Here's a look at the snap counts for the Detroit Lions from their Week 8 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
|QUARTERBACK||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|RUNNING BACK||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|FULLBACK||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|WIDE RECEIVER||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|TIGHT END||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|OFFENSIVE TACKLE||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER||OFFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
- The most notable change on offense was the swap at running back. Last week, Justin Forsett was active, but did not take a single offensive snap. This week, they pushed Dwayne Washington into the lineup. Washington only managed 26 yards on 10 carries, but 10 carries alone is significant for a guy that was a healthy scratch last week.
- At tight end, newly-acquired Matthew Mulligan was immediately pushed into the Lions' role as a blocking tight end.
A'ShawnCorey Robinson took over right tackle duties and played well enough to stay there the entire game. Considering where this team was at right tackle last year, that's an accomplishment worth mentioning.
|DEFENSIVE END||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|DEFENSIVE TACKLE||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|LINEBACKER||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|CORNERBACK||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
|SAFETY||DEFENSIVE SNAPS||PERCENTAGE||SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS||PERCENTAGE|
- Kerry Hyder continues to do more with less. Hyder had two huge sacks and added an additional tackle, despite playing just over half of the defensive snaps. With Armonty Bryant suspended, it was rookie Anthony Zettel that took over the extra snaps.
- Huge changes at defensive tackle. With Haloti Ngata's return, it was surprisingly Tyrunn Walker whose snaps took a huge decline. Walker responded nicely with a blocked field goal and a batted pass. Also interesting: after Jim Caldwell praised Stefan Charles for his game against the Texans, he saw the field much less often against the Vikings.
- Just take a moment to look at the rookies and their playing time on Sunday. Antwione Williams, A'Shawn Robinson, Anthony Zettel and Miles Killebrew have all seen a slow increase in snaps. Combine that with Dwayne Washington, Graham Glasgow and Taylor Decker on offense, and suddenly you have seven of 10 draft picks playing at least 15 percent of snaps. No one expected that out of this draft class. No one.