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A breakdown of snaps from the Sunday night game.

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Here's a look at the snap count from the Detroit Lions game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 78 100%






RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ameer Abdullah 37 47% 5 21%
Joique Bell 25 32%

Theo Riddick 16 21% 12 50%










FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 23 29% 5 21%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Calvin Johnson 78 100%

Golden Tate 65 83%

Lance Moore 49 63% 1 4%
TJ Jones 3 4% 5 21%





TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Eric Ebron 75 96% 1 4%
Tim Wright 15 19% 4 17%










OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Riley Reiff 78 100% 1 4%
LaAdrian Waddle 68 87% 1 4%
Cornelius Lucas 12 15% 1 4%
OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Manny Ramirez 78 100% 1 4%
Travis Swanson 78 100% 1 4%
Laken Tomlinson 61 78% 1 4%
Larry Warford 19 24%






Analysis:

  • The Lions, once again, had to deal with a patchworked offensive line. Even though Cornelius Lucas got the start, Detroit quickly plugged in LaAdrian Waddle at the right tackle position, where he stayed for the majority of the game.
  • Additionally, Larry Warford's injury forced Laken Tomlinson back into the lineup. The Lions aren't going to see a lot of chemistry along the offensive line if players are continually shuffled around like this.
  • Although Joique Bell got more carries in the game, Ameer Abdullah saw the field more often than he did. The Lions coaches are finally catching on, albeit slowly.
  • TJ Jones' debut was pretty quiet. Outside of his big punt return, he only had seven other snaps, and only three while the offense was out there.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Jason Jones 42 65% 6 25%
Devin Taylor 40 62% 3 12%
Ezekiel Ansah 35 44% 3 11%
Darryl Tapp 26 40% 7 29%










DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Haloti Ngata 40 62% 6 25%
Tyrunn Walker 38 58% 6 25%
Caraun Reid 28 43%

Gabe Wright 11 17% 4 17%
LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Josh Bynes 65 100% 8 33%
Stephen Tulloch 31 48% 4 17%
Tahir Whitehead 15 23% 22 92%
Travis Lewis 13 20% 21 88%
Brandon Copeland 1 2% 17 71%
Kyle Van Noy 1 2% 17 71%





CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Rashean Mathis 65 100% 4 17%
Darius Slay 64 98% 3 12%
Quandre Diggs 33 51% 7 29%
Josh Wilson 18 28% 2 8%
Nevin Lawson

11 46%
SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 65 100% 5 21%
James Ihedigbo 65 100% 1 4%
Isa Abdul-Quddus 19 29% 22 92%
Don Carey

22 92%

Specialists

KICKER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matt Prater 1 4%



PUNTER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Sam Martin 9 38%



LONG SNAPPER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Don Muhlbach 6 25%

Analysis:

  • Raise your hand if you thought Josh Bynes would be playing 100% of the defensive snaps in Week 3.
  • Kyle Van Noy has been delegated to a strictly special teams player. That's got to be a huge disappointment for him and the Lions' drafting department.
  • Speaking of drafting issues, Nevin Lawson did not see the field after starting nickel corner Josh Wilson went down. Instead, rookie Quandre Diggs saw a significant amount of playing time.