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Snap counts for Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

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A look at, and analysis of, the Lions' snap counts from Sunday.

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Here's a look at the Detroit Lions' snap distribution for their game against the Chicago Bears.

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 81 100%






RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Theo Riddick 42 52%

Ameer Abdullah 35 43% 3 8%
Zach Zenner 5 6% 4 11%










FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 19 23% 20 53%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Calvin Johnson 78 96%

Golden Tate 70 86% 3 8%
Lance Moore 45 56%

Corey Fuller 23 28% 20 53%
TJ Jones 3 4% 7 18%
TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tim Wright 65 80% 5 13%















OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Riley Reiff 81 100% 7 18%
LaAdrian Waddle 70 86% 6 16%
Cornelius Lucas 30 37% 7 18%
OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Laken Tomlinson 81 100% 7 18%
Travis Swanson 81 100% 7 18%
Larry Warford 74 91% 1 3%
Manny Ramirez 7 9% 7 18%
Taylor Boggs 1 1% 4 11%

Analysis:

  • Injuries forcing the Detroit Lions' hand, Tim Wright was the sole tight end active against the Bears. As a result, Wright got his highest percentage of snaps as a Detroit Lion.
  • Interesting to see Laken Tomlinson jump ahead of Manny Ramirez on the depth chart. At this point, it makes sense to get your first round draft pick some playing time.
  • Lance Moore made the most out of his 56% of offensive carries. He turned 45 snaps into 106 receiving yards and a touchdown.
  • The Lions utilized a sixth offensive lineman several times in the game, as both Cornelius Lucas and Manny Ramirez saw some playing time (sometimes for injuries, as well).

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ezekiel Ansah 58 72% 6 16%
Devin Taylor 43 54% 18 47%
Darryl Tapp 42 52% 21 55%
Jason Jones 20 25% 3 8%





DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Caraun Reid 48 60%

Andre Fluellen 40 50% 3 8%
Gabe Wright 22 28% 8 21%
Jermelle Cudjo 18 22%

Ishmaa'ily Kitchen 15 19%



LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Josh Bynes 80 100% 8 21%
Stephen Tulloch 49 61% 3 8%
Tahir Whitehead 32 40% 31 82%
Travis Lewis 21 26% 31 82%
Brandon Copeland 16 20% 25 66%
Kyle Van Noy 6 8% 25 66%





CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Darius Slay 79 99%

Rashean Mathis 77 96% 6 16%
Josh Wilson 55 69% 7 18%
Nevin Lawson

17 45%
Quandre Diggs

8 21%
SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 80 100% 6 16%
Isa Abdul-Quddus 79 99% 15 39%
Don Carey

31 82%





Specialists

KICKER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matt Prater 7 18%



PUNTER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Sam Martin 19 50%



LONG SNAPPER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Don Muhlbach 12 32%

Analysis:

  • The Lions are holding tryouts at the defensive tackle position. Again without Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker, Detroit rotated a bunch of guys in the middle of the line. Interestingly enough, Andre Fluellen has already jumped Gabe Wright in the depth chart. Even Ishmaa'ily Kitchen saw a significant amount of snaps.
  • The Lions saw a lot of rotation at the linebacker position as well. With Stephen Tulloch mostly a role-player at this point, it opened up the opportunity for Tahir Whitehead, who seems to have moved back into the coaches' good graces again. Brandon Copeland and even Kyle Van Noy saw some defensive snaps on Sunday.
  • There was a lot less confusion at the safety spot. With James Ihedigbo inactive, Isa Abdul-Quddus was the safety opposite Glover Quin for the game. But it was one special teams snap from Abdul-Quddus where he made his biggest impact.
  • After Jason Jones had to leave the game with an injury, it was Devin Taylor who was forced to step up. Darryl Tapp also saw the field a little more than usual.