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Eagles Snap Counts: Marcus Smith played a lot and actually got a sack

Here's a look at how often each player saw the field in the Eagles' Week 17 win over the Giants.

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Here are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles' victory over the New York Giants.

The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Byron Maxwell, Jaylen Watkins, Seyi Ajirotutu, Thad Lewis, Steve Means, Jonathan Krause, Taylor Hawkinson.

The following player(s) were active but did not play: Mark Sanchez, Barrett Jones


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The starting offensive line played for most of the game, except for one snap where Dennis Kelly played in relief of Jason Peters.

Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews tied for the most snaps of any offensive skill player.

Riley Cooper played 42 snaps and didn't make a single catch. He's gone without a catch in seven of the 16 games he's played this season. Have to imagine he isn't back for next year.

One week after playing the least snaps of any running back, DeMarco Murray played the most snaps. Murray had a big 54-yard run for a touchdown but then didn't much else for the rest of the game. Kenjon Barner finished second in snaps.

Trey Burton saw some limited snaps on offense, which is nice. The team should look to get him more involved in the future.


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Mychal Kendricks played the most snaps of the three inside linebackers. DeMeco Ryans played the least. Najee Goode even got a few snaps in the rotation.

E.J. Biggers played all of the team's defensive snaps due to Byron Maxwell being out. Jaylen Watkins being out paved the way for undrafted rookie cornerback Denzel Rice to get some playing time.

Beau Allen played the bulk of snaps at nose tackle with Bennie Logan out due to injury.

And last but certainly not least: MARCUS SMITH! The team's 2014 first round pick actually got a sack on Eli Manning. It was a nice play. He beat Ereck Flowers clean. Smith also had two hits on Manning and three hurries. Smith finished with 1.5 sacks in 131 snaps played this season. He's no longer a bust! OK, he still is, but at least he showed something for once.


The only noteworthy thing here is that rookie Randall Evans played one special teams snap in first career NFL game. And that's barely noteworthy.

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