The Indianapolis Colts lost yesterday in Pittsburgh to the Steelers, 51-34, and it was an all-around bad performance from the defense that the offense couldn't come back from. There's a lot to talk about from this game, but let's take a look at the snap counts from the game to see how much each player actually played. There were two active players who didn't play - quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and running back Trent Richardson. Other than those two, all of the active guys played, and let's take a look at those snap counts:
T.Y. Hilton played 98% of the offensive snaps, the highest percentage for a Colts' wide receiver this season. Hilton was certainly needed with Reggie Wayne out and he produced, catching 6 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown.
As expected, Ahmad Bradshaw saw the majority of the snaps with Trent Richardson still recovering from an injured hamstring.
Hakeem Nicks was in on 90% of the snaps while Donte Moncrief was in on 61% of them. I'd expect that to change if the Colts have to play another game without Reggie Wayne.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||49||59%|
Hey, look! The defense actually did play!
In his first game back from an injury, Darius Butler played 87% of the snaps - a high number for him but necessitated by both the Steelers' passing attack and Vontae Davis' injury.
Cory Redding and RJF continued to see the most snaps of any defensive lineman despite Arthur Jones' return (Jones played 43% of the snaps). Josh Chapman also saw an increase in his snaps this week, playing 53% of them.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||9||26%|
There was a four-way split for the most special teams snaps week, between Andy Studebaker, Dewey McDonald, Colt Anderson, and Josh McNary.
34 of the 46 active players on Sunday for the Colts played at least one special teams snap!