Looking at Seahawks snap counts from Sunday’s victory over the Giants

As always, full numbers below, but here are a few highlights:

—Christine Michael certainly made the most of his playing time, gaining 71 yards on four carries while playing just eight snaps. That’s an average of 8.9 yards every time he took the field.

—The receiver rotation was similar to what it has been in recent games, with Paul Richardson being a clear No. 3 after starters Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Pete Carroll had hinted at trying to increase the role of Kevin Norwood, but that didn’t happen this week, with the fourth round pick only playing 10 snaps.

—Garry Gilliam played 21 snaps as an extra blocker, a number that no-doubt was higher than planned because of Luke Willson’s injury. Willson’s second-quarter injury also meant a busy day for Cooper Helfet, who was on the field for 31 of 64 snaps.

—For the second week in a row, a player making his first career start was on the field for every defensive snap. Last week it was DeShawn Shead playing for Kam Chancellor, and this week it was Jeron Johnson in that strong safety role. Shead, meanwhile, went from that heavy workload to again being a special teams-only player.

—Rookie LB Kevin Pierre-Louis saw his role increase (41 of 68 snaps), though while that in part has to do with him playing well, it was also because the Seahawks played a lot of nickel defense this week. Of course his increased role/more nickel meant less playing time for fellow rookie Brock Coyle (18 snaps).

—Tharold Simon started at corner and played 41 snaps, while Byron Maxwell took over for the other 27. Carroll said after the game that was pretty close to the workload they were hoping to get for Maxwell in his first game back from the calf injury he suffered against Dallas. Jeremy Lane took most of the snaps as Seattle’s nickel cornerback (37) while Marcus Burley, who was limited by a hamstring injury, played 13.

—DT Jordan Hill played 39 snaps in his first game back from an ankle injury, and he’ll likely continue to be busy if Brandon Mebane’s injury keeps him out this week or beyond. Of course, Hill won’t be asked to replace Mebane alone, but rather the Seahawks will spread that workload among several linemen.

—Just-acquired DE Demarcus Dobbs played 15 of 68 snaps, but was busiest on special teams, playing 68 percent of Seattle’s special teams plays.

—In addition to Dobbs, the top special teams contributors were Pierre-Louis (76 percent), Coyle (76), Shead (76), Lane (72), Burley (56) and Hauschka (52) and Tukuafu (48).


G JR Sweezy 64 of 64 snaps

T Russell Okung 64

G Alvin Bailey 64

T Justin Britt 64

C Max Unger 64

QB Russell Wilson 64

WR Jermaine Kearse 52

WR Doug Baldwin 49

RB Marshawn Lynch 43

WR Paul Richardson 41

TE Cooper Helfet 31

T Garry Gilliam 21

FB Will Tukuafu 17

WR Ricardo Lockette 16

TE Luke Willson 15

RB Robert Turbin 14

WR Kevin Norwood 10

RB Christine Michael 8

WR Bryan Walters 3


S Jeron Johnson 68 of 68 snaps

LB KJ Wright 68

S Earl Thomas 68

CB Richard Sherman 68

DE Michael Bennett 58

DE Cliff Avril 53

LB Bruce Irvin 50

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis 41

CB Tharold Simon 41

DT Jordan Hill 39

CB Jeremy Lane 37

DE O’Brien Schofield 31

CB Byron Maxwell 27

LB Brock Coyle 18

DT Kevin Williams 16

DE Demarcus Dobbs 15

DT Brandon Mebane 15

DT Tony McDaniel 14

CB Marcus Burley 13

LB Mike Morgan 8

Special teams only

DeShawn Shead 19

Steven Hauschka 13

Jon Ryan 7

Clint Gresham 7

Andrew McDonald 6

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