Zone Read: Eagles-Rams, the Day After


SNAP COUNTS

The offense:

 Total SnapsPercentage Of Snaps
QUARTERBACKS
Nick Foles73100%
OFFENSIVE LINE
Jason Peters73100%
Matt Tobin73100%
David Molk73100%
Todd Herremans73100%
Lane Johnson73100%
RUNNING BACKS
LeSean McCoy5474%
Darren Sproles2027%
WIDE RECEIVERS
Jeremy Maclin6893%
Riley Cooper6893%
Jordan Matthews3345%
Josh Huff1014%
TIGHT ENDS
Brent Celek5879%
Zach Ertz2940%
James Casey2534%

Josh Huff dressed for the first time all season in place of Jeff Maehl. Kelly said part of that had to do with his ability as a gunner on special teams (Brandon Boykin was playing with a hamstring injury). Huff played 10 snaps on offense and seven on special teams.

Casey played quite a bit (25 snaps). I have to re-watch, but it seemed like he was used mostly as a run blocker on split zone plays.

All five offensive linemen made it through the entire game, although Peters was limping at one point.

The defense:

 Total SnapsPercentage Of Snaps
DEFENSIVE LINE
Fletcher Cox5878%
Cedric Thornton4155%
Bennie Logan3649%
Vinny Curry2635%
Beau Allen1419%
Brandon Bair1419%
OUTSIDE LBs
Connor Barwin6588%
Trent Cole5676%
Brandon Graham2635%
INSIDE LBs
DeMeco Ryans5878%
Casey Matthews3446%
Emmanuel Acho2432%
Marcus Smith68%
CORNERBACKS
Cary Williams74100%
Bradley Fletcher74100%
Brandon Boykin3345%
Nolan Carroll II2736%
SAFETIES
Malcolm Jenkins74100%
Nate Allen74100%

The Eagles played a lot of dime with Nolan Carroll II on the field for 27 snaps. DeMeco Ryans suffered a groin injury (severity unknown) and played 78 percent of the snaps. Marcus Smith II only played six snaps.

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GUESSING THE LINE:  EAGLES (-2.5)

No guess this week. I inadvertently saw the line on Twitter Sunday night, and the Eagles are 2.5-point favorites over the Giants.

Suddenly, the NFC East might not be so bad. The Giants, Eagles and Cowboys are a combined 8-1 in the past three weeks. All three teams have a point differential of +22 or better.

We’ve got a divisional showdown Sunday night at the Linc. Birds 24/7 will have you covered all week long.