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Eagles Snap Counts: Defense is being forced to carry the offense

Here's a look at how often each player saw the field in the Eagles' loss to Washington.

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Here are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles'  loss to Washington.

The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Kiko Alonso, Cedric Thornton, Taylor Hart, Marcus Smith, Chris Maragos, Julian Vandervelde, Thad Lewis.

The following player(s) were active but did not play: Mark Sanchez.


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Matt Tobin started the game at right guard but shifted over to left tackle when Jason Peters left early. Dennis Kelly replaced Tobin for the rest of the game.

Nelson Agholor almost played ever snap on offense.

Zach Ertz doubled up on Brent Celek's snaps.

DeMarco Murray only played 45% of the team's snaps in his first game back from injury.

Miles Austin got five times the amount of snaps as Josh Huff, which just doesn't seem too great. In fairness, Austin did have a nice touchdown catch.


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Notice how the full-time starting defenders played nearly 30 snaps more than the full-time starting offensive players. That's not a recipe for success, especially when the pressure is always on the defense to carry the offense.

Byron Maxwell left the game early and was replaced by rookie second round pick Eric Rowe on the outside.

Bennie Logan, Beau Allen, and Vinny Curry played more often than usual due to all the injuries at defensive end.

Jerome Couplin played a few defensive snaps, which I didn't really notice live during the game.


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Nothing too unusual here. Kenjon Barner was kept active due to Chris Maragos being ruled out.

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