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Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seattle Seahawks Week 17 Win at Arizona Cardinals

A look at who played and how much they played in the Seahawks' Week 17 win at 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.

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Offense

  • The five offensive linemen played all 72 offensive snaps, including rookie guard Mark Glowinski, who was making his first career start in place of J.R. Sweezy.
  • Russell Wilson played only 82 percent of the snaps before giving way to Tarvaris Jackson in the fourth quarter.
  • The receiver playing time was pretty spread out thanks to the lopsided score, with Doug Baldwin playing just 64 percent of the snaps to lead the way, followed by Jermaine Kearse (60 percent), Tyler Lockett (54 percent), Kevin Smith (49 percent) and Kasen Williams (25 percent), who had his first NFL catch.
  • Christine Michael played 40 percent of the snaps on the way to the first 100-yard game of his career. Bryce Brown played 31 percent, picking up his first touchdown since 2013 in the process, and Fred Jackson played 24 percent. Will Tukuafu, who had the first touchdown reception of his career on what was just his second career catch, played 19 percent of the snaps, while Derrick Coleman played 10 percent.
  • With only two tight ends available, Cooper Helfet played 72 percent of the snaps, while Chase Coffman played 49 percent in his Seahawks debut, catching a touchdown pass.

Defense

  • With most of the starters leaving the game early, Kelcie McCray was the only player on defense to play all 58 snaps. DeShawn Shead, who helped assure the Seahawks of a fourth straight season leading the league in scoring defense with a fourth quarter interception, played 84 percent, while Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas played 78 percent. Jeremy Lane, who started at right cornerback with Shead playing the nickel role, played 59 percent of the snaps before leaving with a rib injury. After the starters left the game, Steven Terrell payed the final 13 plays (22 percent) at free safety and had a pass breakup at the goal line two plays before Shead's interception.
  • Bruce Irvin led the linebackers in playing time at 81 percent, while Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright played 78 percent of the snaps, leaving early with the rest of the starters. With the starters leaving early, Mike Morgan played 24 percent of the snaps, while Kevin Pierre-Louis and Brock Coyle played 22 percent.
  • Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril led the defensive linemen in playing time at 71 percent each, followed by Brandon Mebane, Jordan Hill and Frank Clark at 38 percent, Demarcus Dobbs (33 percent), Cassius Marsh (28 percent) and Ahtyba Rubin (22 percent).

Special Teams

  • Marsh, Morgan and Pierre-Louis led the way at 71 percent, followed by Shead, Coyle and Coleman (64 percent). Steven Hauschka was busy with a lot of extra points, field goal attempts and kickoffs, and played 57 percent of the snaps. Next were Terrell, Marcus Burley and Eric Pinkins at 54 percent.
  • Rookie guard/center Kristjan Sokoli, who was active on gameday for just the third time, made his NFL debut, appearing on eight plays on special teams.

In their final game of the regular season the Seahawks dominated the NFC West Champs on the road with a 36-6 victory in Glendale, Ariz.

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