49ers snap count vs. Falcons: Quinton Patton, Will Tukuafu get their share of work

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers defeated the Falcons 34-24, and had some changes in the roster. We break down the Week 16 snap count.

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-24 on Monday Night Football, and we saw some changes in the snap count due to injuries.

Will Tukuafu and Quinton Patton each saw the biggest boost in snaps. I suppose considering they were not on the roster and inactive, respectively, the week before, this is not a shocking statement. Tukuafu ended up with 12 offensive snaps. Early in the game, it appeared he was going to get all the fullback work. However, by the end of the game, Anthony Dixon had played 11 offensive snaps. I want to go back and check out the fullback formations, but the team seems content to mix and match the two of them.

Patton replaced Mario Manningham on the game-day roster as Manningham has been dealing with an illness and his knee issue. Patton finished the game with 18 snaps, which just about fills in the work Manningham handled recently. Patton was not targeted in his time on the field.

Other than that, there wasn't a whole lot of other things going on. Vernon Davis finished the game with 51 of a possible 57 snaps. He left the game at one point with an eye issue. He said afterward it did not affect him later in the game, but something seemed a little funky with VD's performance. I think the eye was an issue, but who knows for sure.

Player Offense Defense ST
Joe Staley 57
Alex Boone 57
Anthony Davis 57
Mike Iupati 57
Colin Kaepernick 57
Jonathan Goodwin 57
Vernon Davis 51
Anquan Boldin 48
Frank Gore 48
Michael Crabtree 42
Vance McDonald 28
Quinton Patton 18
Will Tukuafu 12
Anthony Dixon 11 15
Kendall Hunter 8 11
Garrett Celek 6 7
Daniel Kilgore 5 10
Adam Snyder 4 6
Kassim Osgood 3 19
LaMichael James 1 9
Patrick Willis 72 5
Eric Reid 72 3
Donte Whitner 72
Tramaine Brock 71 5
Carlos Rogers 71
NaVorro Bowman 70 3
Ahmad Brooks 68 5
Aldon Smith 63 5
Tarell Brown 52 5
Ray McDonald 50
Justin Smith 47 5
Tony Jerod-Eddie 23 5
Glenn Dorsey 19 5
Demarcus Dobbs 17 17
C.J. Spillman 10 23
Dan Skuta 7 12
Corey Lemonier 5 14
Eric Wright 3 4
Craig Dahl 21
Raymond Ventrone 19
Michael Wilhoite 19
Phil Dawson 13
Darryl Morris 11
Kevin McDermott 9
Andy Lee 9

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