49ers snap count vs. Texans: Emptying out the bench

Jeff Gross

The 49ers were able to empty out their bench in their 34-3 win over the Houston Texans. We break down the snap count.

The San Francisco 49ers handled their business Sunday evening in stomping the Houston Texans 34-3. The 49ers took a 21-0 lead into the half, and the Texans never really mounted a challenge. That opened the door for the team to empty out the bench. The team cannot replace every single starter, but they were able to get decent playing time for everybody on the bench.

One of the biggest beneficiaries was LaMichael James. The 49ers running back had four rushes for 31 yards. His first run came midway through the third quarter, and then he got three more rushes on the final 49ers drive. His shortest rush was three yards, and generally he looked sharp in finding space on his runs.

On defense, Dan Skuta ended up with more snaps than Corey Lemonier, as the 49ers spent a good chunk of the game in their base defense. Lemonier did manage 35 snaps (47 percent of total snaps), but the Texans two running back, two tight end sets meant we were going to see more of the 3-4.

Player Offense Defense ST
Joe Staley 53 6
Alex Boone 53 6
Anthony Davis 53 6
Mike Iupati 53 6
Colin Kaepernick 44
Jonathan Goodwin 44
Vernon Davis 43
Frank Gore 34
Bruce Miller 32 6
Anquan Boldin 29
Vance McDonald 26 8
Kyle Williams 24 3
Jon Baldwin 23
Daniel Kilgore 15 8
Garrett Celek 12 8
Kendall Hunter 10
Marlon Moore 10
Colt McCoy 9
Adam Snyder 7 6
Anthony Dixon 5 15
LaMichael James 4 2
Eric Reid 74 4
Tarell Brown 74 3
Carlos Rogers 74
Donte Whitner 74
NaVorro Bowman 74
Ahmad Brooks 72 3
Michael Wilhoite 66 7
Justin Smith 60 3
Ray McDonald 44
Dan Skuta 42 4
Glenn Dorsey 40 3
Corey Lemonier 35 12
Tramaine Brock 35 10
Tony Jerod-Eddie 29 3
Demarcus Dobbs 17 12
Perrish Cox 11 2
C.J. Spillman 1 17
Nate Stupar 1 15
Craig Dahl 1 14
Darryl Morris 1 9
Raymond Ventrone 15
Kassim Osgood 15
Phil Dawson 13
Andy Lee 10
Kevin McDermott 10

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