Eagles vs. Jaguars 2013 results: Looking at the advanced metrics

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We know how the Jaguars did against the Eagles by the raw numbers, but how did they do according to the advanced metrics?

The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of many teams who have an analytics department now, so we'll take a look at some of the advanced metrics after games this season to see how players did. So let's take a look at Pro Football Focus and see how they graded out the players and if it meshed with what we saw on the field.

Eagles vs. Jaguars ratings: Who fared well

Sen'Derrick Marks: The Jaguars free agent acquisition so far in the preseason looks like a steal. Against the Eagles he was disruptive in the backfield, picking up four hurries in 29 rush attempts. He also picked up a hit on the quarterback and finished with a +1.1 overall grade and +1.1 rushing the passer.

Jeremy Mincey: Mincey appeared to be disruptive in his 15 snaps against the Eagles and his PFF grade bears that out. He finished with a +2.6 overall grade, the highest of any Jaguars player on the night on defense, including a +2.0 grade rushing the passer. He picked up two hurries and hit on the quarterback. Mincey might be finding his niche on the defense as a pass rusher from the inside, which is great for both he and the Jaguars.

Eugene Monroe: The Jaguars starting left tackle had an excellent game on Saturday and controlled whatever pass rusher he went up against. He receiver the highest offensive grade, +3.6 overall and +1.6 in pass protection, not giving up any hits or hurries on the quarterback. This meshes with my second watch notes, as Monroe looked dominant.

Drew Nowak: The second-year converted defensive tackle who's now a right guard had a good night run blocking. He did give up a quarterback hurry, but he had the third highest run blocking grade on the night with +1.1.

Eagles vs. Jaguars ratings: Who fared poorly

Uche Nwaneri: The veteran right guard has been up and down all preseason, but graded out the lowest for any Jaguars offensive player with a -3.7, including -2.5 in pass protection. Nwaneri gave up a sack and a hurry, he also graded out poorly against the run.

Jonathan Cyprien: The Jaguars second-round pick had a poor showing in his first game, playing out of control, but I thought he played fine when I re-watched the game. Per PFF's grading, Cyprien had a -2.7 rating with most of his hit coming in coverage. Without All-22 in preseason games, it's tough for me to agree/disagree with the rating, but I've always been iffy on how PFF grades coverage.

Brandon Marshall: Marshall has been much better this preseason than he was last year, but by PFF's scale he had a poor showing on Saturday night. He missed a tackle and graded out poorly in both run defense and pass coverage with an overall grade of -2.5. According to PFF he surrendered three receptions for 32 yards.

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