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Breaking Down the Snap Counts for the Carolina Panthers Against the Seattle Seahawks

Against the Seattle Seahawks, there was a number of trends that continued for the Carolina Panthers while there was a few surprises in terms of playing time for some players.

OFFENSE

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Michael Oher OT 73 100%
Andrew Norwell OG 73 100%
Mike Remmers OT 73 100%
Cam Newton QB 73 100%
Greg Olsen TE 73 100%
Trai Turner OG 73 100%
Ryan Kalil C 72 99%
Philly Brown WR 61 84%
Ted Ginn WR 51 70%
Jonathan Stewart RB 51 70%
Ed Dickson TE 38 52%
Jerricho Cotchery WR 27 37%
Mike Tolbert FB 26 36%
Devin Funchess WR 21 29%
Fozzy Whittaker RB 10 14%
Chris Scott G 4 5%
Brenton Bersin WR 3 4%
Fernando Velasco C 1 1%
  • One of the reasons for the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton's early success is due to the stability along the offensive line. The Panthers have stayed incredibly healthy as all five starters played all but one snap, which happened when center Ryan Kalil suffered a knee injury and had to sit out a play.

  • After posting career highs in receptions and yards, Brenton Bersin only played three snaps against the Seahawks. This was due in large part to the return of Jerricho Cotchery, who missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain. The wide receiver position is still a weak spot for this offense as the coaching staff tries to figure out the winning combination. It is worth noting that rookie Devin Funchess played only 21 snaps but was targeted six times, which was the second highest on the Panthers behind only Greg Olsen.

DEFENSE

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Thomas Davis LB 61 100%
Luke Kuechly LB 61 100%
Kurt Coleman FS 60 98%
Josh Norman CB 60 98%
Roman Harper SS 57 93%
Kawann Short DT 53 87%
Bene Benwikere CB 51 84%
Kony Ealy DE 44 72%
Star Lotulelei DT 43 70%
Shaq Thompson LB 36 59%
Charles Tillman CB 33 54%
Mario Addison DE 32 52%
Ryan Delaire DE 28 46%
Wes Horton DE 27 44%
Kyle Love DT 13 21%
Dwan Edwards DT 6 10%
Tre Boston FS 5 8%
Ben Jacobs LB 1 2%
  • It really shouldn't have come as a surprise to see Luke Kuechly play every defensive snap even though head coach Ron Rivera had mentioned earlier in the week that he wanted to limit his snaps in his first game back. Well, once Kuechly got onto the field, it was hard to take him off. He was playing like he hadn't missed a game and with A.J. Klein out due to a concussion of his own, there wasn't many options to step in. Barring an injury, Kuechly should be on the field for almost all the defensive snaps going forward.
  • Prior to the bye week, safety Tre Boston saw his playing time increasing as the coaching staff started to split snaps with Roman Harper. That wasn't the case against the Seahawks though as Boston only was on the field for five defensive snaps in Week 6. This is a storyline that is going to be worth watching in the coming weeks.

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