The best group in football: Eagles O-Line notes Week 11
There’s no debating that the Eagles offensive line is one of, if not the best line in the NFL after Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints. Philadelphia ran for 242 yards against what was considered the best rush defense in the NFL. While the grades don’t show it, this group was flat-out dominant the entire game.
Over 31 pass attempts, the Eagles allowed zero sacks and zero QB hits. This group made their presence felt, with big hits across the field, especially Jason Kelce and Jordan Mailata.
Eagles’ Offensive Line Grades per PFF:
- Jack Driscoll: 85.9 (83 pass block)
- Jordan Mailata: 74.2 (86.9 pass block)
- Landon Dickerson: 67.6 (83 pass block)
- Lane Johnson: 66 (84.2 pass block)
- Jason Kelce: 64.4 (48.1 pass block)
The Eagles O-Line allowed just three pressures, and two of which came from Jason Kelce. This group got everything they wanted and played a clean game while doing so, committing just two penalties. One of which was an illegal man downfield, which was the fault of Jalen Hurts, not the line.
Jordan Mailata made Marcus Davenport and Cameron Jordan, his children, sending Davenport ten yards downfield and pancaking him. Before that, Mailata threw Jordan to the ground with one hand when blocking in pass protection.
PFF, for whatever reason, gave this team a horrible rush blocking grade, which makes zero sense for their performance. I’ll just chalk it up to it being like Madden and guess that a Cowboys fan is in charge of grades.
This upcoming week, the Eagles travel to New York to face the Giants. New York has the 10th worst rush defense alongside the 9th worst pass rush, so expect another game that focuses on the run game.
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