By Harry Allison
Hot off the wore, here are the Eagles grades from yesterday’s game, courtesy of Pro Football Focus:
Quarterback grade: Carson Wentz, 74.5
Wentz overcomes rookie mistakes
Wentz had some rookie mistakes like a mismanagement of the clock at the end of the first half, giving the Falcons an extra play to take a shot at the end zone, but he did enough to help the Eagles win. Wentz was highly effective throwing outside the numbers to his right as he completed 12 of 13 passes targeted to that area. Wentz only completed two of four passes targeted to his left outside the numbers.
OT Jason Peters, 84.8
HB Ryan Mathews, 80.4
WR Jordan Matthews, 79.9
C Jason Kelce, 79.7
OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai, 77.0
Eagles rushing attack paves the way for the win
Jason Peters had a great game against the Falcons. Peters did not allow a single hit or hurry on Carson Wentz in 41 pass blocking snaps. Peters also had a 80.1 run blocking grade. Ryan Mathews provided a spark for the Eagles’ offense by generating 39 yards after contact, forcing one missed tackle and scoring two TDs. Jordan Matthews caught six of 10 targets and provided 20 yards after the catch.
Top defensive grades:
LB Mychal Kendricks, 84.9
DI Fletcher Cox, 82.2
S Malcolm Jenkins, 80.3
ED Vinny Curry, 78.5
S Rodney McLeod, 78.1
Eagles defense frustrates Falcons
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks graded positively as a run-defender, pass-rusher and in coverage. Kendrick’s had one run stop, one QB hurry and only allowed one catch for five yards. Malcolm Jenkins was targeted five times but only allowed four catches for 32 yards. Fletcher Cox provided six QB hurries on 31 pass rush snaps.
PFF Game-Ball Winner: Jason Peters, Eagles