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LA Rams - New Orleans Saints Playing Time Breakdown

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Here’s how the Rams doled out the playing time in Week 12.

Los Angeles Rams At New Orleans Saints
Los Angeles Rams At New Orleans Saints
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Note: I’ll update the snap counts in this spreadsheet all season including the first tab tracking the season totals. While I’ll paste individual game PT in each week’s recap, I’ll likely refer to the season totals moving forward from that link. So uh, peep it.

Offense

Player POS Off Off%
Rob Havenstein T 53 100.00%
Jamon Brown G 53 100.00%
Cody Wichmann G 53 100.00%
Jared Goff QB 53 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 53 100.00%
Kenny Britt WR 47 88.68%
Brian Quick WR 41 77.36%
Tavon Austin WR 40 75.47%
Lance Kendricks TE 36 67.92%
Todd Gurley RB 34 64.15%
Andrew Donnal T 31 58.49%
Tyler Higbee TE 23 43.40%
Rodger Saffold T 22 41.51%
Benny Cunningham RB 14 26.42%
Pharoh Cooper WR 14 26.42%
Mike Thomas WR 6 11.32%
Malcolm Brown RB 5 9.43%
Bradley Marquez WR 3 5.66%
Cory Harkey TE 2 3.77%

WR Brian Quick played a season high rate on Sunday only to finish with one catch for three yards on a 3rd & 4 situation.

TE Tyler Higbee crossed the 40% threshold for just the fourth time this season, though he wasn’t targeted at all.

TE Corey Harkey hit a season low while rookie WRs Pharoh Cooper and Mike Thomas combined for their highest joint usage of the seasons logging more than 37% of the joint snaps.

And even RB Malcolm Brown got some time after two weeks during which he didn’t get a single offensive snap in.

Defense

Player POS Def Def%
T.J. McDonald SS 74 100.00%
Mark Barron LB 74 100.00%
Alec Ogletree LB 74 100.00%
Maurice Alexander SS 72 97.30%
Trumaine Johnson CB 72 97.30%
E.J. Gaines CB 65 87.84%
Aaron Donald DT 49 66.22%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 43 58.11%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 39 52.70%
Robert Quinn DE 38 51.35%
Eugene Sims DE 36 48.65%
Cory Littleton LB 35 47.30%
William Hayes DE 35 47.30%
Cam Thomas DT 34 45.95%
Dominique Easley DT 32 43.24%
Michael Brockers DT 32 43.24%
Cody Davis FS 5 6.76%
Blake Countess CB 3 4.05%
Bryce Hager LB 2 2.70%

DT Aaron Donald played his second-lowest rate of the entire season.

The defensive lineman with the highest play rate after Donald? DL Ethan Westbrooks. That’s both for Week 12 and for the season. He played one more snap than DE Robert Quinn on Sunday and has played 15 more throughout the year.

Here’s how the defensive line rotation has looked throughout the season:

2016 DL Rotation Through Week 12
2016 DL Rotation Through Week 12

Strangely enough, LB Cory Littleton, promoted to fill the spot LB Josh Forrest left with his addition to the Injured Reserve list, played more than Forrest ever did at nearly 50 of all defensive snaps. That seems unwise.

And Blake Countess got his debut in with just three snaps.

Special Teams

Player POS ST ST%
Cody Davis FS 29 90.63%
Chase Reynolds RB 26 81.25%
Bradley Marquez WR 22 68.75%
Cory Littleton LB 22 68.75%
Bryce Hager LB 22 68.75%
Cory Harkey TE 21 65.63%
Nic Grigsby LB 19 59.38%
Benny Cunningham RB 17 53.13%
Mike Thomas WR 16 50.00%
Eugene Sims DE 11 34.38%
Demetrius Rhaney C 11 34.38%
Malcolm Brown RB 10 31.25%
T.J. McDonald SS 9 28.13%
Johnny Hekker P 9 28.13%
Jake McQuaide LS 9 28.13%
Marqui Christian SS 8 25.00%
Tyler Higbee TE 7 21.88%
Maurice Alexander SS 7 21.88%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 7 21.88%
Robert Quinn DE 7 21.88%
Dominique Easley DT 7 21.88%
Greg Zuerlein K 7 21.88%
E.J. Gaines CB 6 18.75%
Aaron Donald DT 6 18.75%
Rob Havenstein T 3 9.38%
Jamon Brown G 3 9.38%
Cody Wichmann G 3 9.38%
Tavon Austin WR 3 9.38%
Andrew Donnal T 3 9.38%
Rodger Saffold T 2 6.25%
Mark Barron LB 2 6.25%
Cam Thomas DT 2 6.25%
Pharoh Cooper WR 1 3.13%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 1 3.13%

LB Nic Grigsby made his NFL debut as well on Sunday.

And let’s do this again - like last week, the first person to email turfshowtimes@gmail.com gets their special teams analysis here.