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Eagles at Giants snap counts: Not enough touches for Miles Sanders

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It’s time to break down the Philadelphia Eagles’ snap counts from their Week 10 loss to the New York Giants.

OFFENSE

  • The Eagles shouldn’t only be scoring 17 points in a game where the quarterback and offensive line don’t miss a snap.
  • Matt Pryor allowed five pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. He was the Eagles’ second worst graded player on offense. Dumb that the Eagles didn’t have Jordan Mailata starting at left tackle and Jason Peters starting at right guard. They clearly don’t even like Pryor! They’ve been reluctant to use him in the past.
  • Jason Kelce did a real poor job of snapping the ball at times. Led to some fumbles and sacks.
  • Dallas Goedert has been targeted seven times since returning in Week 8. He has five receptions for 48 yards and zero touchdowns. Not exactly lighting the world on fire.
  • Jalen Reagor has been targeted 13 times since returning in Week 8. He has seven receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown. Not exactly lighting the world on fire.
  • Travis Fulgham saw three targets in the first half and then none until later in the fourth quarter. Finished with one reception for eight yards. Misuse.
  • Miles Sanders was great as a runner with 15 carries for 85 yards (5.7 average). He should’ve gotten more touches. On the downside, though, he was credited with three drops and he graded out poorly in pass protection with three pressures allowed.
  • Greg Ward was his solid but unspectacular self with five receptions for 39 yards. He’s averaging 7.6 yards per reception this season.
  • Richard Rodgers had success against the Giants in Week 7 before doing so again in Week 10. Led the team in receiving with four catches for 60 yards. Not really a great sign when Dick Rod is one of the most productive players on offense.
  • Boston Scott continues to be a Giants Killer. Four total touches for 74 yards and one score, including his 56-yard touchdown run.
  • Alshon Jeffery saw one target in his 18 snaps. Aren’t you glad the Eagles have been burning a roster spot on him all season long? Really worth it.
  • Jalen Hurts logged two predictable running plays that netted negative one yard. Great stuff.
  • John Hightower’s role decreased upon Jeffery’s return. The rookie didn’t see a single target for the first time since Week 2.
  • Efficient performance for Corey Clement! His sole offensive snap was a five-yard touchdown run. It was his first score since Week 6 of the 2018 season.

DEFENSE

  • Alex Singleton led the Eagles with a whopping 16 tackles. Doing Jamar Chaney proud. For what it’s worth, PFF graded Singleton as the Eagles’ best defensive player. He was previously their worst in Week 8.
  • Darius Slay was assigned responsibility for five Giants receptions that netted 74 yards. That includes the 40-yard reception to Darius Slayton that essentially sealed the game. Daniel Jones had a 118.1 passer rating when targeting Slay.
  • Avonte Maddox was marked down for allowing five receptions and 68 yards. Not looking like an answer as the No. 2 cornerback.
  • Fletcher Cox sacked Jones on a Hail Mary attempt at the end of the first half to give him 3.5 in nine games this year. Also had a quarterback hit.
  • T.J. Edwards graded out poorly in run defense and coverage.
  • Derek Barnett sacked Jones on the first play from scrimmage and hit him three more times. Also had a tackle for loss. Quietly a quality game from the 2017 first-round pick. Of course, it helped that he was going up against rookie Andrew Thomas, who has been real bad for the Giants.
  • Brandon Graham shows up every week. No sacks this week but did have a big third down hit on Jones that forced the Giants’ first punt after they previously scored touchdowns on their first two drives.
  • Malik Jackson logged no stats save for one quarterback hit. He had a bad encroachment penalty on the Giants’ first drive that turned a 3rd-and-8 into a 3rd-and-3. Also had a frustration foul on the Giants’ final drive that turned a 4th-and-6 into a first down for the Giants to be able to run out the clock. The game was obviously over anyway but still not a good look from a veteran like Jackson.
  • Javon Hargrave actually did some stuff! 0.5 sack, 0.5 tackle for loss, one quarterback hit. Totally worth the free agent investment now.
  • Vinny Curry also had 0.5 sack, 0.5 tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit.
  • Josh Sweat did not log a stat on Sunday. Zero sacks and zero quarterback hits in his last five games now.
  • Nickell Robey-Coleman gave up a 38-yard reception to Golden Tate on the drive after the Eagles pulled within three. Top five slot CB!
  • T.Y. McGill has been an OK fourth defensive tackle when elevated to the roster this year. The soon-to-be 28-year-old had a tackle for loss in this one.
  • The Will Parks signing has not proved fruitful.
  • Shaun Bradley had a dumb special teams penalty. Blocked a guy in the back as Boston Scott was running out of bounds on a kick return. Why?
  • Eagles getting real good use out of 2020 third-round pick Davion Taylor.
  • Eagles getting real good use out of 2020 fourth-round K’Von Wallace.

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Rudy Ford did a nice job of downing a Cameron Johnston punt deep in Giants territory before getting hurt ... again. Ford’s been in and out of the lineup all year. Also missed most of 2019 due to injury. Also missed time in training camp this year. Concerning.
  • Caleb Wilson played seven special teams snaps in his Eagles debut.
  • Nate Herbig wasn’t healthy enough to start but he was healthy enough to play a special teams snap. OK.
  • One special teams snap for Jordan Mailata. Great use of him.
  • Michael Jacquet only saw one special teams snap after being elevated from the practice squad.

DID NOT PLAY

INACTIVE: Craig James, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Quez Watkins, Jason Huntley, Brett Toth, Nate Sudfeld

  • JJAW could be in danger of being cut if/when the Eagles need to free up some roster spots. The 2019 second-round pick has proved to be a huge whiff by Howie Roseman.