<
>

Packers' Week 15 playing-time breakdown

12/17/2013

An analysis of the snap counts from the Green Bay Packers' 37-36 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at AT&T Stadium:

Offense (73 total plays)

Quarterback: Matt Flynn 73.

Offensive line: Don Barclay 73, David Bakhtiari 73, Evan Dietrich-Smith 73, T.J. Lang 73, Josh Sitton 73.

Receivers: Jordy Nelson 69, James Jones 64, Jarrett Boykin 52, Chris Harper 1.

Running back: Eddie Lacy 56, John Kuhn 27, James Starks 7, Mike Daniels 1, B.J. Raji 1.

Tight ends: Andrew Quarless 58, Ryan Taylor 26, Brandon Bostick 3.

Noteworthy: Targeted six times apiece, Boykin and Quarless caught every pass thrown their way. Boykin's six catches went for 83 yards, while Quarless caught six for 66 and a touchdown. Nelson, Jones and Starks also caught touchdown passes from Flynn. Jones continues to gut it out on a bum knee and broke several tackles on his 39-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter. ... If we learned anything about Flynn's limitations, it's that he can't throw the fade. He's missed that throw consistently since he was put into the lineup on Nov. 26 against the Vikings and missed it again to Jones late in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys. ... Daniels and Raji lined up at fullback on Lacy's 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. It was a play the Packers just started working on last week.

Defense (73 total plays)

Defensive line: Daniels 42, Raji 39, Ryan Pickett 34, Josh Boyd 32, Datone Jones 17, Johnny Jolly 6.

Linebackers: A.J. Hawk 73, Clay Matthews 67, Mike Neal 46, Brad Jones 45, Nick Perry 27, Andy Mulumba 9, Jamari Lattimore 7.

Defensive backs: Morgan Burnett 73, Sam Shields 73, Tramon Williams 73, Micah Hyde 47, Sean Richardson 40, M.D. Jennings 33, Jarrett Bush 20.

Noteworthy: Boyd, the rookie fifth-round draft pick, saw his playing time increase for the third straight week. He made an impressive tackle for 3-yard loss against running back DeMarco Murray when he easily beat left tackle Tyron Smith. Jolly never returned from a first-half shoulder injury. ... Neal had a coverage sack and Matthews had a couple of hurries but the outside linebackers didn't get much else done. ... Like Boyd, Richardson's playing time increased for the third straight game. For the second straight game, he played more snaps than Jennings. ... As Datone Jones' playing time has decreased on defense, it has increased on special teams. The first-round pick is now on the kickoff return unit.

Top special-teams contributors (35 total plays): Bush 30, House 30, Taylor 27, Lattimore 25, Richardson 22, Victor Aiyewa 18, Hyde 18, Jennings 17, Datone Jones 17, Bostick 15, Kuhn 15, Daniels 14, Burnett 12, Mason Crosby 12.