Eagles snap count vs. Lions: Breakdown, observations from Week 1

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The Eagles escaped Detriot with a 38-35 win over the Lions on Sunday, and although the offensive explosion can be celebrated, Jonathan Gannon’s defense laid an egg in Week 1.

Philadelphia allowed 144 rushing yards to running back D’Andre Swift and twice allowed Detroit to get within distance of tying the game after blowing huge leads.

With the Eagles now looking towards a Monday night showdown against the Vikings, we’re breaking down the snap count and playing time percentages.

QB

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Jalen Hurts 77 snaps

Hurts was 18 of 32 for 243 yards, including a 54-yard dime to A.J. Brown that set up Jake Elliott’s 23-yard field goal to give Philadelphia a 24-14 lead at halftime.

The third-year quarterback also accounted for 90 yards on 17 carries and a 1-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.

RB

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Miles Sanders 40 snaps
Kenneth Gainwell 23 snaps
Boston Scott 14 snaps

Miles Sanders led the Eagles in snaps and carries, while all three running back scored touchdowns on the afternoon.

WR

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DeVonta Smith 74 snaps
A.J. Brown 67 snaps
Quez Watkins 41 snaps
Zach Pascal 17 snaps

DeVonta Smith led all Eagles wide receivers in snaps but was held without a catch on four targets.

A.J. Brown led Philadelphia with 155 receiving yards on ten catches.

TE

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Dallas Goedert 71 snaps
Jack Stoll 28 snaps
Noah Togiai 11 snaps

Goedert led the team in snaps with 71 and logged three catches for 60-yards on Sunday.

Offensive Line

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Jordan Mailata 77 snaps
Landon Dickerson 77 snaps
Jason Kelce 77 snaps
Isaac Seumalo 77 snaps
Lane Johnson 77 snaps

Defensive Line


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Josh Sweat 49 snaps
Fletcher Cox 39 snaps
Javon Hargrave 38 snaps
Milton Williams 33 snaps
Brandon Graham 29 snaps
Marlon Tuipulotu 29 snaps
Jordan Davis 22 snaps
Derek Barnett 12 snaps

Philadelphia played eight defensive linemen on Sunday, with Josh Sweat logging the most snaps at 49.

Sweat had three tackles and two quarterback hits.

It makes for fresher rotations, and the Eagles got some pressure on Jared Goff, but it won’t be enough going forward.

LB

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T.J. Edwards 69 snaps
Kyzir White 51 snaps
Haason Reddick 47 snaps
Patrick Johnson 8 snaps
Nakobe Dean 3 snaps

T.J. Edwards is firmly entrenched as the middle linebacker and led the group in snaps. Edwards had seven tackles, and one pass defended.

Rookie Nakobe Dean saw three total snaps and 15 special teams opportunities.

Defensive Back

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Marcus Epps 69 snaps
C.J. Gardner-Johnson 67 snaps
James Bradberry 67 snaps
Darius Slay 67 snaps
Avonte Maddox 58 snaps
K’Von Wallace 2 snaps

Bradberry made his presence felt early on with a pick-six off of Lions quarterback Jared Goff.

Marcus Epps led the team in tackles with 10, while C.J. Gardner-Johnson played everywhere and logged many snaps.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire