Redskins snaps: Play through pain

Dashon Goldson played through pain, Preston Smith and Pierre Thomas played plenty and other usage numbers from Week 16.

We look at who played and how long in the Redskins' 38-24 win over the Eagles.

* Only one defender played all 81 snaps. He did so with cracked ribs. He led the Redskins with 10 tackles. He is safety Dashon Goldson. Injuries shredded the secondary all season, but the unit could always rely on Goldson in his first year with the team. No better example than Saturday.

* Quarterback Kirk Cousins and four offensive linemen -- all starters except Trent Williams - played all 75 snaps. Williams went out for one play.

* Matt Jones (hip) inactive against the Eagles didn't lead to major playing time for Alfred Morris (35). Though he had 17 of Washington's 26 carries, Morris essentially split work with new-ish guy Pierre Thomas (32). Chris Thompson (8), who caught one of Cousins' four touchdown passes, played sparringly. Despite leading most of the game, the Redskins threw the ball 46 times, which limits how much they use Morris. The limited run game numbers do as well. The Redskins only averaged 2.6 yards per rush attempt.

* The wide receiver with the most playing time Saturday was... Jamison Crowder. The rookie received 62 snaps, ahead of Pierre Garcon (54) and DeSean Jackson (52). The extra work didn't lead to much production (2-13). Over the last four weeks Crowder played on 83, 70, 70, and 83 percent of plays. 

DeAngelo Hall's defensive touchdown was one of the game's biggest plays and the cornerback-turned-safety delivered several big hits. He also received the sixth-most snaps (55) among Washington's defensive backs, behind Goldson, Kyshoen Jarrett (78), Bashaud Breeland (75), Will Blackmon (70) and Quinton Dunbar (66).

Preston Smith's three sacks came on 63 plays at outside linebacker while Trent Murphy played 21. There was a 50-50 split between the two in Week 13.

* Facing the Eagles fast break offense, nose tackle Terrance Knighton played only 18 snaps. Over the past four weeks he's played 33, 49, 40 and 22 percent of the snaps. 

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