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Here’s how the Rams doled out the playing time in Week 14.

Los Angeles Rams Vs. Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Rams Vs. Atlanta Falcons
Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/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

Week 14 Rams Offensive Snap Counts

Player POS Off Off%
Player POS Off Off%
Rodger Saffold T 72 100.00%
Greg Robinson G 72 100.00%
Rob Havenstein G 72 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 72 100.00%
Jared Goff QB 72 100.00%
Andrew Donnal T 67 93.06%
Todd Gurley RB 64 88.89%
Kenny Britt WR 59 81.94%
Brian Quick WR 51 70.83%
Tavon Austin WR 48 66.67%
Tyler Higbee TE 38 52.78%
Lance Kendricks TE 36 50.00%
Pharoh Cooper WR 25 34.72%
Mike Thomas WR 12 16.67%
Jamon Brown T 12 16.67%
Temarrick Hemingway TE 11 15.28%
Malcolm Brown RB 6 8.33%
Bradley Marquez WR 3 4.17%

Two weeks ago, OL Andrew Donnal filled in for OL Rodger Saffold after suffering a hand injury who himself had pushed over to left tackle filling in for benched LT Greg Robinson. This week, Donnal filled in at right guard over OGs Jamon Brown and Cody Wichmann. The saga at right guard this season has been...interesting.

RB Just Todd Gurley hit his highest playing rate of the season. The playing time didn’t alter his production which was in line with his entire season, finishing with just 61 yards on 16 carries.

At tight end, TE Lance Kendricks hit a season low rate while rookie TE Tyler Higbee crossed 50% for just the second time this season. And TE Temarrick Hemingway made his offensive NFL debut.

Overall, the playing time meets former Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher’s penchant for delaying his rookies’ NFL debuts well into the regular season:

2016 Rookie Rotation Through Week 14
2016 Rookie Rotation Through Week 14

You’ve got slow rises for Higbee and obviously Hemingway at the very tail end, but sharp rises for WR Pharoh Cooper and obviously QB Jared Goff. One of the more interesting aspects of the Rams’ final three games of 2016 to be played out under Interim Head Coach John Fassel will be the rotation, ESPECIALLY among the rookies.

Week 14 Rams Defensive Snap Counts

Player POS Def Def%
Player POS Def Def%
Mike Jordan CB 58 100.00%
Mark Barron LB 58 100.00%
Trumaine Johnson CB 58 100.00%
Alec Ogletree LB 58 100.00%
T.J. McDonald SS 57 98.28%
Maurice Alexander SS 45 77.59%
Aaron Donald DT 43 74.14%
Eugene Sims DE 37 63.79%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 37 63.79%
William Hayes DE 34 58.62%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 27 46.55%
Michael Brockers DT 27 46.55%
Dominique Easley DT 27 46.55%
Cory Littleton LB 21 36.21%
Matt Longacre DE 18 31.03%
Cam Thomas DT 18 31.03%
Cody Davis FS 14 24.14%
Steve Williams CB 1 1.72%

With CB E.J. Gaines and DE Robert Quinn both out, the Rams had to do a bit more juggling than usual on the defensive side. DEs William Hayes and Eugene Sims both played well above their season averages as obviously did fill-in reserve DE Matt Longacre.

And it’s the third week in a row for significant action for LB Corey Littleton. Without knowing what lies ahead in free agency and the draft at linebacker, it’s setting up a very interesting training camp and preseason for a roster battle there.

In the secondary, CB Mike Jordan was again the latest fill-in for the extra spot that has been occupied by Coty Sensabaugh and Troy Hill. Meanwhile, Steve Williams was the latest corner to get emergency snaps in place of Dwayne Gratz and Blake Countess.

Week 14 Rams Special Teams Snap Counts

Player POS ST ST%
Player POS ST ST%
Cody Davis FS 31 93.94%
Chase Reynolds RB 31 93.94%
Bryce Hager LB 27 81.82%
Malcolm Brown RB 25 75.76%
Bradley Marquez WR 25 75.76%
Cory Littleton LB 25 75.76%
Nic Grigsby LB 25 75.76%
Mike Thomas WR 17 51.52%
Temarrick Hemingway TE 16 48.48%
T.J. McDonald SS 15 45.45%
Matt Longacre DE 13 39.39%
Steve Williams CB 12 36.36%
Marqui Christian SS 12 36.36%
Johnny Hekker P 9 27.27%
Jake McQuaide LS 9 27.27%
Tavon Austin WR 8 24.24%
Demetrius Rhaney C 8 24.24%
Mike Jordan CB 7 21.21%
Eugene Sims DE 7 21.21%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 6 18.18%
Michael Brockers DT 5 15.15%
Greg Zuerlein K 5 15.15%
Aaron Donald DT 4 12.12%
Maurice Alexander SS 3 9.09%
Cam Thomas DT 3 9.09%
Cody Wichmann T 3 9.09%
Rodger Saffold T 2 6.06%
Greg Robinson G 2 6.06%
Rob Havenstein G 2 6.06%
Andrew Donnal T 2 6.06%
Mark Barron LB 2 6.06%
Tyler Higbee TE 1 3.03%

Between FB/TE Corey Harkey and RB Benny Cunningham both being unavailable as well as rookie LB Josh Forrest who has been lost for the season since tearing his ACL in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins, three of the Rams’ top nine special teams performers in terms of quantity didn’t take a single ST snap on Sunday. That meant big workloads for LB Nic Grigsby, Hemingway, Longacre, Jordan and Williams. Getting that audition tape from both this week and the final three games to help land a job in 2017 is invaluable.