Snap Counts From The Seahawks' Week 15 Loss To The Los Angeles Rams

A look at who played and how much they played in Seattle’s Week 15 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.

Here's a few notes from the Seahawks' 42-7 Week 15 loss to the Los Angeles Rams:

Offense

  • Seattle's five starting linemen played all 57 offensive snaps, while quarterback Russell Wilson played all but three, giving way to backup Austin Davis on Seattle's final possession.
  • Doug Baldwin led the receivers in playing time at 84 percent, followed closely by Paul Richardson at 82 percent. Tyler Lockett was next at 72 percent, while Tanner McEvoy played 19 percent of the plays and Amara Darboh played 18 percent.
  • Tight end Jimmy Graham played 81 percent of the snaps, Luke Willson played 33 percent, scoring Seattle's lone touchdown in the process, and Nick Vannett played just seven snaps before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.
  • Mike Davis started at running back, but with the Seahawks playing from behind, was on the field for only 35 percent of the snaps. J.D McKissic, who is used more in passing situations, played 63 percent of the snaps.

Defense

  • Safety Bradley McDougald and cornerback Shaquill Griffin were the only two players on the field for all 71 defensive snaps. Bobby Wagner, usually an every-down player, was pulled in the third quarter to protect his injured hamstring, while Earl Thomas and Byron Maxwell were taken out when starters were pulled late, playing 94 percent and 90 percent of the snaps, respectively.
  • Starting at weakside linebacker in place of K.J. Wright, Terence Garvin played 96 percent of the snaps, his heaviest work load of the season. Michael Wilhoite played 35 percent of the snaps, taking over for Wagner at middle linebacker.
  • Michael Bennett led the defensive line rotation at 76-percent playing time, followed by Jarran Reed (75 percent), Frank Clark (63 percent), Sheldon Richardson (59 percent), Branden Jackson (28 percent), Quinton Jefferson (34 percent), Dion Jordan (28 percent) and Marcus Smith (27 percent).

Special Teams

  • Neiko Thorpe played a team-high 91 percent of the special teams snaps, McEvoy played 71 percent, while D.J. Alexander played 69 percent before having to exit the game early with a concussion. Delano Hill played 60 percent of the snaps before being ejected from the game, while Willson and Jeremy Lane each played 57 percent.
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The Seahawks fall short 42-7 against the Rams in Week 15 at CenturyLink Field.  

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