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Lions vs. Raiders snap counts: Ameer Abdullah's role increases

It appears Ameer Abdullah is finally in the offense's gameplan again.

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions pulled off their second win in a row, and while there were some minor changes in the lineup, it was mostly the continued efforts of last week's roster that earned the victory. Here's a detailed look at the snap distribution:

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 72 100%






RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Theo Riddick 36 50% 5 15%
Ameer Abdullah 25 35% 4 15%
Joique Bell 13 18%

George Winn

19 70%





FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 21 29% 9 33%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Calvin Johnson 71 99%

Golden Tate 60 83% 4 15%
Lance Moore 44 61% 2 7%
Corey Fuller 9 12% 14 52%





TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Brandon Pettigrew 43 60% 1 4%
Eric Ebron 38 53%






OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Riley Reiff 72 100% 4 15%
Michael Ola 72 100% 4 15%
Cornelius Lucas

4 15%





OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Laken Tomlinson 72 100% 4 15%
Travis Swanson 72 100% 4 15%
Larry Warford 72 100%

Manny Ramirez

4 15%

Analysis:

  • Joique Bell finally saw a decrease in carries this week as Ameer Abdullah figured more into the offense's game plan, although it was Theo Riddick who led the squad in snaps. Riddick did not disappoint, as he made several crucial plays in the fourth quarter against Oakland.
  • The Lions had all five offensive lineman play 100 percent of the snaps for just the second time all season. Michael Ola got his first career start as a Lion and performed well enough not to get pulled in favor of Cornelius Lucas, who only saw the field on special teams.
  • Brandon Pettigrew continues to see more gametime than Eric Ebron. After another bad drop from Ebron, it's hard to criticize this personnel decision.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ezekiel Ansah 38 75% 4 15%
Jason Jones 36 71% 1 4%
Devin Taylor 26 51% 12 44%
Darryl Tapp 15 29% 10 37%





DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Haloti Ngata 35 69% 4 15%
Caraun Reid 26 51%

Khyri Thornton 16 31%

C.J. Wilson 14 27% 5 19%





LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tahir Whitehead 44 86% 9 33%
Stephen Tulloch 36 71% 1 4%
Josh Bynes 31 61% 21 78%
Kyle Van Noy 5 10% 19 70%
Travis Lewis

22 81%
Brandon Copeland

19 70%





CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Darius Slay 50 98% 4 15%
Nevin Lawson 48 94% 6 22%
Quandre Diggs 39 76% 5 19%
Crezdon Butler

3 11%
Bill Bentley

1 4%
SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 51 100% 4 15%
Isa Abdul-Quddus 39 76% 15 56%
James Ihedigbo 12 24%

Don Carey

22 81%





Specialists

KICKER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matt Prater 5 16%



PUNTER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Sam Martin 15 47%



LONG SNAPPER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Don Muhlbach 11 34%

Analysis:

  • There weren't that many changes to the defensive personnel in this game. The Lions actually seemed to have found a set lineup that they like.
  • The only real shakeup in terms of snaps happened at the cornerback position (due to injury). Quandre Diggs saw a huge uptick in snaps as Crezdon Butler was delegated simply to a special teams role after making a few plays last week.
  • James Ihedigbo and Kyle Van Noy are slowly making their way back into the defensive lineup. Both had a small number of snaps, but it could be a sign that the Lions are seeing what they have left in the players before making some offseason decisions.
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