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The Lions didn't waste time plugging Eric Ebron, Theo Riddick and Josh Bynes into the starting lineup.

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Here's a look at the snap counts for the Detroit Lions in their Week 8 game against the Houston Texans.

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 61 100%





RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Theo Riddick 52 85%

Zach Zenner 9 15% 9 35%




FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 8 13% 13 50%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Marvin Jones 60 98%

Golden Tate 54 89%

Anquan Boldin 49 80%

Andre Roberts 4 7% 9 35%




TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Eric Ebron 49 80%

Khari Lee 17 28% 9 35%
Clay Harbor 1 2% 5 19%





OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Taylor Decker 61 100% 4 15%
Riley Reiff 49 80% 3 12%
Cornelius Lucas 14 23% 4 15%
Joe Dahl

6 15%
OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Travis Swanson 61 100% 4 15%
Graham Glasgow 61 100% 4 15%
Larry Warford 61 100% 4 15%
Laken Tomlinson

4 15%

Observations

  • Not only did the Lions make Dwayne Washington inactive for Sunday's game, but the Justin Forsett, who was left active, did not see the field once, neither on special teams nor on the offense. 

  • Detroit didn't hesitate to give Eric Ebron his normal load of snaps, despite missing the past three games due to injury. Interestingly enough, Clay Harbor, who had been getting the majority of snaps in Ebron's absence, was third in snaps behind Khari Lee. 

  • The Lions didn't use their sixth offensive lineman formation much at all on Sunday. Cornelius Lucas saw the field on 12 of his 14 snaps because Riley Reiff was temporarily out due to his illness.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ezekiel Ansah 48 72%

Kerry Hyder 46 69% 1 4%
Devin Taylor 45 67% 2 8%
Armonty Bryant 27 40%

Brandon Copeland 18 27% 22 85%





DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Stefan Charles 27 40% 2 8%
Tyrunn Walker 26 39% 4 15%
Khyri Thornton 26 39% 4 15%
A'Shawn Robinson 25 37% 3 12%




LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tahir Whitehead 67 100% 4 15%
Josh Bynes 43 64% 10 38%
Antwione Williams 17 25% 18 69%
Thurston Armbrister

18 69%





CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Nevin Lawson 66 99% 7 27%
Johnson Bademosi 49 73% 8 31%
Quandre Diggs 31 46% 4 15%
Adairius Barnes 12 18% 13 50%





SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 67 100% 4 15%
Tavon Wilson 49 73% 5 19%
Rafael Bush 38 57% 13 50%
Miles Killebrew 9 13% 18 69%
Don Carey 1 1% 22 85%

Observations

  • Ezekiel Ansah finally looks like he's getting a full chunk of snaps again, but that may be more concerning than not. He had no impact on the game and finished with just one tackle. 

  • Once again, the Lions split their defensive tackle reps almost exactly evenly between their four top players. Strange to me, however, that Khyri Thornton and A'Shawn Robinson got the short end of the stick. They seem to be having much more of an impact than both Stefan Charles and Tyrunn Walker. 

  • If you thought they may ease Josh Bynes into the lineup, seeing as the Lions signed him less than a week ago, you were wrong. Bynes has assumed the starting role immediately. 

  • The Lions often went with a three-safety look on Sunday. Both Rafael Bush and Miles Killebrew saw a good portion of snaps. The Lions clearly preferred to have safeties out there over linebackers. Linebackers combined for 127 snaps, while safeties combined for 164.