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Snap counts: Eagles’ wide receiver production is ABYSMAL

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Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 22 to 14 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 9 of the 2019 NFL season.

OFFENSE

Another week where Carson Wentz and the starting offensive line played the entire game. Typically a recipe for success.

Andre Dillard had some help against Khalil Mack but the rookie left tackle still acquitted himself pretty well considering Mack had zero sacks and just one quarterback hit. Could’ve been a lot worse.

Let’s look at how Eagles wide receivers are “producing” over the last six weeks!

Nelson Agholor: 364 snaps, 14 recs, 114 yards (8.1 avg), 0 TD, 1 fumble

Alshon Jeffery: 352 snaps, 29 recs, 304 yards (10.5 avg), 2 TD

Mack Hollins: 224 snaps, 1 rec, 13 yards, 0 TD

JJ Arcega-Whiteside: 44 snaps, 0 recs, 0 yards, 0 TD

DeSean Jackson: 4 snaps, 1 rec, 5 yards, 0 TD

I can’t get over how pathetic this is: 50.7 yards per game for Jeffery, 19 yards per game for Agholor, and 2.2 yards per game for Hollins. With Jackson’s status up in the air, those three guys could continue to be the top three wide receivers for the rest of the 2019. It’s hard to have hope for the Eagles’ passing offense. I don’t know what Wentz is supposed to do with this group.

With the Eagles’ receivers sucking so much, it’s not surprise the team continues to heavily rely on 12 personnel. Both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert were key to converting first downs.

Jordan Howard had 20 total offensive touches while Miles Sanders had 13. The Eagles have been striking a nice balance between those two running backs in recent weeks.

Darren Sproles had two carries and two targets in the 10 snaps he played. The Eagles went three-and-out on a drive where they had him involved on every single play. Doug Pederson’s gotta cut that out.

Jackson could only handle four snaps before leaving the game.

DEFENSE

Malcolm Jenkins still hasn’t missed a single defensive snap this season.

Nathan Gerry continues to be the top linebacker with Nigel Bradham out.

Avonte Maddox was the Eagles’ nickel cornerback in his first game back from injury.

Josh Sweat is slightly ahead of Vinny Curry in the defensive end rotation.

Timmy Jernigan’s snaps were limited in his first game back since Week 2. The Eagles could look to ramp him up more after the bye.

There’s no way the Eagles should be losing a 2020 fourth-round compensatory pick just so Andrew Sendejo can play 11 defensive snaps. The team should cut him prior to Saturday so they can keep the pick.

Rasul Douglas had a pass breakup on one of just the seven snaps he played.

Eagles trade acquisition Genard Avery notched half a sack on one of his three defensive snaps. The Eagles had him rush from a stand up position. One would think Avery’s role will expand after having the bye week to get more familiarized with the Eagles’ scheme. Or, at least one would hope that’s the case with the Eagles giving up a fourth-round pick to get him. Avery did also play a good deal on special teams.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Alex Singleton had a big hit on the Bears’ kickoff returner.

DID NOT PLAY

INACTIVE: Jason Peters, Nigel Bradham, Sidney Jones, Nate Sudfeld, Daeshon Hall, Shareef Miller, Nate Herbig

ACTIVE: Josh McCown