Looking At The Snap Counts From The Seahawks’ Week 16 Loss To Arizona

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.

Offense

  • Russell Wilson and the five starting offensive linemen played all 83 offensive snaps, while the Seahawks went heavy for three plays, bringing rookie Rees Odhiambo onto the field as a sixth lineman.
  • Doug Baldwin led receivers with 93-percent playing time and finished with a career-high 13 catches for 171 yards. Jermaine Kearse played 80 percent of the snaps and hauled in his first touchdown catch of the season, while Tyler Lockett’s injury limited him to 31 percent playing time. With Lockett missing the second half, Paul Richardson had a bigger role, playing 59 percent of the snaps scoring his first touchdown since 2014. Tanner McEvoy played eight percent of the snaps.  
  • Tight end Jimmy Graham played 82 percent of the snaps, Luke Willson played 33 percent, and third tight end Brandon Williams played only on special teams.
  • With Thomas Rawls (43 percent) leaving the game early because of a shoulder injury, Alex Collins saw his most significant playing time of the season at 52 percent. Terrence Magee played one snap in his first game back with Seattle. Fullback Marcel Reece played 14 percent of the snaps.

Defense

  • Bobby Wagner, who now has a franchise-record 155 tackles this season, was the only defensive player to be on the field for all 60 defensive snaps, while Steven Terrell, DeShawn Shead and Richard Sherman played all but one snap, and K.J. Wright played 58 of 60 snaps.
  • Kam Chancellor played 82 percent of the snaps, being replaced by Jeron Johnson for 11 plays while temporarily sidelined with an ankle injury.
  • Michael Bennett led the defensive line rotation at 87 percent playing time, followed by Cliff Avril (78 percent), Jarran Reed (58 percent), Ahtyba Rubin (57 percent), Frank Clark (55 percent), Tony McDaniel (37 percent) and Cassius Marsh (30 percent).
  • The Seahawks were in nickel for most of the day, with Jeremy Lane playing 68 percent of the snaps and strongside linebacker Mike Morgan playing 32 percent. With the Seahawks playing a few snaps in dime defense, cornerback DeAndre Elliott played three snaps.

Special Teams

  • Cassius Marsh played a team-high 85 percent of the special teams snaps, while Kelcie McCray and Dewey McDonald played 82 percent, followed by Brandon Williams (79 percent), Brock Coyle (64 percent) and Kevin Pierre-Louis (61 percent) and Neiko Thorpe (58 percent).

Action photos from Seahawks vs Cardinals during Week 16 at CenturyLink Field.

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