Defensive snaps: Alonso staying on field

September, 30, 2013
9/30/13
4:53
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A look at snaps played by Buffalo Bills defensive players, while analyzing how the totals reflect the way players were utilized (totals provided by the NFL):

LB Kiko Alonso -- 65 of 65
S Da'Norris Searcy -- 65 of 65
S Jim Leonhard -- 65 of 65
CB Justin Rogers -- 65 of 65
DT Kyle Williams -- 57 of 65
DE Mario Williams -- 56 of 65
OLB Manny Lawson -- 54 of 65
CB Nickell Robey -- 48 of 65
S Aaron Williams -- 47 of 65
OLB Jerry Hughes -- 39 of 65
DT Marcell Dareus -- 35 of 65
DT Alan Branch -- 28 of 65
DL Corbin Bryant -- 19 of 65
CB Brandon Burton -- 17 of 65
S Duke Williams -- 11 of 65
OLB Marcus Dowtin -- 11 of 65
LB Arthur Moats -- 11 of 65
DL Jay Ross -- 10 of 65
LB Nigel Bradham -- 7 of 65
OLB Jamaal Westerman -- 5 of 65
CB Johnny Adams -- 0 of 65
S Jonathan Meeks -- 0 of 65

Analysis: The Ravens' 65 offensive snaps were a season low for Bills opponents. ... Alonso is the only Bills defender to play every snap through the first four games. ... Aaron Williams had only missed one snap until Sunday's game, when shoulder and lower back injuries limited him to just 47 snaps. ... The Bills went with a lighter defensive package, with sub-rusher Hughes seeing more time than Dareus, Branch or Bryant, who combined to fill the void left by Alex Carrington. ... Brandon Burton played 17 snaps after not seeing any action on defense in the first three games. ... The Bills appear to be trying different combinations at linebacker next to Alonso, with Dowtin seeing a season-high 11 snaps, as many as or more than Moats and Bradham.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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