The Eagles had a pretty good plan to take Tarik Cohen out of Sunday's game: They were in their nickel and dime packages for almost the whole game.
Malcolm Jenkins, Corey Graham, Rasul Douglas and Avonte Maddox played all 64 of the Eagles' defensive snaps in Sunday's 16-15 win at Soldier Field. Cre'Von LeBlanc played 51 snaps and Tre Sullivan played 48.
Check out how much the Eagles had their DBs on the field:
Six DBs: 41 snaps (64 percent)
Five DBs: 17 snaps (27 percent)
Four DBs: 6 snaps (9 percent)
The Eagles would never be able to this stuff without the super-versatile Malcolm Jenkins who can play pretty much anywhere and was largely responsible for shutting down Cohen on Sunday afternoon. Cohen had just four touches.
The crazy thing about the Eagles' using six defensive backs for the majority of Sunday's game is that five of those guys weren't starters at the beginning of the season. Two of of them haven't even been on the team all year.
Other defensive snap count notes
- Nigel Bradham was the only non-defensive back to play all 64 snaps and he had a monster game. He had seven tackles, two tackles for loss and two passes defensed. Bradham was all over the field on Sunday.
- Jordan Hicks played just 23 snaps and Kamu Grugier-Hill played just seven as the Eagles went heavy with nickel and dime. Early in the year, Hicks was the guy who didn't leave the field. That is now Bradham's role.
- Brandon Graham played 58 snaps to lead the DEs, followed by Michael Bennett (54) and Chris Long (38). DT Tim Jernigan got out there a little more, playing 22 snaps, while Haloti Ngata played 17.
Offensive snap count notes
- Josh Adams was the Eagles' feature back at one point not that long ago, but he got just one offensive snap on Sunday. Darren Sproles played 38 (56 percent), while Wendell Smallwood played 28 (41 percent). It seems like the Eagles just trust the two veterans more right now.
- Nick Foles and his entire offensive line played all 68 snaps. The OL played really great considering how good that Bears' DL has been all year. This is the first time since Week 3 the Eagles had their quarterback all their starters on the OL play every snap.
- Golden Tate played 42 snaps, the highest total he's played with the Eagles. He had a good game, making a few catches, including the game-winning TD on 4th-and-goal with under a minute left.
- Alshon Jeffery played 66 snaps, Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor each played 61.
Here's a full look at snap counts:
Isaac Seumalo: 68 snaps (100 percent)
Brandon Brooks: 68 (100)
Lane Johnson: 68 (100)
Jason Peters: 68 (100)
Jason Kelce: 68 (100)
Nick Foles: 68 (100)
Alshon Jeffery: 66 (97)
Zach Ertz: 61 (90)
Nelson Agholor: 61 (90)
Golden Tate: 42 (62)
Darren Sproles: 38 (56)
Dallas Goedert: 30 (44)
Wendell Smallwood: 28 (41)
Jordan Matthews: 11 (16)
Boston Scott: 1 (1)
Richard Rodgers: 1 (1)
Josh Adams: 1 (1)
Malcolm Jenkins: 64 snaps (100 percent)
Avonte Maddox: 64 (100)
Corey Graham: 64 (100)
Rasul Douglas: 64 (100)
Nigel Bradham: 64 (100)
Brandon Graham: 58 (91)
Michael Bennett: 54 (84)
Fletcher Cox: 54 (84)
Cre'Von LeBlanc: 51 (80)
Tre Sullivan: 48 (75)
Chris Long: 38 (59)
Jordan Hicks: 23 (36)
Tim Jernigan: 22 (34)
Haloti Ngata: 17 (27)
Treyvon Hester: 12 (19)
Kamu Grugier-Hill: 7 (11)
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