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Rams-Eagles snap counts: LA’s secondary picture is as clear as day

And quite effective

NFL: SEP 20 Rams at Eagles Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

During their 37-19 win over the Eagles, the Rams lost one of their starting guards and again had to explore which combination of front-seven players they’re most comfortable with in certain moments. The snap counts from Sunday will tell us more about how Sean McVay has responded to those questions.

Offensive Snap Counts

The takeaways:

  • Joseph Noteboom left with an injury after 40 snaps, which meant 29 snaps in relief for David Edwards. If the Rams must go with Edwards next week against the Bills, Sunday didn’t provide reason for worry.
  • McVay knows which players he wants to use and didn’t toy around. The offense was almost always featuring Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee as the skill players. He only had one snap for Johnny Mundt. He’s not giving playing time to Nsimba Webster or Xavier Jones. Not that any of that is warranted, but it’s obvious who is guys are as long as they’re healthy and those players are making it work to the tune of a top-five offense in efficiency so far.
  • Josh Reynolds 42 snaps, Van Jefferson 26 snaps.
  • Malcolm Brown 37 snaps, Darrell Henderson 29 snaps.

Defensive Snap Counts

The takeaways:

  • Jordan Fuller, full-time, Taylor Rapp, 17 snaps. Fuller’s 17 tackles are the third-most ever for a safety through his first two career games, behind TJ Ward (22) and Baccari Rambo (18). Rambo was also a sixth round pick, but he was taken out of the starting lineup in Week 3 by Washington and never regained that role full time during his career. Fuller hasn’t given McVay any reason to remove him from the lineup. Fuller’s place as a starter remains one of the most interesting Rams storylines of 2020 to follow.
  • Kenny Young 45 snaps, Samson Ebukam 38 snaps, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo 20 snaps, Justin Hollins eight snaps and Jachai Polite with one.
  • Morgan Fox got in on 29 snaps to Sebastian Joseph’s 21. These are similar to their marks from last week.
  • Les Snead’s third round pick on David Long in 2019 hasn’t worked out to this point, but the Rams acquisition of Darious Williams as a waiver claim in October of 2018 has more than made up for it this season.

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