The following players were inactive: Mychal Kendricks, Jason Kelce, Jeff Maehl, Jaylen Watkins, Dennis Kelly, Taylor Hart, Matt Barkley.
The following players were active but did not play: Mark Sanchez.
Lane Johnson returned and played a full game at right tackle, as expected.
Tight ends: Brent Celek nearly played 80% of the team's offensive snaps. Celek's previous high this season had been around 68%. Zach Ertz played a season-low 40% of the snaps. His previous low had been 52% in Week 3. Perhaps this has to do with his blocking ability. James Casey, who is a better blocker than Ertz, ended up playing a season-high 34% of the offensive snaps. Casey's previous high this season was only 13%.
Jordan Matthews played a season-low 45% of the team's offensive snaps. Fellow rookie receiver Josh Huff made his NFL debut on Sunday and was worked into the offense for a few snaps.
|CB||Nolan Carroll II||27||36%|
|OLB||Marcus Smith II||6||8%|
DeMeco Ryans played less than 97% of the team's snaps for the first time all season. This is due to the fact Ryans left the game early with a right groin injury and did not return. Casey Matthews played a season-high 46% defensive snaps due to the absences of Ryans and full-time starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
Cornerbacks: Brandon Boykin and Nolan Carroll II each played a season-high percentage of snaps. Neither player took snaps at the outside cornerback positions, however, because those spots were manned by Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams throughout the entire game. Boykin was used regularly as the team's nickel corner and Carroll II as the dime corner.
Rookie first round pick Marcus Smith II played just a handful of snaps in a situational role at inside linebacker.
|CB||Nolan Carroll II||13||42%|
Nothing too out of the ordinary here. Josh Huff played 7 special teams snaps in his debut and will likely contribute on this unit moving forward.
Not only did veteran tight end James Casey contribute with 25 offensive snaps but he also played 27 on defense, including the play where he blocked a St. Louis punt. g