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Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-0 shutout win over the Washington Redskins in Week 17 of the 2018 NFL season.

OFFENSE

The starting offensive line played most of the game with banged up guys like Jason Peters and Jason Kelce getting some snaps off at the end.

Nelson Agholor played the most snaps of any Eagles skill player. He had five receptions for 40 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first multi-receiving touchdown game of his career. (Agholor did score two touchdowns against the Bears last year but one was on a fumble recovery.)

Nick Foles had the leave the game early after suffering what Adam Schefter reported to be “bruised ribs.” Foles admitted he was feeling sore after the Washington game. We’ll find out more about his status on Monday.

Alshon Jeffery led the Eagles in receiving by catching all five of his targets for 59 yards and one jump ball touchdown.

This was another game that featured a lot of 12 personnel. Relatively quiet night for the tight ends, though, as Zach Ertz only had three for 15 and Dallas Goedert had three for 27.

Golden Tate contributed with 33 yards on four receptions.

Darren Sproles played the most snaps of any Eagles running back but he didn’t have the most total touches. Wendell Smallwood led the way with 16 (12 carries, four receptions). He was followed by Josh Adams (11 carries, three receptions). Then it was Sproles with nine touches (seven carries, two receptions). After being phased out of the rotation entirely for the second season in a row, Smallwood has looked more competent lately. It was also good to see Adams contribute as a pass catcher.

Jordan Matthews has seen four targets in the last four games combined.

Carson Wentz or Nick Foles? Wrong. Nate Sudfeld is the true franchise quarterback. Perfect 158.3 passer rating! He completed his one attempt for a 22-yard touchdown. Then he stole the touchdown ball from a young Eagles fan! But apparently he hooked the kid up with another one.

Chance Warmack finished the 2018 regular season with seven offensive snaps played.

DEFENSE

The starting secondary played the entire game. Rasul Douglas set the tone early with his interception on the first play from scrimmage.

Cre’Von LeBlanc playing 93% of the snaps illustrates how the Eagles essentially have five starting defensive backs. Plus they had Tre Sullivan playing over half the defensive snaps.

Michael Bennett nearly played the entire game. Washington barely had the ball (16:41 time of possession) and couldn’t sustain drives so it’s not like they needed a heavy rotation to keep guys fresh. Bennett finished the game with three solo tackles, two quarterback hits, two tackles for loss, and one quarterback hit. Bennett finishes the 2018 season with nine sacks, 15 tackles for loss, 30 quarterback hits, and two forced fumbles. Pretty good offseason addition by Howie Roseman.

Brandon Graham is finally looking 100%. He didn’t notch a sack in this game but he created a ton of pressure and finished with two solo tackles, two tackles for loss, one quarterback hit, and one pass deflection.

Fletcher Cox was a MONSTER in this game with four solo tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks, and three quarterback hits. My goodness. Cox’s 10.5 sacks in 2018 mark a single-season career high.

Jordan Hicks’ workload was limited as he’s been dealing with a calf issue. He only logged one tackle.

Timmy Jernigan saw fewer snaps than Haloti Ngata and Treyvon Hester. It’s clear he’s on a pitch count as well.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Josh Hawkins played nine special teams in his Eagles debut after being called up from the practice squad early last week.

Boston Scott continues to handle kickoff return duty ... and nothing more.

DID NOT PLAY

Inactives: Carson Wentz, Sidney Jones, Isaac Seumalo, D.J. Alexander, Mike Wallace, Shelton Gibson, Bruce Hector

Active: Matt Pryor

Pryor didn’t play a snap in the only game he dressed for all season long.