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Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seahawks' 13-10 Victory over the Detroit Lions

Looking at who played how much in Seattle's Week 4 victory over the Lions.

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.


  • As usual, the starting linemen and Russell Wilson all played each of Seattle's 65 offensive snaps. Jermaine Kearse (77 percent), who had a career-high 84 receiving yards on just two catches, Doug Baldwin (75 percent) and Jimmy Graham (75 percent) played the most after that group.
  • Starting in place of an injured Marshawn Lynch, Thomas Rawls played 58 percent of the snaps, while Fred Jackson was limited to 28-percent playing time because of an ankle injury.
  • With Jackson and Lynch both unavailable, fullbacks Derrick Coleman (25 percent) and Will Tukuafu (17 percent) saw significant playing time. Tukuafu, the team's Mr. Versatility, also played three snaps at defensive tackle, and returned one short kickoff while playing 29 percent of the special teams snaps.
  • Tyler Lockett played 57 percent of the snaps and tied Graham with a team-high four caches for 58 yards.
  • B.J. Daniels played two snaps in his 2015 debut and had a 12-yard catch.


  • Richard Sherman, Cary Williams, K.J. Wright, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner all played every one of Seattle's 56 defensive snaps.
  • Jordan Hill, starting in place of Brandon Mebane, played 86 percent of the snaps, marking the first time this season that Cliff Avril (82 percent) or Michael Bennett (80 percent) didn't lead defensive linemen in playing time. Frank Clark played 30 percent of the snaps while Cassius Marsh played 18 percent, as did David King, who was active for the first time this season.
  • Starting defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin played just 38 percent of the snaps, an indicator of how much nickel the Seahawks played.
  • DeShawn Shead played 57 percent of the snaps filling in for an injured Marcus Burley at nickel corner. Shead has now played left cornerback, strong safety and nickel corner this season while also being a key special teams player.

Special teams

  • Shead, Kelcie McCray, Mike Morgan and Brock Coyle all played 88 percent of the special teams snaps to lead the way, while Derrick Coleman played 79 percent. Rookie corner Tye Smith, who made his NFL debut last week, didn't play on defense, but did again have a signficant role on special teams, playing 46 percent of the snaps.

Take a look at the photos from the Seahawks' 13-10 thrilling victory against the Lions, which made it their 10th Monday Night Football game win in a row. 

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