Grading the Eagles embarrassing loss to Seahawks

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Defensive line

You couldn’t really ask for much more from the defensive line on Sunday. Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox played with the same intensity from the first whistle until the last, despite the offense throwing away the gift of possession on countless occasions.

Schwartz presented five-man fronts again and really tried to keep Russell Wilson inside the pocket, which worked beautifully. They held the budding MVP to 15 rushing yards, 200 passing yards, 1TD and 1 INT. A lot of that comes from the product of pressure and there was plenty of it.

Grade: B-

Linebacker

I’m not quite sure what Nate Gerry had for breakfast, but I’d like to order a box of it. 2 QB hits, 0.5 TFL and 0.5 sacks sound impressive, but he had an excellent pass breakup in coverage that really stood out.

Nigel Bradham led the team in tackles in his return to the field and even Alex Singleton made an impact. This was a much better game from a linebacker corps that had suffered from inconsistency in recent weeks.

Cornerback

Ronald Darby can’t tackle (I’ll pretend to be shocked and act like I haven’t preached this since the moment he re-signed) and it stung the Eagles yet again, but overall, aside from a couple of deep shots and a trick play, they played really well.

Jalen Mills has been in the form of his life since coming back from injury and it’s really exciting to see, while Avonte Maddox is seemingly back to his best too.

Grade: B-

Safety

Malcolm Jenkins really stood out on Sunday in what was easily his most dominant game of the season, while Rodney McLeod picked off Russell Wilson. The duo combined for 5 QB hits, but Jenkins claimed 4 along with 2 sacks and 2 TFL.

Rampage.

Grade: A

Special teams

Jake Elliott was money once again but Cameron Johnston did seem to waver a little for the first time in…forever? Not the best, but not the worst outing by Fipp’s unit.

Grade: C

What would you grade this game? Let us know in the comments!

 Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

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