Week 4 PFF Grades
Finally, after three weeks of disappointment, the Eagles finally won a football game in 2020.
This game gave off a similar feeling to the last part of the 2019 season with Carson Wentz connecting with receivers who were fresh of the practice squad like they'd been teammates since pop warner. A lot of improvements were made in the case of a few players who had fans worried in the first three games, Wentz included.
Best Grade: TE Richard Rodgers, 82.7
In the absence of Dallas Goedert, the former Packer stepped up big time, catching three passes for 35 yards and being an asset in run and pass blocking. He also snagged the onside kick attempt by the 49ers to help the Eagles offense wind the clock down. With Goedert on IR, the Eagles will look to Rodgers to continue to play as well as he did in Santa Clara.
Worst Grade: RG Matt Pryor, 41.1
Matt Pryor is the opposite side of an injury replacement. After All-Pro Brandon Brooks tore his Achilles, and Jason Peters moved back to left tackle to replace injured Andre Dillard, and Nate Herbig stepped in at left guard to replace injured Isaac Seumalo, it was Matt Pryor's time to shine. And shine he has not. It's tough to blame Pryor for not performing to the standard that has been set by Brandon Brooks, but he has to continue to work to improve to help hold down the right side of the line. Maybe with Jordan Mailata impressing at left tackle, the Eagles could look to put Jason Peters back at RG to get rid of the weak link.
Best Grade: CB Darius Slay, 75.1
Darius Slay is already one of the best offseason acquisitions in recent memory. The three-time pro-bowler is easily the best player in the back half of the Eagles defense. This is very refreshing coming years after Nnamdi Asomugha's and Byron Maxwell's incompetencies.
Worst Grade: DE Josh Sweat 36.8
Josh Sweat was the highest-graded player on the team Week 1, and the second-highest defensive lineman in the league. Sunday, besides his one early sack, he was relatively inconsequential. He wasn't terrible in any one area, but overall his performance was lackluster.
Carson Wentz finally had a good game. 66.9 is his best grade this season and as his 72.7 running grade shows, Wentz seems to be getting more comfortable carrying the football. And off course the amazing touchdown throw to Travis Fulgham was a long overdue dime from the QB.
Speaking of Fulgham, the Old Dominion University product caught two passes for 57 yards, one of which was the touchdown the Eagles badly needed, en route to a 70.2 offensive grade being the second-best on the team.
After four weeks, the Eagles have the best pass rush in the league. With a grade of 85.0 and a league-high 17 sacks, you'd do well to argue against that.