Breaking news: Kerrigan rests
Ryan Kerrigan’s Iron Man streak is no more.
According to both the NFL and Pro Football Focus, Kerrigan sat out some plays during the Redskins’ 31-6 win over the Eagles. Those are the first plays he has missed in his 26-game NFL career.
Going into yesterday, Kerrigan had played all of the 1671 snaps in those 26 games. Yesterday, though, he did miss nine plays.
The NFL and PFF count snaps differently with penalties and other such plays accounting for the difference. Per the NFL, Kerrigan played 65 of the team’s 74 defensive snaps and PFF has 71 of 80.
Presumably, Kerrigan will go back to work on Thursday to start building another streak.