Week 7: Eagles Snap Count Analysis


Here’s a look at how Chip Kelly and his staff divvied up playing time Sunday against the Cowboys.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
LeSean McCoy7594%
Bryce Brown810%

Bryce Brown spelled LeSean McCoy less than usual. This was the fewest (eight snaps) Brown has played all year and the most McCoy (75 snaps) has played. McCoy struggled to get going with 18 carries for 55 yards. Brown had two rushes for 4 yards. He’s had a disappointing season with 99 yards on 35 carries (2.8 YPC). Brown has not had a run of over 9 yards.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
DeSean Jackson7999%
Jason Avant7695%
Riley Cooper6784%
Brent Celek5569%
Zach Ertz2329%
Jeff Maehl1519%
Damaris Johnson22%

The Eagles’ passing game was horrendous. DeSean Jackson played all but one snap (ankle), but had just three catches for 21 yards on eight targets. Riley Cooper was the team’s leading receiver with six grabs for 88 yards.

Prior to Sunday, Zach Ertz’s snaps had increased in four straight games. But he was on the field just 29 percent of the time vs. Dallas and had three catches for 33 yards. Brent Celek had one catch for 9 yards on four targets. Nick Foles had him open on a corner route in the first half, but overthrew him.

Jason Avant played a season-high 76 snaps. He was targeted 12 times and had three grabs for 32 yards.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Fletcher Cox5977%
Cedric Thornton4761%
Vinny Curry2634%
Isaac Sopoaga2431%
Bennie Logan2127%
Clifton Geathers1114%

Vinny Curry’s snaps have increased in five straight games. He played a season-high 26 snaps vs. Dallas and had one of the team’s two sacks.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
DeMeco Ryans77100%
Mychal Kendricks77100%
Connor Barwin77100%
Trent Cole5977%
Brandon Graham1823%

DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks and Connor Barwin each played 100 percent of the snaps. Trent Cole was replaced by Brandon Graham at times. Graham played 23 percent of the snaps.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Nate Allen77100%
Cary Williams77100%
Bradley Fletcher77100%
Earl Wolff7395%
Brandon Boykin4356%
Kurt Coleman45%

Nate Allen, Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams all played the whole game. Earl Wolff got banged-up after a collision with Dez Bryant, but only missed four snaps.

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