Offensive snaps: Zach Sudfeld's slide

September, 30, 2013
ATLANTA -- Offensive snaps for Patriots skill-position players in Sunday night's 30-23 win over the Falcons, while analyzing what it means:

QB Tom Brady -- 66 of 66
WR Julian Edelman -- 64 of 66
WR Kenbrell Thompkins -- 60 of 66
TE Michael Hoomanawanui -- 54 of 66
WR Aaron Dobson -- 26 of 66
RB Stevan Ridley -- 25 of 66
RB Brandon Bolden -- 23 of 66
FB James Develin -- 21 of 66
WR Josh Boyce -- 18 of 66
RB LeGarrette Blount -- 18 of 66
TE Matthew Mulligan -- 13 of 66
TE Zach Sudfeld -- 8 of 66

(Penalties included. Kneel-down at the end of the first half not included.)

ANALYSIS: Rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld was on for just eight snaps, as Michael Hoomanawanui was the primary tight end, even as the Patriots played a heavy percentage of three-receiver offense, which usually calls for more of a pass-catching tight end. ... Matthew Mulligan's 13 snaps were a season high with the Patriots. ... For the second week in a row, it was a pretty even split among the top three running backs. ... Kenbrell Thompkins and Julian Edelman have been the top two receivers on the depth chart, with Aaron Dobson No. 3 and Josh Boyce No. 4. With Dobson leaving with a neck injury in the third quarter, it contributed to Boyce logging a season-high 18 snaps and catching his first career pass.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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