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Colts Week Six Snap Counts vs. Texans

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Taking a look at the snap counts for the Colts offense, defense, and special teams from week six against the Texans.

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The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans last night on Thursday Night Football, 33-28.  There were several great performances from Colts - most notably from Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton - but a lot of players contributed to the win.

The only player who was active for the Colts not to play was backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.  Here's a look at the snap counts for the Colts from last night's win:

OFFENSE:

Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Gosder Cherilus T 87 100%
Joe Reitz G 87 100%
Lance Louis G 87 100%
Anthony Castonzo T 87 100%
Andrew Luck QB 87 100%
Jonotthan Harrison C 86 99%
Reggie Wayne WR 79 91%
Dwayne Allen TE 72 83%
T.Y. Hilton WR 59 68%
Coby Fleener TE 51 59%
Ahmad Bradshaw RB 44 51%
Trent Richardson RB 43 49%
Jack Doyle TE 37 43%
Hakeem Nicks WR 35 40%
Donte Moncrief WR 12 14%
Jamon Meredith T 2 2%
Griff Whalen WR 1 1%
A.Q. Shipley C 1 1%

While this was the fourth different starting offensive line combination for the Colts so far this year, this was only the second game this year that the unit that started the game didn't play every single snap.  Jonotthan Harrison missed just one snap, however, so it was pretty close.

T.Y. Hilton did all of that while only playing 68% of the team's snaps?  Dang.  That's impressive.

Ahmad Bradshaw slightly saw more snaps than Trent Richardson (one more), making it now four games for Bradshaw with more snaps and two games for Richardson with more snaps.

The more I watch Hakeem Nicks, the more I get on the #FeedMoncrief bandwagon.

DEFENSE:

Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Greg Toler CB 54 100%
Vontae Davis CB 54 100%
Mike Adams SS 54 100%
Jerrell Freeman LB 54 100%
D'Qwell Jackson LB 53 98%
Josh Gordy CB 47 87%
Erik Walden LB 47 87%
Sergio Brown FS 45 83%
Bjoern Werner LB 45 83%
Cory Redding DE 44 81%
Ricky Jean Francois DE 43 80%
Zach Kerr DT 18 33%
Josh Chapman NT 13 24%
Jonathan Newsome LB 9 17%
Andy Studebaker LB 7 13%
Montori Hughes NT 3 6%
Colt Anderson SS 2 4%
Loucheiz Purifoy CB 1 2%

Jerrell Freeman, who was questionable with a hamstring injury coming into the game, played every defensive snap.

Seeing how much Josh Gordy played helps you see once again how much the Colts missed Darius Butler.

Zach Kerr saw more snaps than Josh Chapman and Montori Hughes combined.  I don't think Kerr played particularly well last night, but I think it's clear that the coaches like him and are beginning to get him more involved than some of the other guys.  We'll see if this is a trend that continues.

Josh McNary didn't see a single defensive snap.  I don't think that shows that the Colts are done with him or anything, but he didn't look good at all when given the opportunity this season.  As a result, his playing time has drastically decreased with Freeman back.  There's no surprise there.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Dewey McDonald DB 26 84%
Josh McNary LB 26 84%
Colt Anderson SS 26 84%
Andy Studebaker LB 25 81%
Dan Herron RB 20 65%
Andrew Jackson LB 17 55%
Pat McAfee P 16 52%
Donte Moncrief WR 16 52%
Griff Whalen WR 16 52%
Loucheiz Purifoy CB 15 48%
Jack Doyle TE 14 45%
Henoc Muamba LB 13 42%
Jalil Brown CB 11 35%
Jonathan Newsome LB 11 35%
Zach Kerr LB 11 35%
Matt Overton LS 9 29%
D'Qwell Jackson LB 6 19%
Josh Gordy CB 6 19%
Sergio Brown FS 6 19%
Cory Redding DE 6 19%
Montori Hughes NT 6 19%
Adam Vinatieri K 5 16%
Ricky Jean Francois DE 5 16%
A.Q. Shipley C 5 16%
Jamon Meredith T 5 16%
Lance Louis G 5 16%
Joe Reitz G 5 16%
Gosder Cherilus T 5 16%
Dwayne Allen TE 4 13%

Dewey McDonald has yet to play a snap with the Colts defense in his two games active, but he's seen a lot of work on special teams in those games.