Breaking Down the Snap Counts for the Carolina Panthers Against the Indianapolis Colts

The Carolina Panthers played a few more snaps than they were expecting to with last night's game against the Indianapolis Colts going to overtime. This is a full breakdown of the snap counts for the Panthers on offense and defense.

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Michael Oher OT 75 100%
Mike Remmers OT 75 100%
Cam Newton QB 75 100%
Greg Olsen TE 75 100%
Trai Turner OG 75 100%
Fernando Velasco C 75 100%
Philly Brown WR 72 96%
Ted Ginn WR 62 83%
Jonathan Stewart RB 53 71%
Amini Silatolu G 52 69%
Ed Dickson TE 38 51%
Jerricho Cotchery WR 31 41%
Chris Scott G 22 29%
Mike Tolbert FB 20 27%
Fozzy Whittaker RB 11 15%
Devin Funchess WR 10 13%
Andrew Norwell OG 3 4%
Brenton Bersin WR 1 1%


  • The Carolina Panthers suffered a number of injuries along the offensive line with Ryan Kalil ruled out before the start of the game and Andrew Norwell leaving after only three plays due to a leg injury. The team had Fernando Velasco step in for Kalil at center and turned to Chris Scott initially at left guard. The team made a switch at halftime though and went with Amini Silatolu who played better in the second half.
  • One trend that has developed over the first half of the 2015 season is the Panthers operating out of a two-tight end set. Greg Olsen continues to play every snap, he hasn't missed a single offensive snap this year, which isn't really a big surprise. However, Ed Dickson continues to play about 50% of the team's snaps this year which has been about the norm for this Panthers' offense.
Name Position Snaps Percentage
Thomas Davis LB 86 100%
Luke Kuechly LB 86 100%
Kurt Coleman FS 86 100%
Josh Norman CB 86 100%
Bene Benwikere CB 85 99%
Roman Harper SS 72 84%
Charles Tillman CB 72 84%
Jared Allen DE 65 76%
Kawann Short DT 64 74%
Kony Ealy DE 60 70%
Star Lotulelei DT 59 69%
Ryan Delaire DE 41 48%
Kyle Love DT 29 34%
Wes Horton DE 25 29%
A.J. Klein LB 15 17%
Tre Boston FS 14 16%
Ben Jacobs LB 1 1%


  • It was apparent, especially late, for this defensive line that they were starting to run out of gas. The team were missing two key reserves in Dwan Edwards and Mario Addison along the line which saw an increase for the other players. Ryan Delaire saw his playing time increase as he played a season high 41 snaps, which was 16 more than Wes Horton.
  • An interesting trend the past two weeks with Shaq Thompson out has been the lack of playing time for linebacker A.J. Klein. After only two snaps against the Philadelphia Eagles, he played 15 snaps against the Colts. This is a drastic difference from the beginning of the season when Klein was filling in for Luke Kuechly and playing almost every snap.

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