Packers Snap Counts Versus Seattle: Week Ten

The Packers get another fine defensive performance to enable the team to grind out another victory.

The Packers did not elevate anyone from the Practice Squad for this game.  The inactives were David Bakhtiari (ACL), Kingsley Keke (concussion), Dominique Dafney (hamstring), Equanimeous St. Brown (ankle) and Vernon Scott (healthy scratch).  Dennis Kelly, Jake Hanson, Jack Heflin and Jordan Love were active but did not play. 

Kelly and Hanson had played special teams snaps in the past, but not against the Seahawks.  Instead, the Packers used Elgton Jenkins on special teams, something he had not done previously.  Moreover, Runyan, and to a lesser extent, Newman, had been mainstays on special teams but did not play STs against the Seahawks. 

 

Player Snaps % STs
Jenkins 74 100 4 - 22%
Runyan 74 100 4 - 22%
Patrick 74 100 4 - 22%
Newman 74 100  
Turner 74 100  
Nijman     4 - 22%
       
Rodgers 74 100  
Love DNP DNP DNP
       
Dillon 36 49 3 - 17%
Jones 34 46  
P. Taylor 3 4 1 - 6%
       
Lewis 42 57  
Deguara 25 34 3 - 17%
Davis 12 16 15 - 83%
       
Adams 70 95  
Cobb 50 68  
Valdes-Scantling 49 66  
Lazard 44 59  
A. Rodgers 4 5 11 - 61%
M. Taylor 1 1 13 - 72%
       

The Packers racked up a huge time of possession advantage in both halves.  In the first half, they kept the ball for 20:46 minutes to Seattle's 9:14.  Dillon (7 carries for 28 yards) and Jones (4 for 10) combined for 38 yards on 11 carries, a 3.45 yard average, with Aaron Rodgers adding two scrambles for 8 yards.  While it was nothing to write home about, the Packers did manage to gain positive yards on their first and ten situations.  In the first half, they gained 3, 3, 11, 5, 3, 6, Inc., 5, 34, Inc., 1 (from the Seattle 10), 4, Inc., 8, and 2 yards on first and ten.  This left the Packers with options on later downs, and the Packers were able to move the ball down the field.  They went zero for 2 in the red zone, and made just one of two field goals on their way to a 3 - 0 halftime lead.  In their recap article, Pro Football Focus indicated that the Packers' running backs gained 0.5 yards prior to first contact for the game.  

The pass protection was reasonably good, though Rodgers got rid of the ball in an average of 2.5 seconds, per PFF.  Adams, Valdes-Scantling, and Cobb had 66, 41, and 14 receiving yards in the first half.  Those three would add 12 yards, zero and 7 yards in the second half to their respective totals.  The Packers would use their running backs to power the offense in the second half.  Jones and Dillon added 101 receiving yards and 53 rushing yards on 17 carries (a 3.12-yard average) in the second half.  They were able to convert two of their three red zone appearances into touchdowns.  The Packers maintained their disparity in time of possession in the second half, keeping the ball for 18:23 minutes to Seattle's 11:37 minutes.     

 

Player Snaps % STs
Amos 61 100  
Savage 61 100  
Sullivan 61 100  
Stokes 60 98  
Douglas 42 69 11 - 61%
Black 28 46 11 - 61%
King 20 33 1 - 6%
Jean-Charles 1 2 10 - 66%
Yiadom     13 - 72%
       
Campbell 61 100 1 - 6%
P. Smith 53 87  
Gary 35 57  
Garvin 30 49 6 - 33%
Barnes 26 43 3 - 17%
Mercilus 17 28 1 - 6%
Burks 6 10 13 - 72%
Summers     13 - 72%
McDuffie     10 - 56%
       
Clark 49 80  
Lowry 42 69 5 - 28%
Slaton 12 20 7 - 39%
Lancaster 6 10 7 - 39%
       

The Packers played a lot of defensive backs (5.48 DBs/play on average), up from 4.97 and 5.22 the last two weeks.  The return of Eric Stokes did not severely affect Rasul Douglas, though he did drop from 100% of snaps to 69%.  Instead, Kevin King dropped from 100% to 33%.  King had a nice day despite the decreased playing time. 

The coverage overall was very good.  Russell Wilson again ran around forever (3.5 seconds on average time to throw) looking for big plays, which were few in number.  Seattle only completed one pass for more than 20 yards, and that was to Will Dissly, a tight end, for 28 yards, quite a bit of which was after the catch.  PFF indicated that Gary, Clark, and Preston Smith each had 3 pressures, with Gary, Smith and Whitney Mercilus each getting a sack.  Clark and DeVondre Campbell each added one quarterback hit, bringing that total up to a modest 5.

