Zone Read: Eagles-Redskins, the Day After

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SNAP COUNTS

Offense:

 
Total Snaps
Percentage Of Snaps
QUARTERBACKS
Nick Foles66100%
RUNNING BACKS
LeSean McCoy5076%
Bryce Brown1523%
Chris Polk12%
WIDE RECEIVERS
DeSean Jackson6497%
Riley Cooper6192%
Jason Avant5279%
Jeff Maehl58%
Brad Smith12%
TIGHT ENDS
Brent Celek4467%
Zach Ertz3045%
James Casey711%

Offensively, the most noteworthy item was probably that Damaris Johnson was inactive, and Brad Smith dressed. Smith played one offensive snap, and I believe that was when DeSean Jackson needed a breather.

Chris Polk only played one offensive snap.

At tight end, Zach Ertz played 30+ snaps for the third consecutive game. James Casey continues to have a limited role with 11 snaps.

Defense:

 
Total Snaps
Percentage Of Snaps
DEFENSIVE LINE
Fletcher Cox6174%
Cedric Thornton5263%
Bennie Logan4555%
Vinny Curry3037%
Clifton Geathers1620%
Damion Square1620%
OUTSIDE LBs
Connor Barwin7895%
Trent Cole5466%
Brandon Graham2834%
Casey Matthews45%
INSIDE LBs
DeMeco Ryans82100%
Najee Goode7996%
CORNERBACKS
Cary Williams82100%
Roc Carmichael82100%
Brandon Boykin2632%
SAFETIES
Nate Allen82100%
Patrick Chung7187%
Kurt Coleman1417%

Vinny Curry has seen his role increase during the past five games. Remember, he wasn’t even active the first time the Eagles played the Redskins.

Brandon Graham tied a season-high with 28 snaps. Part of that was because of Cole’s injury.

Najee Goode filled in for Mychal Kendricks and played all but three snaps.

Kurt Coleman played in dime and also when Patrick Chung left with an injury.

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GUESSING THE LINE: EAGLES (-6.5)

We have two weeks until the Birds host Arizona. The Cardinals have quietly won three in a row and host the Colts next week. If they pick up a decisive win against Indy, this line could come down. But I’ll make the Eagles 6.5-point favorites for now.

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