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THE NOTEBOOK: An in-depth analysis of the Eagles’ Week 2 loss to the Falcons

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The Week 2 blues have struck again, the Philadelphia Eagles are now 1-3 in the week during the Doug Pederson era.

Players went down like flies and while Philadelphia fought valiantly, it ultimately fell up just short.

Here is my in-depth analysis of what went wrong in Atlanta …

 

HOW THE GRADING WORKS

To put it simply a (+) is a win for the offense, a (-) is a win for the defense and a (/) is a tie. For example, if a team has a 1st and 10 and the offense picks up five-or-more yards it’s a win for them. It’s a victory for the defense if they hold the offense to three yards or fewer. A four-yard gain is a tie.

An offensive touchdown results into (+++), but a turnover forced by the defense gets (- – ). A field goal is (++) and a safety (–). If the defense forces a three-and-out they get a bonus of (–).

(++)- Offense gains 15-29 yards past the original line of scrimmage. If the offense commits a holding penalty and they pick up 15 yards on a 1st and 20, the offense gets just one (+) instead of two.

(+++)- 30-49 yards (++++)-

50-74 yards (+++++)-

75-or-more yards

 

Week 2: Atlanta vs Philadelphia

Atl 1st Poss: 15:00
1+10 (25)- gun22ssti- Freeman had to go wide right after BG sliced into the BF, Brown tck 2 yds (-)
2+8 (27)- gunss2- Hooper outroute on Brown first down (+)
1+10 (37)- sing21- Freeman nice bounce left 6 yds (+)
2+4 (43)- off1ti1- flip right Sanu, slips Darby’s tackle and gets the first down (+)
1+10 (49)- sing12sstiMLss1- Barnett takes false step and Freeman gets wide left (+)
2+1 (42)- off20- 98 slices through but Freeman weaves around him and gets the 1st down (+)
1+10 (40)- sing12MR02- quick pop pass left seam to Hooper, quick slant, Jones in coverage (+)
1+10 (26)- off12- BG gets into the BF immediately and makes the tackle in the BF, crackback block missed (-)
2+16 (32)- gun32- Ito drops pass right side, BG pressure (-)
3+16 (32)- gun31- Ridley flip left, Jones tackle (-)
++
3-0 ATL
8-4 ATL | BG 6-yard loss in run defense and Falcons settle for 3

Phi 1st Poss: 9:21
1+10 (29)- gun12- Ertz y stick left side (+)
2+3 (36)- gun12- Nice tackle by Oliver after Sanders tried to bounce it to the left (-)
3+2 (37)- singssDti- Howard cuts Tak down, gets back up and ball thrown away, roughing QB (+)
1+10 (48)- FS Seumalo- gun12- Sanders off LT minimal gain (-)
2+11 (41)- gun22- juggled handoff between Wentz and Sanders 4 yds (-)
3+7 (45)- gun31- outroute to Agholor left sideline, Trufant closes quickly and Agholor unable to hang on (-)
4-2 Atl | 12-6 Atl | Trufant closes on Agholor

Atl 2nd Poss: 6:13 – – Great play by Hollins
1+10 (1)- sing20MR- FS- sing20- PA Ito left flat 5 yds (+)
2+5 (6)- sing12ssti- outside shade on Jones, broke on it quickly did Douglas (-)
3+5 (6)- gun12- Ridley outroute on Darby right sideline (+)
1+10 (23)- gun31- quick slant right side behind Gage and inc, Darby in coverage (-)
2+10 (23)- Ridgeway and Barnett slice into the BF on Freeman (-)
3+15 (18)- gun22- dump Freeman short of 1st down (-)
6-2 Phi | 14-12 Atl | Ridgeway and Barnett slice into BF

Phi 2nd Poss: 3:49
1+10 (44)- gun22ssti- Ertz outroute on Neal (+)
2+2 (48)- sing11- Howard up the middle plunges for the 1st (+)
1+10 (47)- gun21- draw Howard up the middle for 2 yds (-)
2+8 (45)- gun13- Neal glove technique, great makeup on Ertz (-) Jackson exits
3+8 (45)- gun22- CB blitz Kazee, Wentz got away, lofted downfield and picked off (-)
3-2 Atl | 17-14 Atl | Jackson exits, Wentz in discomfort after int, which was basically like a punt

