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Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seahawks' Overtime Loss to the Cincinnati Bengals

A look at the distribution of playing time for the Seahawks in their Week 5 loss at Cincinnati.

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.

Defensive End Robert Ayers


  • Other than the linemen and Russell Wilson, who all played each of Seattle's 60 offensive snaps, Jimmy Graham was on the field more than anyone on offense with 73-percent playing time.
  • Starting receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse played 63 percent of the snaps, while Tyler Lockett was on the field for 57 percent. Ricardo Lockett (27 percent) and Chris Matthews (22 percent) also saw significant playing time at receiver.
  • Thomas Rawls, who rushed for 169 yards on 23 carries, played 52 percent of Seattle's offensive snaps, while Fred Jackson played 37 percent, and Rod Smith, who was signed off the practice squad Saturday, played 8 percent.
  • Both fullbacks saw significant playing time, with Derrick Coleman playing 25 percent of the snaps while Will Tukuafu played 22 percent, though some of that was as a blocking tight end.


  • Richard Sherman, Cary Williams, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and K.J. Wright played all 85 defensive snaps, while Bobby Wagner missed just two, briefly being replaced by Brock Coyle because of a strained pec.
  • Bruce Irvin played 85 percent of the snaps, continuing his trend this season of having a big work load as he splits time between being a linebacker in base defense and an edge rusher in nickel packages.  
  • Michael Bennett led the defensive linemen in playing time at 85 percent, with Cliff Avril next at 80 percent. The rest of the D-line playing time was Brandon Mebane at 58 percent, Ahtyba Rubin at 45 percent, Frank Clark at 31 percent, Cassius Marsh at 21 percent, David King at 18 percent and Jordan Hill at 13 percent due to a quad injury that knocked him out of the game in the first half.

Special Teams

  • Brock Coyle led the way with 78-percent playing time, while Mike Morgan and DeShawn Shead each played 75 percent of the special team snaps. Shead also played 68 percent of the defensive snaps as Seattle's nickel corner, meaning he was on the field for 82 plays. Steven Terrell played 69 percent of the special team snaps in his first game back from a hip flexor injury, while Derrick Coleman played 66 percent, Luke Willson played 53 percent and Ricardo Lockette played 50 percent.

Photos from another thriller in Cincinnati this time ending in  a 27-24 overtime loss against the Bengals.

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