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.
- While Seattle's starting line played all 64 snaps, quarter Russell Wilson did not play the entire game as usual, instead coming out after 49 plays with Trevone Boykin playing the remaining 15.
- Wilson was one of several players who was pulled early after Atlanta built a big lead over New Orleans, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explained after the game. Tight end Jimmy Graham was limited to 58 percent playing time, while Doug Baldwin played 77 percent of the snaps, catching two passes to match Bobby Engram's franchise record of 94 catches in a season.
- With Tyler Lockett out, Paul Richardson saw his role increase as expected, playing 67 percent of the snaps. Jermaine Kearse played 58 percent, also seeing his role decrease late in the game as backups Tanner McEvoy (33 percent) and Kasen Williams (20 percent) got into the game.
- For the second week in a row, Alex Collins saw the most playing time at running back, playing 47 percent of the snaps to Thomas Rawls' 31 percent. Collins saw most of that playing time in the second half, carrying seven times for 55 yards. J.D. McKissic played 11 percent of the snaps in his Seahawks debut, rushing once for 2 yards and catching two passes for 16 yards.
- Luke Willson played 56 percent of offensive plays—one fewer snap than Graham—catching three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Williams played 19 percent, and hauled in an impressive 20-yard grab for his second reception of the season.
- Bobby Wagner played all 61 of the defensive snaps, finishing off an impressive regular season with 12 tackles and two sacks. Also on the field for all 61 plays were Richard Sherman, DeShawn Shead, Steven Terrell, Kam Chancellor and K.J. Wright.
- With the Seahawks playing a lot of nickel defense, Jeremy Lane played 85 percent of the snaps, while strongside linebacker Mike Morgan played only 15 percent.
- Despite getting a rest late in the game, Michael Bennett led defensive linemen in playing time at 67 percent, followed by Cliff Avril (66 percent), Jarran Reed (62 percent), Ahtyba Rubin (59 percent), Frank Clark (54 percent), Tony McDaniel (48 percent) and Cassius Marsh (44 percent).
- Brandon Williams again led the way, playing 88 percent of the special teams snaps, followed by Kelcie McCray (81 percent), Cassius Marsh (78 percent), Brock Coyle (78 percent), Kevin Pierre-Louis (75 percent), and Dewey McDonald and Neiko Thorpe (69 percent).
- Richard Sherman's special teams role included punt-return duty, with him returning one punt for six yards while fair catching four others. J.D. McKissic served as kick returner, returning one kick for 22 yards.
Action photos from Seahawks vs 49ers during Week 17 at Levi's Stadium.