The Colts defeated the Jaguars yesterday 23-3 in a game full of ups and downs. The Colts were playing without Ahmad Bradshaw, Dwayne Allen, Greg Toler, and Gosder Cherilus - four starters who missed with injuries (and Bradshaw is out for the year, but this was the first game without him). In the win, Indy notched their eleventh consecutive win against AFC South opponents and completed a sweep of the Jaguars for the second straight season. The Colts improved to 7-4, have a 2.5 game lead in the AFC South, and all of that in a game in which the Colts weren't at the top of their game. Let's take a look at the snap counts from the game for the Colts' offense, defense, and special teams units.
Joe Reitz, filling in for the injured Gosder Cherilus, played every one of the snaps at right tackle.
Hugh Thornton was injured in the game and A.Q. Shipley filled in for him at right guard.
Donte Moncrief finally received more snaps than Hakeem Nicks, which is great to see. It was evident just from watching the game yesterday, but it's still great to actually see on paper too. Hopefully that's a trend that continues.
Trent Richardson didn't start the game but did see more snaps than Dan Herron (41 to 32). From what I understand, Richardson not starting was more due to his illness during the week than anything else.
Jack Doyle saw 39 snaps (53%) on Sunday while filling in for Dwayne Allen.
The Colts used Xavier Nixon as an extra lineman at times on Sunday. They also used Andrew Jackson as a blocking fullback for the second straight week.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||39||72%|
Arthur Jones, returning once again from an injury, played 29 snaps (54%).
LaRon Landry saw his snaps increase from 8 a week ago (10%) to 20 this week (37%). Could he be slowly working his way back toward the starting lineup, or is this the Colts' plan for him? Only time will tell.
The Colts were down to two healthy cornerbacks at one point, forcing players like Colt Anderson (a safety) into corner roles on Sunday at times.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||1||4%|
Josh Cribbs played 15 special teams snaps (62%) in his Colts debut.
Zurlon Tipton, in his first game active in the NFL, played on 13 special teams snaps (54%).