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Snap Count Analysis: Eagles-Giants


Sam Bradford: 78 snaps (100%)

Analysis: Bradford took every snap at quarterback again in Week 6, and despite inconsistent production and ongoing turnover problems, there's no consideration of a quarterback change. "Sam's our quarterback," Chip Kelly said. We have full confidence in Sam."


Allen Barbre: 78 (100%); 5 ST snaps (19%)

Matt Tobin: 78 (100%); 5 (19%)

Jason Peters: 78 (100%)

Jason Kelce: 78 (100%)

Lane Johnson: 78 (100%)

Analysis: The Eagles' starting offensive line is settling into a rhythm. It was the same group for the second consecutive game, and all five played every offensive snap. It was another productive running game for the Eagles, too, and they appear to be turning the corner on their offensive-line woes.


DeMarco Murray: 44 (56%)

Darren Sproles: 24 (31%); 7 (27%)

Ryan Mathews: 19 (24%)

Analysis: Murray was the leading ball carrier, as expected. Despite Mathews' production in the first five games, the workload distribution didn't change. Mathews started the game even though he was questionable, and he touched the ball on more than half of his snaps. Sproles did not have much production despite playing 31 percent of the snaps.


Zach Ertz: 67 (86%); 2 (8%)

Brent Celek: 41 (53%); 7 (27%)

Analysis: The Eagles used two-tight end sets again Monday, especially to run the ball in the second half. But Ertz remained the top tight end, and the Eagles barely took him off the field. He played the most of any pass-catcher in the Eagles offense.


Jordan Matthews: 62 (79%)

Miles Austin: 50 (64%)

Josh Huff: 44 (56%); 2 (8%)

Riley Cooper: 38 (49%); 7 (27%)

Seyi Ajirotutu: 1 (1%); 20 (77%)

Analysis: Without Nelson Agholor in the lineup, there were more snaps to go around. Matthews could have actually taken more, but he left the game briefly in the first quarter while he appeared to be evaluated for a head injury. Huff took some time off while he was evaluated for an injury, too, meaning Matthews got some work on the outside. But Austin was the biggest beneficiary of the available snaps. He saw his playing time spike, and he finished with three catches for 60 yards.



Fletcher Cox: 56 (81%)

Bennie Logan: 42 (61%); 1 (4%)

Cedric Thornton: 36 (52%); 1 (4%)

Vinny Curry: 19 (28%); 1 (4%)

Taylor Hart: 15 (22%); 5 (19%)

Beau Allen: 11 (16%); 6 (23%)

Analysis: No surprises from the Eagles' defensive line, the strength of their unit. Brandon Bair remained sidelined, and no players left the game with injuries. Cox, who has been the Eagles' best player this season, led the line in snaps. Logan was not far behind. Thornton saw a heavier workload after splitting snaps with Hart last week. Curry is taking more snaps on the defensive line with other options at outside linebacker.


Jordan Hicks: 68 (99%); 1 (4%)

Connor Barwin: 55 (80%)

Brandon Graham: 45 (65%); 1 (4%)

DeMeco Ryans: 38 (55%)

Marcus Smith: 12 (17%); 9 (35%)

Najee Goode: 9 (13%); 20 (77%)

Bryan Braman: 3 (4%); 21 (81%)

Analysis: The Eagles missed Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso again on Monday, and Ryans left the game in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. That is why Goode played on defense, although the Eagles also used more dime in the second half. Hicks didn't come off the field. Smith and Braman mixed in at outside linebacker to spell Barwin and Graham, whose playing time remained consistent.


Walter Thurmond: 69 (100%); 7 (27%)

Nolan Carroll: 68 (99%); 7 (27%)

Malcolm Jenkins: 68 (99%); 6 (23%)

Byron Maxwell: 68 (99%)

Chris Maragos: 49 (71%); 21 (81%)

E.J. Biggers: 23 (33%); 12 (46%)

Analysis: What stands out on this list is how much the Eagles played in sub packages. Maragos, who plays nickel and dime, was on the field for 71 percent of the snaps. That's more than starters such as Brandon Graham. The Eagles' top four defensive backs played their usual full workload, but Biggers also got work in the dime. Kelly praised Biggers on Tuesday for his role in the defense.