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Eagles-Giants snap count analysis: Jay Ajayi’s playing time is ramping up

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NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles' 34-29 win over the New York Giants in Week 15.


The Eagles’ starting offensive line played the entire game. There was no rotation at left guard with Chance Warmack starting in place of Stefen Wisniewski.

Here’s a closer look at how the running back rotation shook out on Sunday.

Jay Ajayi: 51% snaps - 12 carries, 49 yards (4.1 average) - 2 receptions, 40 yards

LeGarrette Blount: 25% snaps - 7 carries, 21 yards (3.0 average)

Corey Clement: 15% snaps - 4 carries, 17 yards (4.3 average) - 1 reception, 1 yard

Kenjon Barner: 9% snaps - 2 carries, 21 yards (10.5 average)

Once again, Jay Ajayi played the most snaps of any Eagles running back. It was also the highest percentage of snaps he’s played for Philly all season. Previous weeks: 25%, 20%, 28%, 41%, 47%.

Blount wasn’t heavily featured in this game. Three of his seven carries came on Philly’s final drive when they were just trying to run out of the clock. Another attempt came on a 4th-and-1 situation where he got stopped short.

Clement made the most of his limited touches. He looked good. The undrafted rookie also gets a lot of special teams snaps.

Barner also made the most of his two touches by breaking off an 18-yard run.

Torrey Smith playing 75% of the snaps while Mack Hollins only gets 19% doesn’t seem ideal. Would like to see that split at least a little more even.

Trey Burton has only seen limited playing time this season but he has 22 receptions for 239 yards and five touchdowns. Could be hard for the Eagles to retain him in free agency.


Patrick Robinson had to leave the game early due to suffering a concussion. Malcolm Jenkins took over in the nickel corner role with Corey Graham playing safety.

Very glad to see that Vinny Curry/Derek Barnett split nearly at 50/50.

Najee Goode — not Joe Walker — got the start at middle linebacker in Philadelphia’s base defense. Walker had been the “starter” there prior to getting hurt in Week 12.

Jaylen Watkins got some playing time in brief relief of Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby.

Kamu Grugier-Hill played a couple defensive snaps. As a big Kamu fan, I approve.


Bryan Braman played a lot of special teams snaps in his first game back with Philadelphia. He had a role in drawing attention to free up Kamu for that blocked punt.

Walker only had a small role on special teams upon returning from injury.


The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Stefen Wisniewski, Rasul Douglas, Dannell Ellerbe, Steven Means, Wendell Smallwood, Marcus Johnson, and Elijah Qualls.

The following player(s) were active but did not play: Will Beatty and Nate Sudfeld.

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