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

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Seattle Seahawks v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

In their return to the desert, the Seahawks got back in the win column, moving to 3-1 on the season following an efficient 27-10 victory. Perhaps just as satisfying as the victory was Seattle’s departure from Arizona with no new injuries. The Seahawks’ good health showed in their snap counts, seen below:

  • Chris Carson returned to workhorse status in Week 4 and put together a great performance, seeing 76 percent of the offense’s snaps and finishing each run with fury.
  • DK Metcalf’s playing time dropped a bit—not a cause for concern—with Jaron Brown’s increased involvement (56 percent) and David Moore’s return to full health (40 percent).
  • In Luke Willson’s first game back with the Seahawks, he played a quarter of the offense’s snaps and hauled in two catches.
  • Though the opportunities were fewer, CJ Prosise made the most of his snaps (22 percent). He’s carved out a role for himself, and as long as he stays healthy, he’ll be involved regardless of Carson and Rashaad Penny.
  • Arizona’s pass protection didn’t allow their offense to get rolling, but it’s still quite incredible how much all three linebackers played against the Cards’ spread offense: Wagner (100 percent), Wright (87) and Kendricks (84).
  • In his second game active, Ansah played more often (62 percent) and performed really well. It might get frustrating the way Seattle’s forced to manage him throughout the week and on Sundays, but if it helps get the most out of him, it’ll be worth it.
  • Finally, an interesting sign of the opponent, and the answer to why the Seahawks felt comfortable releasing Bryan Mone and keeping just two defensive tackles for this week: Al Woods and Poona Ford, both seeing just 37 percent of the defense’s snaps, were used sparingly.

Seattle is now on a short week, facing the Rams on Thursday Night Football in a crucial matchup, and one where player’s workloads will need to be managed closely.