Eagles Snap Counts: It Appears Birds Have a New Feature Back

If it seemed like Jay Ajayi was playing well enough early on Sunday to earn some extra carries, the Eagles' coaches saw it too. 

Through the first half at the LA Coliseum, LeGarrette Blount had six carries for 10 yards, while Ajayi had four for 49. Seems pretty obvious what the Eagles needed to do. 

Blount got just one more carry in the game, while Ajayi finished with 15 for 78. 

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Perhaps more importantly, Ajayi led the Eagles' running backs in snaps for the second consecutive week. Maybe it was just the flow of the game again, but it sure appears the team has a new feature back. 

Ajayi got 43 snaps (47 percent) in the 43-35 win over the Rams, while Corey Clement got 27, Blount got 15 and Kenjon Barner got six. 

Through five games with the Eagles since the trade, Ajayi has averaged a gaudy seven yards per carry. 

The Eagles finished Sunday with 91 snaps, the most of the Doug Pederson era. That's way more than normal. The previous high under Pederson was 80 last season. They also controlled the ball for 39:12. Of the nine games in the NFL this season where a team has controlled the ball for over 39 minutes, the Eagles have two. 

Lane Johnson, Brandon Brooks, Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Jason Kelce played all 91. 

Carson Wentz played 68 snaps before leaving with his knee injury. Nick Foles played the remaining 23. That's a new season-high for Foles ... for now. 

Without Zach Ertz, Trey Burton played 48 snaps and Brent Celek played 47. 

Left guard Stefen Wisniewski played 31 snaps before leaving with an ankle injury. From there, Chance Warmack played 17 before giving way to Isaac Seumalo, who played 44. 

On defense, the Eagles played just 48 snaps and were in nickel or dime for the entire game. That meant Najee Goode, who would have filled in for Joe Walker at MIKE, didn't get on the field. 

Six players were in for all 48 defensive snaps. Chris Long played just 18 snaps, but made the biggest play of the game, with the strip sack of Jared Goff. 

Here are full snap counts from Sunday afternoon: 

Offense
Lane Johnson - 91 snaps (100 percent)
Brandon Brooks - 91 (100)
Halapoulivaati Vaitai 91 (100)
Jason Kelce - 91 (100)
Alshon Jeffery - 86 (100)
Nelson Agholor - 77 (85)
Carson Wentz - 68 (75)
Torrey Smith - 67 (74)
Trey Burton - 48 (53)
Brent Celek - 47 (52)
Isaac Seumalo - 44 (48)
Jay Ajayi - 43 (47)
Mack Hollins - 38 (42)
Stefen Wisniewski - 31 (34)
Corey Clement - 27 (30)
Nick Foles - 23 (25)
Chance Warmack - 17 (19)
LeGarrette Blount - 15 (16)
Kenjon Barner - 6 (7)

Defense
Malcolm Jenkins - 48 snaps (100 percent)
Patrick Robinson - 48 (100)
Nigel Bradham - 48 (100)
Jalen Mills - 48 (100)
Rodney McLeod - 48 (100)
Ronald Darby - 48 (100)
Mychal Kendricks - 38 (79)
Fletcher Cox - 37 (77)
Brandon Graham - 36 (75)
Vinny Curry - 30 (62)
Chris Long - 18 (38)
Derek Barnett - 17 (35)
Beau Allen - 14 (29)
Corey Graham - 10 (21)
Destiny Vaeao - 9 (19)
Jaylen Watkins - 1 (2) 

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