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Colts Week Three Snap Counts vs. Jaguars

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

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday 44-17 for their first win of the season, improving to 1-2 on the year.  As we look at how certain players played during the game (hint: a lot of Colts played well), it's also important to look at how much each player played.

So, here's the snap counts for the Colts in week three:


Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Gosder Cherilus T 74 100%
Jack Mewhort G 74 100%
Anthony Castonzo T 74 100%
A.Q. Shipley C 74 100%
Andrew Luck QB 68 92%
Hugh Thornton G 66 89%
Dwayne Allen TE 57 77%
Reggie Wayne WR 54 73%
Coby Fleener TE 50 68%
Trent Richardson RB 38 51%
Hakeem Nicks WR 36 49%
T.Y. Hilton WR 34 46%
Jack Doyle TE 27 36%
Ahmad Bradshaw RB 25 34%
Donte Moncrief WR 24 32%
Dan Herron RB 9 12%
Jonotthan Harrison C 8 11%
Jamon Meredith T 7 9%
Griff Whalen WR 6 8%
Matt Hasselbeck QB 6 8%
Mario Harvey FB 3 4%

This was the first game this year in which Andrew Luck did not play every single snap.  This game was for a good reason, however, and that's because the Colts were leading by so much that he was replaced in the fourth quarter, causing him to miss the final six snaps of the game.

I think it's notable that Dwayne Allen saw the most snaps of any player not an offensive lineman or Andrew Luck.  And I think that's a good thing for the offense.

This is the first game this season in which Trent Richardson saw more snaps than Ahmad Bradshaw.

The wide receiver snap counts (and all of these, to a degree) were skewed a bit by the big win, but for the receiver position it was affected especially by T.Y. Hilton leaving with an ankle injury.  That's why he saw only 46% of the snaps and that's also why Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief saw increased snaps.  That said, I think it's a good idea for the Colts going forward to get those two involved.

This was the first game this season that the starting five offensive linemen didn't all play 100% of the snaps.  Hugh Thornton missed 8 snaps with an injury, but he did return and was fine.


Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Vontae Davis CB 60 100%
Josh McNary LB 59 98%
Mike Adams SS 53 88%
D'Qwell Jackson LB 52 87%
Greg Toler CB 52 87%
Bjoern Werner LB 48 80%
LaRon Landry FS 43 72%
Erik Walden LB 40 67%
Darius Butler CB 39 65%
Zach Kerr DT 37 62%
Cory Redding DE 32 53%
Jonathan Newsome LB 29 48%
Ricky Jean Francois DE 29 48%
Josh Chapman NT 17 28%
Kelcy Quarles DT 16 27%
Montori Hughes NT 14 23%
Josh Gordy CB 9 15%
Loucheiz Purifoy CB 8 13%
Henoc Muamba LB 8 13%
Colt Anderson SS 7 12%
Sergio Brown FS 7 12%
Andy Studebaker LB 1 2%

Vontae Davis has yet to miss a single defensive snap this year.  Not only has he played at a high level, he's been in the game on every play as well.

It was good to get Jonathan Newsome in there for nearly half of the snaps, as the Colts need to get him work.

The defensive lineman who played the most snaps for the Colts? Zach Kerr.  The undrafted rookie played 62% of the snaps on Sunday, seeing 37 snaps.  In the first two games combined, he saw 43 snaps.  He had a huge role on Sunday and it's awesome to see from Kerr.  Obviously, in a big win without one of their starting defensive linemen in Arthur Jones we'll see if this game was more of an aberration in terms of his snap counts, but regardless it's great to see and great experience for him.


Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Colt Anderson SS 23 74%
Loucheiz Purifoy CB 22 71%
Mario Harvey FB 20 65%
Dan Herron RB 19 61%
Henoc Muamba LB 19 61%
Sergio Brown FS 19 61%
Pat McAfee P 19 61%
Griff Whalen WR 18 58%
Josh Gordy CB 18 58%
Andy Studebaker LB 18 58%
Jack Doyle TE 17 55%
Donte Moncrief WR 17 55%
Matt Overton LS 10 32%
Josh McNary LB 10 32%
Gosder Cherilus T 8 26%
Jack Mewhort T 8 26%
Hugh Thornton G 8 26%
Jonotthan Harrison C 8 26%
Jamon Meredith T 8 26%
Jonathan Newsome LB 8 26%
Adam Vinatieri K 8 26%
Montori Hughes NT 7 23%
Bjoern Werner LB 6 19%
Zach Kerr DT 5 16%
Dwayne Allen TE 5 16%
Ricky Jean Francois DE 2 6%
Josh Chapman NT 2 6%
D'Qwell Jackson LB 2 6%
Anthony Castonzo T 2 6%
Cory Redding DE 2 6%
Vontae Davis CB 1 3%
Kelcy Quarles DT 1 3%

For the third straight game, Colt Anderson played more special teams snaps than anyone else.