Zone Read: Eagles-Cardinals, the Day After

SNAP COUNTS

Offense:

 
Total Snaps
Percentage Of Snaps
QUARTERBACKS
Nick Foles78100%
RUNNING BACKS
LeSean McCoy6178%
Bryce Brown1519%
Chris Polk23%
WIDE RECEIVERS
Riley Cooper78100%
DeSean Jackson6685%
Jason Avant4659%
Brad Smith79%
Damaris Johnson11%
TIGHT ENDS
Brent Celek6482%
Zach Ertz3849%
James Casey1215%

You can see with the tight end ssnaps that the Eagles used a lot of ’12’ personnel.

At wide receiver, Jeff Maehl suffered a head injury and didn’t play any offensive snaps. Smith obviously had the one snap at QB. The other eight were at wide receiver.

Damaris Johnson only played one offensive snap. He was not used on punt or kickoff returns either.

Defense:

 
Total Snaps
Percentage Of Snaps
DEFENSIVE LINE
Fletcher Cox5780%
Bennie Logan4259%
Cedric Thornton4158%
Vinny Curry2231%
Clifton Geathers1115%
Damion Square1014%
OUTSIDE LBs
Connor Barwin71100%
Trent Cole5882%
Brandon Graham1318%
INSIDE LBs
Mychal Kendricks71100%
DeMeco Ryans6997%
CORNERBACKS
Cary Williams71100%
Bradley Fletcher71100%
Brandon Boykin3042%
Roc Carmichael23%
SAFETIES
Nate Allen71100%
Patrick Chung71100%

Graham only played 13 snaps, but came away with a pair of sacks.

Barwin, Allen, Bradley Fletcher, Williams and Mychal Kendricks played every snap. The Eagles used a dime package with Roc Carmichael in the red zone, and Ryans came off the field.

***

GUESSING THE LINE

The Eagles host the Lions at the Linc at 1 p.m. Sunday. Detroit is 7-5 atop the NFC North and coming off a win over the Packers on Thanksgiving Day.

This seems like a pretty even matchup to me, and the game means a lot to both teams. Because it’s at home, I’ll guess Eagles (-3) for the line.

Follow Sheil Kapadia on Twitter and e-mail him at skapadia@phillymag.com.
Become a fan of Birds 24/7 on Facebook.

1 2 3 4< PreviousView as One Page

Around The Web


Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.