The New York Giants laid a big fat egg on Thursday night, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 34-13. So maybe not an egg per say, but certainly nothing to be remotely proud of.
Here’s a look at the snap counts that contributed to the loss broken down by offense, defense and special teams.
Offensive snaps: 65 Defensive snaps: 71 Special Teams snaps: 32
With both Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison out, tight end Scott Simonson saw 97% of all offensive snaps on Thursday night. Perhaps more surprising than that is running back Saquon Barkley taking just 50 offensive snaps, but tallying almost all of the team’s offensive production.
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Defensively, linebacker Olivier Vernon took 76% of all defensive snaps in his first game this season, recording a sack and two quarterback hits. Meanwhile, Connor Barwin took only 11 snaps against his former team.
It’s also worth noting that linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, who had played well this season, took just two defensive snaps before exiting the game with a...