Eagles snap counts: Some new names play a ton on defense

Dave Zangaro
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Eagles snap counts: Some new names play a ton on defense originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles gave up 400 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns to Kyler Murray and the Cardinals on Sunday but the fact that they held them to 33 points is actually pretty impressive.

This is a banged up secondary and the snap counts prove it.

Take a look at the snaps in the secondary on Sunday afternoon:

  • Jalen Mills: 68 snaps (100%)

  • Michael Jacquet: 68 (100%)

  • Marcus Epps: 68 (100%)

  • Nickell Robey-Coleman 67 (100%)

  • Kevon Seymour: 47 (69%)

  • K’Von Wallace: 23 (34%)

  • Elijah Riley: 2 (3%)

Jacquet, Epps and Riley all set career highs for snaps. This is the most Seymour has played in a game since the 2016 season and it’s the most Robey-Coleman has played since joining the Eagles.

More defensive notes

  • At linebacker, Alex Singleton led the way with 66 snaps, followed by Duke Riley (47) and T.J. Edwards (20). Singleton had another double-digit tackle game.

  • Josh Sweat left this game with a wrist injury after just four snaps, so Genard Avery ended up with 12 snaps. His first defensive action since Oct. 18.

  • DE rotation: Derek Barnett (52), Brandon Graham (41), Vinny Curry (27), Genard Avery (12), Josh Sweat (4). DT rotation: Fletcher Cox (56), Javon Hargrave (39), Malik Jackson (30), Raequan Williams (11).

Offensive notes

  • The entire OL and Jalen Hurts played all 83 offensive snaps but it wasn’t a smooth operation the whole way through. Matt Pryor really struggled at right tackle.

  • In his fifth game back from injury, Alshon Jeffery led the Eagles with a season-high 52 snaps. Jalen Reagor played 46, Greg Ward 44, Quez Watkins 28 and Travis Fulgham 26. Should Jeffery be out-snapping all those players? No way. But it’s also worth noting that Reagor got hurt in the game. Jeffery did some good things on Sunday but I’d still try to get younger guys more playing time.

  • Zach Ertz’s workload ramped up to 62 snaps (75%) but he was still behind Dallas Goedert at 73 snaps.

  • Miles Sanders (69 snaps) and Boston Scott (15 snaps) were the only running backs to touch the field on offense.

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