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Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seahawks' Week 11 Win over the San Francisco 49ers

Taking a look at how the playing time was distributed in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

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.



  • Only two linemen, tackles Russell Okung and Garry Gilliam, were able to play all 78 offensive snaps, while guards J.R. Sweezy and Justin Britt missed one snap each because of stingers, being replaced for a play by Alvin Bailey and Mark Glowinski. For Glowinski, that one play was his first on offense in an NFL game. Center Patrick Lewis played 81 percent of the snaps before leaving with an ankle injury, with Lemuel Jeanpierre playing the rest of the way in his place. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll updated the status of his banged-up linemen, Marshawn Lynch and Doug Baldwin on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning.
  • With Doug Baldwin leaving late in the game with an ankle injury, Jermaine Kearse led receivers in playing time at 76 percent, followed by Tyler Lockett (69 percent) and Baldwin (69 percent). Kevin Smith played 33 percent of the snaps in his NFL debut, but was not targeted.
  • As usual, Jimmy Graham led tight ends in playing time at 72 percent, followed by Luke Willson at 50 percent and Cooper Helfet at 8 percent.
  • Thomas Rawls was on the field for 64 percent of the snaps on his way to a monster performance. Fred Jackson played 29 percent of the snaps, while fullback Will Tukuafu played 25 percent.


  • Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright played all 53 defensive snaps. Cary Williams, who is usually an every-down player, was limited to 70 percent of the snaps after being replaced at cornerback by DeShawn Shead in the second half. Shead finished the game playing 58 percent of the snaps between his usual nickel corner role and the snaps he played on the outside after replacing Williams. When Shead moved outside, Marcus Burley took over at nickel, playing 19 percent of the snaps.
  • As usual, Michael Bennett (83 percent) and Cliff Avril (77 percent) led the defensive line rotation, followed by Jordan Hill (68 percent), Brandon Mebane (49 percent), Frank Clark (42 percent), Ahtyba Rubin (36 percent), Cassius Marsh (28 percent) and Demarcus Dobbs (17 percent). As Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had said would be the case with Bruce Irvin sidelined, Clark and Marsh both saw their workload go up to replace the snaps Irvin usually plays as a pass-rusher in the nickel defense.
  • Mike Morgan, who started at strongside linebacker for Irvin, played 42 percent of the snaps, while Kevin Pierre-Louis also filled in some, playing 11 percent of the snaps.  

Special teams

  • Pierre-Louis and Kelcie McCray led the way at 83 percent playing time, followed by Shead (78 percent), Derrick Coleman (72 percent), and Burley (55 percent).


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