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Offensive Personnel Grouping
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Excluding penalties, the Seattle Seahawks ran 59 offensive plays out of four personnel groupings on Sunday.
|1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE||"11"||24||9||33||72.7%||27.3%|
|1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE||"12"||9||4||13||69.2%||30.8%|
|2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE||"21"||7||3||10||70.0%||30.0%|
|2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE||"22"||0||3||3||0.0%||100.0%|
Matt Hasselbeck Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)
Offensive Line Snap Count
A season-high three offensive line combinations were used by the Seahawks during Sunday's loss. The starting line—(from L-R) Tyler Polumbus, Ben Hamilton, Chris Spencer, Stacy Andrews, and Sean Locklear—were on the field for the first nine offensive snaps of the game, which resulted in -2 yards of total offense.
Hamilton exited the game with a concussion, which appeared to occur on Marshawn Lynch's 4-yard loss on 2nd-and-12 at the 9:27 mark of the 1st quarter, the same play where Mike Williams limped off the field with a right knee injury after crashing down to block Raiders safety Mike Huff, whose knee appeared to hit Hamilton in the head.
The Polumbus-Pitts-Spencer-Andrews-Locklear line combination logged the next 35 offensive snaps before Polumbus injured his right leg. Pitts replaced Polumbus at left tackle, with Mike Gibson inserted at left guard for the next six snaps. Polumbus returned for two snaps, including a nine-yard sack, before returning to the sidelines for the rest of the day.
Pitts and Gibson comprised the left side of the line for the final seven offensive plays.
Snap Counts (Offense)
- Butler was on the field for all plays run out of "12" personnel, and 28 of the 33 plays in "11" personnel.
- Stokley (oblique) was limited to seven snaps, all out of "11" personnel.
- Williams was the lone receiver in all three plays run out of "22" personnel. After appearing to injure his knee on the 5th offensive play, Williams was on the field for 15 of the remaining 19 snaps in the 1st half before opening the 2nd half on the bench.
- 24 of Forsett's 28 snaps were in "11" personnel.
- Of the 13 plays Seattle had two running backs, Lynch was on the field for 12 of them, carrying the ball six times for 12 yards.
- After spending a month off the roster, Ganther returned to log 12 snaps on Sunday, equaling the number he played in the 2010 season-opener.
- Washington's nine snaps on offense all came in "11" personnel during the 4th quarter.
- Gibson logged 13 snaps on the offensive line and one snap as a fullback on Lynch's 1-yard loss on a 3rd-and-1 play in the 2nd quarter.
- Tate's 32 snaps were a career-high, with 29 snaps coming in "11" personnel and 3 in "21" personnel.
- Of Obomanu's 24 snaps on Sunday, 18 were in "11" personnel.
- Carlson participated in 100% of the offensive snaps for the second consecutive week.
Defensive Personnel Groupings
Seattle's defense was on the field for 68 plays on Sunday.
Defensive Player Snap Count
- Trufant was not one of the three defensive backs in the short-yardage package that was used on the final defensive play, a 4-yard touchdown run by Michael Bush.
- Babineaux was on the field for that short-yardage play, and also received snaps in nickel, "Bandit", and at corner in a heavy base defense package for the 4th-and-1 play that resulted in Marcel Reece's 30-yard touchdown.
- Ness' 44 snaps were his first in a regular season NFL game, and he was a frequent target of Jason Campbell on Sunday.
- Chancellor picked up his 1st NFL quarterback sack when Campbell ran out of bounds for a three-yard loss in the 2nd quarter.
- Lewis' snaps were a season-low, which may be attributed to Seattle needing him on special teams with Michael Robinson and Matt McCoy inactive. Lewis played in "Bandit" and, depending on Oakland's offensive personnel, nickel defense, alternating with Babineaux.
- Cox filled in for Ness (cramps) as the corner opposite Trufant in base, nickel, and "Bandit" personnel.
- Thomas, Milloy, and Tatupu were on the field for all the chartable defensive snaps on Sunday.
- Herring's snaps continue to come as a nickel linebacker. Herring knocked down a Campbell pass in the 3rd quarter.
- Davis was active, and played on special teams, but was not involved in any of the chartable defensive plays from Sunday.
- In addition to playing linebacker in base and short-yardage defense, Curry lined up as a pass-rushing end (1) and tackle (4) in nickel personnel.
- Prior to his potentially serious right knee injury, Bryant was on the field for 28 of the first 36 defensive snaps.
- Cole's 50 snaps on Sunday are a season-high. Cole picked up a quarterback sack when Campbell ran out of bounds and defended two more passes on Sunday, giving him 5 on the season. (T-2nd on team)
- Clemons was the "Leo" for 32 of the base defense snaps on Sunday. Clemons picked up 10 snaps as a pass-rushing end in nickel, and was one of two ends in "Bandit".
- Terrill was paired with Cole for 20 snaps in base defense.
- Siavii was used primarily as a defensive tackle in base defense. (22 of 26 snaps)
- Balmer opened the game at the "3" technique in base (12 snaps) before Bryant's injury forced him outside to the play the "5" technique (26 snaps) in base personnel.
- 2010 fourth-round pick Wilson saw his first NFL action as a defensive tackle in nickel defense and as the nose tackle in "Bandit".
- Brock logged 18 snaps as the "Leo", played end in nickel, "Bandit", and short-yardage personnel. Brock also was an inside pass-rusher on one play in nickel defense.