Saints' Week 13 snap counts

December, 3, 2013
12/03/13
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A look at the New Orleans Saints’ snap counts from their 34-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night:

OFFENSE (60 snaps)

Quarterback – Drew Brees 57, Luke McCown 3
Tight end – Jimmy Graham 53, Benjamin Watson 21, Josh Hill 14
Receiver – Marques Colston 36, Robert Meachem 32, Kenny Stills 31, Lance Moore 28
Running back – Pierre Thomas 28, Darren Sproles 19, Mark Ingram 15
Fullback – Jed Collins 21
Center – Brian de la Puente 60
Offensive tackle – Charles Brown 60, Zach Strief 42, Bryce Harris 20
Guard – Jahri Evans 60, Ben Grubbs 60

Thoughts: Graham’s health clearly isn’t limiting his snap count. He played almost every snap during a grueling Monday night game. … Strief left the game early with a left-ankle injury, and his status is uncertain for Sunday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Although Strief has been very good this year, Harris has a decent amount of experience now in two years with the Saints. He isn’t a bad fallback option if needed. … For just the second time this season, Brees didn’t play every snap. Last time, he called it an early night when the Saints blew out the Dallas Cowboys. This was obviously a different scenario.

DEFENSE (71 snaps)

Safety – Malcolm Jenkins 71, Kenny Vaccaro 67, Roman Harper 37, Rafael Bush 10
Cornerback – Corey White 70, Keenan Lewis 63, Chris Carr 10
Inside linebacker – Curtis Lofton 61, David Hawthorne 60, Ramon Humber 16, Will Herring 7
Outside linebacker – Junior Galette 66, Parys Haralson 41
Defensive end – Cameron Jordan 67, Akiem Hicks 48, Tom Johnson 25, Tyrunn Walker 2
Defensive tackle – Brodrick Bunkley 35, John Jenkins 25

Thoughts: The Saints used some of those five-linebacker formations they used against the San Francisco 49ers, and they were successful in stopping running back Marshawn Lynch. But the Seahawks made them pay for crowding the line of scrimmage, using play-action fakes and blitz-busting throws. … I didn’t realize Lewis had missed eight snaps during the game. Not sure if he’s dealing with an injury. We’ll get our firs practice report on Wednesday, but a lot of guys might be limited in this short week.

Mike Triplett

ESPN New Orleans Saints reporter

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