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Breaking down OT rotation

12/14/2009

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots employed a three-man rotation at offensive tackle in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Panthers. The snaps breakdown:

LT Matt Light -- 55 of 75

LT/RT Sebastian Vollmer -- 54 of 75

RT Nick Kaczur -- 41 of 75

Kaczur's shoulder injury in the fourth quarter, which knocked him out of the game, skewed the numbers a bit. While more time will be needed to assess how each tackle played, here is the breakdown of the combinations (left tackle/right tackle):

Light/Kaczur (starting combination)

Playtime:
21 of 75 snaps

Results: Punt, punt, punt, turnover

Highlight: 19-yard run by Kevin Faulk; 17-yard run by Sammy Morris

Vollmer/Kaczur (first rotation)

Playtime:
20 of 75 snaps

Results: Turnover, Punt, TD, FG*

Highlight: Kevin Faulk 3-yard TD run

Light/Vollmer (second rotation)

Playtime:
34 of 75 snaps

Results: Turnover, TD, FG*, FG, Clock kill

Highlight: Sammy Morris 17-yard run, 96-yard TD drive

* Field goal drive had Vollmer/Kaczur for first six snaps and then Light/Vollmer after Kaczur injured his shoulder.

(Snaps don’t include final two kneel-downs. Facemask, defensive pass interference, illegal formation and false start penalties included.)