Eagles snap counts: Miles Sanders gets increased load without Jordan Howard


Without Jordan Howard in action Sunday against the Patriots, Miles Sanders played the most snaps in any game of his young career and didn’t end up with much to show for it in the Eagles’ 17-10 loss

Sanders played 64 snaps. He had 11 carries for 38 yards (3.45) and two catches for nine yards. Sanders’ previous high for snaps in a game was 36 in the opener.

Meanwhile, Boston Scott played a career-high 14 offensive snaps and had seven carries for 26 yards (3.7). 

That means Sanders touched the ball on 20 percent of his snaps and Scott touched the ball on half of his. Something seems off here. Sanders is one of the Eagles' only explosive players; it would have helped if the coaching staff found a way to get him more involved. 

If you’re wondering, Jay Ajayi did suit up on Sunday but didn’t play. 

More offensive notes

• We do this every week, but the receiver production wasn’t there again. Nelson Agholor played 66 snaps and caught four passes for 40 yards, which is tremendous production compared to the other receivers. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside played 19 snaps and eventually hauled in that big 29-yard pass. 

But Jordan Matthews (64 snaps) and Mack Hollins (13) combined to play 77 snaps and had a total of one catch for six yards on seven targets. 

Overall, Eagles receivers played a total of 162 snaps and had six catches on 17 targets for 75 yards. 

• Lane Johnson played 25 snaps before leaving the game with a concussion in the second quarter. The offense scored its 10 points with him on the field. 

• Jason Peters played 73 of 75 snaps. He left the game briefly, but was able to return. But this means he’s played every snap in just two of seven starts this season. 

• Since Johnson left the game early, Jason Kelce is the only offensive player to not leave the field this year. He’s 724/724 on the season. 


Brandon Brooks: 75 snaps (100%) 
Isaac Seumalo: 75 (100%) 
Jason Kelce: 75 (100%) 
Carson Wentz: 75 (100%) 
Jason Peters: 73 (97%) 
Zach Ertz: 67 (89%) 
Nelson Agholor: 66 (88%) 
Jordan Matthews: 64 (85%) 
Miles Sanders: 64 (85%) 
Dallas Goedert: 61 (81%) 
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 51 (68%) 
Lane Johnson: 25 (33%) 
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside: 19 (25%) 
Boston Scott: 14 (19%) 
Mack Hollins: 13 (17%) 
Andre Dillard: 8 (11%)

Defensive notes

• The core secondary was pretty much on the field all game and that unit has really stabilized. Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills played all 74 snaps and Ronald Darby played 70. 

On the season, Jenkins is now 656/656 on defense and has chipped in 58 snaps on special teams. 

• The Eagles used two varieties of dime on Sunday. Some with four corners, some with three safeties. Rasul Douglas played 18 snaps, while Rudy Ford played 15. Ford had played just one defensive snap this season before Sunday, so maybe this was just a specific game matchup thing. 

• Genard Avery played 10 snaps after playing three in his Eagles debut two weeks ago. Jim Schwartz is building on the package for Avery. 


Malcolm Jenkins: 74 (100%) 
Rodney McLeod: 74 (100%) 
Jalen Mills: 74 (100%) 
Nathan Gerry: 73 (99%) 
Ronald Darby: 70 (95%) 
Fletcher Cox: 66 (89%) 
Brandon Graham: 65 (88%) 
Derek Barnett: 65 (88%) 
Avonte Maddox: 63 (85%) 
Kamu Grugier-Hill: 40 (54%) 
Timmy Jernigan: 29 (39%) 
Josh Sweat: 24 (32%) 
Rasul Douglas: 18 (24%) 
Anthony Rush: 18 (24%) 
Rudy Ford: 15 (20%) 
Vinny Curry: 14 (19%) 
T.J. Edwards: 11 (15%) 
Genard Avery: 10 (14%) 
Albert Huggins: 8 (11%) 
Duke Riley: 3 (4%)

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