Here’s a look at Eagles snap counts from Thursday’s loss to the Bengals. We’ll go position-by-position.
The Eagles are spelling Bryce Brown less than they did LeSean McCoy. The rookie running back only came off the field for seven snaps. He had 16 carries for 34 yards (2.1 YPC) and had the turnover on the exchange with Nick Foles in the third. After averaging 8.1 yards per carry in his first two starts, Brown has averaged 1.4 in his last two games.
Jeremy Maclin led the team with nine targets, but finished with just four catches for 73 yards. He also fumbled on the first drive. Jason Avant had three catches for 44 yards on four targets. Despite playing 55 of 56 snaps, Riley Cooper had just three catches for 20 yards.
Emil Igwenagu saw his first action of the season, but was not targeted. Clay Harbor started for Brent Celek and had three catches for 30 yards, but he fumbled too.
I suppose I should have included Matt Tennant here. The backup center has played one snap all season. It came in the red zone late in the first half. Foles targeted Tennant, but threw incomplete in the end zone. I’m guessing many of you are not shocked at the result there.
The Eagles’ first-team defensive line is playing more. Graham played 52 snaps, his highest total since Week 1 of his rookie year (per Pro Football Focus). Trent Cole played 62 snaps, his highest total in the past two seasons. Both were productive, combining for 11 tackles and 3.5 sacks, per the game stats.
Vinny Curry is still not seeing a lot of playing time. He was only on the field for 15 snaps. Fletcher Cox has seen a bump the last two weeks. He had 1.5 sacks.
Jamar Chaney once again got the start at SAM, and Mychal Kendricks was at WILL. DeMeco Ryans led the team with nine tackles.
Colt Anderson once again filled in for Kurt Coleman and exceeded expectations. The Eagles didn’t have many (any?) noticeable breakdowns in the back end, limiting Andy Dalton to 127 yards on 13-for-27 passing. The Eagles didn’t allow a completion of more than 19 yards all game long.