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Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Sunday’s win over the Falcons

Seattle Seahawks v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Not only did the Seahawks get back to their winning ways in Atlanta, but for two quarters, they looked downright dominant, scoring with ease. Then the second half, and a minor Falcons comeback, happened, and there’s some sour taste left. Regardless of how it happened, Seattle’s 6-2 at the halfway mark. Week 8 brought a much needed victory, but also, a devastating loss. That and more in the team’s snap counts:

  • A couple interesting things of note among the wide receivers. Malik Turner started the game, but ended up with just 11 percent of the offensive snaps. He continues to create with snaps he’s given, and should get more.

It looked like, early on, perhaps David Moore was encroaching on DK Metcalf’s snaps and targets, but it wasn’t the case; Metcalf saw 92 percent of the offense’s snaps, while Moore saw 49 percent.

  • As predicted, the tight end group flipped this week, with the Seahawks running the ball constantly. A week after Jacob Hollister paced the group, it was Luke Willson this week, seeing 70 percent compared to Hollister’s 36 percent.
  • Rashaad Penny returned to the rotation, playing 30 percent of the offensive snaps and running well when given the chance.
  • Both Akeem King and Neiko Thorpe served as Tre Flowers’ injury replacement, with the former playing 85 percent and the latter 16 percent of the defensive snaps.
  • Nickel was featured more often, with Mychal Kendricks playing 61 percent to Jamar Taylor’s 44 percent.
  • Cody Barton spelled K.J. Wright for a series, and ended up seeing six percent of the defensive snaps.

Seattle will return to CenturyLink Field in Week 9 to welcome the Buccaneers and former NFC West foe Bruce Arians. The biggest change to the lineup, as we saw in Atlanta, will be Joey Hunt’s entrance into the lineup for the injured Justin Britt.