By Annie Ross
The Eagles scored sky-high grades from Pro Football Focus for their emphatic 29-14 win over the Bears Monday night:
Quarterback grade: Carson Wentz 87.0
Rookie Wentz puts together another lights-out performance
It has only been two games, but Carson Wentz has played as well as any quarterback in the league so far this year, and is PFF’s top-graded quarterback through Week 2. He got into a rhythm early with short, quick passes, and slowly worked his way downfield as the game progressed. He missed on a few short throws at times, but overall he still had an adjusted completion percentage of 74.2 percent. Wentz finished with 190 yards passing, although it should have been considerably more, with two deep passes dropped by his receivers that totaled another 76 yards to the target point. It is still early, and he hasn’t had to deal with too much pressure in the first two games, but he has definitely shown promise thus far.
Top offensive grades:
T Lane Johnson, 82.3
G Allen Barbre, 80.5
TE Trey Burton, 79.1
G Brandon Brooks, 76.3
TE Brent Celek (above), 72.4
Tight end Burton has impact in Ertz’s absence
Trey Burton caught Wentz’s only touchdown pass of the game, and hauled in four other targets to finish as the highest-graded skill-position player on the Eagles’ offense outside of Wentz. The offensive line performed fairly well in pass protection, allowing Wentz to be pressured on just seven of 39 dropbacks. Run blocking was more of a mix, with Barbre and Johnson grading well, but Jason Peters having one of his worst games as a run-blocker we’ve seen from him in a while. Philadelphia running backs gained just 17 yards before contact on 25 carries, with 73 yards coming after contact. Ryan Mathews was hit behind the line of scrimmage on multiple occasions and actually finished with more yards after contact (40) than he did from scrimmage (32).
Top defensive grades:
DE Brandon Graham, 86.5
OLB Nigel Bradham, 82.7
OLB Mychal Kendricks, 79.4
MLB Jordan Hicks, 74.6
CB Ron Brooks, 73.6
Graham is very productive as a pass-rusher
For the Eagles, it was quite a solid team defensive effort, with really only two outlier performances in either direction. On the good side there was edge rusher Brandon Graham, who had a sack and three hurries to go along with two run stops, as he basically had his way with the Bears tackles. On the bad side, however, was rookie cornerback Jalen Mills, who bit on a stutter-go move from Bears WR Alshon Jeffrey so hard that it took an extremely underthrown ball to keep it from not being a touchdown.