Eagles Snap Counts: Dion Lewis Sees a Bump

Here’s a look at Eagles snap counts from Sunday’s win over the Bucs. We’ll go position-by-position.

 
Overall Snaps
Snap %
Bryce Brown5066%
Dion Lewis2634%
Stanley Havili1114%

Dion Lewis had been inactive for six of the Eagles’ first 12 games. But with LeSean McCoy sidelined, he’s been called on to complement starter Bryce Brown. Entering Sunday’s game, Lewis had played a total of 16 snaps all season, according to Pro Football Focus. But against Tampa, he was on the field for a career-high 26 snaps. Lewis only touched the ball twice – once on a carry that lost 4 yards and again on a swing pass that picked up 28. I’m still going through my game review, but Brown had some issues in pass protection early. That could be a reason why Lewis saw an expanded role.

 
Overall Snaps
Snap %
Jeremy Maclin7599%
Jason Avant7193%
Riley Cooper7193%
Damaris Johnson1925%
Marvin McNutt57%
Clay Harbor5167%
Brent Celek11%

With Brent Celek knocked out on the first play from scrimmage, everyone else was called on to pick up the slack. Clay Harbor played 51 snaps – the second-highest total of his career.

Jeremy Maclin sat out only one play and was Nick Foles’ most-targeted (13) receiver. Jason Avant and Riley Cooper only sat out five snaps apiece, as the Eagles stuck with three-receiver sets for much of the game. Damaris Johnson had the muffed punt and played 19 snaps on offense. Rookie Marvin McNutt was active for the first time in his career and played five snaps.

 
Overall Snaps
Snap %
Trent Cole5374%
Fletcher Cox5069%
Cullen Jenkins5069%
Brandon Graham4765%
Cedric Thornton2535%
Derek Landri2535%
Vinny Curry1622%
Darryl Tapp1521%
Phillip Hunt1318%

Even with Jim Washburn gone, the Eagles went with a rotation along the defensive line, playing all nine guys who were active. Brandon Graham played 47 snaps, his highest number since 2010. Fletcher Cox played 69 percent of the snaps, his second-highest percentage of the season.

Vinny Curry only played 16 snaps, his lowest total in the last three games. You’d think that at some point, Curry would steal away Darryl Tapp’s snaps. But there are only three games left.

 
Overall Snaps
Snap %
DeMeco Ryans72100%
Mychal Kendricks7199%
Jamar Chaney3346%
Casey Matthews46%
Akeem Jordan23%

The Eagles shook up their linebacker situation. Mychal Kendricks replaced Akeem Jordan at WILL. And Jamar Chaney took over for Kendricks at SAM. As you can see from the snap counts, Kendricks stayed on the field in nickel situations.

 
Overall Snaps
Snap %
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie6489%
Nnamdi Asomugha5881%
Brandon Boykin3549%
Curtis Marsh1825%
Brandon Hughes11%
Colt Anderson7097%
Nate Allen7097%

Nnamdi Asomugha left the game briefly and was replaced by Curtis Marsh. Colt Anderson replaced Kurt Coleman at safety.

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  • T

    I saw a couple of great blocks from Lewis. He looked feisty. I didn’t expect that, he’s like 5’8″ right?
    Anderson’s problems were in coverage previously. It looks like he can attack the line though.
    I wonder what’s keeping Curry, Marsh, and McNutt off the field. Curry, anyway, seems like he’s always doing something good when he’s out there.

    • Sb2bowl

      He is short, but is built like a tank. Think a smaller version of MJD, without as much top end speed

  • daytoday

    dion lewis is a BEAST, was in college and can be in the pros…..looks like the Eagles have 4 great RBs on the team, id love to see how we can get them all reps….polk would have been a 2nd round pick without that shoulder injury, and dion lewis broke shadys records at PITT…..with 3 games left id like to see bryce, dion, and polk all get a chance to be the featured back for a game, getting most of the carries