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Taking A Look At the Snap Counts From The Seahawks Week 4 Victory Over The New York Jets

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

  • All five linemen, including Germain Ifedi, who was making his first start, played all 60 offensive snaps, as did quarterback Russell Wilson.
  • With Tyler Lockett still limited by a knee injury, he played only 23 percent of the snaps, while Paul Richardson played 65 percent. As usual, Doug Baldwin (73 percent) and Jermaine Kearse (73 percent) led the way at receiver. Tanner McEvoy played just eight snaps, but had his first career catch, a 42-yard touchdown.
  • Luke Willson’s new role as a part-time H-back meant a lot of plays with both him and Jimmy Graham on the field, as both played 40 of 60 snaps. Brandon Williams played 18 percent of the snaps. It will be interesting to see going forward how the Seahawks work Nick Vannett into that tight end rotation coming out of the bye.
  • C.J. Spiller made the most out of his nine offensive snaps, catching a touchdown pass. As expected, Christine Michael handled the bulk of the workload at running back, playing 73 percent of the snaps, while Alex Collins played 10 percent.

Defense

  • Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, DeShawn Shead and Bobby Wagner played all 71 snaps.
  • K.J. Wright came off the field for one snap, the result of the Seahawks using a dime package on one third-down play, with safety Steven Terrell coming in as an extra defensive back.
  • The Seahawks spent most of the day in nickel, as was evident in cornerback Jeremy Lane playing 87 percent of the snaps while linebacker Mike Morgan played only 13 percent.
  • Michael Bennet continues to play a ton, this time playing 90 percent of the snaps while Cliff Avril also had a big workload at 89 percent. Frank Clark was next in the defensive line rotation, playing 68 percent of the snaps, followed by Ahtyba Rubin and Tony McDaniel at 39 percent, the Cassius Marsh (37 percent), Garrison Smith (25 percent) and Quinton Jefferson (13 percent).

Special Teams

  • Brock Coyle and Kevin Pierre-Louis both played 82 percent of the special teams snaps to lead the team, while Marsh played 79 percent. Dewey McDonald, active for the second straight game, played 68 percent, as did Kelcie McCray and Neiko Thorpe. Williams played 57 percent of the snaps, the most of any offensive player, and Willson played 50 percent.
  • Shead, Seattle’s special teams co-captain along with Jon Ryan, played just one snap on special teams, as his role in that phase of the game continues to be limited now that he is starting at cornerback who plays every down on defense.

Look through some action photos from Week 4 vs the New York Jets at MetLife Field.

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