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Eagles vs. Giants snap count analysis: Philadelphia’s patchwork secondary gets the job done

Playing time tracker.

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 25-22 win over the New York Giants in Week 12 of the 2018 NFL season.


Save for Brandon Brooks, who missed four snaps, the Eagles’ starting offensive line made it through the entire game.

Carson Wentz didn’t miss any time despite getting hit low on the same leg as his surgically repaired knee.

Nelson Agholor only had one reception on his 47 snaps played but it was a crucial one as he helped the Eagles convert a fourth down on their final drive.

Josh Adams played a career high 62% of the Eagles’ snaps. His 22 rush attempts and 88 rushing yards are both the most by an Eagles rookie since Bryce Brown in 2012. The Eagles have their new lead back for the rest of 2018.

Golden Tate has played 52.24% of the Eagles’ offensive snaps since Philadelphia traded for him.

Good to see Dallas Goedert getting more playing time. This is the highest snap percentage he’s logged since also playing 55% of the offensive snaps in Week 7.

Corey Clement was the clear second running back behind Adams. He filled that role well.

Jordan Matthews continues to see a limited role since Tate took his playing time.

Richard Rodgers saw his first offensive snaps all season. He was used as an extra blocker.

Wendell Smallwood only played one offensive snap and received no touches. Good.

Chance Warmack came in to play one snap when Brandon Brooks briefly exited the game. That was Warmack’s second snap through 11 games. He was replaced by Stefen Wisniewski, because for some reason rotating guards is something this team likes to do?


The Eagles were able to win despite their, like, 10th (?) cornerback option — De’Vante Bausby (AKA Big Baus) — playing nearly the entire game on defense.

Cre’Von LeBlanc and Chandon Sullivan also saw plenty of playing time. Sullivan missed soe snaps after getting hurt. LeBlanc had the big pass breakup on Eli Manning’s pass to Odell Beckham Jr. in the end zone late in the game.

The Eagles continue to really only go three deep with their defensive end rotation. Josh Sweat only got some playing time in part to Michael Bennett having to leave the field early due to a foot issue. Bennett ultimately returned.

With Jordan Hicks out, the Eagles used both Kamu Grugier-Hill and Nathan Gerry to replace his playing time. Grugier-Hill looked much more effective than Gerry.

Timmy Jernigan’s playing time was limited in his first game back from injury. Not a shocker. One would think the Eagles will look to ramp up his snap count down the stretch. Could be a nice boost for a defensive line lacking ideal depth right now.

Deiondre’ Hall is now up to five defensive snaps played this season. He had to come in with Corey Graham getting banged up.

Rasul Douglas was only available on an emergency basis. The second-year corner didn’t practice all week so he was clearly still hurting.


Shelton Gibson has been reduced to a special teams player only.

The return of Richard Rodgers means the Eagles don’t have to use an offensive lineman as a tight end in their heavy sets. This explains Halapoulivaati Vaitai not getting any playing time on offense.


INACTIVE: Darren Sproles, Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, Jordan Hicks, Nate Sudfeld, Matt Pryor

ACTIVE: Nick Foles, Jordan Mailata

Mailata has been active for three games this season but he’s yet to play a single snap on offense or special teams.

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