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St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns: Snap Counts, Playing Time And Personnel Analysis

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Here's how the Rams dealt with the absences of RB Tre Mason and TE Lance Kendricks in the 24-6 win over the Browns.

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Offense

Garrett Reynolds G 53 100.00%
Greg Robinson T 53 100.00%
Rob Havenstein T 53 100.00%
Jamon Brown G 53 100.00%
Nick Foles QB 53 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 53 100.00%
Jared Cook TE 49 92.45%
Stedman Bailey WR 39 73.58%
Todd Gurley RB 36 67.92%
Tavon Austin WR 34 64.15%
Kenny Britt WR 33 62.26%
Brian Quick WR 26 49.06%
Cory Harkey TE 19 35.85%
Benny Cunningham RB 17 32.08%
Justice Cunningham TE 11 20.75%
Darrell Williams T 1 1.89%

Jared Cook hit a season-high work rate yesterday. Sure, he may have every Rams fan ready to say goodbye, but not Jeff Fisher. He'll be around all season, and if yesterday's any indication he'll be around in big measure to boot.

Surprising that Stedman Bailey hit his second-highest playing time percentage of the season given that he was only targeted once all game.

Making room for Brian Quick to hit a season high, it was season lows for Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt. Make of that what you will.

And Justice Cunningham, recently promoted to replace Lance Kendricks with Rodger Saffold to IR, was no sideline body. I'm still shocked Alex Bayer got more playing time than Justice in 2014.

Defense

Rodney McLeod FS 75 100.00%
T.J. McDonald SS 75 100.00%
Janoris Jenkins CB 75 100.00%
Mark Barron SS 75 100.00%
James Laurinaitis LB 75 100.00%
Trumaine Johnson CB 70 93.33%
Aaron Donald DT 59 78.67%
Michael Brockers DT 47 62.67%
Eugene Sims DE 47 62.67%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 47 62.67%
Akeem Ayers LB 42 56.00%
William Hayes DE 37 49.33%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 35 46.67%
Nick Fairley DT 29 38.67%
Robert Quinn DE 28 37.33%
Marcus Roberson CB 5 6.67%
Maurice Alexander SS 4 5.33%

Mark Barron was given an opportunity yesterday, and my did he make the most out of it.

Robert Quinn looked to be held out with some kind of injury, though it appeared precautionary. Obvious season-low for him yesterday. Having Eugene Sims back made it easier to hold Quinn back.

And Roberson and Alexander picked up some spot duty yesterday. It was Mo's first defensive work of the year, while Marcus hadn't been on the defensive side since Week 2.

Special Teams

Cody Davis FS 20 76.92%
Daren Bates LB 20 76.92%
Chase Reynolds RB 15 57.69%
Bryce Hager LB 15 57.69%
Cameron Lynch LB 15 57.69%
Cory Harkey TE 14 53.85%
Bradley Marquez WR 12 46.15%
Maurice Alexander SS 11 42.31%
Jake McQuaide LS 11 42.31%
Greg Zuerlein K 11 42.31%
Johnny Hekker P 11 42.31%
Darrell Williams T 9 34.62%
Trey Watts RB 9 34.62%
Demetrius Rhaney C 8 30.77%
Benny Cunningham RB 7 26.92%
Rodney McLeod FS 7 26.92%
T.J. McDonald SS 7 26.92%
Cody Wichmann G 7 26.92%
Garrett Reynolds G 6 23.08%
Greg Robinson T 6 23.08%
Rob Havenstein T 6 23.08%
Jamon Brown G 6 23.08%
Janoris Jenkins CB 6 23.08%
Tavon Austin WR 5 19.23%
Mark Barron SS 5 19.23%
Trumaine Johnson CB 5 19.23%
Aaron Donald DT 5 19.23%
Michael Brockers DT 5 19.23%
Eugene Sims DE 5 19.23%
William Hayes DE 5 19.23%
Stedman Bailey WR 4 15.38%
Robert Quinn DE 4 15.38%
Justice Cunningham TE 2 7.69%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 1 3.85%
Marcus Roberson CB 1 3.85%

Just dropping this here as an idea to tag back to next training camp, but the Rams have six core special team contributors. They're all the only Rams STers to play more than 50% of the special snaps (season ST playing time): Davis (84.94%), Hager (69.28%), Bates (66.87%), Lynch (65.06%), Marquez (63.25%) and Harkey (59.64%). Assuming Jeff Fisher is the Rams' head coach in 2016, are all six locks to make the 53-man next year?

What's surprising is that the Rams continue to fare well in specials despite some HEAVY rotation week-to-week. A total of 43 Rams have played at least one snap on special teams this season.