertz +2.0


Matthews was obviously the hero of the game by catching the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. It wasn't just that play that defined his greatness, however. Matthews finished the game with nine receptions for 133 yards and no drops. 78 of Matthews' yards came after the catch.

The Eagles opted to keep Tobin at guard instead of moving him out to tackle. The decision paid off. Tobin allowed some pressure as a pass blocker but he earned a very high run blocking grade.

Bradford had a real encouraging game. The quarterback threw some absolute dimes. He completed 25 of his 36 attempts for one touchdown and 295 yards. Not bad.

Ertz has played some of his best games in recent weeks. The third-year tight end caught five passes on the six times he was targeted for 44 yards. One of the catches was a very impressive leaping grab near the sideline.


Lane Johnson -4.2
Josh Huff -1.3


It's surprising to see Johnson listed as the worst player. Part of his negative grade is based on the two false start penalties he committed. Johnson has been penalized nine times this season, which is the third most count of any offensive tackle. He needs to work that out. Johnson appeared to hold up better in pass protection than his grade indicates, but PFF marked him down for allowing one sack and one hit while playing at left tackle.

Huff was targeted three times and only finished with two receptions for 10 yards. He dropped one pass. To Huff's credit, he did have a great block on Matthews' final touchdown. He completely took Brandon Carr out of the play.



Jordan Hicks +3.5
Fletcher Cox +3.4
Brandon Graham +2.0
Bennie Logan +1.3
Chris Maragos +1.2
Cedric Thornton +1.0


What's there to say about Hicks that hasn't already been said? The rookie looks great. He had a huge pick six by jumping the route on a Matt Cassel throw. The unfortunate news for the Eagles is that Hicks will likely miss a few weeks now due to injury.

Cox is still very much a beast. He had a whopping seven hurries along with one batted pass. He did a good job of generating pressure all night.

Graham also had a big game as a pass rusher. He strip sacked Cassel twice. He also recorded five tackles and a hurry. Even more impressive is that Graham did all of this going up against Tyron Smith.

Logan and Thornton were their solid in run defense, as usual.

Maragos earned a positive grade while playing as the team's nickel safety. He also made five tackles.


Kiko Alonso -1.8
Taylor Hart -1.7
Vinny Curry -1.2
Mychal Kendricks -1.1


Alonso only played a limited amount of snaps in his first game back. The Eagles linebacker made one tackle and missed two. He might be a little rusty still.

Backup defensive end Hart received a negative grade in run defense. Curry, meanwhile, only generated one hurry in 29 snaps rushing the passer.

Kendricks committed two penalties and missed a tackle. He did provide some value as a pass rusher, however, by notching a sack and two hurries.



Caleb Sturgis +1.5


The much-maligned Eagles kicker hit a huge 53-yard attempt late in the game. He also made a chip shot field goal and all of his extra point attempts. Kudos to Sturgis for stepping up in a big spot.

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