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Colts Week Seven Snap Counts vs. Bengals

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

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On Sunday the Colts completely dominated the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium, shutting them down en route to a 27-0 victory.  It was the first shutout by the Colts since week seventeen of 2008, and it most certainly was a great team effort from the offense, defense, and special teams.  Let's take a look at the snap counts from the game:

OFFENSE:

Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Hugh Thornton G 79 100%
Jack Mewhort G 79 100%
Jonotthan Harrison C 79 100%
Anthony Castonzo T 79 100%
Andrew Luck QB 79 100%
Gosder Cherilus T 76 96%
T.Y. Hilton WR 63 80%
Reggie Wayne WR 61 77%
Coby Fleener TE 60 76%
Dwayne Allen TE 55 70%
Trent Richardson RB 38 48%
Ahmad Bradshaw RB 33 42%
Jack Doyle TE 28 35%
Donte Moncrief WR 23 29%
Hakeem Nicks WR 19 24%
Dan Herron RB 8 10%
Griff Whalen WR 5 6%
Joe Reitz G 5 6%

For the first time this season, Donte Moncrief saw more snaps than Hakeem Nicks.  Certainly some of this was likely due to the large margin of victory, but I also do think it could be a trend that we will begin to see more this season, too.

Despite his injury scare, Reggie Wayne still played 77% of the offensive snaps.

DEFENSE:

Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Vontae Davis CB 56 100%
Greg Toler CB 56 100%
Mike Adams SS 56 100%
D'Qwell Jackson LB 56 100%
Jerrell Freeman LB 51 91%
Sergio Brown FS 49 88%
Cory Redding DE 42 75%
Ricky Jean Francois DE 41 73%
Bjoern Werner OLB 41 73%
Josh Gordy CB 39 70%
Andy Studebaker LB 25 45%
Jonathan Newsome LB 24 43%
Erik Walden LB 22 39%
Zach Kerr DT 21 38%
Montori Hughes NT 15 27%
Josh Chapman NT 9 16%
Loucheiz Purifoy CB 8 14%
Josh McNary LB 5 9%

Jonathan Newsome saw the most playing time of any game of his short career against the Bengals, as Erik Walden was ejected near the end of the first half.

Cory Redding and Ricky Jean Francois both played a high percentage of the snaps for defensive linemen.  Zach Kerr, the undrafted rookie, saw the third most snaps of any Colts defensive lineman.  Josh Chapman continues to see his playing time decrease, only playing nine snaps.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Andy Studebaker LB 29 100%
Dan Herron RB 24 83%
Colt Anderson SS 24 83%
Dewey McDonald DB 24 83%
Loucheiz Purifoy CB 23 79%
Josh McNary LB 23 79%
Griff Whalen WR 18 62%
Andrew Jackson LB 18 62%
Jalil Brown CB 18 62%
Henoc Muamba LB 17 59%
Pat McAfee P 17 59%
Donte Moncrief WR 16 55%
Jack Doyle TE 13 45%
Matt Overton LS 11 38%
Dwayne Allen TE 6 21%
Hugh Thornton G 5 17%
Jack Mewhort G 5 17%
Gosder Cherilus T 5 17%
Joe Reitz G 5 17%
Josh Chapman NT 5 17%
A.Q. Shipley C 5 17%
Adam Vinatieri K 5 17%
Zach Kerr DT 2 7%
Jonathan Newsome LB 1 3%

Andy Studebaker is the first Colt this year to play 100% of the special teams snaps.  He's always near the top, but on Sunday he played on every single one.

Sergio Brown didn't see a single snap on special teams.  He's starting at safety now so it makes sense, but he was one of their best players on special teams.  Seeing the success they're having despite the fact that he's not out there highlights once again just how impressive the unit has been.