Eagles Snap Counts: Cooper Makes His Return

Here’s a look at snap counts for the Eagles during their Week 6 loss against the Lions. We’ll go position-by-position.

Overall SnapsSnap %
LeSean McCoy6276%
Stanley Havili2429%
Bryce Brown1620%

McCoy left the game briefly in the second half with an ankle injury, but returned and said after the game that he was fine. Taking his place was Brown, who played a season-high 16 snaps. Brown had five carries for 4 yards. On the season, he’s averaging just 2.7 yards per carry on 19 rushes.

Dion Lewis was inactive for the fifth time in six games. Chris Polk dressed in his place after sitting the week before, but didn’t see any offensive snaps. Stanley Havili played slightly less than he did the previous two weeks, but was still on the field for 24 snaps.

Overall SnapsSnap %
Jeremy Maclin7996%
DeSean Jackson7895%
Jason Avant5162%
Riley Cooper1012%
Brent Celek7085%
Clay Harbor2024%

Cooper was active for the first time all season and had two catches for 18 yards on three targets. Maclin had easily his best game of the season with six catches for 130 yards. And Jackson played well with five catches for 74 yards on eight targets.

Celek had a chance to have a huge game, but dropped one touchdown pass and was called for pass interference on another. He ended up with four catches for 33 yards and was on the receiving end of some crushing hits once again. Harbor played 20 snaps, his second-lowest total of the year. He had just two catches for 9 yards.

Overall SnapsSnap %
Trent Cole5874%
Jason Babin5672%
Cullen Jenkins5571%
Cedric Thornton3747%
Derek Landri3545%
Fletcher Cox3140%
Darryl Tapp2026%
Brandon Graham1823%
Phillip Hunt11%

A lot of snaps, but not a lot of production from Cole, Babin and Jenkins. Cox got kicked out, forcing Jenkins, Thornton and Landri to play increased snaps. Graham is entrenched as Babin’s backup, but did not see a bump in playing time. Hunt has been almost phased out entirely with just one snap.

Overall SnapsSnap %
DeMeco Ryans78100%
Mychal Kendricks6988%
Akeem Jordan2431%

Ryans played every snap and finished with 13 tackles (10 solo, 3 for loss). Jordan returned to the WILL spot, but the run defense wasn’t great as Mikel Leshoure averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 15 attempts. As a team, the Lions averaged 4.9 yards per carry.

Overall SnapsSnap %
Nnamdi Asomugha78100%
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie7697%
Brandon Boykin4760%
Brandon Hughes1114%
Curtis Marsh79%
Kurt Coleman78100%
Nate Allen4558%
Colt Anderson3342%

The Eagles replaced Boykin with Marsh in nickel at times – specifically when Asomugha shadowed Calvin Johnson inside. Marsh was called for a defensive holding penalty on an early third down.

Hughes entered the game in dime situations and did not play well. I still have to re-watch, but it sure looked like he got burned by tight end Tony Scheffler on the 57-yard completion in the fourth and again by Nate Burleson on the 17-yard touchdown.

Anderson came into the game after Allen went out with a hamstring injury. He was called for pass interference in the end zone, but the Lions had to settle for a field goal on the last possession of regulation anyway.

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