Sep 112012
 

Last week: 4 (-6)

Record: 1-0

I had the Eagles making a big jump this season because history suggested their turnover differential would improve, because of their high Pythagorean Expectation last season, and because of how they ended last year, particularly defensively. Well, the defense looked great. I know the Browns suck offensively, but you don’t hold a quarterback to 11 of 34 and force 4 turnovers if you don’t have a good defense. That will continue to serve them well this season. They also have a solid offensive line and good offensive playmakers.

The problem seems to be Michael Vick. Of the Eagles 5 turnovers, he committed 4, which is why the Eagles barely defeated the Browns despite winning the yardage battle 456-210. If they can clean things up at home against the Ravens, they can still be one of the better teams in the league. If not and Vick is just done being an asset at this stage of his career, the Nick Foles chants will grow louder and this will just be a team held hostage by their quarterback problems.

Philadelphia

Studs

RB LeSean McCoy: 110 rushing yards (53 after contact) on 20 carries, 2 broken tackles, 1 fumble, 6 catches for 26 yards on 9 attempts, 0 quarterback pressures on 12 pass blocks

LE Jason Babin: 1 sack and 3 quarterback hits on 28 pass rush snaps, 3 solo tackles and 3 stops on 12 run snaps, 1 penalty

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Allowed 1 completion for 12 yards on 7 attempts, 2 pass deflections, 2 interceptions, 1 tackle on 21 run snaps

CB Nnamdi Asomugha: Allowed 1 completion for 24 yards on 5 attempts, 2 pass deflections, 1 tackle on 22 run snaps

Duds

QB Michael Vick: 29 of 56 for 317 yards, 2 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 4 throw aways, 1 hit as thrown, 1 batted pass, 58.4 adjusted QB rating, 25 pressured drop backs, 27 rushing yards (3 after contact) on 7 carries, 1 broken tackle, 2 fumbles

RG Danny Watkins: Allowed 1 quarterback hit and 3 quarterback pressures on 65 pass blocks, 2 penalties, run blocked for 9 yards on 2 carries

WR Jeremy Maclin: 7 catches for 96 yards and 1 touchdown on 14 targets on 56 pass snaps, 2 interceptions when thrown at, 2 penalties

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