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Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Sunday’s loss to the Rams

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Seattle Seahawks v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

In one of their worst performances in recent memory, the Seahawks were trounced 28-12 by the Rams in prime-time. The offense was incapable of getting anything going, with Russell Wilson under pressure consistently. On defense, confusion seemed a constant, as all 11 players looked entirely unprepared to face a divisional opponent. Seattle went deep trying to combat L.A.’s offense, as the snap counts show:

  • Chris Carson’s workload ballooned again (82 percent) as a result of Rashaad Penny’s early exit. For the benefit of Carson and the Seahawks, one of C.J. Prosise or Travis Homer need to help keep Carson’s snap count and touches down over the remainder of the season.
  • Josh Gordon was the clear third wide receiver on the night, playing 55 percent of the offense’s snaps, but had little impact—as was the case with the rest of the wideouts.
  • George Fant, 19 percent and Jamarco Jones, 6 percent, hardly played in a night where Wilson was under constant duress. The drop off, particularly for Fant, was inexplicable after the offense got into a rhythm when featuring seven offensive linemen early on.
  • In his first career start, Cody Barton played the majority of defensive snaps at 83 percent. Akeem King saw just 11 percent of snaps, as base sets continued to be the go-to, even in Mychal Kendricks absence.
  • The rotation on the defensive line was apparent, with everyone playing 30 snaps or more, with the exception of L.J. Collier, who logged just nine of 70.
  • Lano Hill saw three snaps as Seattle tried to combat a Rams offense finding constant joy, to no avail.
  • Ben Burr-Kirven made his debut on defense, following a brief K.J. Wright injury scare, and saw three percent of the defense’s snaps.

The Seahawks will stay on the road in Week 15, closing out their regular season schedule away from CenturyLink Field against the Panthers on Sunday.