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Monday, October 28, 2013
Defensive snaps: Babin, Branch get less work

By Michael DiRocco

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A look at snaps played by Jacksonville Jaguars defenders in Sunday’s 42-10 loss to San Francisco, while analyzing what it means:

FS Josh Evans 57 of 57

LB Paul Posluszny 57 of 57

SS Johnathan Cyprien 57 of 57

LB Geno Hayes 56 of 57

CB Alan Ball 53 of 57

DT Sen'Derrick Marks 52 of 57

LB Russell Allen 50 of 57

DT Tyson Alualu 49 of 57

DT Roy Miller 46 of 57

DT Jason Babin 36 of 57

CB Will Blackmon 26 of 57

CB Dwayne Gratz 26 of 57

DT Brandon Deaderick 20 of 57

DE Jeremy Mincey 15 of 57

DE Andre Branch 15 of 57

CB Mike Harris 7 of 57

SS Chris Prosinski 4 of 57

LB John Lotulelei 1 of 57

Analysis: Babin and Branch played a season low in snaps. Branch was on the field for less than half the snaps he played against San Diego. One reason was the 49ers’ game plan to run the ball with Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Colin Kaepernick. San Francisco ran the ball 38 times and threw it only 17. ... That is also the main reason Marks was on the field for all but five snaps and Miller played 46 snaps while defensive back Mike Harris played only seven after not playing fewer than 21 in any other game this season. ... Lotulelei made his Jaguars debut. The team claimed him off waivers from Seattle on Oct. 3. ... Posluszny and Cyprien are the only two defensive players who have been on the field for every play this season. ... Mincey (concussion) returned to action for the first time in four games.