Snap count data via Pro Football Focus.
– Chris Snee missed the last 8 snaps with a knee injury. Apparently, his knee is OK. Jim Cordle filled in and didn’t look good. Losing Snee for an extended period of time would be devastating.
– Jake Ballard (55 of 75 possible snaps) is clearly the starting TE over Travis Beckum (26). Ballard has been a pleasant surprise for the Giants. Back at Giants training camp (one of the first days of camp), there was a big, slow white guy with the number 85 who was getting a ton of reps. I asked a couple beat reporters who he was. One shyly admitted he didn’t know, and the other suggested I get a roster sheet (in other words, he didn’t know either). But Ballard has played well. He had 3 catches for 72 yards and a TD against the Seahawks, which is one less yard than Brent Celek has on the entire season.
– Brandon Jacobs didn’t play. In his absence, Danny Ware got 18 snaps.
– Osi Umenyiora’s snap count increased to 56 this week, and he had a big game.
– Mathias Kiwanuka left the game early with a groin injury after 40 snaps.
– Jacquian Williams likely got a few extra snaps in Kiwi’s absence, but regardless of Kiwi leaving early, Williams is now firmly entrenched as a regular in the Giants’ D. He had 76 snaps. Williams’ snap counts on the year so far – 16, 28, 43, 34, 76. I think it’s pretty clear Perry Fewell likes him.
– Brent Celek (56 of 63 snaps) continues to get almost all the snaps at TE, despite continually dropping passes and providing nothing in the way of production in the Eagles’ offense. Clay Harbor got 9 snaps, mostly in 2TE sets.
– Ronnie Brown, one week after his goal line gaffe, saw a grand total of 1 snap. Dion Lewis saw 4.
– Steve Smith continues to contribute nothing. He got on the field for 4 snaps.
– Jarrad Page (57 of 66 snaps) was finally benched. It took the Eagles’ coaching staff 310 snaps of awfulness to see that Page doesn’t belong on the field. I tried to think of an Eagles player that had a prominent role on the team that’s been worse during the Andy Reid era than Jarrad Page. Came up with only one – Mike McMahon. Kurt Coleman (9) got the remaining snaps.
– Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie saw his most action of the season, with 49 snaps. He squandered a great opportunity to make a huge play Sunday by dropping an INT.
– Jason Babin played 55 of 66 snaps, and the rest went to the following: Darryl Tapp (38), Phillip Hunt (21), and Juqua Parker (18). Tapp and Hunt were invisible, and Parker wishes he was.