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St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions Snap Counts, Playing Time And Personnel Analysis

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Here's how Head Coach Jeff Fisher rotated his personnel in the Rams' 21-14 win over the Lions.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Offense

Garrett Reynolds G 55 100.00%
Greg Robinson T 55 100.00%
Rob Havenstein T 55 100.00%
Cody Wichmann G 55 100.00%
Case Keenum QB 55 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 55 100.00%
Kenny Britt WR 43 78.18%
Tavon Austin WR 42 76.36%
Lance Kendricks TE 40 72.73%
Jared Cook TE 35 63.64%
Todd Gurley RB 30 54.55%
Brian Quick WR 24 43.64%
Cory Harkey TE 18 32.73%
Benny Cunningham RB 16 29.09%
Bradley Marquez WR 13 23.64%
Tre Mason RB 7 12.73%
Wes Welker WR 7 12.73%

LT Greg Robinson is the only Ram to have played 100% of the snaps all season in any of the three facets: offense, defense or special teams.

Rookie RB Just Todd Gurley has played less than 50% of the Rams' offensive snaps in 2015.

RB Tre Mason has played in just 16.88% of the offensive snaps this year.

FB/TE/humanbrick Cory Harkey topped 30% against the Lions, the first time he's done so since Week 9 in Minnesota.

After not playing a single snap in the first eight games, G Cody Wichmann has played every single snap in the last four games.

Defense

Mark Barron SS 71 100.00%
Maurice Alexander SS 71 100.00%
Rodney McLeod FS 71 100.00%
Trumaine Johnson CB 71 100.00%
Marcus Roberson CB 71 100.00%
James Laurinaitis LB 71 100.00%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 59 83.10%
Eugene Sims DE 49 69.01%
Nick Fairley DT 47 66.20%
Aaron Donald DT 45 63.38%
Chris Long DE 40 56.34%
Michael Brockers DT 38 53.52%
William Hayes DE 31 43.66%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 22 30.99%
Akeem Ayers LB 18 25.35%
Cody Davis FS 6 8.45%

DT Aaron Donald played in a season-low 63.38% of defensive plays on Sunday.

I've used these pieces to highlight how much more the defense has played than the offense before, contributing to overall fatigue on the D vs. the O. One other factor to keep in mind? The Rams have played 29 players across the offense and just 23 across defense.

Playing just 25.35% of the defensive snaps yesterday, Akeem Ayers played his least since Week 3 against the Steelers.

Special Teams

Cody Davis FS 22 88.00%
Daren Bates LB 22 88.00%
Benny Cunningham RB 20 80.00%
Chase Reynolds RB 20 80.00%
Bryce Hager LB 20 80.00%
Cameron Lynch LB 20 80.00%
Cory Harkey TE 19 76.00%
Bradley Marquez WR 19 76.00%
Christian Bryant S 16 64.00%
Eric Patterson CB 13 52.00%
Johnny Hekker P 9 36.00%
Jake McQuaide LS 9 36.00%
Tavon Austin WR 8 32.00%
Greg Zuerlein K 7 28.00%
Eric Kush G 5 20.00%
Demetrius Rhaney C 5 20.00%
Mark Barron SS 4 16.00%
Maurice Alexander SS 4 16.00%
Garrett Reynolds G 3 12.00%
Greg Robinson T 3 12.00%
Rob Havenstein T 3 12.00%
Cody Wichmann G 3 12.00%
Lance Kendricks TE 3 12.00%
Rodney McLeod FS 2 8.00%
Trumaine Johnson CB 2 8.00%
Marcus Roberson CB 2 8.00%
Eugene Sims DE 2 8.00%
Aaron Donald DT 2 8.00%
Michael Brockers DT 2 8.00%
William Hayes DE 2 8.00%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 2 8.00%
Kenny Britt WR 1 4.00%
Jared Cook TE 1 4.00%

Welcome to the team, Eric Patterson. What a depressing entry.

I know it's punting and nothing moves the needle like punting, but just how good is Johnny Hekker? Are we talking best Rams punter ever? What kind of career goals should he be setting now?

And that's Kenny Britt with his first special teams snap of 2015. His lone ST snap is lowest among all Rams this season just below Jared Cook who has two this season: one this week and one last week.