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Lions-Giants snap counts: DeAndre Levy's role increases, Detroit leans heavily on Asa Jackson

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Injuries and questionable strategy led the Lions defense to look much different from last week.

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Here is a look at the official snap counts for the contest between the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants.

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 62 100%





RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Dwayne Washington 44 71%

Zach Zenner 18 29% 6 24%
Joique Bell

5 20%
FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 2 3% 11 44%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Anquan Boldin 52 84%

Marvin Jones 51 82%

Golden Tate 50 81%

Andre Roberts 18 29% 11 44%




TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Eric Ebron 52 84%

Matthew Mulligan 17 27% 6 24%
Clay Harbor 6 10% 19 76%





OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Taylor Decker 62 100% 2 8%
Riley Reiff 62 100% 2 8%
Joe Dahl

6 24%
Corey Robinson

2 8%
OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Laken Tomlinson 62 100% 2 8%
Larry Warford 62 100% 2 8%
Graham Glasgow 62 100% 2 8%





Observations

  • Dwayne Washington saw an even bigger portion of snaps this week with Theo Riddick sitting out another game and Zach Zenner fumbling on an early opportunity. That's a hefty load for a seventh-round rookie.

  • Michael Burton's snaps doubled from last week... to two offensive plays.
  • Slightly interesting: Anquan Boldin had the most snaps of any receiver. The top three wideouts were all within two snaps of each other, but it's still surprising to see Boldin at the top of that list.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ezekiel Ansah 46 72% 1 4%
Kerry Hyder 43 67% 1 4%
Devin Taylor 38 59% 4 6%
Anthony Zettel 14 22%

Brandon Copeland

22 88%




DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Haloti Ngata 45 70% 4 16%
A'Shawn Robinson 27 42% 2 8%
Khyri Thornton 24 38% 1 4%
Tyrunn Walker 19 39% 3 12%




LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tahir Whitehead 46 72% 4 16%
Josh Bynes 43 67% 1 4%
DeAndre Levy 30 47%

Antwione Williams

19 76%
Thurston Armbrister

11 44%
CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Nevin Lawson 61 95% 7 28%
Asa Jackson 47 73% 14 56%
Johnson Bademosi 42 66% 15 60%
Darius Slay 25 39% 1 4%





SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 64 100% 4 16%
Tavon Wilson 53 83% 6 24
Rafael Bush 25 39% 11 44%
Miles Killebrew 9 14% 20 80%
Don Carey 3 5% 19 76%

Observations

  • DeAndre Levy's snaps jumped from 32 percent last week to 47 percent on Sunday. While I personally think his performance was mixed, eight tackles on 30 snaps is a pretty solid ratio.

  • Last week, the Lions' top three cornerbacks by snaps were Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson and Adairius Barnes. This week: Nevin Lawson, Asa Jackson and Johnson Bademosi. That's a pretty significant downgrade. 

  • Again, we didn't see much of Miles Killebrew. You have to wonder if Killebrew is truly in the defensive plans for the rest of the season or if Levy's return has put a damper on his defensive contributions.