It’s time for a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 17 to 9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season.
- It says a lot about the state of the Eagles’ offense that a guy on the street a couple weeks ago is leading all skill players in offensive snaps. Allow me to add that it’s dumb the Eagles are playing Jordan Matthews this much. What’s the point? It’s not like he’s producing; JMatt has four receptions for 33 yards in 137 snaps over the past two weeks. And it’s not like he’s a young guy with untapped potential — such as JJ Arcega-Whiteside or Greg Ward — who’s going to be here beyond this season. Stupid.
- Zach Ertz is the only player worth a damn on offense. His 12 receptions went for 91 yards and a garbage time touchdown. Ertz is the first player in Eagles history and the only NFL tight end in the Super Bowl era to register nine-plus receptions in three consecutive games. #TooMuchErtz.
- Dallas Goedert had seven receptions for 32 yards, a pitiful 4.6 average. Oh, and he fumbled.
- Halapoulivaati Vaitai originally came in to play right guard since Brandon Brooks left the game early due to illness. Big V then shifted to right tackle after halftime when the Eagles benched Andre Dillard, who was a disaster. 2018 sixth-round pick Matt Pryor saw his first meaningful NFL action playing at right guard.
- Jordan Howard’s absence saw Miles Sanders get the bulk of playing time at running back. His 12 carries went for 63 yards while his three receptions gained 23. So, only 15 total touches on 64 snaps.
- JJAW saw five targets but only had two receptions for 43 yards. His 30-yard grab set up the Eagles’ garbage time touchdown from the 2-yard line.
- Ward was targeted seven times and had six receptions for 40 yards. The practice squad call up actually looked competent out there, which isn’t something that can be regularly said about the Eagles’ wide receivers. Would rather see more Ward and less Nelson Agholor moving forward.
- Jay Ajayi saw nine snaps in his first game played since October 2018. He ran six times for 16 yards, a paltry average of 2.7. I noticed a moment in the game when he had a big hole to run through and there was just no burst.
- Mack Hollins’ last eight games: 241 snaps, 1 reception, 13 yards, 0 TD. Still hasn’t caught a pass since September.
- Boston Scott did not have an offensive touch after logging seven last week. He was also replaced by Ward on punt return duty though he did keep his kick return job.
- Malcolm Jenkins still hasn’t missed a single defensive snap this season.
- Nigel Bradham played the entire game in his first game back from injury.
- Nathan Gerry’s playing time took a hit with Bradham returning but he was still the second linebacker over Kamu Grugier-Hill.
- Timmy Jernigan has logged two tackles and no other stats in his last 100 snaps played. He didn’t log a single stat against Seattle. Not great.
- Josh Sweat had a sack, a quarterback hit, and a tackle for loss. He’s showing some level of promise, I guess.
- Marcus Epps only joined the team during the bye but Rudy Ford’s season-ending injury forced him into playing time as a third safety in the defense.
- Rasul Douglas had a real bad whiff on one of the only six snaps he played.
- T.J. Edwards’ playing time has predictably gone down with Bradham returning.
- Genard Avery has played 15 total defensive snaps in three games since the Eagles traded their 2021 fourth-round pick to the Browns for him. Cool.
2017 second-round pick Sidney Jones hasn’t played a single defensive snap since Week 8. He’s only avoided being a healthy scratch the past two weeks since injured players have been taking up some of the inactive spots.
DID NOT PLAY
INACTIVE: Jordan Howard, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Lane Johnson, Nate Sudfeld, Shareef Miller, Nate Herbig
ACTIVE: Josh McCown, Daeshon Hall