Here’s a look at snap counts for the Eagles during their Week 6 loss against the Lions. We’ll go position-by-position.
McCoy left the game briefly in the second half with an ankle injury, but returned and said after the game that he was fine. Taking his place was Brown, who played a season-high 16 snaps. Brown had five carries for 4 yards. On the season, he’s averaging just 2.7 yards per carry on 19 rushes.
Dion Lewis was inactive for the fifth time in six games. Chris Polk dressed in his place after sitting the week before, but didn’t see any offensive snaps. Stanley Havili played slightly less than he did the previous two weeks, but was still on the field for 24 snaps.
Cooper was active for the first time all season and had two catches for 18 yards on three targets. Maclin had easily his best game of the season with six catches for 130 yards. And Jackson played well with five catches for 74 yards on eight targets.
Celek had a chance to have a huge game, but dropped one touchdown pass and was called for pass interference on another. He ended up with four catches for 33 yards and was on the receiving end of some crushing hits once again. Harbor played 20 snaps, his second-lowest total of the year. He had just two catches for 9 yards.
A lot of snaps, but not a lot of production from Cole, Babin and Jenkins. Cox got kicked out, forcing Jenkins, Thornton and Landri to play increased snaps. Graham is entrenched as Babin’s backup, but did not see a bump in playing time. Hunt has been almost phased out entirely with just one snap.
Ryans played every snap and finished with 13 tackles (10 solo, 3 for loss). Jordan returned to the WILL spot, but the run defense wasn’t great as Mikel Leshoure averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 15 attempts. As a team, the Lions averaged 4.9 yards per carry.
The Eagles replaced Boykin with Marsh in nickel at times – specifically when Asomugha shadowed Calvin Johnson inside. Marsh was called for a defensive holding penalty on an early third down.
Hughes entered the game in dime situations and did not play well. I still have to re-watch, but it sure looked like he got burned by tight end Tony Scheffler on the 57-yard completion in the fourth and again by Nate Burleson on the 17-yard touchdown.
Anderson came into the game after Allen went out with a hamstring injury. He was called for pass interference in the end zone, but the Lions had to settle for a field goal on the last possession of regulation anyway.
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