Curious who plays in each game and how much they play, as well as what the distribution of playing time might mean? Throughout the season, we’ll post the snap counts for the Seahawks the day after each game and take a look at what stood out.
- Four of five linemen, as well as quarterback Russell Wilson, played all 63 offensive snaps, while left tackle Bradley Sowell was limited to 62-percent playing time because of a knee injury. Undrafted rookie George Fant played the final 24 plays at left tackle in place of Sowell.
- Doug Baldwin played every play but one, while Jermaine Kearse played 89 percent of the snaps and Tyler Lockett played 78 percent. Seattle’s other two receivers, Paul Richardson and Tanner McEvoy, played 10 and 4 snaps, respectively.
- At tight end, Jimmy Graham again was on the field nearly every play (97 percent), while Brandon Williams played 13 percent of the snaps and Nick Vannett played 3 percent. In other words, with Luke Willson out, the Seahawks played a lot fewer two-tight end sets and more often went with three receivers.
- Christine Michael played 73 percent of the snaps, while C.J. Prosise played 25 percent in his first game back from a wrist injury. Alex Collins played just one snap.
- In an incredible effort, Kelcie McCray, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and DeShawn Shead played all 95 snaps on defense, while Bobby Wagner (94) and K.J. Wright (93) missed three snaps between them while dealing with hydration/cramping issues. (If you’re wondering about the disparity between those numbers and the Cardinals 90 offensive plays, penalties are the difference).
- Thanks to his big role on special teams, McCray played a whopping 108 plays total, yet was still able to make a game-saving tackle late in overtime, just one example of the incredible effort put forth by Seattle’s defense.
- The Seahawks played a lot of nickel defense, as was evident in Jeremy Lane’s 86 percent playing time. Cassius Marsh, playing both strongside linebacker and defensive end, played 32 percent of the snaps.
- A week after leaving the game with a knee injury, Michael Bennett played 85 percent of the snaps to lead the defensive line in playing time, while Cliff Avril had another huge game, recoding 2.5 sacks and six QB hits while playing 91 percent of the snaps. Next up was Frank Clark (58 percent), Ahtyba Rubin (55 percent), Tony McDaniel (53 percent) and Jarran Reed (24 percent). Sealver Siliga played 24 percent of the snaps in his first game since re-signing with the Seahawks.
- Brock Coyle led the way at 90 percent playing time, followed by Brandon Williams (87 percent), Cassius Marsh (80 percent), and Jordan Tripp, Dewey McDonald and Neiko Thorpe at 77 percent each. DeAndre Elliott played 67 percent of the snaps, excelling, along with Thorpe, as the gunners on punt coverage.
Game action photos from the Seahawks' 6-6 tie against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.