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Jerry Hughes plays season-high snaps in Bills' win

12/15/2014

Taking a closer look at defensive snaps played by the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Green Bay Packers:

Defensive ends:

Jerry Hughes -- 68 of 71

Mario Williams -- 55 of 71

Manny Lawson -- 19 of 71

Jarius Wynn -- 0 of 71 (injured/inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: So much for Hughes' lack of playing time, huh? One week after Hughes' snaps were dramatically cut after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in Denver, his playing time was ramped up considerably against the Packers. He played 96 percent of the snaps, a season high.

Defensive tackles:

Marcell Dareus -- 49 of 71

Kyle Williams -- 48 of 71

Stefan Charles -- 24 of 71

Corbin Bryant -- 23 of 71

Quick-hit thoughts: Status quo here, as the Bills stuck to a healthy rotation behind their two starters.

Linebackers:

Preston Brown -- 71 of 71

Nigel Bradham -- 63 of 71

Brandon Spikes -- 8 of 71

Ty Powell -- 0 of 71 (special teams only)

Keith Rivers -- 0 of 71 (special teams only)

Larry Dean -- 0 of 71 (special teams only)

Randell Johnson -- 0 of 71 (inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: Spikes played in just 11 percent of snaps, as the Bills weren't in their base defense for much of the game. Bradham and Brown are more effective players against a passing offense like Green Bay's.

Cornerbacks:

Corey Graham -- 70 of 71

Stephon Gilmore -- 68 of 71

Nickell Robey -- 63 of 71

Ron Brooks -- 10 of 71

Ross Cockrell -- 0 of 71 (special teams only)

Quick-hit thoughts: Gilmore seemed to be bothered early in the game by a neck/shoulder problem, but no injury was announced Monday. The Bills' depth was tested here, with Brooks getting more action on defense than usual, but this group performed as well as anyone could have asked.

Safeties:

Aaron Williams -- 70 of 71

Duke Williams -- 42 of 71

Bacarri Rambo -- 29 of 71

Da'Norris Searcy -- 0 of 71 (injured/inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: This was the first time Rambo had been active since Week 12; he missed the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. When Williams -- who was still being evaluated Monday for a concussion -- went down, Rambo stepped in and had the game of his life. He could still have a role next week, as Williams' and Searcy's statuses are still up in the air.