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Lions-Seahawks snap counts: Defense can't get off the field, offense can't stay on it

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The Lions offense barely saw the field, while the defense rarely left it.

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

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 55 100%





RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Zach Zenner 53 96%

Dwayne Washington 1 2% 16 67%
Joique Bell

6 25%




WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Marvin Jones 51 93%

Anquan Boldin 50 91%

Golden Tate 48 87%

TJ Jones 8 15% 5 21%
Andre Roberts 6 11% 9 38%
TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Eric Ebron 43 78%

Matthew Mulligan 11 20% 8 33%
Clay Harbor 4 7% 15 62%





OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Taylor Decker 55 100% 2 8%
Cornelius Lucas 55 100% 2 8%
Garrett Reynolds

2 8%





OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Larry Warford 55 100% 2 8%
Graham Glasgow 55 100% 2 8%
Laken Tomlinson 55 100% 2 8%
Joe Dahl

6 25%

Observations

  • The Lions had just 55 snaps on offense. Over the entire year, they averaged 64.8 offensive snaps per game. This marked the second-fewest offensive snaps all season for the Lions.

  • Zach Zenner again carried the load for Detroit, with Dwayne Washington only getting a snap on the Lions' odd fourth-down attempt in the first half.
  • The Lions' offensive line didn't only play impressively against the Seahawks, but they all managed to stay together in the entire game, and they did it without the help of a sixth offensive linemen in even a single snap. 

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Devin Taylor 52 71% 6 25%
Kerry Hyder 50 68%

Ezekiel Ansah 44 60% 1 4%
Anthony Zettel 10 14% 8 33%
Brandon Copeland 5 7% 20 83%




DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Haloti Ngata 49 67% 6 25%
A'Shawn Robinson 41 56% 5 21%
Tyrunn Walker 24 33% 5 21%
Khyri Thornton 23 32%





LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tahir Whitehead 66 90% 6 25%
DeAndre Levy 50 68%

Josh Bynes 47 64% 12 50%
Thurston Armbrister

16 67%





CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Nevin Lawson 70 96% 6 25%
Darius Slay 70 96% 1 4%
Crezdon Butler 14 19% 4 17%
Johnson Bademosi

20 83%
Adairius Barnes

11 46%
SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 73 100% 6 25%
Tavon Wilson 62 85% 5 21%
Don Carey 24 33% 1 4%
Rafael Bush 19 26% 5 21%
Miles Killebrew 10 14% 21 88%

Observations

  • The defense faced 73 snaps, their second highest total all year--last week's game against the Packers was the most, at 75. The offense couldn't stay on the field and the defense couldn't get off of it. That's your entire ballgame.

  • Detroit packed the box often, going with a three linebacker set over half of the time. DeAndre Levy's 50 snaps were his highest amount since his return from injury. 

  • The Lions didn't use Adairius Barnes or Crezdon Butler much as their nickel cornerback. Instead, the Lions opted to go safety-heavy, as five different safeties managed to get legitimate playing time, while only Butler saw the field as an occasional nickel corner. 

  • It's interesting to see that Ezekiel Ansah was more effective as a pass rusher with a limited snap count. His 60 percent of playing time was his lowest contributions in a game he wasn't injured in since Week 7.