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Rams-Bears: Snap Counts

How many snaps for Sony Michel? What rookies saw the field on Sunday?

Chicago Bears v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Matthew Stafford era officially got underway Sunday night with a dominant offensive performance at home with a 34-14 win over the Chicago Bears. While it’s too early in the season to recognize any particular trends, there was enough shown on each side of the ball to get a good sense of how LA Rams head coach Sean McVay plans on utilizing his roster early in the year.

Offensive snap counts

Offensive Notes

Matthew Stafford and the offensive line were in for 100-percent of the snaps, as was tight end Tyler Higbee. It was the first time that Higbee had played in every snap, though there have been many games when he played in more than 52 snaps.

Recently-acquired RB Sony Michel only saw action on three snaps during the game, but that should go up as he becomes more familiar with McVay’s system and comfortable in the offense in practice.

DeSean Jackson was a clear number four among the tight ends, which wasn’t entirely clear going into the season. Of course, Jackson could just be getting warmed up and McVay has a deep bucket of plays that he hasn’t dipped into yet.

Defensive Notes

Jalen Ramsey, Darious Williams, Kenny Young, and Jordan Fuller played the full total of 69 snaps. Aaron Donald was the next most utilized player at 66 snaps while the rest of the line showed typical rotational movement throughout the game. Leonard Floyd played on 83-percent of defensive snaps against his former team without registering a sack while newly-minted starter Justin Hollins played on 51 of 69 snaps and recorded an impressive eight tackles and two sacks.

There were only 19 snaps for Troy Reeder, 17 for Terrell Lewis, while Justin Lawler was activated from the practice squad and played in 20 total snaps on defense and special teams.

Special Teams

Reeder and Lawler played the most possible special teams snaps, as did Nick Scott, Travin Howard, and Ernest Jones. Terrell Burgess, Jake Funk, Jacob Harris, and Tyler Hall were also consistently present on special teams. Funk had two tackles on kickoff coverage.

Offensive snaps

Player Pos Num Pct

Brian Allen C 52 100%

Austin Corbett G 52 100%

David Edwards G 52 100%

Tyler Higbee TE 52 100%

Rob Havenstein T 52 100%

Andrew Whitworth T 52 100%

Matthew Stafford QB 52 100%

Cooper Kupp WR 49 94%

Darrell Henderson RB 49 94%

Robert Woods WR 40 77%

Van Jefferson WR 36 69%

Johnny Mundt TE 15 29%

DeSean Jackson WR 14 27%

Sony Michel RB 3 6%

Tutu Atwell WR 2 4%

Defensive Snaps

Player Pos Num Pct

Jalen Ramsey CB 69 100%

Darious Williams CB 69 100%

Kenny Young LB 69 100%

Jordan Fuller FS 69 100%

Aaron Donald DT 66 96%

Leonard Floyd LB 57 83%

Sebastian Joseph NT 52 75%

Justin Hollins LB 51 74%

David Long CB 39 57%

Robert Rochell DB 27 39%

Greg Gaines NT 25 36%

A’Shawn Robinson DT 23 33%

Troy Reeder LB 19 28%

Terrell Lewis LB 17 25%

Jonah Williams DE 13 19%

Nick Scott FS 10 14%

Michael Hoecht DT 9 13%

Justin Lawler LB 6 9%