A New Balance to the Running Back Rotation

For the first time this season, Jordan Howard led the Eagles' running back rotation in snaps on Thursday night in Green Bay. 

Howard was on the field for 33 offense plays (53 percent), followed by Miles Sanders (22 snaps) and Darren Sproles (7 snaps). 

Through the first three games of the season, Howard had been third in snaps overall and in each game. 

And in those 33 snaps Thursday, Howard had huge production. He had 18 touches on those 33 plays, with 15 carries for 87 yards and two scores and three catches for 28 yards and another touchdown. 

In his last two games at Lambeau Field, Howard has 222 yards of total offense. 

Sanders made the most of his 22 snaps as well. He had 11 carries for 72 yards (6.5 per carry). 

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Other offensive notes

• The real reason the run game was able to be so dominant (176 yards) was because the offensive line had a great game. All five starters on the O-line and Carson Wentz played all 62 offensive snaps. 

• After missing the last game, Alshon Jeffery played 50 snaps (81 percent). And Dallas Goedert, after being extremely limited against the Lions, played 43 snaps (69 percent). Both players caught touchdown passes. 

• Nelson Agholor played more snaps than any Eagles' receiver. But on his 56 snaps, he was targeted just once and didn't have a catch. 


Isaac Seumalo: 62 snaps (100%) 
Lane Johnson: 62 (100%) 
Brandon Brooks: 62 (100%) 
Jason Peters: 62 (100%) 
Jason Kelce: 62 (100%)
Carson Wentz: 62 (100%) 
Nelson Agholor: 56 (90%) 
Alshon Jeffery: 50 (81%) 
Zach Ertz: 47 (76%) 
Dallas Goedert: 43 (69%) 
Mack Hollins: 40 (65%) 
Jordan Howard: 33 (53%) 
Miles Sanders: 22 (35%) 
Darren Sproles: 7 (11%) 
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside: 6 (10%) 
Alex Ellis: 3 (5%) 
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 3 (5%)

Defensive notes 

• CB Craig James played just two snaps, but he made the play of the game. Those were the second and third defensive snaps of his NFL career. 

• Rodney McLeod, Malcolm Jenkins and Nigel Bradham played all 81 defensive snaps. That means Jenkins and McLeod haven't left the field yet this season and Bradham missed just one play. 

• Rasul Douglas played all but two snaps and Avonte Maddox played 71 snaps before his injury late in the game. Sidney Jones was able to play just 10 before leaving with a hamstring injury. 

• In his season debut, Kamu Grugier-Hill played just 13 snaps. As he returns from that MCL sprain, KGH expected to be eased back into action. That's what happened. 

• Andrew Sendejo played 65 snaps. That's not ideal, but with the injuries at cornerback, the Eagles used a three-safety look even more than usual. 


Rodney McLeod: 81 snaps (100%) 
Malcolm Jenkins: 81 (100%) 
Nigel Bradham: 81 (100%) 
Rasul Douglas: 79 (98%) 
Avonte Maddox: 71 (88%) 
Andrew Sendejo: 65 (80%)
Derek Barnett: 61 (75%) 
Fletcher Cox: 61 (75%) 
Brandon Graham: 60 (74%) 
Zach Brown: 56 (69%) 
Hassan Ridgeway: 48 (59%) 
Akeem Spence: 41 (51%) 
Josh Sweat: 28 (35%) 
Vinny Curry: 27 (33%) 
Kamu Grugier-Hill: 13 (16%) 
Nathan Gerry: 12 (15%) 
Johnathan Cyprien: 12 (15%) 
Sidney Jones: 10 (12%) 
Craig James: 2 (2%) 
Daeshon Hall: 2 (2%)

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