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Eagles vs. Jets snap counts: Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders evenly split touches

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NFL: New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 31 to 6 victory over the New York Jets in Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season.

OFFENSE

Isaac Seumalo missed a few snaps at one point with Halapoulivaati Vaitai filling in for him. He appears to be fine.

Andre Dillard took some garbage time snaps in relief of Jason Peters.

Nelson Agholor has one reception for 20 yards in his last 117 offensive snaps played.

The Eagles went pretty heavy on 12 personnel in this game, as you can see with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert both getting over 74% of the snaps.

Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders split snaps evenly in this one. They also each finished with 13 offensive touches. Howard had 13 carries (62 yards, 1 TD) and zero receptions while Sanders had nine carries (15 yards) and four receptions (49 yards).

Darren Sproles left the game early with a quad injury and did not return.

Josh McCown took over for Carson Wentz late in the game as the Eagles aimed to run out the clock. Always nice to be able to put the backup quarterback in during a blowout win.

JJ Arcega-Whiteside has combined for eight offensive snaps in his past two games after injuries previously forced him to start in Week 3. Zero targets in that span.

DEFENSE

With Rodney McLeod missing one snap, Malcolm Jenkins is now the only Eagles defender to play 100% of the team’s defensive snaps this season. Jenkins didn’t miss a single snap in 2018, either. Pay the man, Eagles.

Craig James went from being on the practice squad a couple weeks ago to nearly playing an entire game at cornerback. James acquitted himself fairly well for his first NFL start.

Fletcher Cox didn’t get in on the Eagles’ sack party despite playing the most snaps of any Eagles defensive lineman.

Orlando Scandrick predictably lined up as the nickel cornerback in his Eagles debut. Pretty big day for him with two strip-sacks and one returned for a touchdown.

Nathan Gerry made the most of his rotational playing time with a pick six. Good on Whitesnake.

Kamu Grugier-Hill played the fourth most defensive snaps of any Eagles linebacker. After the game, I overheard him saying something about being ready for a bigger role starting next week. We’ll see if his playing time increases as he continues to get healthier.

Josh Sweat played very well in limited playing time. He logged four solo tackles, three quarterback hits, one sack (first of his career), and one tackle for loss. Job well done. He continues to get slightly more playing time than Vinny Curry.

Smaller role for Andrew Sendejo in this one after he played 80% of the team’s snaps in Week 4. Probably for the best.

Daeshon Hall only played seven snaps but had one solo tackle, one sack, one quarterback hit, and one tackle for loss. This man should not be a healthy scratch on game day.

Undrafted rookie free agent linebacker T.J. Edwards logged his first career defensive snaps on Sunday.

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Eagles originally signed Ryan Lewis to their practice squad last Tuesday. He was called up to the roster on Friday. He then played a big role on special teams on Sunday. His teammates had to help him figure out where to line up prior to the opening kickoff.

Still no offensive touches for Corey Clement this year.

Duke Riley had a big special teams role in his Eagles debut.

Not listed in the above graphic: Matt Pryor, who’s usually a healthy scratch, had five special teams snaps.

DID NOT PLAY

INACTIVE: DeSean Jackson, Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, Timmy Jernigan, Shareef Miller, Nate Herbig, Nate Sudfeld

ACTIVE: Sidney Jones

Doug Pederson spoke on Jones’ status after the game:

He was healthy enough to dress. The only problem was he didn’t take a lot of reps during the week because we were trying to get him to today, and he was there as a backup corner, DB, and we’ll assess and see where he’s at this next week.

The Eagles had Jones active in case he needed to play in an emergency situation. Fortunately they didn’t need him. The Eagles will hope Jones’ hamstring injury will heal to where he can play in Week 6.