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Eagles vs. Seahawks snap count analysis: Jay Ajayi leads the way at running back

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Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles' 24-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13.

OFFENSE

The starting offensive line played the entire game. So did Carson Wentz.

Torrey Smith’s playing time went up from 53% last week to 77% this week. The Eagles got him pretty involved, too. Smith ranked second on the team in targets with seven. His five receptions also ranked second on the team. He only gained 29 yards on those five catches, though. More Mack Hollins, please.

Zach Ertz left the game early after being evaluated for a head injury. There’s been no update on his status since then.

For the first time since joining the team, Jay Ajayi led the way at running back. Philadelphia is starting to trust him more. Ajayi had nine carries for 35 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and three receptions for 11 yards. Corey Clement played just three fewer snaps than the Jay Train. Clement only had three carries for seven yards (2.3 yards per carry) and three receptions for 30 yards. One week after leading all Eagles running back in snaps played (47%) against the Bears, LeGarrette Blount had a more limited role (19%) against Seattle. He finished with eight carries for 26 yards (3.8 average).

Kenjon Barner only played two offensive snaps. One was where he was wide open on 4th-and-3 but tripped and couldn’t track the ball.

The Eagles didn’t use Isaac Seumalo as an extra blocker in this game. They usually run a few of those sets each week.

DEFENSE

Might be a nitpicky thing but after looking at this I feel like the Eagles defense could have used a little more Derek Barnett and a little less Vinny Curry. Barnett has looked pretty good.

Najee Goode took the bulk of snaps at middle linebacker in base defense during Joe Walker’s absence. Dannell Ellerbe was active for the first time all season but the veteran defender only played one defensive snap.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Nothing real noteworthy here.

DID NOT PLAY

The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Joe Walker, Steven Means, Elijah Qualls, Will Beatty, Wendell Smallwood, Marcus Johnson, Nate Sudfeld.

The following player(s) were active but did not play: Nick Foles, Chance Warmack.