Atl 3rd Poss: 1:36 –
1+10 (9)- sing01- Curry off the edge forced Freeman inside and gain of 1 (-)
2+9 (10)- gun12- Sweat gets around Matthews (-)
3+10 (9)- gun1ti2- Ryan steps up in the pocket and McLeod comes in to break it up (-)
5-0 Phi | 19-17 Phi | McLeod comes in to break it up

Phi 3rd Poss: :30
1+10 (43)- gun21- Sanders churns ahead for 5 yds (+)
2+5 (47)- sing20MRFJS- Howard up the middle picks up the first (+)
1+10 (33)- gun21ti- Wentz keep left side (-)
2+9 (34)- gun12- stop Ertz 8 yds (+)
3+1 (26)- gun12- out route from slot by Agholor (+)
1+10 (12)- gun21- right seam, Allen jumped the route and nearly intercepted it (-)
2+10 (12)- gunss1- Howards fights for 4 up the middle (-)
3+6 (8)- gun12- Jarrett sack, powered through Seumalo and sack (-)
34-yd FG ++
3-3
6-4 | 25-21 Phi | Ertz covered well on the right seam route

Atl 4th Poss: 10:45
1+10 (25)- dump Smith, Bradham missed tackle, hold 68 Brown (P)
1+20 (25)- gun22- Post to Jones matched up on Mcleod in the slot (+)
2+1 (44)- off12- fake toss flip left Julio 2 yds, Sidney tck (+)
1+10 (36)- sing02- Freeman up the middle, 4 yds (/)
2+6 (40)- sing12ssti- Cox drops back into coverage and nearly intercepted (-)
3+6 (40)- gun32- Darby great coverage on Julio, great catch and toe tap right sideline (++)
1+10 (33)- Ridley quick out, immediate tackle by Jones (-)
2+9 (28)- gun13- Ryan flushed right, Ridley unable to make a diving catch in the end zone, had a step on Darby (-) out and up
3+9 (28)- gun12- blitz came, lofted to Hardy post down the middle beat Darby (-)
50 yd fg missed (-)
5-4 Phi | 30-25 Phi | Ryan back to back throws where he overthrew TDs

Phi 4th Poss: 7:42
1+10 (40)- gun21- Kelce driven back on a bull rush, forces Wentz to slide to his left and pass on out and up down the right sideline is short and intercepted, caught it while laying down (—)
6-0 Atl | 31-30 Atl | Trufant’s 2nd interception on the night

Atl 5th Poss: 7:27
1+10 (35)- gun21- Ridley comeback right sideline, slipped Darby’s tackle (+)
1+10 (50)- gun32MBFgun31- Ridley quick slant and McLeod hits him hard (+)
1+10 (38)- off02- Barnett down the line, tck on Freeman (-)
2+9 (37)- FS- gun22- Ito screen right weaves for 9 (-)
3+6 (34)- gun21- post pattern Ridley goes up and gets it, Sendejo late (+++++)
10-3 ATL
7-2 Atl | 38-32 Atl | finally hit on the post pattern, taking chaces with Eagles’ red zone defense so good

Phi 5th Poss: 4:49
1+10 (25)- gun12- wide of Hollins right slot, Wentz 4/10 37 yards and 2 inr (-)
2+10 (25)- gun1ti2- Sanders nice bounce to the outside, Peters hold (P)
2+20 (15)- gun1bu- hold gives the Eagles a first down (+)
1+10 (20)- gun12- quick slant Whiteside right side 4 yds (/)
2+6 (24)- gun12- Howard up the middle for 2 yds (-)
3+4 (26)- gun31- stop left seam Agholor (+)
1+10 (32)- gun23- tried to throw a back shoulder ball to Whiteside who kept running, Oliver undercut it (-)
2+10 (32)- gun23- outroute left sideline inc, Oliver cov on Whiteside (-)
3+10 (32)- gun13- deep down the right sideline, thrown OOB wide of targer (-)
5-2 Atl | 43-34 Atl | Innaccuracy with new WRs, lack of reps

Atl 6th Poss: 1:33
1+10 (6)- sing2ti1- Hooper quick out on Maddox left side 6 yds (+)
2+4 (12)- gun22- Ridley nice snag on a pass that was low and wide (+), had a lot of drops last year
1+10 (25)- gun22- gun22- quick out Hooper on Brown (-)
2+10 (25)- gun22- thrown behind Sanu, off his hand and into Jones’ hands (—)
4-2 Phi | 45-38 Phi | thrown behind Sanu and into the hands of Jones

