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 and quarterback Russell Wilson played all 63 offensive snaps. That includes rookie Joey Hunt, who made his first career start at center in place of an injured Justin Britt. Starting right tackle Garry Gilliam was replaced by Bradley Sowell after playing the first series, meaning Sowell played 60 of 63 snaps in his first game since injuring his knee in Week 6.
- Tight end Jimmy Graham also played 100 percent of the snaps, a slight increase from his usually heavy workload. Graham likely played a bit more because Luke Willson left the game with a knee injury after playing just two snaps. Brandon Williams was the second most used tight end, playing 14 percent of the snaps, while rookie Nick Vannett was on the field for just two plays.
- At receiver, Doug Baldwin played 92 percent of the snaps, followed by Tyler Lockett (83 percent), Jermaine Kearse (79 percent), Paul Richardson (24 percent) and Tanner McEvoy (3 percent).
- Starting running back Thomas Rawls played 59 percent of the snaps, while George Farmer played 27 percent after being promoted off the practice squad earlier in the week, and had one catch for 4 yards. Alex Collins played 10 percent of the snaps, but did not have a carry. Farmer playing more than Collins likely had to do with the Seahawks being in a hurry-up mode late in the game trying to make up a two-score deficit.
- Will Tukuafu played only two snaps at fullback, but he also saw three snaps as a defensive linemen, his first playing time on defense this season.
- K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman, Jeremy Lane, Steven Terrell and Kam Chancellor played all 67 defensive snaps.
- With the Seahawks playing a good amount of nickel defense, Neiko Thorpe was on the field for 57 percent of the snaps, his most significant playing time of the year.
- Jordan Tripp made his first start at strongside linebacker, playing 28 percent of the snaps. Kevin Pierre-Louis (13 percent) also saw playing time there.
- Frank Clark again led defensive linemen in playing time at 78 percent, followed by Ahtyba Rubin (73 percent), Cliff Avril (73 percent), Jarran Reed (57 percent), Tony McDaniel (48 percent), Cassius Marsh (45 percent), John Jenkins (22 percent) and Will Tukuafu (4 percent).
- Cassius Marsh was on the field for 95 percent of the special teams plays, followed by DeAndre Elliott, Dewey McDonald and Kelcie McCray at 86 percent, Brandon Williams (76 percent), Kevin Pierre-Louis (71 percent), Jordan Tripp (62 percent), Will Tukuafu (52 percent) and Tyvis Powell (52 percent).
Check out some actions photos from Week 12 vs Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium.