Grading the Game: Week 8 @DET

By Chip Keagy, AATSN Co-Host

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For the first time in a long time, the Philadelphia Eagles went up against an opponent they were supposed to beat easily, and beat them easily. The Detroit Lions are a winless football team with very few positive things going their way. The Philadelphia Eagles have pieces in place that are supposed to click and today, they did. I, Professor Keagy, grade the Birds 44-6 stomping of Detroit.

Coaching Staff: A

All week long, the Philadelphia (and national media) fanbase has been clamoring for a few things. 1)Balance between the run and pass game. 2) Aggressiveness on defense. 3) Attacking the weak spots of an opponent. The game plan that the landscaping coaching staff came up with did all of those things. Jalen Hurts threw the ball 14 times today. The RUNNING GAME was responsible for this victory. Sirianni sticking to the plays that were working instead of panicking when Reagor went down. Jonathan Gannon's defense had an exceptional game and the only score they let up was in garbage time with the backups in. This coaching staff did the job they were supposed to today.

Quarterback: B+

Jalen Hurts, the passer, was above average today (9-14 for 60ish%). But Jalen Hurts the leader and athlete? He was fantastic. When the commitment to the run game makes the RPO a real threat, this team found an extreme amount of success and Hurts could pick his spots.

Minshew played too. 2-2 so that's great. His sleeve game needs some work.

Running Backs: A

WOW! With Miles Sanders out, who would've predicted that Boston Scott and JORDAN FREAKING HOWARD would be the winners on the day? Kenny Gainwell was relegated to a lot of the bench today because the passing game wasn't the primary focus. Scott and Howard with 2 rushing touchdowns each? I will take it every week and hopefully when Sanders comes back it can continue.

Wide Receivers: C

They didn't get a lot of chances today. And they didn't have to be great. Which is good. Because they weren't. Devonta Smith's drops are becoming too frequent for my liking. The group had a total of 4 catches of the 9 passes that were completed today.