Snap counts are essential for IDP. Tackles, sacks, and interceptions are really hard to get when you’re standing on the sidelines. Watching snap counts rise and fall is the first step in finding sleepers who are about to break out and players who are on the decline.
CJ Mosley and Eric Weddle were both on the field for all 58 snaps. CBs Marlon Humphrey and Jimmy Smith both topped 90% of snaps. Terrell Suggs and Brandon Carr both passed the 80% threshold. Mosley was the only Raven over 5 total tackles. He ended with 7 solos and 1 assist. Matt Judon’s stat line is still definitely of note, 3 solos, 2 assists, and 3.0 sacks. Judon was on the field for 36 snaps, 62%. Suggs didn’t have any tackles but had a lovely 43-yard FR TD.
T-Sizzle! Terrell Suggs still got it!! 💪
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) November 25, 2018
Tony Jefferson left the game with an ankle injury after 32 snaps. Sixth Round sophomore Chuck Clark replaced him.
Tremaine Edmunds, Jordan Poyer, and Micah Hyde played all 70 snaps. Matt Milano, Tre’Davious White, and Levi Wallace each played 67 snaps. Jerry Hughes was on the field for 55 snaps, 79%. Poyer broke double-digit tackles with 9 solos, 1 assist, 1 TFL, and 1 interception. Edmunds and Lorenzo Alexander each ended with 7 solos and 1 assist. Alexander added 1.0 sack on 47 snaps. Kyle Williams had a day with 4 solos, 3 assists, and 1.5 sack on 46 snaps. Trent Murphy returned and out-snapped Shaq Lawson, 38 snaps to 26 snaps.
Jessie Bates III was the only Bengal on the field for all 64 snaps. Shawn Williams, William Jackson, Vontaze Burfict, Jordan Evans, and Darqueze Dennard topped 90% of snaps. Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins, and Andrew Billings all topped 80% of snaps. That was Billings top snap share on the season. Cincy shuffled their LBs again with Preston Brown headed to IR. Burfict started at MIKE while Evans started at WILL. Burfict paced the team with 2 solos, 6 assists, and 1 PD. Williams added 6 solos, 1 assist, and 1 PD. Dunlap, Vincent Rey, and Evans all ended with 6 total tackles. Rey played 39 snaps.
Joe Schobert, Damarious Randall, Denzel Ward, and TJ Carrie played all 74 snaps. Jamie Collins missed 1 snap while Briean Boddy-Calhoun topped the 90% threshold. Emmanuel Ogbah was on the field for 59 snaps, 80%. Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers, and Larry Ogunjobi all topped 70% of snaps. Schobert led the way with 6 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 QB hit. BBC and Peppers each finished with 6 total tackles. Garrett added 1.0 sack putting him at 10.0 on the season. In one of the most cold-blooded moves I’ve ever seen, Randall caught an interception and handed it to former Head Coach Hue Jackson on the Cincy sideline.
Build Damarious Randall a statue today for handing Hue the INT ball pic.twitter.com/ZWRp1aDL2R
— Bottlegate (@Bottlegate) November 25, 2018
Safeties Darian Stewart and Justin Simmons played all 78 snaps. Chris Harris Jr played 76 snaps. Bradley Roby and Todd Davis both topped 80% of snaps. First Round rookie Bradley Chubb played 77% of snaps while Von Miller missed the 70% threshold by 1 snap. Davis broke double-digit tackles with 8 solos and 2 assists. Simmons added 6 solos and 2 assists. Harris, Roby, Josey Jewell, and Will Parks all ended with 6 total tackles. Harris added an interception. Parks logged 42 snaps. Fourth Round rookie Jewell was on the field for 32 snaps. Chubb didn’t record a sack. He currently sits at 9.0 sacks which puts him on pace to record 13.0 sacks for the season. Jevon Kearse’s rookie sack record may be safe.
Benardrick McKinneyled the way with 6 solos, 4 assists, and 1 TFL. Watt added 6 solos, 3 assists, and 1.5 sacks. In his return, Cunningham contributed 5 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. The Texans got after Marcus Mariota. Mercilus put together 5 total tackles and 1.5 sacks. Christian Covington ended with 4 total tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Clayton Geathers, Malik Hooker, Pierre Desir, and Kenny Moore II played all 53 snaps. There was a very scary moment when Darius Leonard left the game for the locker room after the first play. Thank the #IDP gods that he returned and still topped 90% of snaps. Anthony Walker, Tyquan Lewis, Jabaal Sheard, and Denico Autry all topped the 70% threshold. Leonard led the team with 9 solos, 1 assist, and 1.0 sack. Walker added 8 solos, 1 assist, 2 TFLs, and 1 PD. Geathers finished with 4 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 1 QB hit. Early season breakout star Margus Hunt only played 62% of snaps. Indy has been giving Lewis as many snaps as he can handle, to the detriment of Hunt and fellow 2nd Round rookie Kemoko Turay.
