Seahawks snap counts vs. Browns: Christine Michael, Bryce Brown split time

Dec 22, 2015, 12:39 PM | Updated: 12:42 pm
Christine Michael led the running backs with 24 snaps, accounting for 34 percent of Seattle’s...
Christine Michael led the running backs with 24 snaps, accounting for 34 percent of Seattle's offensive plays. (AP)
(AP)

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

OFFENSE (71 total)

Running backs

Christine Michael: 24 (34%)
Bryce Brown: 22 (31%)
Will Tukuafu: 18 (25%)
Fred Jackson: 13 (18%)
Derrick Coleman: 7 (10%)

Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks determined the playing time among the trio of Coleman, Michael and Brown based on how each player was faring. So while Coleman (5 carries, 10 yards, 2.0 average) got the first crack, Michael (16/84/5.3) and Brown (9/43/4.8) earned more playing time and more carries throughout the game.

Wide receivers

Tyler Lockett: 55 (77%)
Doug Baldwin: 52 (73%)
Jermaine Kearse: 48 (68%)
Kevin Smith: 29 (41%)

Lockett has usually been third in snaps behind Baldwin and Kearse but played the most among Seattle’s four receivers in this game.

Tight ends

Luke Willson: 53 (75%)
Cooper Helfet: 21 (30%)

Willson and Helfet were Seattle’s only available tight ends with Anthony McCoy (injured) and Chase Coffman (healthy scratch) inactive.

Offensive linemen

J.R. Sweezy: 71 (100%)
Justin Britt: 71 (100%)
Garry Gilliam: 71 (100%)
Patrick Lewis: 71 (100%)
Russell Okung: 52 (73%)
Alvin Bailey: 32 (45%)

Bailey was used as an extra tackle then finished the game at left tackle once Okung injured his calf.

Quarterbacks

Russell Wilson: 67 (94%)
Tarvaris Jackson: 4 (6%)

Jackson’s only three appearances this season have come in the closing minutes of Seattle’s last three games, all of which have been blowout victories.

DEFENSE (55 total)

Defensive backs

Richard Sherman: 55 (100%)
Jeremy Lane: 55 (100%)
Kelcie McCray: 55 (100%)
Earl Thomas: 55 (100%)
Marcus Burley: 38 (69%)
DeShawn Shead: 4 (7%)

Shead started at right cornerback but left midway through the opening series. Jeremy Lane slid outside and Marcus Burley replaced him in the slot. McCray started at strong safety for Kam Chancellor.

Linebackers

Bobby Wagner: 55 (100%)
K.J. Wright: 55 (100%)
Bruce Irvin: 43 (78%)
Mike Morgan: 3 (5%)

Defensive linemen

Michael Bennett: 48 (87%)
Cliff Avril: 46 (84%)
Frank Clark: 35 (64%)
Ahtyba Rubin: 21 (38%)
Brandon Mebane: 21 (38%)
Cassius Marsh: 8 (15%)
Demarcus Dobbs: 8 (15%)

Clark has played more in Seattle’s last three games with Jordan Hill sidelined.

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Seahawks snap counts vs. Browns: Christine Michael, Bryce Brown split time