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Lions Week 17 snap counts: For first time all season, OL stays intact

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It finally happened.

Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ snap counts in their Week 17 season finale against the Green Bay Packers.

Offense:

Quarterbacks

David Blough: 60 (100%)

Running backs

Kerryon Johnson: 27 (45%)
Bo Scarbrough: 17 (28%)
Ty Johnson: 8 (13%) — 8 special team snaps (26%)
J.D. McKissic: 8 (13%)
Jason Cabinda (FB): 1 (2%) — 26 (84%)

Tight ends

Jesse James: 39 (65%) — 9 (29%)
Logan Thomas: 28 (47%) — 15 (48%)
Isaac Nauta: 0 (0%) — 4 (13%)

Wide receivers

Chris Lacy: 51 (85%) — 6 (19%)
Danny Amendola: 44 (73%)— 3 (10%)
Travis Fulgham: 42 (70%) — 8 (26%)
Kenny Golladay: 23 (38%)
Jamal Agnew: 10 (17%) — 11 (35%)

Offensive tackles

Tyrell Crosby: 60 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Taylor Decker: 60 (100%)
Dan Skipper: 2 (3%) — 10 (32%)

Guards/centers

Frank Ragnow: 60 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Graham Glasgow: 60 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Oday Aboushi: 60 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Beau Benzschawel: 0 (0%) — 4 (13%)

Observations:

  • Merry Christmas! The Lions finally played all five starting offensive linemen for 100 percent of the snaps. This is the first time this has happened all season. Is it a coincidence that the Lions had one of their best rushing performances of the year? You decide.
  • Kerryon Johnson got his first start and saw a significant bump in playing time from last week. He responded with his highest yards per carry in a single game this season (4.8).
  • With an injury to Isaac Nauta, Jason Cabinda got a single snap as a fullback on Kerryon Johnson’s touchdown run.
  • Similarly, Jamal Agnew got a big bump in offensive playing time thanks to the injury to Kenny Golladay. Travis Fulgham also got a big bump, but he still still seeking his first NFL reception.

Defense:

Defensive end

Trey Flowers: 73 (83%) — 2 (5%)
Austin Bryant: 54 (61%) — 6 (19%)
Romeo Okwara: 46 (52%) — 8 (26%)

Defensive tackle

John Atkins: 51 (58%)
Damon Harrison Sr.: 39 (44%)
Frank Herron: 30 (34%) — 6 (19%)
Jamie Meder: 12 (14%) — 1 (3%)

Linebackers

Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 82 (93%) — 15 (48%)
Miles Killebrew: 57 (65%) — 26 (84%)
Devon Kennard: 30 (34%) — 1 (3%)
Anthony Pittman: 17 (19%) — 18 (58%)
Steve Longa: 13 (15%) — 13 (42%)

Cornerbacks

Rashaan Melvin: 80 (91%)
Justin Coleman: 78 (89%) — 5 (16%)
Darius Slay: 62 (70%) — 1 (3%)
Amani Oruwariye: 32 (36%) — 10 (32%)
Mike Ford: 0 (0%) — 26 (84%)

Safety

Tracy Walker: 88 (100%) — 5 (16%)
Tavon Wilson: 88 (100%) — 8 (26%)
Will Harris: 36 (41%) — 20 (65%)
C.J. Moore: 0 (0%) — 20 (65%)

Observations:

  • With all the injuries at linebacker, Miles Killebrew nearly tripled his defensive snaps on the year. He came into Week 17 with just 29 snaps to his name, and played double that on Sunday. Rookie edge defender Austin Bryant also saw a significant increase after Devon Kennard went down with an injury.
  • Justin Coleman again got the nod over Amani Oruwariye, but when Darius Slay struggled to stay healthy late, the rookie cornerback managed to get a good chunk of playing time.
  • Tavon Wilson and Tracy Walker never left the field. Wilson has a very good case to see a pay raise in 2020, should the Lions want to keep him around again.
  • Anthony Pittman made his NFL debut on Sunday and played nearly one-fifth of the defensive snaps. He had one tackle and a quarterback hit.

Special teams

Sam Martin: 15 (48%)
Don Muhlbach: 11 (35%)
Matt Prater: 4 (13%)



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