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Friday, August 27, 2010
Brady, Moss, Tate top playtime chart

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A look at snaps played by Patriots skill-position players in the team’s 36-35 loss to the Rams:

QB Tom Brady – 30 of 39
WR Randy Moss – 29 of 39
WR Brandon Tate – 28 of 39
TE Rob Gronkowski – 24 of 39
WR Sam Aiken – 18 of 39
TE Alge Crumpler – 16 of 39
RB Sammy Morris – 16 of 39
RB Kevin Faulk – 15 of 39
WR Wes Welker – 15 of 39
TE Carson Butler – 10 of 39
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis – 10 of 39
WR Taylor Price – 10 of 39
QB Brian Hoyer – 9 of 39
TE Rob Myers – 4 of 39

ANALYSIS: The first-unit offense played into the fourth quarter as the offense had just 18 first-half snaps and then a two-play touchdown drive in the third quarter. … Wes Welker was limited to one half. … Sam Aiken was utilized as the No. 4 receiver over rookie Taylor Price with the top offense. … Brady’s seventh and final drive, which culminated in Rob Gronkowski’s 20-yard touchdown, was out of the no-huddle attack.