Week 6: Eagles Snap Count Analysis
TAMPA, Fla. — Here’s a look at how the Eagles divvied up playing time Sunday afternoon against the Bucs.
LeSean McCoy was a workhorse, carrying 25 times for 116 yards (4.6 YPC). He also caught two balls for 55 yards. Overall, 171 combined rushing and receiving yards. It says something about McCoy’s production that numbers like that are almost taken for granted at this point.
Bryce Brown played 28 percent of the snaps and totaled 20 yards on five carries.
Chris Polk suffered an injury in the first half and did not play any offensive snaps.
Riley Cooper had easily his best game of the year with four catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. DeSean Jackson’s career year continues with 64 yards on six catches and a pair of touchdowns.
Zach Ertz has seen his snap count increase in four consecutive weeks. He played 62 percent of the snaps (42 overall). Brent Celek, meanwhile, saw a season-low 48 snaps against Tampa. He was targeted just once for 10 yards. Ertz had three catches for 13 yards and was targeted six times.
We’ll find out if the dip in Celek’s playing time was injury-related or just a coaching decision.
James Casey was inactive because of a groin injury.
Vinny Curry played a season-high 25 snaps. Not much else to note with the defensive linemen.
DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks have been on the field for every defensive snap the past two weeks. They’ve played 98 percent and 97 percent of the snaps, respectively, on the season. Ryans led the team with 12 solo tackles.
Connor Barwin played all but three snaps and had one of the team’s two sacks. He’s been on the field for 92 percent of the snaps this season.
Trent Cole played a season-low 51 snaps; Brandon Graham played a season-high 23.
Patrick Chung started the game and played for the first time in three weeks, but left with an injury and only played 12 snaps.
Nate Allen played 100 percent of the snaps, and Earl Wolff rotated in before eventually replacing Chung, playing 83 percent.
Cary Williams left the game in the second half because he was cramping up. Roc Carmichael replaced him for two snaps and was called for a pass interference penalty.