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Monday, December 17, 2012
Offensive Snap Count: Bears-Packers

By Jeff Dickerson

The Chicago Bears lined up for 54 offensive plays in their 21-13 loss to Green Bay, but six were nullified due to penalties. Here is a breakdown of the Bears' playtime percentage on those 54 offensive snaps:

Roberto Garza 54 (100%)
J'Marcus Webb 54
Jay Cutler 54
Brandon Marshall 51 (94%)
Matt Forte 51 (94%)
Alshon Jeffery 43 (80%)
Jonathan Scott 41 (76%)
James Brown 41 (76%)
Kellen Davis 39 (72%)
Chris Spencer 38 (70%)
Gabe Carimi 29 (54%)
Evan Rodriguez 23 (43%)
Devin Hester 21 (39%)
Matt Spaeth 17 (31%)
Edwin Williams 15 (28%)
Kyle Adams 14 (26%)
Eric Weems 6 (11%)
Armando Allen 3 (6%)


Analysis: A combination of injuries and ineffective play led to Spencer and Williams seeing action at guard although neither was in the starting lineup. The bulk of Carimi's 29 snaps were at right guard, but he did spend a little time at right tackle when Scott had to leave the game to deal with a hamstring injury in between being benched. Brown also took a seat on the sideline when he whiffed on a Packers line stunt that resulted in a sack of Cutler. Running back Michael Bush dressed for the game but did not play a single snap because of cartilage damage to his ribs, which forced Forte to stay on the field for almost the entire game. Dane Sanzenbacher got on the field for one special teams' snap, but did not line up at wide receiver. The Bears are always better at protecting the quarterback when Spaeth plays over 30 snaps, but his time got cut on Sunday to just 17 snaps. Cutler, who is dealing with a bad neck and knee, got sacked four times. See the coincidence? Davis wasn't targeted a single time in the passing game as his playing time dipped dramatically at the other tight end spot.