Jason Peters had to leave the game early after getting banged up late in the fourth. For what it’s worth, the Daily News notes Peters was not seen limping and he said “I’m good.” Encouraging.
Isaac Seumalo missed a couple snaps early in the game. Stefen Wisniewski briefly came in to play left guard.
Alshon Jeffery played the most snaps of any skill player but he only saw five targets for three receptions and 31 yards. Jeffery hasn’t had more than four receptions in his last five games. Graphic via ESPN:
Zach Ertz obviously continues to be a beast. He set a new Eagles single-season record for receptions. Ertz needs just 17 catches in his final four games to set the NFL single-season record for tight end receptions, which is currently held by Jason Witten.
Josh Adams became the first Eagles running back with 20+ carries in back-to-back game since DeMarco Murray in 2015. After toting the rock 22 times against the Giants, Adams was entrusted with 20 carries against Washington. The undrafted rookie finished with a relatively efficient 4.3 yards per carry.
Eagles RB carries over last six games— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 4, 2018
Josh Adams: 69 for 347 yards and 2 TD (5.0 ypc)
Corey Clement: 29 for 108 yards (3.7 ypc)
Darren Sproles: 4 for 22 yards, 1 TD (5.5 ypc)
Wendell Smallwood: 20 for 54 yards (2.7 ypc) — [Zero touches in last 2 weeks]
Corey Clement played the second most snaps of any Eagles running back. He’s looked more like the 2017 version of himself in recent weeks, which is nice to see. In addition to five carries for 27 yards, Clement also had three receptions for 47 yards.
Darren Sproles was used sparingly in his first game back. The 35-year-old only played nine offensive snaps and had four total touches.
Dallas Goedert saw a couple targets but was held without a reception. His blocking stood out. Same for Richard Rodgers.
Golden Tate only played 48% of the Eagles’ snaps but he was very efficient. The veteran receiver caught all seven of his targets for 85 yards and one touchdown. It was nice to finally see his YAC skills on display. Tate also had a two-point conversion reception.
Jordan Matthews only had one reception but he mad it count: a 4-yard touchdown catch in the red zone.
Shelton Gibson actually saw a few snaps but no targets.
Wendell Smallwood hasn’t received a touch in the past two games, which have both been Eagles wins.
The starting secondary played the entire game. As did Nigel Bradham, who was playing with a cast on his broken thumb.
The Eagles went heavy on Fletcher Cox’s workload. Timmy Jernigan being out had an impact there. The other defensive linemen saw a lot of action as well.
Cre’Von LeBlanc saw a lot of playing time in the nickel. The Eagles also used some sets where they shifted Malcolm Jenkins down to the slot and had Tre Sullivan take his place on the back end.
Nathan Gerry picked off Mark Sanchez on one of the only 11 snaps he played.
Josh Sweat continues to only be used sparingly.
Deiondre’ Hall made a nice special teams tackle on a punt return early in the game. The trade was worth it.
One week after essentially playing the entire game at cornerback, De’Vante Bausby was relegated to a special teams role.
DID NOT PLAY
Inactives: Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox, Jordan Hicks, Nate Sudfeld, Matt Pryor, Jordan Mailata, Chance Warmack
Active: Nick Foles, Chandon Sullivan, Timmy Jernigan
Doug Pederson said Jernigan suffered back spasms before the game and was held out as a precaution. Hopefully he’s feeling better for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.