The starting offensive line played the entire game, which the exception of the left guard spot. Stefen Wisniewski took a majority of the snaps while rotating with Chance Warmack. It seemed like the Eagles were giving them two drives each before rotating them. Still weird, but hey, it was working.
Nelson Agholor played more snaps than Torrey Smith for the first time this season. It’s not like Smith played a lot less; this was more about an increase for Agholor. He played well on Sunday.
Wendell Smallwood led all Eagles running backs in snaps played with 44%. He’s clearly benefiting from the absence of Darren Sproles. Corey Clement also saw a career-high 19 snaps. LeGarrette Blount only played 26 snaps but was very productive in them.
Here’s a look at how all of the running backs performed.
Smallwood — 10 carries, 34 yards, 3.4 average, 1 TD, long of 11 (4 recs for 45 yards)
Blount — 16 carries, 136 yards, 8.5 average, 0 TD, long of 68 (1 rec for 20 yards)
Clement — 10 carries, 30 yards, 3.0 average, 0 TD, long of 10
With Torrey Smith struggling, the Eagles should look to give Mack Hollins some more snaps.
Trey Burton’s offensive role has really gone down.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai continues to serve as an extra blocker.
Rodney McLeod played 100% of the snaps after sitting out in Week 3 due to a hamstring injury. He didn’t have a great game, though. I’m guessing the injury could be hampering him even though he’s playing.
Beau Allen saw a lot more playing time with Fletcher Cox out. Same thing for Elijah Qualls and Justin Hamilton.
Mychal Kendricks played 42% of the snaps, which is down from the 70% he played last week when Jordan Hicks left the Eagles-Giants game early. It’s still more than the 27% he averaged per game in 2016, however.
Steven Means played his first snaps of the season. The Eagles took away from Chris Long’s snaps in order to get him on the field.
After exclusively playing on special teams, backup slot corner Dexter McDougle played a couple defensive snaps in Week 4 for the first time this year.
Chris Maragos went back to playing special teams only after injuries forced him to start last week. That’s good.
Kenjon Barner was the primary kick and punt returner. He returned three punts for a total of 15 yards. The Eagles didn’t return a kickoff in this game. (Neither did the Chargers.)
DID NOT PLAY
The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Fletcher Cox, Corey Graham, Jaylen Watkins, Ronald Darby, Destiny Vaeao, Shelton Gibson, Isaac Seumalo. Gibson is the only player on the Eagles’ 53-man roster who hasn’t been active all season. Barring multiple injuries, that’ll likely be the case all season.
The following player(s) were active but did not play: Nick Foles.