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Monday, September 23, 2013
Jets: Playing-time breakdown

By Rich Cimini

Analyzing the playing time in the Jets' 27-20 win over the Bills:

OFFENSE (Based on 78 snaps)

Quarterback: Geno Smith 78.

Running back: Bilal Powell 63, Tommy Bohanon 24, Alex Green 10, Chris Ivory 4.

Wide receiver: Stephen Hill 71, Santonio Holmes 60, Jeremy Kerley 49, Clyde Gates 6, Ben Obomanu 1.

Tight end: Kellen Winslow 51, Jeff Cumberland 45, Konrad Reuland 6.

Offensive line: D'Brickashaw Ferguson 78, Vladimir Ducasse 77, Nick Mangold 78, Willie Colon 78, Austin Howard 78, Brian Winters 1.

Offensive analysis: Ivory started the game, but lasted only four plays before pulling a hamstring. It created a huge workload for Powell, who played a season-high 81 percent of the snaps. Green saw his first action on offense. ... Winslow got more playing time than Cumberland, as they used their "nickel" offense throughout the game -- one RB, one TE, three WR. ... Gates, coming off a nightmare in New England, played a season-low six snaps. Of course, some of that was due to Kerley's return.

DEFENSE (Based on 86 snaps)

Line: Muhammad Wilkerson 80, Sheldon Richardson 41, Damon Harrison 40, Leger Douzable 22, Kenrick Ellis 6.

Linebacker: Demario Davis 86, David Harris 84, Calvin Pace 75, Quinton Coples 57, Antwan Barnes 46, Garrett McIntyre 23, Nick Bellore 2.

Secondary: Dawan Landry 86, Antonio Cromartie 85, Kyle Wilson 73, Antonio Allen 46, Jaiquawn Jarrett 39, Darrin Walls 28, Dee Milliner 22, Isaiah Trufant 3.

Defensive analysis: Coples, in his 2013 debut, played 66 percent of the snaps only four weeks after ankle surgery. Part of the reason: The Jets played a lot of nickel against the Bills' spread offense. That explains why some of their "big" personnel didn't play as much as usual, namely Richardson, Harrison and Ellis. ... Harris missed two plays because of a gash on his shin. ... Wilson, who started for Milliner, ended up playing 85 percent of the snaps. No, he didn't get a penalty on every play. It only seemed that way. Milliner, benched last week, played in only 26 percent. You knew he wouldn't play as much as usual, but that's a surprisingly low number for the amount of nickel they played.