Seattle rushed the ball 5 times for 23 yards in the first half (plus 2 scrambles by Wilson for 11 more yards).  Seattle added 6 rushes for 20 yards in the second half, plus Wilson broke loose 3 times for another 21 yards, but elected for have Wilson chuck the ball downfield a whopping 40 times for the game.

The numbers do not do justice to the Packers' defensive dominance.  Campbell and Barnes each had 5 tackles, with Amos and Douglas each adding 4 tackles.  The Packers broke up 7 passes, 3 by Amos, and one each by Douglas, King, Savage and Stokes.  King and Amos intercepted passes, with King's likely saving points.  Seattle only converted one of five third down opportunities in the first half and finished the game with just 208 net yards. 

The special teams were not as horrible as they have been lately.  Mason Crosby missed a 42-yard field goal.  The snap and hold looked decent enough to me, if a little mechanical as opposed to smooth.  Malik Taylor had a 32-yard kickoff return (though the Packers allowed a 32-yard return) and Amari Rodgers had a 16-yard punt return, albeit on a 61-yard punt, so the net was still 45 yards.  Bojorquez punted three times and forced three fair catches, good for a 46.7-yard net.

WR: 2.95

TE: 1.07

RB: 0.99

DL: 1.79

ILB: 1.52

OLB: 2.21

DB: 5.48

 

 

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Comments (12)

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dobber's picture

November 15, 2021 at 05:12 am

Looks like the answer to Tonyan's injury is a lot of 11 personnel.

Thanks for your work, TGR!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

November 15, 2021 at 05:28 am

Yeah, I don't think this is exactly the offense LaFleur had in mind. Yet the Packers ran the ball 32 times (really 30 after deducting AR's two scrambles) and passed the ball 37 times (adjust to 39 with AR's two scrambles). 56.5% pass to 43.5% is closer to what LH wants.

I didn't think GB's offensive line was getting a lot of push, particularly early, but that PFF stat of a half yard rushing before contact seems out of line to me. I think it is a little bit of a contrived stat to begin with, but I assume they keep track and it can be used as a reference tool. It sounds like I should have given the RBs more credit than I did, which someone brought up in the gut reactions thread. Might have been CW or LH.

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Minniman's picture

November 15, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Thanks for the effort each week TGR, a real Trojan effort to get this out so fast after the game.

Re the o-line stat - with it being an aggregate stat for the whole line, it doesn’t\can’t tell the full story of Newman being targeted. Sure, the LT, LG and RT were holding up well, but the pressure wasn’t coming through their lanes. I’ll be interested to both rewatch the game and see the individual grades for the o-linemen. Just a thought.

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RCPackerFan's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:08 am

One small interesting snap count is Slaton and Lancaster. Slaton put up double the amount of snaps compared to Lancaster. Maybe there is more to it, but I think and hope Slaton is starting to take over for Lancaster. He gets good push and makes good plays on the DL. I hope he continues to get more time!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:18 am

Yes, I noticed that as well. I am curious about Heflin as well, but then I thought that whatever the defensive brain trust is doing is what they should continue to do.

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dobber's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:19 am

We'll see what happens next week. The answer to no Gary and no Mercilus might be to go heavy on the DL

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Johnblood27's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:48 am

...and if that happens look for a steady diet of Cook outside runs.

With GBP OLB depleted, Zimmer is probably already dialing up Cooks recipe.

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murf7777's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:13 am

Douglas continues to impress. I hope mercilus is ok. I’m amazed how well the next man up mentality is doing. Reminiscent of 2010. GPG….beat the Vikings!

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:19 am

As usual, thanks very much TGR, for this data!

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Johnblood27's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:47 am

If Lazard could catch the damn ball, MLF could give him some of Tonyans seam duties and keep the TE receiving threat in the offense instead of shifting the load to RB.

With Jones out, this may have to happen anyway, just to keep the defense from collapsing around Adams and the LOS(Dillon).

If minnehaha wants to try to take away Adams and Dillon, MVS better be ready for some action and secure the ball when the opportunities come his way or it could make for a long day for our guys.

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LambeauPlain's picture

November 15, 2021 at 12:03 pm

How many drops were there? Seemed like several and not just Lazard. One I will cut him some slack...the first down catch over the middle when he caught the ball but the tackler smacked him hard. I was surprised he got up. It was so loud the crowd groaned loudly.

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stockholder's picture

November 15, 2021 at 07:47 am

Logical. BUT- Still think- A. Rodgers and Slaton need more Time.

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