Snap Counts From The Seahawks' Week 2 Win Against The 49ers

A look at who played and how much in Seattle's 12-9 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.

Offense 

  • For a second straight week, six players played 100 percent of the Seahawks' offensive snaps. Quarterback Russell Wilson, left tackle Rees Odhiambo, left guard Luke Joeckel, center Justin Britt, right guard Mark Glowinski, and right tackle Germain Ifedi did not miss a play for Seattle. No. 1 receiver Doug Baldwin just missed cracking the 100-percent group, playing in 99 percent of Seattle's snaps.
  • Receiver Tyler Lockett, playing in his second game since the leg injury that ended his 2016 season early, saw his offensive workload increase significantly. Lockett played 53 percent of Seattle's snaps last week against the Packers compared to 74 percent in the win over the 49ers on Sunday, when Lockett recorded a game-high six catches for 64 yards.
  • Rookie Chris Carson was impressive playing 61 percent of Seattle's snaps. He rushed for 93 yards on 20 carries. The Oklahoma State product saw the most significant action amongst Seahawks running backs as the team eased Thomas Rawls (20 percent of snaps) back into action from the ankle injury that kept him out of the regular-seaosn opener. C.J. Prosise (21 percent) didn't receive a carry but found himself involved in the passing game, making three grabs for 22 yards. Eddie Lacy, meanwhile, was inactive against San Francisco, a decision Carroll said came because of the numbers game at the position. "I hate that he wasn't out there," Carroll said postgame. "I love Eddie, and he wanted to be part of it, but in this matchup with the guys that were healthy and all that, this was the way we had to go."
  • At tight end, Luke Willson's workload increased from a week ago (35 percent to 45 percent). Willson finished as Seattle's third-leading receiver behind Lockett and Baldwin, making three catches for 25 yards, including an entertaining 19-yard catch-and-run that saw him hurdle a San Francisco defender. Jimmy Graham saw his workload decrease (82 percent to 65 percent), but the tight end did bang his knee in the second quarter and during his Monday morning appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Graham came out of the game with a sore ankle. 
  • The Seahawks played 33 more offensive snaps this week than last week, staying on the field for 82 plays against San Francisco compared to just 49 against Green Bay. The team's production on third down helped in this area, as the Seahawks converted 8-of-19 tries (42 percent) against the 49ers compared to 3-of-12 (25 percent) against the Packers.

Defense

  • Cornerback Jeremy Lane played 100 percent of the Seahawks' snaps against San Francisco a week after getting ejected in the first quarter against the Green Bay for what officials described as throwing a punch. Rookie Shaquill Griffin, who saw more work last week against the Packers following Lane's ejection, saw his workload decrease as a result, playing in 41 percent of Seattle's snaps compared to the 94 percent from last weekend.
  • Playing in his second game as a Seahawk, defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson's snap count increased. The former Jet played 80 percent of the Seahawks' snaps compared to the 66 percent he saw in Week 1. Against the 49ers, Richardson finished with two tackles and a quarterback hit.
  • Defensive ends Cliff Avril and Frank Clark seemingly swapped snap counts from a week ago. Avril, who played 71 percent of snaps against the Packers, played 57 percent against the 49ers, while Clark, who played 56 percent against the Packers, saw his workload increase to see 71 percent of snaps against San Francisco.
  • Michael Wilhoite subbed in for an injured Terence Garvin at strongside linebacker, playing in 47 percent of Seattle's snaps against his former team. The 2017 free-agent addition was playing in his first game as a Seahawk after missing Week 1 because of a calf injury.
  • In addition to Lane, as they did a week ago Seattle defenders Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner, and Earl Thomas all played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps. Also on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday, Carroll praised Sherman's toughness, noting "99 percent" of players would not have been able to play with the hamstring injury that kept Sherman out of practice for two days this past week.
  • The Seahawks played 49 total snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the 49ers, down from the 82 they played in Week 1 against the Packers.

Special Teams

  • Safety Bradley McDougald and linebacker Dewey McDonald continued to see the most special teams snaps for the Seahawks, with each player on the field 89 percent of the time. McDougald led the way with three special teams tackles (two solo).
  • Linebacker D.J. Alexander and fullback Tre Madden saw the most special teams action behind McDougald and McDonald, playing 79 percent of special teams snaps for the Seahawks.
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