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Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals snap counts: Kenny Golladay is the Lions’ No. 2 WR

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The Lions’ rookie receiver nearly played the entire game.

Detroit Lions v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images

Here are the Detroit Lions’ snap counts from Week 16’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Offense:

Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford: 64 snaps (100%)

Running backs

Theo Riddick: 40 (62%)
Tion Green: 13 (20%) — 6 special teams snaps (20%)
Ameer Abdullah: 11 (17%) — 6 (20%)

“Fullbacks”

Nick Bellore: 3 (5%)

Tight ends

Darren Fells: 28 (44%) — 9 (30%)
Eric Ebron: 28 (44%)
Michael Roberts: 20 (31%) — 4 (13%)

Wide receivers

Marvin Jones Jr.: 64 (100%)
Kenny Golladay: 61 (95%)
Golden Tate: 52 (81%)
Andy Jones: 0 (0%) — 14 (47%)

Offensive tackles

Taylor Decker 64 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Corey Robinson: 64 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Emmett Cleary: 0 (0%) — 10 (33%)
Brian Mihalik: 0 (0%) — 4 (13%)

Guards/centers

Graham Glasgow: 64 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Don Barclay: 64 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Joe Dahl: 64 (100%)

Observations:

  • Kenny Golladay played for nearly the entire game on Sunday, missing just three total offensive snaps. Meanwhile, Golden Tate continues to see a slightly diminished role, for whatever reason. Tate has only played in more than 85 percent of snaps once since suffering his shoulder injury in New Orleans.
  • The Lions offensive line stayed intact for the entire game, which would be nice had they played well.
  • It doesn’t look like we’ll see Ameer Abdullah out of the doghouse again this year. His 2018 role with the team is seriously under question.

Defense:

Defensive end

Anthony Zettel: 70 (81%) — 6 (20%)
Ezekiel Ansah: 46 (53%)
Cornelius Washington: 43 (50%) — 6 (20%)
Dwight Freeney: 23 (27%)

Defensive tackle

A’Shawn Robinson: 69 (80%) — 6 (20%)
Akeem Spence: 63 (73%) — 1 (3%)
Christian Ringo: 21 (24%)
Jeremiah Ledbetter: 16 (19%) — 12 (40%)

Linebackers

Tahir Whitehead: 85 (99%) — 6 (20%)
Jarrad Davis: 51 (59%) — 6 (20%)
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 37 (43%) — 20 (67%)
Paul Worrilow: 26 (30%) — 20 (67%)
Nick Bellore: 0 (0%) — 26 (87%)
Steve Longa: 0 (0%) — 20 (67%)

Cornerbacks

Darius Slay: 83 (97%) — 5 (17%)
Nevin Lawson: 50 (58%) — 8 (27%)
Teez Tabor: 44 (51%) — 5 (17%)
DJ Hayden: 36 (42%) — 8 (27%)
Jamal Agnew: 11 (13%) — 4 (13%)

Safety

Glover Quin: 85 (99%) — 6 (20%)
Quandre Diggs: 80 (93%) — 2 (7%)
Miles Killebrew: 6 (7%) — 20 (67%)
Don Carey: 1 (1%) — 25 (83%)
Charles Washington: 0 (0%) — 20 (67%)

Observations:

  • First off, the Lions defense was on the field for 86 snaps! That’s a season-high and a testament to how bad the Lions were on both sides of the ball. It didn’t help that the Bengals were 7-of-14 on third downs.
  • Jamal Agnew didn’t get any offensive snaps, but he got his first real taste of defense in the NFL. Coming into the game, Agnew played in just one defensive snap all year. In this game, he had 11 snaps on that side of the ball, most likely due to the injury to Nevin Lawson in the second half.