With six starters inactive, the Seahawks had to get creative with snap counts against the 49ers—which included the appearance of a wide receiver turned tight end turned defensive end playing a rotational role against the league’s most difficult running game. Despite the list of injuries, Seattle triumphed over the 49ers 37-27.
How the Seahawks managed a few tricky position groups below, after the full snap counts.
- For the first time this season, Will Dissly out-snapped Greg Olsen to pace the tight ends, playing 63% to Olsen’s 54%. Jacob Hollister too, was involved, playing 38% of the offense’s snaps.
- In his first NFL start, DeeJay Dallas played the majority of tailback snaps, coming in at 79% on offense. Travis Homer, clearly not fully healthy after a knee bruise but needed with Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde out, played just 10% of the offense’s snaps.
- David Moore and Freddie Swain had a near-even split of the third wide receiver snaps, at 29% to 28%. Moore left temporarily and was given a questionable tag, before returning to the game.
- Jarran Reed, once again, played a ton—in one of the most difficult matchups for Seattle’s defensive line—against the 49ers, coming in at 76% of snaps. Reed’s run defense has been a huge strong point all season long, and Seattle leaned on him in Week 8.
- Starting in place of Benson Mayowa, Alton Robinson played 70% of the defense’s snaps and recorded a sack in an encouraging performance.
- D.J. Reed, playing in the nickel spot in place of the injured Ugo Amadi, played just over half the defensive snaps at 51%. Jordyn Brooks, meanwhile, played 50% as the Seahawks went nearly 50-50 between base and sub packages.
- Finally, the aforementioned WR/TE/DE Stephen Sullivan played 31% of the defense’s snaps in his NFL debut—and, incredibly, his first appearance on defense since high school.