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Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Thursday’s win over the Rams

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Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The Seahawks ended their three game losing streak to the Rams in epic fashion on Thursday night, coming out on top 30-29 in a 12-round slugfest. A back-and-forth affair like Week 5 produced leads to fascinating workloads, as the best and most impactful players are played consistently until the end; that idea was evident in Seattle’s snap counts from Thursday:

  • Will Dissly’s snaps (89 percent) is indicative of the tight end not only being the team’s number one option at the position, but a staple of the offense. Dissly’s been a factor in every game this season, and now he’s barely coming off the field.
  • On a short week, the Seahawks’ workhorse RB in Chris Carson saw a career-high in snaps, at 62 (84 percent). Carson was outstanding for a second straight week, and his strong play left Rashaad Penny to see just 16 percent, and CJ Prosise zero.
  • The biggest marker of the barn burner of a game: Jadeveon Clowney finally approached 80 percent of snaps (78, to be exact). Clowney was a force for Seattle, and consistently made an impact on defense, whether it was directly or by creating opportunities for those around him.
  • Rasheem Green’s ascension continued, as he saw the third highest amount of snaps among defensive linemen (69 percent).
  • The Rams’ prolific 11 personnel offense led to Jamar Taylor and the nickel featuring the most this season, at 47 percent. It was always Mychal Kendricks to come off the field, with Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright both playing every snap.
  • Finally, though he still had a handful of good plays, it will be interesting to see if L.J. Collier can start to get in the lineup in place of Branden Jackson who played just 19 percent. As recently as Week 2, Jackson was playing over half the snaps and featuring in high-leverage situations. It might be more valuable, long-term, to give his snaps to Collier.

The Seahawks will now enjoy a mini bye week, until they return to action in Week 6 away to the Cleveland Browns, a 10 AM PST kickoff.