In yesterday's disaster of a game, the Indianapolis Colts lost to the Dallas Cowboys 42-7, falling to 10-5 on the season. It was a game in which the Colts were dominated in all three phases of the game (offense, defense and special teams) and in which the Colts' coaching staff was outcoached too. The Colts began pulling some starters in the third quarter and that continued for the remainder of the game, so some of the snap counts might be very skewed, but let's take a look at them anyway and see who played and how much each person played.
As I mentioned, we really can't put too much into these snap counts because the Colts began pulling players. I mean, Matt Hasselbeck and Andrew Luck split the reps at quarterback.
Khaled Holmes made his first career start at center and played every snap.
Zurlon Tipton saw his first playing time with the offense in a regular season game, playing 17 snaps, and he scored his first career NFL touchdown.
Dwayne Allen played just eight snaps but dropped three passes and then was injured. It was easily the worst game of his career so far.
I wonder why Reggie Wayne, who has clearly been hurting for much of the season as he plays through an injured elbow and torn triceps at the age of 36, wasn't rested more when the game got out of hand (which happened early). Wayne still played 77% of the snaps.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||33||52%|
I'm sure Colts fans will love seeing Greg Toler as the only defender to play 100% of the snaps on Sunday...
Arthur Jones played 78% of the snaps, a high number for a defensive lineman and his highest percentage of the season.
LaRon Landry got the start yesterday for the first time since returning from suspension. He played 36 snaps compared to Sergio Brown playing just 20.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||7||28%|
Four players - Andrew Jackson, Colt Anderson, Dewey McDonald, and Josh McNary - played 96% of the special teams snaps.
Hey, look, A.Q. Shipley and Jonotthan Harrison sightings!