Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seahawks' Week 14 Win at Baltimore

A look at the distribution of playing time from the Seahawks' 35-6 win at Baltimore.

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.

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Offense

  • All five linemen played all 70 plays, as usual, but for the second game in a row, Russell Wilson sat out the end of a lopsided game, with Tarvaris Jackson coming in for Seattle's final eight offensive snaps.
  • Pete Carroll said Monday that Luke Willson has a rib injury, but the tight end still played 74 percent of the snaps, the most of any skill-position player. Jermaine Kearse, who had a team-high seven catches, was next at 71 percent, followed by Doug Baldwin (70 percent), who continued his hot streak with three touchdowns. Tyler Lockett, who had a career-high 104 receiving yards and two touchdowns, played 66 percent of the snaps, followed by Kevin Smith at 34 percent.
  • With Thomas Rawls going down early with an injury, Fred Jackson led the running backs in playing time (43 percent), but DuJuan Harris (39 percent) saw the bulk of the carries, rushing 18 times. Fullback Will Tukuafu played 23 percent of the snaps, while Derrick Coleman played six percent. Carroll said Coleman could see more playing time next week at running back, the position he played in college.

Defense

  • Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner were the only players on defense to play all 58 snaps, because injuries limited two of the usual every-down players, Kam Chancellor (16 percent) and DeShawn Shead (69 percent).
  • Shead actually came back in the game after suffering an ankle injury when fellow cornerback Marcus Burley (26 percent) also injured his ankle. Kelcie McCray saw his first significant playing time on defense filling in for Chancellor, playing 84 percent of the snaps. Jeremy Lane played 83 percent of the snaps, beginning the game as the nickel corner, them moving to right cornerback to replace Shead.
  • Bruce Irvin played 88 percent of the snaps, splitting time between strongside linebacker and defensive end, as usual.
  • Cliff Avril led the defensive linemen in playing time at 86 percent, followed by Michael Bennett (71 percent), Frank Clark (67 percent), Brandon Mebane (36 percent), Ahtyba Rubin (33 percent), Cassius Marsh (28 percent) and A.J. Francis (12 percent).

Special Teams

  • Cassius Marsh led the way in special teams playing time for the first time this season at 79 percent playing time, followed by Kelcie McCray, Kevin Pierre-Louis and Mike Morgan (71 percent). Derrick Coleman played 62 percent of the snaps on special teams, and Eric Pinkins played 50 percent, as did Akeem Davis, who was making his Seahawks debut after signing last week.

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