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St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks Snap Counts, Playing Time And Personnel Analysis

In the Rams' penultimate game of the 2015 season, here's how Head Coach Jeff Fisher adjusted to injuries and personnel to beat the Seahawks, 23-17.

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Offense

Garrett Reynolds G 53 100.00%
Greg Robinson T 53 100.00%
Rob Havenstein T 53 100.00%
Cody Wichmann G 53 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 53 100.00%
Case Keenum QB 53 100.00%
Tavon Austin WR 44 83.02%
Lance Kendricks TE 39 73.58%
Todd Gurley RB 36 67.92%
Jared Cook TE 33 62.26%
Brian Quick WR 31 58.49%
Kenny Britt WR 22 41.51%
Cory Harkey TE 19 35.85%
Bradley Marquez WR 13 24.53%
Wes Welker WR 13 24.53%
Benny Cunningham RB 10 18.87%
Tre Mason RB 5 9.43%

Interesting week for the wideouts. Sunday marked the second time this season Tavon has gone back-to-back games topping 80%. Kenny Britt, meanwhile, hit a season low dipping below 50%. Bradley Marquez had his lowest rate since not even playing against the Baltimore Ravens more than a month ago. And Wes Welker, who played just 3.85% of the snaps against the Tampa Buccaneers in Week 15, jumped up to nearly a quarter of all offensive plays this week.

Greg Robinson and Tim Barnes are the only two Rams to play 80% or more of all offensive snaps this season; Robinson has played all 887 snaps while Barnes has missed three snaps.

Defense

Rodney McLeod FS 72 100.00%
Janoris Jenkins CB 72 100.00%
Maurice Alexander SS 72 100.00%
James Laurinaitis LB 72 100.00%
Aaron Donald DT 68 94.44%
Trumaine Johnson CB 65 90.28%
Akeem Ayers LB 64 88.89%
Eugene Sims DE 62 86.11%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 59 81.94%
Michael Brockers DT 48 66.67%
Chris Long DE 41 56.94%
William Hayes DE 38 52.78%
Doug Worthington DT 18 25.00%
Mark Barron SS 13 18.06%
Daren Bates LB 9 12.50%
Marcus Roberson CB 7 9.72%
Cody Davis FS 5 6.94%
Nick Fairley DT 4 5.56%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 3 4.17%

Not sure why, but Aaron Donald played nearly every snap against the Seahawks. He's averaging just 78.19% of the snaps per game, and given the rotation on the D-line...that's very, very unusual.

Fact I wouldn't have predicted/wanted to become true four months ago: DE Robert Quinn and S Maurice Alexander have played the exact same number of snaps this season. OLB Alec Ogletree, who hasn't played a down since getting injured against the Arizona Cardinals back in Week 4, has played nine less snaps than they have.

Doug Worthington, who didn't play the first 14 weeks of the season, has 53 snaps in the last two weeks. Not sure if it's for the staff to see if he's worth keeping or if the Rams are letting him audition for a new employer for 2016, but it's not game-related.

Special Teams

Daren Bates LB 23 85.19%
Cody Davis FS 23 85.19%
Benny Cunningham RB 18 66.67%
Bryce Hager LB 18 66.67%
Cameron Lynch LB 18 66.67%
Chase Reynolds RB 18 66.67%
Cory Harkey TE 17 62.96%
Christian Bryant S 17 62.96%
Bradley Marquez WR 15 55.56%
Marcus Roberson CB 10 37.04%
Johnny Hekker P 10 37.04%
Jake McQuaide LS 10 37.04%
Greg Zuerlein K 9 33.33%
Tavon Austin WR 7 25.93%
Rodney McLeod FS 7 25.93%
Eric Kush G 6 22.22%
Demetrius Rhaney C 6 22.22%
Janoris Jenkins CB 5 18.52%
Maurice Alexander SS 5 18.52%
Aaron Donald DT 5 18.52%
Trumaine Johnson CB 5 18.52%
Eugene Sims DE 5 18.52%
Michael Brockers DT 5 18.52%
Garrett Reynolds G 4 14.81%
Greg Robinson T 4 14.81%
Rob Havenstein T 4 14.81%
Cody Wichmann G 4 14.81%
Lance Kendricks TE 4 14.81%
Chris Long DE 4 14.81%
William Hayes DE 3 11.11%
Akeem Ayers LB 2 7.41%
Mark Barron SS 2 7.41%
Jared Cook TE 1 3.70%
Kenny Britt WR 1 3.70%
Wes Welker WR 1 3.70%

Christian Bryant might be the most interesting untold story in 2015 of any Ram for me. For someone who's been in and out in terms of availability, the Rams have leaned on him pretty heavily in special teams over the course of the season. He's taken more special teams snaps than Greg Zuerlein or Tavon Austin despite not even playing in seven games. In five of the games he has played in, he's played more than 50% of the special teams snaps.