D’Andre Swift is the man vs. the Buccaneers – NBC Sports Philadelphia


TAMPA – With Kenny Gainwell returning from injury and D’Andre Swift having a tremendous performance in Week 2, it was fair to wonder what playing time would be like at running back.

In the Eagles’ 25-11 win over the Buccaneers, Swift was on top and made the most of it.

Swift started the game and played 43 snaps (54%) to lead the running backs. But we still saw a group from Gainwell, who ran 37 snaps (46%). Rashaad Penny was active but did not see any action. Boston Scott (concussion) was inactive. Remember, Gainswell defeated Penny 41-19 in the opener.

While Gainwell played a lot in the end, it was a really heavy Swift game in the beginning. And Swift had a big performance:

Swift: 43 snaps, 16 carries, 130 yards (8.1), 1 catch for 8 yards

Gainwell: 37 snaps, 14 carries, 43 yards (3.1), 1 catch for 5 yards

While Swift was clearly more productive on Monday, many of Gainwell’s carries came late in the game when the Eagles were clearly in position to run. But Swift was great. He became the first Eagles to have back-to-back 130+ yard rushing games since LeSean McCoy in 2014.

Other objectionable comments

• Jalen Hurts played all 80 snaps despite coming into the game with flu-like symptoms. And four of their five offensive linemen played every snap as well. Landon Dickerson played 55 snaps before leaving with a knee injury. Sua Opeta played 25 snaps in his spot at left guard.

• DeVonta Smith played 79 of 80 snaps, followed by AJ Brown (66), Olamide Zaccheus (44) and Britton Covey (4). Quazz Watkins was inactive with a hamstring injury. Brown had a big day with 9 catches for 131 yards. Zaccheus caught his first two passes of the year for 58 yards and a touchdown.

• Dallas Goedert played 74 of 80 snaps, while Jack Stoll played 41 and Grant Calcaterra played 12. The Eagles used about 12 personnel in this game and really started with it. Stoll was a starter.

defensive notes

• Reed Blankenship, Nicholas Morrow and Darius Slay played all 47 snaps. James Bradberry missed only once and went in and out all night. One time he missed, he was playing nickel and ran off the field leaving Josh Jobe out.

• The Eagles moved around a bit at the nickel spot. When Bradberry was there, Jobe was the outside corner. He ended up playing 27 snaps. And rookie safety Sidney Brown played 12 snaps before leaving with a thigh injury. He played long enough in the red zone to get a big PBU against Mike Evans.

• Zach Cunningham played the second-most snaps among linebackers with 36, but Christian Ellis rotated playing 8 snaps.

• DT Rotation: Fletcher Cox 32, Jordan Davis 21, Jalen Carter 21, Milton Williams 17, Marlon Tuipulotu 8, Kentavius ​​Street 4. This group remains really strong. Tuipulotu had a sack on one of his eight snaps.

• Edge rotation: Josh Sweat 32, Haasan Reddick 31, Brandon Graham 17, Derek Barnett 11, Nolan Smith 6.

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