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

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The Seahawks survived a thriller in Week 3, as Seattle and the Cowboys’ offenses went back-and-forth right down to the end. Though the Seahawks managed to hang on, they closed out their third straight victory without a number of key starters after injuries tore through both sides of the ball. All that and more, after the full snap counts found below.

  • After Week 1 began with a near-even split, it has become clear for the time being, Greg Olsen is the team’s starting tight end. For the second straight week, Olsen had a big edge on Will Dissly in snaps, with a 63 to 39% split.
  • The same could be said for Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde, with Carson dominating snaps and touches in weeks two and three. On Sunday, it was 58% for Carson compared to 21% for Hyde. Interestingly, Hyde saw the same number of snaps as Travis Homer. DeeJay Dallas was limited to special teams in his NFL debut.
  • Freddie Swain out-snapped David Moore for the first time this season, just barely, with Swain seeing 45% of offensive snaps to Moore’s 41%. Both players have made a positive impact in limited playing time this season.
  • Ugo Amadi, forced into the lineup after Marquise Blair’s season-ending injury, took his opportunity and played the sixth-most snaps on defense at 84%.
  • Anyone who consistently reads this series knows I obsess over defensive line rotation, and the Seahawks did a much better job of rotating on Sunday. Jarran Reed and Benson Mayowa still led the way, but at a much more manageable rate of 66 and 63%. Poona Ford (51%), L.J. Collier (56%), and Damontre Moore (41%) were all around that rate as well.
  • Two of the defensive linemen who saw the least amount of snaps had the biggest impact. Alton Robinson, in his NFL debut, played 37%, while Shaquem Griffin, back in the lineup, played 21% of snaps.