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Looking At The Snap Counts From The Seahawks' Week 3 Win Over San Francisco

A look at who played and how much they played in Seattle's Week 3 win over the 49ers.

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 played all 70 offense snaps, while rookie George Fant played two in place of Bradley Sowell at left tackle late in the game, his first offensive plays.
  • With Russell Wilson leaving the game early, Trevone Boykin also saw his first NFL regular-season action, playing 33 percent of Seattle's offensive plays.
  • The Seahawks used more two-tight-end sets this week, with Luke Willson playing 69 percent of the snaps and Jimmy Graham playing 67 percent. Not all of the plays with both on the field were true two-tight-end looks, however, as Willson also lined up at fullback on a few occasions. Brandon Williams played 21 percent of the snaps.
  • Starting receivers Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse played 79 percent and 77 percent of the snaps, respectively, while Tyler Lockett was limited to 33 percent playing time the week after sustaining a knee injury in Los Angeles. Paul Richardson played 39 percent of the snaps while Tanner McEvoy played 19 percent.
  • Christine Michael played 64 percent of the snaps and made the most of his opportunity, rushing for a career-high 106 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Alex Collins also saw his biggest workload with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise out, playing 26 percent of the snaps, while just-signed running back Terrence Magee played five snaps, carrying three times for 12 yards.


  • Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, DeShawn Shead, Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright played all 57 defensive snaps, and with the Seahawks playing a lot of nickel defense and not substituting as much due to San Francisco's up-tempo attack, nickel corner Jeremy Lane played 77 percent of the plays, while strongside linebacker Mike Morgan played only 23 percent.
  • Michael Bennett played 95 percent of the snaps, a huge number for a defensive lineman, followed by Cliff Avril at 81 percent, then Frank Clark at 53 percent and Jarran Reed at 51 percent. Garrison Smith was active for the first time in three games with the Seahawks and played 42 percent of the defensive snaps, collecting four tackles.

Special Teams

  • Brock Coyle led the way at 77 percent playing time, while Cassius Marsh played 71 percent and Kevin Pierre-Louis played 68 percent. Dewey McDonald, who was active for the first time this season, played 61 percent of the snaps, as did Neiko Thorpe and Kelcie McCray, and Williams played 52 percent.


Look through some action photos from Week 3 vs 49ers at CenturyLink Field.

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