Phi 6th Poss: :43
1+10 (41)- Sanders right flat 6 yards (+)
2+3 (34)- gun22- Sanders right flat 4 yds (+)
1+10 (30)- gun31- Sanders nice cut backside 5 yds (+)
2+5 loss of 1
3+6 (26)- gun22- Ertz deep cross on Neal, good throw McCown (+)
1+10 (13)- gun13- Oliver comes up to make the play PBU on slot stop (-)
2+10 (13)- gun12- right seam play, BIG HIT by Allen to pop him and pry the ball free (-)
3+10 (13)- gun22- Wentz escapes pressure and throw to Hollins FLC inc (-)
++
4-3 Phi | 49-43 Atl | Falcons doing a great job on the seam routes in the red zone

Phi 7th Poss: 15:00 Clement fumbles opening kickoff (——)
55-43 Atl| Clement fumble

Atl 7th Poss: 14:51
1+10 (33) I10shiftoff10- shovel pass ahead to Freeman, big gap in the middle of the defense and a big gain (++)
1+GL (4)- I02Msing02- Isto up the middle stacked up by Brown (-)
2+GL (5)- gun21- out and up, then worked the back of the end zone when Ryan flushed right (+++)
5-1 Atl | 60-44 Atl | Freeman big gain up the middle on a shovel pass, Julio TD

– Carson Wentz, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Dallas Goedert, Corey Clement

Phi 8th Poss: 13:23
1+10 (29)- gun12- Howard up the middle, 59 tck (-)
2+9 (30)- gun13- Hollins stop right slot on Kazee (+)
3+1 (38)- sing30- Sanders jump cut and gets north for the 1st down (+) 6/22
1+10 (43)- gun30- Sanders charges ahead for a couple, Seumalo hold (P)
1+20 (33)- gun31- Wentz under duress again, Takk pressure, Beasley read it all the way the screen to Sanders
2+20 (33)- gun21- Agholor stop left slot on Kazee (-)
3+11 (42)- gun1bu- Tak hand usage on Peters, lined out really wide (-) Jones all over wheel Sanders left sideline
4-2 Atl | 64-46 Atl | Deion Jones all over the wheel route, Takk pressure on the drive

Atl 8th Poss: 9:52
1+10 (9)- off11- Freeman wide right bounce,
1+15 (4)- sing20- lots of time and Ryan gains 5 (-)
2+10 (9)- sing20- Cox getting trapped, dealing with a lot of differient looks and angles (-)
3+9 (9)- gun21- Jenkins comes on a blitz and deep shot to Julio down the right sideline is underthrown (—)
6-0 Phi | 64-52 Atl| Jenkins blitz, more blitzes called and Darby with the pick

Phi 9th Poss: 8:05
1+10 (33)- gain of 3 up the middle for Sanders (-)
2+5 (38)- gun21- down to Ertz down the right seam, good throw and catch (++)
1+GL (8)- gun21- Sanders wide right, Jones ranges over and makes tackle (-)
2+GL (7)- gun21ML- Takk again beating Peters, pressure on Wentz, swatted hand away and gets around edge (-)
3+GL (10)- gun31- Wentz escapes up the middle and hits Ertz for 6 yds (-)
4+GL (4)- gun2ssti-2- Slides left and hits Agholor in the back of the end zone (+++)
2pt- gun21- Carson took off and got the 2, but called back after review (-)
5-5 | 69- 57 Atl | 4th and goal TD to Agholor

Atl 9th Poss: 4:57
1+10 (25)- I12- PA boot right Stocker right flat, fumble and Sanu got it back for Atlanta (+)
2+1 (34)- off02- Freeman off LT 2 yds (+)
1+10 (36)- sing12- Ridley outroute on Jones left sideline (++)
1+10 (50)- sing11- Hooper with stiff arm on Jenkins, Jones the tackle (/
2+6 (46)- gun12- Flip righ Sanu, angled past Maddox and gets the 1st down (+)
1+10 (40)- sing11- deep PA, sliding left and thrown into double coverage in the end zone, Darby and McLeod on Ridley (-)
2+10 (40)- gun31- Ito nice cut back against the grain to get to the right boundary (+++)
1+10 (12)- sing10- Freeman off RT 4 yds (/)
2+6 (8)- gun20- Gerry picks ball off in the end zone, Ryan threw it right to him (—)
8-4 Atl | 77-61 Atl | Another shot towards the end zone from inside the 40, 10/143 for Ridley and Jones against off 2TD

