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Colts vs Eagles: Week three snap counts

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Another week is in the books, and the Colts dropped a tough one on the road to the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a lot closer than just about anyone could have guessed this game would be when looking at the schedule back in the summer.

There are a lot of things to learn from this game, and the snap counts are a great place to look to start the process of breaking down the team’s performance. Let’s take a look at the numbers and see if anything jumps out this week.

Offense

# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
56 Quenton Nelson G/C 59 100 4 14
68 Matt Slauson C/G 59 100 4 14
78 Ryan Kelly C 59 100
62 Le'Raven Clark G/T 59 100 2 7
13 T.Y. Hilton WR 59 100 1 4
12 Andrew Luck QB 58 98
85 Eric Ebron TE 52 88
11 Ryan Grant WR 50 85
21 Nyheim Hines RB 43 73
80 Chester Rogers WR 40 68 2 7
73 Joe Haeg T/G 31 53 2 7
71 Denzelle Good T/G 28 47
20 Jordan Wilkins RB 17 29
45 Ryan Hewitt TE 16 27 15 54
86 Erik Swoope TE 8 14 4 14
14 Zach Pascal WR 6 10 13 46
16 Marcus Johnson WR 2 3 10 36
72 Braden Smith G/T 2 3
7 Jacoby Brissett QB 1 2
84 Jack Doyle TE
25 Marlon Mack RB
38 Christine Michael RB
33 Robert Turbin RB
74 Anthony Castonzo T

Notes

  • There continues to be good continuity on the interior of the offensive line with Nelson, Slauson, and Kelly all getting in on every offensive snap. That consistency has to help out the tackles, who have experienced no such consistence.
  • Eric Ebron filled in the Jack Doyle rule in this contest, and it was with mixed results. The blocking Doyle provides was noticeably lacking, and Ebron proved that maybe his best role is playing as a complementary piece.
  • Nyheim Hines dominated the snaps at running back, more than doubling Jordan Wilkins’ snaps.


Defense

# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
26 Clayton Geathers S 82 100 6 21
53 Darius Leonard LB 82 100
23 Kenny Moore II CB 82 100 13 46
27 Nate Hairston CB 82 100 3 11
29 Malik Hooker S 82 100
50 Anthony Walker LB 73 89 16 57
92 Margus Hunt DT 69 84 9 32
93 Jabaal Sheard DE 65 79 5 18
35 Pierre Desir CB 65 79
97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 57 70 5 18
99 Al Woods DT 45 55 9 32
57 Kemoko Turay DE 40 49
51 Jihad Ward DE 29 35
90 Grover Stewart DT 22 27 9 32
44 Zaire Franklin LB 14 17 19 68
41 Matthias Farley S 9 11 18 64
52 Najee Goode LB 3 4 24 86
31 Quincy Wilson CB
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT
48 Skai Moore LB 5 18
95 Denico Autry DT/DE
58 Tarell Basham DE
30 George Odum S 23 82
36 Corey Moore S 19 68
49 Matthew Adams LB 19 68
94 Tyquan Lewis DT/DE
28 Chris Milton CB 19 68

Notes

  • The Colts defense had more snaps this week than in any week this season. This is likely directly related to the offensive ineffectiveness.
  • The Colts had 5 players who got in on all the defensive snaps this week: Clayton Geathers, Darius Leonard, Kenny Moore, Nate Hairston, and Malik Hooker. Given their youth, this young core getting these snaps is critical to the team’s development.
  • Margus Hunt, who has been a force on defense was in on 84% of the snaps, continuing to be one of the most consistent defensive linemen in terms of playing time and contributions.
  • Matthias Farley was in on just 9 snaps defensively. This seems likely because the Colts wanted to deal with the Eagles’ tight ends and explains why Anthony Walker got more playing time by a wide margin than he has in previous weeks.

Special Teams

# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
2 Rigoberto Sanchez P 14 50
4 Adam Vinatieri K 4 14
46 Luke Rhodes LS 10 36