Playing time spikes for Hernandez

September, 27, 2010
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A look at the snaps by offensive skill-position players in the Patriots’ 38-30 win over the Bills:

WR Randy Moss – 58 of 68
TE Aaron Hernandez – 52 of 68
TE Rob Gronkowski – 41 of 68
WR Wes Welker – 41 of 68
WR Brandon Tate – 40 of 68
TE Alge Crumpler – 31 of 68
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis – 23 of 68
WR Julian Edelman – 22 of 68
RB/FB Sammy Morris – 13 of 68
RB Fred Taylor – 10 of 68
RB Danny Woodhead – 7 of 68
FB Dan Connolly – 1 of 68
WR Matthew Slater – 1 of 68

(Kneel-downs not included. Neutral-zone infraction on defense not included. All other penalties included.)

ANALYSIS: One of the first things that stands out is Aaron Hernandez ranking second in playing time, as he was part of almost every offensive package. He was utilized in the 4 WR/1 TE package in the two-minute offense, which was a new twist without Kevin Faulk. The 52 snaps were a season-high for Hernandez, who had played 29 against the Bengals and 38 against the Jets. … Danny Woodhead made the most of his seven snaps with three rushes for 42 yards and 1 touchdown. … BenJarvus Green-Ellis logged a season-high in snaps played (23), as he had 10 against the Bengals and 16 against the Jets. … Matthew Slater’s one snap was an incomplete deep pass to him along the left sideline.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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