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49ers snap count vs. Chicago Bears

We break down the 49ers snap count for their Week 11 matchup against the Chicago Bears


The 49ers face a short week as they get ready for the New Orleans Saints in Week 12, but in the meantime, I wanted to make sure and get the snap count posted. Even as the 49ers dominated the Chicago Bears, they did not need to use too many plays to take care of business. Considering the defense they were facing, it was really quite an impressive display.

On the first touchdown drive, Colin Kaepernick's 57-yard completion keyed a four play 63-yard touchdown drive. Their next touchdown drive, eight plays and one penalty allowed the 49ers to drive 96 yards to take a 17-0 lead. This drive more than anything showed that the 49ers could do whatever they want against the Bears defense.

This resulted in relatively low snap counts, although the general percentages were similar to previous games. Michael Crabtree led the wide receivers with 47% of offensive snaps, while Ted Ginn "brought up the rear" on 5% of snaps. Although Crabtree has become the number one wide receiver on the team, he comes off the field on a variety of one receiver sets in which Randy Moss is the lone receiver.

On defense, Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks both got a few breathers, which was helped by the blowout fashion of the game. This allowed Clark Haggans to get 12 snaps. Demarcus Dobbs also got 11 snaps on defense.

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

Offense had 55 total plays.

# of Plays


55 (100%)

Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Colin Kaepernick

51 (93%)

Joe Staley, Jonathan Goodwin

48 (87%)

Vernon Davis

39 (71%)

Frank Gore

34 (62%)

Delanie Walker

26 (47%)

Michael Crabtree

25 (45%)

Bruce Miller

23 (42%)

Mario Manningham

22 (40%)

Kyle Williams

13 (24%)

Randy Moss

11 (20%)

Kendall Hunter

9 (16%)

Will Tukuafu, Daniel Kilgore, Leonard Davis

8 (15%)

Garrett Celek

4 (7%)

Anthony Dixon

3 (5%)

Ted Ginn Jr.

Defense had 59 total plays.

# of Plays


59 (100%)

NaVorro Bowman, Patrick Willis, Tarell Brown, Donte Whitner, Carlos Rogers

58 (98%)

Dashon Goldson

53 (90%)

Ahmad Brooks

48 (81%)

Aldon Smith

45 (76%)

Ray McDonald, Justin Smith

35 (59%)

Chris Culliver

20 (34%)

Isaac Sopoaga

17 (29%)

Ricky Jean Francois

12 (20%)

Clark Haggans

11 (19%)

Demarcus Dobbs

7 (12%) 2 (3%)

Will Tukuafu, Perrish Cox

1 (2%)

Darcel McBath

Here is the special teams breakdown for the entire team

# of Plays


33 (100%)

Demarcus Dobbs

19 (73%)

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

16 (62%)

Darcel McBath

15 (58%)

Tramaine Brock

13 (50%)

David Akers

10 (38%)

Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Perrish Cox

9 (35%)

Garrett Celek, Chris Culliver, Delanie Walker

8 (31%)

Ted Ginn Jr.

6 (23%)

Daniel Kilgore, Leonard Davis, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley

5 (19%)

Dashon Goldson

4 (15%)

Will Tukuafu, NaVorro Bowman

1 (4%)

Ricky Jean Francois, Ray McDonald, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, Tarell Brown, Kyle williams