Offensive snaps: Woodhead leads way

December, 12, 2011
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LANDOVER, Md. -- Offensive snaps played by the Patriots' skill-position players, while analyzing what it might mean (as charted in press box, small margin for error):

TE Rob Gronkowski -- 59 of 59
WR Wes Welker -- 58 of 59
TE Aaron Hernandez -- 55 of 59
WR Deion Branch -- 46 of 59
RB Danny Woodhead -- 35 of 59
RB Kevin Faulk -- 13 of 59
WR Tiquan Underwood -- 11 of 59
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis -- 8 of 59
TE Nate Solder-- 5 of 59
WR Chad Ochocinco -- 4 of 59
FB Donald Thomas -- 1 of 59

(Penalties included.)

ANALYSIS: Chad Ochocinco played just one snap in the second half. He might have been battling an injury/illness. ... The one play in which Wes Welker wasn't on the field was the unsuccessful third-and-1 run with the power package. ... All of Tiquan Underwood's snaps came on the final two drives when Deion Branch was sidelined. ... This was a game in which the team's "smaller" backs got the most extensive work, with Danny Woodhead deemed the better option over Kevin Faulk. ... Rob Gronkowki was part of every package, further highlighting his value.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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