Telvin Smith, Myles Jack, Tashaun Gipson, Jalen Ramsey, and AJ Bouye played all 58 snaps. Barry Church played 55 snaps. Calais Campbell, DJ Hayden, and Yannick Ngakoue each logged 50 snaps, 86%. Smith led the way with 7 solos, 2 assists, and 1 QB hit. Hayden added 3 solos and 4 assists. Third Round rookie Ronnie Harrison started the year playing anywhere from 20-60% of snaps. He seems to have fallen out of favor as he’s totaled 10 snaps over the last three games combined. Ngakoue had 1 solo TFL and 3 QB hits. I feel like I say that every week… Buffalo trolled Ramsey in style after their victory.
This tweet didn’t age well. pic.twitter.com/4liA2qJU1n
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 25, 2018
You open yourself up to that when you regularly provide opposing teams with chalkboard material.
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
Derwin James and Mike Davis played all 47 snaps. The rest of the starting secondary, Jahleel Addae and Casey Hayward, played 43 snaps. Jatavis Brown and Melvin Ingram topped 80% of snaps. Adrian Phillips, Desmond King and Joey Bosa crossed the 70% threshold. James and Brown both had 7 total tackles. James added an interception. Bosa is back. He ended with 5 total tackles and 2.0 sacks.
Kiko Alonso and TJ McDonald played all 69 snaps. Rashad Jones, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Xavien Howard all logged 68 snaps, which just isn’t quite as nice. Nobody else hit the 70% threshold. McDonald led the way with 9 solos and 2 assists. Jones finished with 8 solos and 1 PD. Akeem Spence added 7 solos and 2 TFLs on 43 snaps. Raekwon McMillan added 7 total tackles as well on 47 snaps. Alonso finished with 4 solos, 2 assists, and 1 TFL. Howard had a day with 5 solos and 3 PDs including 2 interceptions.
New England Patriots
The starting secondary, Patrick Chung, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, and Stephon Gilmore, played all 64 snaps. Kyle Van Noy missed 1 snap while Trey Flowers topped 90% of snaps. No other Patriot even topped 60% of snaps. Chung had a day with 13 total tackles and 1 TFL. Nobody else broke 5 total tackles. Obi Melifonwu saw his first action for New England. He was on the field for 8 defensive snaps and 17 ST snaps.
New York Jets
Avery Williamson, Darron Lee, Jamal Adams, and Morris Claiborne played all 70 snaps. Darryl Roberts and Trumaine Johnson topped 90% of snaps. Leonard Williams played 58 snaps, 83%. Jordan Jenkins was the last Jet north of 70% of snaps. Williamson and Adams both broke double-digit tackles. Williamson ended with 3 solos and 8 assists. Adams had 7 solos, 3 assists, and an impressive 3 PDs. Roberts added 7 solos and 1 assist. Lee put together 4 solos and 2 assists.
Tahir Whitehead played all 70 snaps. Gareon Conley, Karl Joseph, Marcus Gilchrist, Arden Key, Johnathan Hankins, and Daryl Worley all topped 80% of snaps. Frostee Rucker was on the field for 49 snaps, 70%. Whitehead led the way with 8 solos, 6 assists, and 1 PD. Joseph added 7 solos and 1 assist. No other Raiders topped 5 total tackles. There really isn’t that much more to say. Outside of Whitehead, I wouldn’t trust any Raiders on my push to the playoffs.
Sean Davis and Joe Haden played all 57 snaps. Terrell Edmunds and Coty Sensabaugh both topped 95% of snaps. TJ Watt and Javon Hargrave both crossed the 80% threshold. Cameron Heyward, Bud Dupree, Jon Bostic, and Vince Williams played at least 70% of snaps. Edmunds was the only Steeler with more than 4 total tackles. Edmunds ended with 8 solos and 1 assist. Hargrave is continuing to enjoy the increased snaps in Stephon Tuitt’s absence. Hargrave ended with 4 total tackles and 0.5 sack.
Logan Ryan led the way with 5 solos and 6 assists. Vaccaro and Harold Landry both finished with 3 solos and 5 assists. Landry added 0.5 sack vs Vaccaro’s 1.0 sack. ILBs Woodyard and Brown each added 6 total tackles. Brown included 1.0 sack of his own.
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