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Falcons vs. Panthers 2016: Snap counts and division champions

This game saved my fragile heart.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Your Atlanta Falcons locked up the NFC South this past week with a win in Carolina, and it was a fun game to watch. 

Let's peep the snap counts and see who helped that happen.


Chris Chester G: 63 (100%)
Ryan Schraeder: T 63 
Jake Matthews T: 63 
Alex Mack C: 63 
Matt Ryan QB: 63 
Levine Toilolo TE: 48 
Mohamed Sanu WR: 45 
Andy Levitre G: 42 
Julio Jones WR: 39 
Devonta Freeman RB: 34 
Taylor Gabriel WR: 28 
Joshua Perkins TE: 27 
Patrick DiMarco FB: 25 
Aldrick Robinson WR: 23 
Tevin Coleman RB: 23 
Ben Garland C: 21 
Justin Hardy WR: 11 
D.J. Tialavea TE: 11 
Tom Compton T: 1

Julio Jones returned from his injury and posted 60 yards to his stat line. It seems as though Quinn monitored Jones' time on the field, seeing as he only saw the field just over half the game.

With Tamme lost for the season, and rookie Austin Hooper recovering from a leg injury, Levine Tololo saw the bulk of the snaps at the tight end position. Though, it was Joshua Perkins and D.J. Tialavea who stole the show with two touchdowns. They're definitely not household names, but they played a key part in helping the Falcons come away with a win and Matt Ryan breaking a league record.

Ben Garland got into the game in the third quarter to replace Andy Levitre after a hip injury and received an unexpected amount of snaps in the contest. The offense will miss Levitre if he's sidelined next week because he's really had a "comeback" year of sorts.


Jalen Collins CB: 69 (100%) 
Ricardo Allen S: 69 
Robert Alford CB: 66 
Deion Jones LB: 66 
Keanu Neal S: 62
Brian Poole CB: 57 
Grady Jarrett DT: 54
Paul Worrilow LB: 51 
Adrian Clayborn DE: 49 
Vic Beasley LB: 45 
Jonathan Babineaux DT: 27 
Brooks Reed DE: 25 
Dwight Freeney DE; 25
Ra'Shede Hageman DT: 24 
Philip Wheeler LB: 17 
Courtney Upshaw DT: 15 
Deji Olatoye CB: 13 
Tyson Jackson DE: 12 
Sharrod Neasman S: 7 
LaRoy Reynolds LB: 3
C.J. Goodwin CB: 3

Jalen Collins and Brian Poole, two young players at the top of the snap counts, recorded the first interceptions of their careers this week. It's honestly quite impressive how fast these guys have come along in just the last month or two.

Grady Jarrett saw a large boost to his snaps compared to the 33/55 he posted last week. Being the only young and consistent player on the inside of the defensive line, Jarrett should continue to rack up a lot of time in the playoffs as well.

Thoughts on the counts this week?