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Eagles snap counts: 1 last sad WR performance from this season

Eagles snap counts: 1 last sad WR performance from this season

In the Eagles’ 17-9 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, they got about as much production from their receivers as they have for most of the season.

Their five receivers combined to play 125 snaps on Sunday. They had four catches for 29 yards. 

Greg Ward: 50 snaps, 3 catches, 24 yards
Rob Davis: 48 snaps, 0 catches 
Deontay Burnett: 13 snaps, 1 catch, 5 yards 
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside: 12 snaps, 0 catches 
Shelton Gibson: 2 snaps, 0 catches 

Sure, four of those guys were on practice squads earlier this season and they were getting passes thrown to them from a 40-year-old making his playoff debut. But one of those guys was a second-round pick. 

Arcega-Whiteside has been dealing with a foot injury but the fact that Ward, Davis and Burnett (the practice squad trio) all got more snaps than him isn’t a good sign. It was a disappointing season for the rookie from Stanford. During the regular season, he caught just 10 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown. He had one catch on Sunday but it didn’t count because the Eagles accepted a penalty. 

To make matters worse for JJAW in this game, fellow rookie D.K. Metcalf played 58 snaps and had seven catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. He was drafted seven spots after Arcega-Whiteside. 

Other offensive notes

• Josh McCown became the oldest player to ever make an NFL playoff debut. He played 60 snaps and performed fairly well. He completed 18 of 24 passes for 174 yards but he also held the ball way too long and was sacked six times. 

• Two weeks after suffering a serious ribs and kidney injury, Zach Ertz played 61 snaps. Pretty incredible. 

• The entire OL played all 69 snaps. That included Matt Pryor, who made his first NFL start. 

• Jordan Howard didn’t play a single snap. He was a workhorse earlier in the season but didn’t have strength back after that stinger. He played one snap in the last two games. Miles Sanders, despite an ankle injury, played 49 snaps, while Boston Scott got 21. 

• Including the playoff game, Jason Kelce played all 1,252 snaps this season. Isaac Seumalo played 1,250 of those. 

Offense 

Isaac Seumalo: 69 snaps (100%) 
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 69 (100%) 
Matt Pryor: 69 (100%) 
Jason Peters: 69 (100%) 
Jason Kelce: 69 (100%) 
Dallas Goedert: 67 (97%) 
Zach Ertz: 61 (88%) 
Josh McCown: 60 (87%) 
Greg Ward: 50 (72%) 
Miles Sanders: 49 (71%) 
Rob Davis: 48 (70%) 
Boston Scott: 21 (30%) 
Josh Perkins: 17 (25%) 
Deontay Burnett: 13 (19%) 
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside: 12 (17%) 
Carson Wentz: 9 (13%) 
Richard Rodgers: 3 (4%) 
Shelton Gibson: 2 (3%) 
Andre Dillard: 2 (3%)

Defensive notes

• Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas, the Eagles’ second- and third-round picks from 2017, didn’t play a single defensive snap. Instead, the Eagles went with Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox and Cre’Von LeBlanc all game. 

• Derek Barnett played 56 snaps (88 percent), followed by Brandon Graham (38), Vinny Curry (25) and Josh Sweat (20) at defensive end. Genard Avery, whom the Eagles got in a midseason trade, was a healthy scratch. 

• At DT, Fletcher Cox played 53, followed by Tim Jernigan (35), Anthony Rush (22) and Bruce Hector (5). 

• Including playoffs, Malcolm Jenkins played all 1,098 snaps this season. Since the start of the 2017 playoffs, he’s played 2,484 consecutive snaps. And since his arrival to Philadelphia in 2014, Jenkins has been on the field for 6,818 of 6,909 possible defensive snaps — 98.7 percent. He has also chipped in 940 special teams snaps in that span. 

• Rodney McLeod played 1,096 of 1,098 snaps this season coming off an ACL tear in 2018. 

Defense 

Malcolm Jenkins: 64 snaps (100%) 
Rodney McLeod: 64 (100%) 
Jalen Mills: 64 (100%) 
Nigel Bradham: 63 (98%) 
Avonte Maddox: 60 (94%) 
Derek Barnett: 56 (88%) 
Cre’Von LeBlanc: 54 (84%) 
Fletcher Cox: 53 (83%) 
Nate Gerry: 52 (81%) 
Brandon Graham: 38 (59%) 
Tim Jernigan: 35 (55%) 
Vinny Curry: 25 (39%) 
Anthony Rush: 22 (34%) 
Josh Sweat: 20 (31%) 
Marcus Epps: 13 (20%) 
T.J. Edwards: 10 (16%) 
Duke Riley: 6 (9%) 
Bruce Hector: 5 (8%)

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Eagles snap counts: Malcolm Jenkins’ Iron Man streak is just incredible

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Eagles snap counts: Malcolm Jenkins’ Iron Man streak is just incredible

We might never see another Malcolm Jenkins. That’s how incredibly durable Jenkins has been in his career in Philly. 

The Eagles’ 2019 regular season ended with a win and a playoff berth, but let’s take a moment to appreciate the Eagles’ star safety. 

Jenkins, who turned 32 just 10 days ago, played all 74 snaps in Sunday’s 34-17 win over the Giants. 

That means he played all 1,034 defensive snaps this season for the Eagles. It’s the second straight year he hasn’t missed a play. 

And since the start of the 2017 playoffs, he has played 2,420 consecutive snaps. 

Since Jenkins arrived to Philadelphia in 2014, he has been on the field for 6,754 of 6,845 possible defensive snaps (98.7 percent) in the regular season and the playoffs. 

To top it off, Jenkins has also chipped in another 933 snaps on special teams! 

Jenkins is an all-time Eagle and one of the best free agent pickups in franchise history. It’s hard to quantify how much he means to this defense. 

Let’s take a look at snap counts from Sunday’s game: 

Offensive notes

• Jason Kelce is an Iron Man in his own right. He played all 74 snaps on Sunday and played all 1,183 on offense this season. Isaac Seumalo missed just two all year. 

• With the injury to Miles Sanders, Boston Scott played a career-high 55 snaps and made the most of them. He was incredible, piling up 138 yards from scrimmage and three rushing touchdowns. 

• Jordan Howard played just one snap and didn’t have a carry. He was cleared for contact, but apparently wasn’t ready to have a role yet. 

• Without Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert played 74 snaps, which was a career high. He had a good game with four catches for 65 yards. Josh Perkins played 58 snaps and had a touchdown catch.  

• At receiver, Robert Davis led the way with 58 snaps, followed by Greg Ward with 56, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside with 17 and Deontay Burnett with 15. Arcega-Whiteside has been dealing with a foot injury. 

Offense 

Jason Kelce: 74 snaps (100%)
Isaac Seumalo: 74 (100%) 
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 74 (100%) 
Carson Wentz: 74 (100%) 
Dallas Goedert: 74 (100%)  
Jason Peters: 71 (96%) 
Josh Perkins: 58 (78%) 
Robert Davis: 58 (78%) 
Greg Ward: 56 (76%) 
Boston Scott: 55 (74%) 
Brandon Brooks: 39 (53%) 
Matt Pryor: 35 (47%) 
Miles Sanders: 23 (31%) 
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside: 17 (23%) 
Deontay Burnett: 15 (20%) 
Andre Dillard: 8 (11%) 
Richard Rodgers: 5 (7%) 
Nate Herbig: 3 (4%) 
Jordan Howard: 1 (1%)

Defensive notes

• While Jenkins played every snap this season, Rodney McLeod missed just two in a season coming off an ACL tear. He’s meant a lot to the Eagles this season. 

• Rasul Douglas played every snap Sunday, while Cre’Von LeBlanc (59) and Sidney Jones (57) played a lot. Avonte Maddox was dealing with an injury and played just 19. 

• Derek Barnett led the way for defensive ends with 51 snaps, followed by Brandon Graham (45), Vinny Curry (44) andJosh Sweat (27). 

Defense 

Malcolm Jenkins: 74 snaps (100%)
Rasul Douglas: 74 (100%) 
Rodney McLeod: 74 (100%) 
Nigel Bradham: 74 (100%) 
Cre’Von LeBlanc: 59 (80%) 
Sidney Jones: 57 (77%) 
Fletcher Cox: 55 (74%) 
Derek Barnett: 51 (69%) 
Nathan Gerry: 47 (64%) 
Brandon Graham: 45 (61%)
Vinny Curry: 44 (59%) 
Marcus Epps: 33 (45%)
Josh Sweat: 27 (36%) 
Tim Jernigan: 26 (35%) 
Avonte Maddox: 19 (26%) 
Bruce Hector: 15 (20%) 
Anthony Rush: 14 (19%) 
Daeshon Hall: 11 (15%) 
Genard Avery: 9 (12%) 
T.J. Edwards: 6 (8%)

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Eagles snap counts: It’s Fletcher Cox season 

Eagles snap counts: It’s Fletcher Cox season 

It seemed like Fletcher Cox didn’t even understand the question. 

“Was there any doubt I was coming back in?” Cox repeated it. “I knew I was coming back in.”

The Eagles’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle has been dealing with a triceps injury so when he took a direct hit on it in the third quarter of Sunday’s 17-9 win over the Cowboys, Cox was in pain. He was even forced to leave the game. 

He didn’t stay out long. 

“We got respect for each other,” Cox said. “If we can come in and fight, why not do it? We play for each other here.” 

Cox didn’t just return. He ended up playing 54 of 62 (87 percent) defensive snaps on Sunday. And he was dominant against the Cowboys. He finished with 3 tackles, 1 QBH and 1 FF and those stats don’t do him justice. 

We are well into the time of year where Cox just rarely leaves the field. Look at Cox’s snap counts in the last three wins: 

vs. NYG: 49 of 52 
at WAS: 50 of 53
vs. DAL: 54 of 62 

So in the last three weeks, Cox has played a total of 153 snaps — or 91.6 percent. He knows the stakes and he’s just not missing time. 

What has really helped Cox and the defense is how much the Eagles have controlled the clock. They’ve been outstanding in time of possession, holding the ball for over 36 minutes in each of the last three games. Dating back to 1984, this is the only instance in which the Eagles have held the ball for 36-plus minutes in three consecutive games. 

More defensive notes 

• Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Nigel Bradham played all 62 snaps. On the season, Jenkins is 970/970. He’s one game away from a second straight season without missing a snap. And McLeod has missed just two all year. 

• Among the corners, Avonte Maddox ended up playing the most (51 snaps), followed by Jalen Mills (48), Rasul Douglas (44), Sidney Jones (18) and Ronald Darby (11). Mills and Darby started, but both got hurt. Mills was able to return. Jones played the most snaps he’s had since the Buffalo game and made the huge play at the end. No snaps for Cre’Von LeBlanc. 

• Derek Barnett returned after missing two games and played 45 snaps to lead the defensive end groups. Brandon Graham played 44, followed by Josh Sweat (28) and Vinny Curry (24). 

Defense

Malcolm Jenkins: 62 (100%) 
Rodney McLeod: 62 (100%)  
Nigel Bradham: 62 (100%) 
Fletcher Cox: 54 (87%) 
Avonte Maddox: 51 (82%) 
Jalen Mills: 48 (77%) 
Nate Gerry: 46 (74%) 
Derek Barnett: 45 (73%) 
Rasul Douglas: 44 (71%) 
Brandon Graham: 44 (71%) 
Tim Jernigan: 32 (52%) 
Josh Sweat: 28 (45%) 
Vinny Curry: 24 (39%) 
Sidney Jones: 18 (29%) 
Marcus Epps: 16 (26%) 
Anthony Rush: 13 (21%) 
T.J. Edwards: 11 (18%)  
Ronald Darby: 11 (18%) 
Bruce Hector: 8 (13%) 
Duke Riley: 3 (5%)

Offensive notes

• The entire OL and Carson Wentz didn’t leave the field for the second straight game. That helps. Jason Kelce is 1,109/1,109 for the season and Isaac Seumalo has missed just two snaps. 

• Zach Ertz returned to the game but missed time after taking a brutal hit to his ribs. He ended up playing 59 snaps and Dallas Goedert led the way with 65. 

• Miles Sanders continues to show he can be a feature back. He played 59 snaps and had 156 yards from scrimmage. He’s the first Eagles player to go for 150+ yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games since Jeremy Maclin in 2014. 

Boston Scott played 20 snaps and Jay Ajayi didn’t play again. 

• Greg Ward led the way for receivers with 51 snaps, followed by JJ Arcega-Whiteside (45) and Robert Davis (29). Josh Perkins also played 28. 

Offense 

Brandon Brooks: 72 snaps (100%)
Isaac Seumalo: 72 (100%) 
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 72 (100%) 
Jason Kelce: 72 (100%)
Jason Peters: 72 (100%)
Carson Wentz: 72 (100%) 
Dallas Goedert: 65 (90%) 
Zach Ertz: 59 (82%) 
Miles Sanders: 59 (82%) 
Greg Ward: 51 (71%) 
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside: 45 (62%) 
Robert Davis: 29 (40%) 
Josh Perkins: 28 (39%) 
Boston Scott: 20 (28%) 
Andre Dillard: 4 (6%)

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