Eagles Snap Counts: Eagles Defense Plays Shockingly Low Number of Snaps

The most shocking thing about snap counts from the Eagles' 28-13 win over the Redskins on Monday Night Football is that the defense played just 45 snaps. 

That's the fewest snaps the Eagles' defense has played under Jim Schwartz … or previous defensive coordinator Billy Davis. 

That means a lot of quick stops to get the Colt McCoy- or Mark Sanchez-led Redskins off the field. 

Washington had just 10 first downs in the game. That's just the second time in the last decade the Eagles have allowed 10 or fewer first downs in a game. The other time was that blowout over the Bears last season. Washington had just three first downs in the second half. 

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The product of playing just 45 defensive snaps is pretty clear. Five players (Malcolm Jenkins, Corey Graham, Nigel Bradham, Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones) played all 45 snaps. And Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Michael Bennett barely needed to leave the field. Cox played 40 snaps (89 percent), while Graham and Bennett each played 37 snaps (82 percent). And those guys were likely able to play those snaps without feeling incredibly winded. 

Other defensive snap count notes 

• Cre'Von LeBlanc started the game as the nickel cornerback and had an up-and-down game. He played 34 snaps (76 percent). 

• Nate Gerry played just 11 snaps, but had a huge interception in the fourth quarter that basically gave the Eagles three points. It was his first career INT. 

• Malcolm Jenkins has now played 753 of 754 defensive snaps this season in addition to his role on special teams. He does this every year. 

• Tim Jernigan was active but had back spasms and did not get in the game. 

Offensive snap count notes 

• Golden Tate got involved in a big way on Monday, but he played just 36 snaps (48 percent), while Alshon Jeffery played 66 snaps (93 percent) and Nelson Agholor played 65 snaps (87) percent). In his last three games, Tate has played 36 snaps, 39 snaps and 36 snaps. That's been consistent recently. 

• Josh Adams continues to be the starting running back. He got 41 snaps and carried the ball 20 times for 85 yards. He's the first Eagle to get 20 carries in back-to-back games since DeMarco Murray in 2015. 

• Corey Clement got 23 snaps, but made the most of them. He had five carries for 27 yards and three catches for 47. Darren Sproles got just nine offensive snaps in his return from injury. He did have a 14-yard touchdown run. Wendell Smallwood played just two snaps; he's the forgotten one of the rotation. 

Here's a full look at snap counts from Monday night: 

Offense 
Brandon Brooks: 75 snaps (100 percent)
Lane Johnson: 75 (100)
Jason Kelce: 75 (100)
Carson Wentz: 75 (100)
Isaac Seumalo: 73 (97)
Jason Peters: 70 (93)
Alshon Jeffery: 66 (88)
Nelson Agholor: 65 (87)
Zach Ertz: 59 (79)
Josh Adams: 41 (55)
Dallas Goedert: 39 (52)
Golden Tate: 36 (48)
Corey Clement: 23 (31)
Jordan Matthews: 21 (28)
Richard Rodgers: 10 (13)
Darren Sproles: 9 (12)
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 6 (8)
Shelton Gibson: 3 (4)
Wendell Smallwood: 2 (3)
Stefen Wisniewski: 2 (3)

Defense
Malcolm Jenkins: 45 snaps (100 percent)
Corey Graham: 45 (100)
Nigel Bradham: 45 (100)
Rasul Douglas: 45 (100)
Sidney Jones: 45 (100)
Fletcher Cox: 40 (89)
Brandon Graham: 37 (82)
Michael Bennett: 37 (82)
Cre'Von LeBlanc: 34 (76)
Chris Long: 33 (73)
Kamu Grugier-Hill: 23 (51)
Tre Sullivan: 23 (51)
Haloti Ngata: 15 (33)
Nate Gerry: 11 (24)
Treyvon Hester: 11 (24)
Josh Sweat: 6 (13)

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