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Eagles vs. Packers PFF Grades: Sam Bradford's big night made possible by Philadelphia's strong offensive line

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The best and worst performers from the Eagles' 2015 preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

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Pro Football Focus is everyone's favorite site which grades NFL player performances. Let's take a look at what they had to say about the performances from the Philadelphia Eagles' preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers.

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

OFFENSE

Best

Sam Bradford +3.1
Jason Peters +2.4
Darren Sproles +1.9
Matt Tobin +1.7
Allen Barbre +1.6
Andrew Gardner +1.6
Julian Vandervelde +1.3
Trey Burton +1.2
Jordan Matthews +1.1
Dennis Kelly +1.1
Ryan Mathews +1.0

Analysis:

Look at all this offensive success. Where to begin?

Oh, right! Sam Bradford. That guy. The Eagles quarterback looked awesome against the Packers' defense. The Samchise was simply unstoppable.

Give Bradford a lot of credit for his success. He did a great job of reading the defense and making accurate passes. But also give credit to the Eagles' offensive line. They kept Bradford relatively clean for the most of the night. The big guys up front also opened big holes for the Eagles' running backs. Peters, Barbre, and Gardner all finished with positive run blocking grades. Barbre and Gardner have graded out well overall this preseason. Barbre ranks fifth out of 129 guards (minimum 25% snaps) while Gardner ranks 28th. Not bad.

As for the backup offensive linemen, Tobin excelled in pass protection while Vandervelde struggled there but contributed as a run blocker. Kelly received a positive run grade as well. For the first time this preseason, John Moffitt didn't finish with an awful overall grade (0.2).

Sproles, Matthews, Burton, and Mathews earned positive grades for their contributions as pass catchers.

Worst

David Molk -3.0
Eric Tomlinson -2.6
Josh Andrews -2.6
Tim Tebow -1.5
Nelson Agholor -1.2

Analysis:

The Molk man struggled as a run blocker. Tomlinson dropped a wide open catch and committed a penalty at one point. Andrews struggled as a run blocker and committed a penalty. Tebow obviously struggled to throw the ball. Agholor was marked down for a drop.

DEFENSE

Best

Cedric Thornton +4.0
Taylor Hart +2.9
Jaylen Watkins +2.5
Brad Jones +2.3
Brandon Bair +1.7
Byron Maxwell +1.4
Randall Evans +1.1
Bennie Logan +1.0

Analysis:

Thornton isn't typically known for his pass rush skills but he forced a sack/fumble on Brett Hundley.

Second year defensive end Taylor Hart has really stepped up the past two weeks. Hart recorded two tackles, two run stops, one assist, and a quarterback hit. He's earning his roster spot this time around.

Watkins was targeted three times but only allowed one reception for six yards. He recorded one pass defensed.

Brad Jones lined up at outside linebacker once again with Marcus Smith out. Jones was solid in run defense and recorded two quarterback hurries. He also drew a holding call on the Packers offensive line.

Bair struggled to get much push as a pass rusher but looked strong against the run. That's his game.

Maxwell only allowed one reception for six yards.

Evans allowed one reception on two targets. He picked off a pass that was essentially an arm punt by the Packers quarterback.

Logan was as dominant as ever against the run.

Worst

Mychal Kendricks -3.3
E.J. Biggers -3.2
Jordan Hicks -2.5
Ed Reynolds -1.9
Malcolm Jenkins -1.8
Eric Rowe -1.4

Analysis:

Kendricks looked rusty after not having played in the first two preseason games. He missed a tackle, struggled in coverage, and committed a pass interference penalty in the end zone.

Biggers has looked good this preseason, but not so much against the Packers. He was roasted. Biggers was targeted a whopping nine times and allowed seven receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown. Yikes.

Hicks also struggled in coverage. He allowed three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown.

Reynolds struggled in ... you guessed it, coverage. He also missed a tackle. Jenkins and Rowe also struggled in coverage.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Best

Kip Smith +1.0
Chris Maragos +1.0

Worst

Kenjon Barner -1.2

Analysis:

Maragos made one special teams tackle. Smith earned a positive grade for his kickoffs. Barner made two special teams tackles but earned a negative grade because of a penalty.