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Falcons vs. Saints 2016: Snap counts and clinching byes

Sorry Seattle, looks like you'll be recapping snaps next week.

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Atlanta locked up a first-round bye with their victory against the hated Saints this past week, and we've got the snaps to show how they did it.


Chris Chester G: 62 (100%)
Alex Mack C: 62
Ryan Schraeder T: 62
Jake Matthews T: 62
Andy Levitre G; 62
Matt Ryan QB: 62
Levine Toilolo TE: 53
Julio Jones WR: 49
Mohamed Sanu WR: 46
Justin Hardy WR: 35
Devonta Freeman RB: 35
Tevin Coleman RB: 25
Aldrick Robinson WR: 18
D.J. Tialavea TE: 16
Joshua Perkins TE: 14
Patrick DiMarco FB; 12
Nick Williams WR: 6
Eric Weems WR: 1

The offense started rolling early in this one and was on fire for two full quarters before finally settling to run the clock out early in the 3rd. While Ryan and company scored quickly in the first half, they failed to get first downs in the second, leading to a lopsided snap count in favor of the defense.

Nothing is too out of the ordinary here this week, though it's interesting to see how much action Hardy saw in relief of the injured Taylor Gabriel.


Ricardo Allen S: 77 (100%)
Deion Jones LB: 73
Jalen Collins CB: 68
Keanu Neal S: 67
Brian Poole CB: 59
Robert Alford CB: 57
Grady Jarrett DT: 57
Adrian Clayborn DE: 53
De'Vondre Campbell LB: 48
Vic Beasley LB: 45
Brooks Reed DE: 37
Jonathan Babineaux DT: 34
Dwight Freeney DE: 32
Deji Olatoye CB: 22
Philip Wheeler LB: 18
Courtney Upshaw DT: 17
Tyson Jackson DE: 17
C.J. Goodwin CB: 15
Paul Worrilow LB: 14
Rs'Shede Hageman DT: 14
Sharrod Neasman S: 11
Ben Garland C: 9
LaRoy Reynolds LB: 3

For the fourth week in a row, the defense gave the opposing offense a challenge. Drew Brees and the Saints' usually potent passing game couldn't find much success until victory was out of reach. Players who are needing to step up are doing just that, and the defense is getting hot at the perfect time.

Hageman, a player who's been trending upwards in terms of snap counts, saw his place on the field go to Grady Jarrett and Babineaux. If Ra'Shede has played well on occasion with his limited time on the field, but his importance in the lineup looks to change week to week.

Thoughts on this week's counts?