Snap Counts From The Seahawks' Week 1 Loss Against The Packers

A closer look at the distribution of playing time for the Seahawks during the team's Week 1 loss against the Packers in Green Bay.

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.

Offense

  • With Thomas Rawls (ankle) inactive, Chris Carson saw the most snaps at running back for the Seahawks, recording 26 plays to C.J. Prosise's 16 and Eddie Lacy's seven. Carson finished with a team-high six carries for 39 yards, with 30 of those yards coming on a third-quarter run that helped set up a 21-yard field goal from kicker Blair Walsh. Carson also added one catch for 10 yards. "I thought Chris did a nice job with his opportunity," head coach Pete Carroll said Monday morning on 710 ESPN Seattle. "Had a big creative play when he got stuck on the left side and came all the way back around, did a nice job when he caught the ball, too, up the sidelines for a first down. We didn't get to see enough of him run enough. We ran 18 times [as a team], that's not enough, so we need more."
  • After experimenting with different combinations throughout training camp practices and preseason games, all five of Seattle's starting offensive linemen, a group that included Rees Odhiambo at left tackle, Luke Joeckel at left guard, Justin Britt at center, Mark Glowinski at right guard, and Germain Ifedi at right tackle, played all 49 of the Seahawks' offensive snaps at Green Bay.
  • The Packers nearly doubled the Seahawks in time of possession (39:13 to 20:47), and a look at each team's total offensive plays tells the story even more so, with Green Bay running 82 plays to Seattle's 49.

Defense

  • Newly-acquired defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson played 54 snaps (66 percent of defensive snaps) against the Packers. He finished with four solo tackles and a quarterback hit. "I thought he was just solid," Carroll said. "He didn't get clean on any of his rushes, although he did draw two holding penalties which is really a big deal. He played very tough. I think we'll see him find his way in pass rush more so as we move forward. But he played a good, solid game for the first time out, shoot, he'd been with us for four or five days, so I'm really please that he played like he did."
  • Jeremy Lane's first-quarter ejection meant more snaps for rookie Shaquill Griffin, who impressed Carroll in his NFL debut, and it also meant more action for backup Justin Coleman, who the Seahawks traded for last weekend. Coleman stepped in for Lane as Seattle's nickel cornerback against the Packers, recording two tackles and a pass defensed while on the field for 50 percent of the team's defensive plays. "Justin Coleman played very well," Carroll said. "You guys might not notice that, but if you go back and check the plays, particularly in scramble situations he and [Randall] Cobb were going at it, they were hip to hip the whole time. He did a very nice job. That's what we had seen, we thought he looked really special on the film. Thrilled to get him and in a week's time he just jumped out. … That's a big plus for us going forward."
  • Strong safety Kam Chancellor, cornerback Richard Sherman, linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, as well as free safety Earl Thomas were the Seahawks' five players who were on the field for all 82 defensive snaps.

Special Teams

  • Cornerback Neiko Thorpe (80 percent of special teams snaps) and linebacker D.J. Alexander (80 percent) recorded the only two special teams tackles for the Seahawks. 
  • Linebacker Dewey McDonald (84 percent) and safety Bradley McDougald (84 percent) saw the most snaps on special teams for the Seahawks.
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