Panthers' Week 16 Snap Count Analysis

Now that the Carolina Panthers aren't dealing with injuries to key players on a weekly basis, they have settled on a lineup that works. This is the snap count for the Panthers in Week 16 against the Browns.


Name Position Snaps Snap Percentage
B Bell T 79 100%
A Norwell G 79 100%
T Turner G 79 100%
M Remmers T 79 100%
R Kalil C 79 100%
C Newton QB 79 100%
G Olsen TE 79 100%
K Benjamin WR 68 86%
J Stewart RB 60 76%
J Cotchery WR 58 73%
C Brown WR 49 62%
E Dickson TE 36 46%
M Tolbert FB 26 33%
B Bersin WR 9 11%
F Whittaker RB 3 4%
D Presley WR 3 4%
B Williams TE 2 3%
B Folkerts C 2 3%



  • It should be no surprise that there is a strong correalation between the improved play of the offensive line and the fact that they have had a starting five who has played together almost every snap the past four weeks. Since the Panthers were able to settle on a starting line-up and more importantly have stayed healthy, the run game has come alive and the quarterbacks are getting decent pass protection. 
  • Jonathan Stewart has been playing very well, arguably the best four week stretch of his career, rushing for 437 yards since the bye week. One of the reasons for this is he has been the primary running back and hasn't had to split touches with DeAngelo Williams. It will be interesting to see what the snap count breakdown will be when, or if, Williams returns this season.


Name Position Snaps Snap Percentage
J Norman CB 47 100%
R Harper SS 47 100%
L Kuechly LB 47 100%
T Boston SS 47 100%
B Benwikere CB 47 100%
T Davis LB 47 100%
C Johnson DE 45 96%
K Short DT 31 66%
S Lotulelei DT 30 64%
A Glanton LB 27 57%
C Jones FS 20 43%
D Edwards DT 19 40%
W Horton DE 19 40%
K Ealy DE 18 38%
M Addison DE 15 32%
C Cole DT 11 23%



  • Rookie Adarius Glanton saw the most playing time of the season, stepping in for the injured A.J. Klein. He played 27 snaps out of a possible 47 snaps against the Browns. He finished the game with six tackles. 
  • Even though he continues to struggle, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei continues to see plenty of playing time. He was on the field for 64 percent of the snaps but is not producing like he did his rookie year. He finished the game with only one tackle but was not able to get any quarterback pressure.

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