Looking At The Snap Counts From The Seahawks' Week 2 Game At Los Angeles

Taking a look at the distribution of playing time in Seattle's Week 2 loss to the Rams.

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

  • With Tyler Lockett limited to just 27 of 67 snaps due to a knee injury, Doug Baldwin, who himself briefly left the game with an injury, played 87 percent of the snaps and Jermaine Kearse played 82 percent, while Paul Richardson saw a big increase in playing time going from 21 percent playing time in Week 1 to 67 percent against the Rams.
  • Thomas Rawls got the start at running back, but because of his injury, Christine Michael, Seattle's Week 1 starter, again saw the most playing time at 72 percent. Rookie Alex Collins played four snaps. Fullback Will Tukuafu was on the field for seven snaps.
  • Jimmy Graham went from playing just 21 percent of the snaps in Week 1 to 82 percent in Week 2. That led tight ends, with Luke Willson playing 24 percent of the snaps and Brandon Williams playing 7 percent.  
  • All five linemen and quarterback Russell Wilson again played 100 percent of the offensive snaps.

Defense

  • DeShawn Shead, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner all played all 62 defensive snaps.
  • The Seahawks played a lot more base defense this week than last, with strongside linebacker Mike Morgan on the field for 52 percent of the snaps after playing only 19 percent the week before. More base defense meant less playing time for nickel corner Jeremy Lane, who was on the field for 48 percent of the snaps a week after playing all but 10 snaps against Miami.
  • Michael Bennett led defensive linemen at 89 percent playing time, with Cliff Avril playing 68 percent, and Ahtyba Rubin and Jarran Reed playing 65 percent of the plays. After that starting four, Frank Clark saw the most playing time among D-linemen at 56 percent, followed by Tony McDaniel at 39 percent, Cassius Marsh at 16 percent and Quinton Jefferson at 3 percent.

Special Teams

  • Marsh was on the field for 91 percent of Seattle's special teams snaps, while Brock Coyle played 78 percent. Neiko Thorpe was very involved in special teams less than a week after signing, playing 70 percent of the snaps. Kelcie McCray and Kevin Pierre-Louis played 65 percent of the special teams snaps, followed by Willson, Mike Morgan and Tyvis Powell at 52 percent.

The Seahawks fall 9-3 in their first road game of the 2016 season against the Los Angeles Rams.

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