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Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seattle Seahawks' Week 15 Win over the Cleveland Browns

A look at who played and how much they played in Seattle's Week 15 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

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 Derrick Coleman got the start at running back, Christine Michael saw the most playing time of the three backs, playing 34 snaps while carrying 16 times for 84 yards. Bryce Brown, who carried nine times for 43 yards, played 31 percent of the snaps, while Coleman played 10 percent, carrying five times for 10 yards. Fullback Will Tukuafu played 25 percent of the snaps, while third-down running back Fred Jackson played 18 percent.
  • Four of the five offensive linemen played all 71 snaps, while left tackle Russell Okung was limited to 73 percent playing time because of a calf injury. Alvin Bailey played 45 percent of the snaps, with some of that time coming in place of Okung, but he also played prior to the injury as a sixth lineman who reported eligible on 13 plays.
  • For the third straight week, Russell Wilson gave way to Tarvaris Jackson late in the game, with Jackson playing four snaps.
  • Tyler Lockett led the receivers in playing time at 77 percent, followed by Doug Baldwin (73 percent), Jermaine Kearse (68 percent) and Kevin Smith (41 percent). At tight end, Luke Willson played 75 percent of the snaps and Cooper Helfet played 30 percent.


  • Richard Sherman Jeremy Lane, Kelcie McCray, Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas and K.J. Wright played all 55 defensive snaps. McCray, who was making his first career start in place of an injured Kam Chancellor, recorded a team-high eight tackles.
  • DeShawn Shead started at cornerback with Lane playing as the nickel corner, but Shead left after just four plays in order to rest his injured ankle. Marcus Burley took over the nickel role with Lane moving outside, and played 69 percent of the snaps, recording both a sack and an interception.
  • Michael Bennett (87 percent) and Cliff Avril (84 percent) led the defensive line rotation, as usual. Next up was Frank Clark at 64 percent, followed by Ahtyba Rubin and Brandon Mebane (38 percent each). Cassius Marsh and Demarcus Dobbs both played 15 percent of the snaps to round out the D-line playing time.
  • Linebacker/defensive end Bruce Irvin played 78 percent of the snaps in his usual dual role, though he was spelled at linebacker for three snaps by Mike Morgan.

Special teams

  • Marsh led the way with 74-percent playing time, while Morgan, Steven Terrell and Kevin Pierre-Louis all played 70 percent of the snaps. Brock Coyle played 52 percent in his first game back from a knee injury, while Eric Pinkins and Steven Hauschka both played 52 percent.

After two weeks on the road, the Seahawks returned to CenturyLink Field and finished with the 30-13 win over the Cleveland Browns, clinching a playoff spot. 

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