Phi 10th Poss: :12
1+10 (10)- gun12- Ertz stop right seam 7 yds (+)
2+4 (16)- gun21- 22 down the line, stuffed is Howard (/)
3+5 (15)- gun31- Wentz escapes, reminiscent of Washington (-)
3-1 Atl | 80-62 Atl | Terrible call on Wentz

Atl 10th Poss: 13:41
1+10 (45)- sing20- Freeman wide right 4 yds (/)
2+6 (49)- gun21- Maddox all over the screen left, on Sanu (-)
3+9 (46)- Sendejo through the middle on a blitz (-)
4-0 Phi | 80-66 Atl | Schwartz continues to bring the heat

Phi 11th Poss: 11:42
1+10 (27)- Howard right flat 9 yds (+)
2+1 (36)- gunsgunbuti1- Howard picks his way, hold Seumalo (P)
2+11 (26)- gun21- Flip left Agholor, cuts inside and picks up 8 (+)
3+3 (34)- gunbu- Lofted and it’s caught by Agholor, saidled and a nice catch by Nelly to get extended (++)
1+10 (50)- gun21- Sanders off LT 2 yds (-)
2+8 (48)- gun03- flip right Hollins 2 yds (-)
3+6 (46)- gundssti- Wentz slides left in the pocket and hits Hollins crossing over the middle (+)
1+10 (30)- gun12- Howard picks for 3 up the middle (-)
2+7 (27)- gun13- swing pass right flat, Oluokon good tackle in space on Sanders (-)
3+9 (29)- gunbu1- Wentz navigates the pocket, steps up and able to get the pass off before his knee goes down (++)
1+10 (12)- gundssti- Ertz stop 4 yds in front of Wreh-Wilson (+)
2+5 (7)- gun21- Sanders draw off RT 4 yds (/)
3+1 (3)- sing11- sneak (+)
1+GL (1)- sing11- sneak (+++)
2-pt- good (+), quick slant Ertz
12-4 Phi | 84-79 Atl | Unbelievable drive

Atl 11th Poss: 3:13
1+10 (25)- gun23- quick slant Freeman in front of Bradham (+)
2+1 (34)- gun22- deep cross Sanu on Maddox, good coverage (/)
3+1 (34)- sing03- offsides Ridgeway (+)
1+10 (39)- gun23- quick slant Jones on Douglas left side (-)
2+10 (39)- gun12- Ryan navigates pocket with it collapsing and hits Sanu for 7 yds (+)
3+3 (46)- gunssDT- Freeman right flat, Bradham all oer it (-)
4+3 (46)- gun23- all out blitz and Julio TD on WR screen, great block by Matthews (++++++)
9-2 Atl | 93-80 Atl | 54-YD TD on 4+3

Phi 12th Poss: 2:10
1+10 (32)- gun22- Agholor deep comeback left sideline 9 yds (+)
2+1 (41)- gun22- Agholor drop down the left sideline, shook Oliver and outside release clean down the left sideline (-)
3+1 (41)- gun22- Sproles left flat 1st down (+)
1+10 (43)- gun22- Sproles dump inc (-)
2+10 (43)- gun13- deep cross over the middle, Neal was there with a big hit (-)
3+10 (43)- gun22- Wentz slid to his left, didn’t see Beasley and was taken down (-)
4+14 (38)- gun13- Agholor broke free downfield, right slot go route Agholor37 Allen couldn’t range over (+++)
1+10 (18)- gun13- Bull rush Takk on Dillard, looked a bit vulnerable (-)
2+10 (18)- gun13- left flat immediate tackle by Campbell (-)
3+8 (16)- gun13- high for Ertz out route, Oliver in coverage (-)
4+8 (16)- gun1ti3- Ertz left side stop, a yard shy of the first down, Oliver tackles him shy of the sticks (-)
8-5 Atl | 101-85 Atl | Ertz stopped short, Agholor drop and 4+14

Final: 24-20 Atl 101-85 Atl (4*)

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