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Lions-Colts snap counts: DeAndre Levy plays every snap in his return.

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The Lions did not feel the need to ease Levy back.

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Here is a look at the official snap counts for the contest between the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts.

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 65 100%





RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ameer Abdullah 40 62% 1 3%
Theo Riddick 24 37%

Dwayne Washington 2 3% 17 52%




FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 10 15% 7 21%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Marvin Jones 61 94%

Golden Tate 55 85%

Anquan Boldin 54 83%

Andre Roberts 2 3% 10 30%




TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Eric Ebron 60 92%

Cole Wick 14 22% 19 58%
Khari Lee 1 2% 6 18%




OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Taylor Decker 65 100% 5 15%
Riley Reiff 65 100% 6 18%
Corey Robinson 2 3% 5 15%










OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Travis Swanson 65 100% 6 18%
Laken Tomlinson 65 100% 6 18%
Larry Warford 65 100% 6 18%









Observations

  • Nothing too exciting from the snap counts on offense. The Lions went with three wide receivers quite often, with Anquan Boldin seeing the field over 80 percent of the time. But, as we pointed out last week, the Lions don't utilize that fourth receiver on offense very often. 

  • Elsewhere, Eric Ebron played nearly the entire game, while undrafted rookie Cole Wick also got a healthy amount of playing time.

  • Running back duties were split pretty evenly, as both players had to take a series or two off with minor injuries, including Theo Riddick going through the concussion protocol, but clearing it shortly thereafter. He returned to the game.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Ezekiel Ansah 50 71% 3 9%
Devin Taylor 47 67% 2 6%
Wallace Gilberry 32 46% 3 9%
Kerry Hyder 22 31% 9 27%
Brandon Copeland 7 10% 23 70%









DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Haloti Ngata 45 64% 4 12%
Tyrunn Walker 28 40% 2 6%
Khyri Thornton 26 37% 9 27%
A'Shawn Robinson 23 33% 1 3%




LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
DeAndre Levy 70 100% 5 15%
Tahir Whitehead 70 100% 5 15%
Kyle Van Noy 15 21% 27 82%
Antwione Williams 1 1% 22 67%





CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Darius Slay 69 99% 5 15%
Nevin Lawson 68 97% 5 15%
Quandre Diggs 48 69% 7 21%
Johnson Bademosi

23 70%




SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 70 100% 6 18%
Tavon Wilson 45 64% 5 15%
Rafael Bush 27 39% 10 30%
Don Carey 5 7% 27 82%
Miles Killebrew 2 3% 22 67%

Observations

  • On the defensive line, we saw heavy rotation between the nine active linemen. It's a bit surprising to see Tyrunn Walker participating in just 40 percent of snaps, but the Lions may have been limiting him after the calf injury he suffered over the weekend.

  • If you thought the Lions may ease DeAndre Levy back into the game, you were very much wrong. Levy played in every defensive snap in his return. As expected, the Lions only played with three linebackers around 20 percent of the time.

  • At safety, Jim Caldwell stayed true to his word and kept Tavon Wilson as the starting strong safety. Also to his word, Caldwell sent out a three safety formation with both Wilson and Rafael Bush out there often. Even Miles Killebrew and Don Carey saw a little action on defense.

  • Rookie A'Shawn Robinson saw a third of the snaps on defense, while rookie Antwione Williams took the field almost exclusively on special teams.