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Eagles PFF Grades: Sam Bradford turns in good performance against Bills defense

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

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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 Buffalo Bills in Week 14. PFF offers explanation on their grading system on their website. Read more about that here.



Allen Barbre +3.9
Sam Bradford +2.6
Jason Kelce +2.5


Bradford's performance was encouraging. This was Bradford's third best game of the season by PFF's standards. The Eagles' starting quarterback continues to show improvement as the season progresses. His stats from this game don't look as good as he performed. Bradford's interception really wasn't his fault at all considering the ball was right in Brent Celek's hands. The veteran tight end just lost control as the Bills defender ripped it away from him. And that play arguably should have been overturned anyway. Bradford had to deal with at least four drops. A couple were passes on third downs that could have extended drives. Another one was the deep bomb to Riley Cooper on the first offensive play of the game. Bradford showed great accuracy and was putting the ball right where it needed to be, but his pass catchers weren't doing their part.

This is the highest grade Barbre has received in a single game this season. The team's starting left guard didn't allow pressure and he played well as a run blocker.

Kelce held up OK in pass protection but was more of an asset as a run blocker.


Matt Tobin -3.2
Brent Celek -2.2
Nelson Agholor -1.6


Tobin excels as a run blocker, but pass protection is not his strength at all. He allowed two quarterback hits and four hurries.

Celek received a poor run blocking grade.

Agholor has earned a negative overall grade in every game he's played this season. He ranks 119 out of 119 receivers graded by PFF. Agholor dropped two third down passes at points in the game. The good news is the rookie scored his first career NFL touchdown catch.



Vinny Curry +4.9
Fletcher Cox +3.5
Bennie Logan +2.6
Brandon Graham +2.5
Eric Rowe +1.2
Walter Thurmond +1.1
Ed Reynolds +1.1


So many good performances from the defense.

Curry finished with the highest grade. He had two quarterback hits and four hurries despite only playing 25 pass rush snaps.

Cox had another huge game. The man dog himself had one sack and four hurries. He was also a beast as a run defender, finishing with seven tackles and five stops. Beast!

Cox is hardly the only underrated member of Philadelphia's defensive line. Logan turned in another great performance as a run stopper.

Graham has been playing really well recently, too. The team's starting outside linebacker had one hit, two hurries, and a batted pass.

Rowe earned a positive grade for the second week in a row. The rookie cornerback was targeted five times, but he only allowed two receptions for 26 yards. Rowe also made three tackles and one pass defensed. Tyrod Taylor had a 57.1 rating when throwing his way.

Thurmond and Reynolds both earned positive grades in pass coverage. Reynolds made the play of the game by picking off Taylor to seal the win.


DeMeco Ryans -1.3


Mufasa was the only player to receive a negative grade. He was marked down for bad run defense.



Caleb Sturgis +2.7
Donnie Jones +1.7


Philadelphia's special teams came up big for the second straight week.

Sturgis had his best game of the season. He made all three of his field goal kicks. He also kicked five touchbacks on six kickoff attempts. The only kickoff that didn't go for a touchback was an intentional squib before the end of the first half. Impressive.

The 35-year-old Jones is still getting it done. Donnie Football averaged 50.4 yards and 43.3 net yards on seven punts. His longest punt of the day was a 63-yard bomb. One of Jones' punts was downed inside the 20-yard line. None of them went for touchbacks.

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