Eagles snap count vs. Saints: Breakdown, observations from Week 17

A sunny Sunday morning turned into a gloomy afternoon on the scoreboard after the New Orleans Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 20-10 at Lincoln Financial Field.

The win elevated the Saints 7-9 on the season, but they were eliminated from the NFC South and NFC playoff races after Tampa Bay’s win over Carolina.

The Eagles drop to 13-3 on the season after their second straight loss but have a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC in Week 18.

With all eyes now on the final week of the regular season, here’s your snap count and usage rates for Week 17.

QB

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Gardner Minshew 55 snaps

RB

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Miles Sanders 22 snaps
Boston Scott 18 snaps
Kenneth Gainwell 15 snaps

Philadelphia split the running back snaps up with Miles Sanders nursing a knee injury.

WR

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A.J. Brown 55 snaps
DeVonta Smith 54 snaps
Quez Watkins 28 snaps
Zach Pascal 20 snaps

DeVonta Smith had 9 catches for 115 yards, while A.J. Brown is 8 yards away from breaking the Eagles single-season mark.

TE

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Dallas Goedert 53 snaps
Jack Stoll 10 snanps

OL

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Jordan Mailata 55 snaps
Landon Dickerson 55 snaps
Jason Kelce 55 snaps
Isaac Seumalo 55 snaps
Jack Driscoll 55 snaps

It was a brutal afternoon without Lane Johnson, as Gardner Minshew was sacked six times.

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DL

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Brandon Graham 51 snaps
Fletcher Cox 45 snaps
Javon Hargrave 45 snaps
Milton Williams 26 snaps
Ndamukong Suh 22 snaps
Linval Joseph 21 snaps
Jordan Davis 18 snaps
Josh Sweat 7 snaps

Brandon Graham led the defensive line in snaps after Josh Sweat was forced to exit with a neck injury.

LB

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Kyzir White 66 snaps
T.J. Edwards 65 snaps
Haason Reddick 65 snaps
Patrick Johnson 18 snaps
Nakboe Dean 2 snaps

Hasson Reddick logged two more sacks, pushing his total to 16 on the season with a game to play.

DB

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Marcus Epps 69 snaps
Reed Blankenship 67 snaps
Darius Slay 67 snaps
James Bradberry 67 snaps
Josiah Scott 32 snaps
K’Von Wallace 6 snaps

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Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire