The NFL's official Seahawks snap counts from last night's game shows Marshawn Lynch ended up playing 44 of Seattle's final 60 plays, after missing the first seven trying to get his tight back loosened on the sideline by riding a stationary bike. Robert Turbin ran the six of the first seven snaps as the tailback, with Percy Harvin moving from wide receiver on one snap during Seattle's opening drive. Once Lynch entered, Turbin got just eight snaps over the Seahawks' final 60 plays. So obviously Lynch's back loosened after the tight beginning.
Max Unger left with an apparently minor foot injury, missing only the final three plays of Seattle's drive to a touchdown that made it 24-10 in the fourth quarter. Stephen Schilling from Bellevue made his Seahawks center debut for those three plays; the position the former San Diego Charger began playing for Seattle in mid-August. Unger returned for Seattle's final drive.
With starter Zach Miller out a few weeks following ankle surgery, fill-in Luke Willson played a career-high 63 snaps. Elevated No. 3 tight end Cooper Helfet had 17 snaps last night, many of those in two-tight ends sets with Willson.
On defense, Marcus Burley continued to play a far larger role than Seattle expected when it traded a sixth-round draft choice to Indianapolis for him on Aug. 30 -- and continued to show how the trade has been a coup by coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider. Burley played in two-thirds of the Seahawks' snaps as the nickel back inside, as they were again in five-defensive back sets for a majority of a game against a team employing three and four wide receivers for a preponderance of the time.
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Michael Bennett keeps proving he's an almost-every down defensive lineman, able to play outside at end on running downs and inside at times as a pass rusher. Bennett played 48 of Seattle's 55 defensive snaps.
OFFENSE out of 67 snaps SPECIAL TEAMS out of 33 snaps
G Sweezy 67 9T Okung 67 6G Carpenter 67 6T Britt 67 6QB Wilson 67C Unger 64 3
TE Willson 63 10
WR Baldwin 61 4
WR Kearse 60 9
RB Lynch 44WR Harvin 39 4TE Helfet 17 10FB Coleman 14 24RB Turbin 14 8WR Lockette 11 10WR Richardson 10
C Schilling 3 9WR Walters 1 10TE Gilliam 1 2
DEFENSE out of 55 snaps
SS Chancellor 55 10LB Wright 55 8CB Sherman 55 7CB Maxwell 55 7FS Thomas 55 6LB Wagner 55 4DE Bennett 48 3DE Avril 41 3CB Burley 37 9LB Irvin 35DT Hill 25DT Williams 20 3DT Mebane 20
DE Schofield 20
DT McDaniel 18 3DE Marsh 11LB Smith 27LB Morgan 27SS Johnson 26FS Shead 23LB Coyle 20K Hauschka 12P Ryan 12
LS Gresham 12CB Thomas 11