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Lions snap counts from the Cardinals game: Abdullah, Stafford benched

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A breakdown of who received playing time for the Detroit Lions in their loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

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Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 53 56%

Dan Orlovksy 42 44%

RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Theo Riddick 52 55% 12 40%
Zach Zenner 30 32% 6 20%
Ameer Abdullah 15 16% 3 10%










FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 20 21% 17 57%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Golden Tate 74 78%

Calvin Johnson 71 75%

Lance Moore 66 69%

Corey Fuller 32 34% 10 33%
T.J. Jones 18 19% 10 33%
TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Brandon Pettigrew 55 58% 3 10%
Tim Wright 42 44% 6 20%










OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Riley Reiff 95 100% 3 10%
Cornelius Lucas 56 59% 3 10%
LaAdrian Waddle 39 41% 3 10%
OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Manny Ramirez 95 100% 3 10%
Travis Swanson 95 100% 3 10%
Laken Tomlinson 95 100% 3 10%










Analysis:

  • The Lions are still unsure what to do at the right tackle position. They constantly switched between LaAdrian Waddle and Cornelius Lucas on the right side of the line and nearly split their snap evenly between the two. Neither player is doing enough to win the job, but the Lions don't have any other options.
  • After his two fumbles, Ameer Abdullah was benched and never saw the field again. Both Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick benefited from Abdullah's absence.
  • This was the first game both T.J. Jones and Corey Fuller were active. Fuller received the bulk of the snaps between the two, likely because of his early 48-yard catch.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ezekiel Ansah 30 65% 6 20%
Jason Jones 30 65% 6 20%
Devin Taylor 23 50% 12 40%
Darryl Tapp 16 35% 7 23%










DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Caraun Reid 31 67%

Gabe Wright 24 52% 13 43%
Jermelle Cudjo 15 33%

Andre Fluellen 15 33%

LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Josh Bynes 35 76% 21 70%
Stephen Tulloch 30 65% 3 10%
DeAndre Levy 17 37% 2 7%
Travis Lewis 14 30% 22 73%
Tahir Whitehead 12 26% 27 90%
Brandon Copeland

21 70%





CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Rashean Mathis 36 78% 6 20%
Darius Slay 36 78%

Josh Wilson 19 41%

Quandre Diggs 14 30% 4 13%
Nevin Lawson 10 22% 14 47%
SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 38 83% 6 20%
James Ihedigbo 36 78%

Isa Abdul-Quddus 15 33% 27 90%
Don Carey 10 22% 27 90%

Specialists

KICKER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matt Prater 4 13%



PUNTER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Sam Martin 10 33%



LONG SNAPPER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Don Muhlbach 7 23%

Analysis:

  • DeAndre Levy could not finish the first half without re-aggravating his hip. Travis Lewis mostly picked up the slack in his absence, but Tahir Whitehead finally got some playing time with the defense, too.
  • Without their two top defensive tackles, the Lions relied mostly on Caraun Reid and Gabe Wright. Andre Fluellen did not see the field much, after being added to the roster earlier in the week.
  • As the game wore on, Detroit opted to give some snaps to the bottom of the secondary depth chart. Nevin Lawson, Don Carey and Isa Abdul-Quddus all received a significant portion of snaps with the defense.