Philadelphia Eagles’ Fourth Quarter Report Card: Defense and Special Teams

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

To put it mildly, the fourth quarter wasn’t a banner one for the Eagles defense. There was the Giants game, where they gave up 38 points and over 500 yards of offense—including two 60-yard-plus passing touchdowns. There was the Broncos game, where they gave up 20 second-half points and needed a ridiculous interception by Asante Samuel to keep that total from growing. Sure, they were in a couple tight spots in the second half, but after dominating the first, they looked terrible. And then there was the Dallas debacle. At least they had one good one—a three-sack, three-pick effort against San Francisco that, outside of an apparently sleepwalked-through third quarter, was quite a show…yet still, it was the only time this year the Birds allowed a 100-yard rusher. See what I mean? Even in victory, there were issues. Let’s see how those issues grade out in our final defensive report card. Begin Slideshow

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