49ers vs. Seahawks snap count: Brandon Jacobs sits, defensive depth tested

Brian Bahr

We break down the 49ers snap count for their Week 7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh described the second half of the win over Seattle as "the most physical 30 minutes of football ... that I've ever seen our team play." I'll have some of the notable coach/player quotes up in a little bit, but the entire team described this as an incredibly physical game.

During the game, it felt like we were seeing a lot of substitutions throughout the game. Although the starters did get most of the snaps, we saw a bit more of Ricky Jean-Francois and Demarcus Dobbs, who got a combined nine snaps in the game. That is not a huge number, but given that the 49ers defense has been getting 100% snaps for a lot of players, this was interesting to note.

The 49ers worked in most of their roster with one notable exception. Brandon Jacobs was active for the first time this season, but he did not see a single play. The 49ers focused a bit more on the run, particularly in the second half, but they were content with what Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter brought to the table. Now we get to wait eleven days to see if Jacobs will be active for Monday Night Football against the Cardinals, and if so, does he get any touches.

49ers wide receiver Randy Moss ended up with his highest snap count this season, getting 24 snaps (41% of the total). His previous high was 22 ((Week 1, Week 2, Week 3,Week 4, Week 5, Week 6). When the 49ers announced Mario ManningI would have expected a bit more with Mario Manningham absent, but given the team's focus on the run for extended stretches, the end result of only a slightly higher snap count is not surprising.

You can read through the entire Gamebook HERE (PDF).

Offense had 58 total plays.

# of Plays

Name

58 (100%)

Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Jonathan Goodwin, Vernon Davis

57 (98%)

Alex Smith

55 (95%)

Mike Iupati

40 (69%)

Delanie Walker

39 (67%)

Michael Crabtree

37 (64%)

Frank Gore

33 (57%)

Bruce Miller

30 (52%)

Kyle Williams

24 (41%)

Randy Moss

21 (36%)

Kendall Hunter

5 (9%)

Will Tukuafu

4 (7%)

Leonard Davis

1 (2%)

Ted Ginn Jr., Garrett Celek, Colin Kaepernick


Defense had 56 total plays.

# of Plays

Name

56 (100%)

Tarell Brown, Donte Whitner, Carlos Rogers

55 (98%)

NaVorro Bowman, Ahmad Brooks

54 (96%)

Patrick Willis

53 (95%)

Ray McDonald, Aldon Smith

52 (93%)

Justin Smith

47 (84%)

Dashon Goldson

28 (50%)

Chris Culliver

24 (43%)

Isaac Sopoaga

9 (16%)

Darcel McBath

5 (9%)

Demarcus Dobbs

4 (7%)

Perrish Cox, Ricky Jean-Francois

2 (4%)

Clark Haggans


Here is the special teams breakdown for the entire team

# of Plays

Name

23 (100%)

Demarcus Dobbs

17 (74%)

Tramaine Brock

16 (70%)

Anthony Dixon, C.J. Spillman, Tavares Gooden, Larry Grant, Bruce Miller

15 (65%)

Darcel McBath

10 (43%)

Will Tukuafu

8 (35%)

Ted Ginn Jr., Brian Jennings, Andy Lee, Dashon Goldson

7 (30%)

Perrish Cox, Delanie Walker, David Akers

6 (26%)

Daniel Kilgore

5 (22%)

NaVorro Bowman, Chris Culliver

4 (17%)

Tarell Brown, Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean-Francois

3 (13%)

Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis, Aldon Smith

1 (4%)

Clark Haggans

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