Seahawks snap counts vs. Steelers: Jeremy Lane busy in return

Nov 30, 2015, 5:43 PM | Updated: 5:50 pm
Cornerback Jeremy Lane saw a total of 53 plays on Sunday, including 34 on defense. (Rod Mar, Seahaw...
Cornerback Jeremy Lane saw a total of 53 plays on Sunday, including 34 on defense. (Rod Mar, Seahawks.com)
(Rod Mar, Seahawks.com)

Here are the position-by-position snap counts from the Seahawks’ win over Pittsburgh and a few notes:

DEFENSE (80 total)

Defensive backs

DeShawn Shead: 80 (100%)
Kam Chancellor: 80 (100%)
Richard Sherman: 80 (100%)
Earl Thomas: 80 (100%)
Jeremy Lane: 34 (42%)
Marcus Burley: 30 (38%)

Lane was on the field for 53 snaps in all including 19 on special teams. The Seahawks didn’t intend to play him as much in what was his first game since last season’s Super Bowl, but they had to once Marcus Burley injured his ankle. Lane then slid into the nickelback spot.

Linebackers

K.J. Wright: 80 (100%)
Bobby Wagner: 80 (100%)
Bruce Irvin: 33 (41%)
Mike Morgan: 16 (20%)

Morgan started at strong-side linebacker and much of Irvin’s playing time came as a pass-rusher as Seattle’s defense was in nickel for the majority of the game.

Defensive linemen

Michael Bennett: 70 (88%)
Cliff Avril: 64 (80%)
Jordan Hill: 57 (71%)
Brandon Mebane: 32 (40%)
Ahtyba Rubin: 25 (41%)
Frank Clark: 22 (28%)
Cassius Marsh: 10 (12%)
Demarcus Dobbs: 7 (9%)

Carroll said he would have liked Clark’s playing time to be closer to that of Bennett but that the rotation was affected by how often the Seahawks were in nickel. Dobbs left in the first half after sustaining a concussion.

OFFENSE (80 total)

Wide receivers

Jermaine Kearse: 53 (85%)
Doug Baldwin: 53 (85%)
Tyler Lockett: 48 (77%)
Kevin Smith: 19 (31%)
B.J. Daniels: 4 (6%)

Smith and Daniels saw elevated roles with Paul Richardson sidelined.

Running backs

Thomas Rawls: 40 (65%)
Fred Jackson: 18 (29%)
Derrick Coleman: 4 (6%)
Will Tukuafu: 4 (6%)

Tukuafu left in the first half with a concussion.

Tight ends

Jimmy Graham: 36 (58%)
Luke Willson: 26 (42%)
Cooper Helfet: 5 (8%)

Graham sustained his season-knee injury early in the fourth quarter.

Note: Quarterback Russell Wilson and all five of Seattle’s starting offensive linemen played all 62 snaps on offense.

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