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49ers snap count vs. Seahawks: Looks like another wide receiver might be in order

We break down the 49ers snap count from their 42-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Stephen Brashear

The 49ers dealt with a physical, ugly loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and the snap count reflects it. For the first time in a while, no defensive player played ever snap. Although the 49ers stuck with several players on offense until the bitter end, the 49ers went more prominently to some of their defensive reserves in the loss.

On offense, the losses of Vernon Davis and Mario Manningham meant more snaps for a few players. At tight end, Delanie Walker always has a large percentage of snaps, but that went up further. Garrett Celek got in plenty of work as he had a season-high in snaps.

At wide receiver, the loss of Manningham and the sizable early deficit resulted in a season-high snap count for Randy Moss. The team deactivated A.J. Jenkins before the game, which left them short-handed once Manningham went down. Assuming Manningham is unable to go next week, Jenkins would be active once again.

It is worth noting that Ted Ginn Jr. was on the field for one play as he fair-caught a punt. That was not listed in the snap count, so these numbers might not be 100% accurate. But given the team's decision to apparently not give him wide receiver snaps after Manningham went down, I think the writing is on the wall for his future after this season.

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

Offense had 57 total plays.

# of Plays


57 (100%)

Jonathan Goodwin, Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Colin Kaepernick

50 (88%)

Michael Crabtree

44 (77%)

Delanie Walker

42 (74%)

Randy Moss

40 (70%)

Frank Gore

29 (51%)

Garrett Celek

24 (42%)

Mario Manningham

20 (35%)

Bruce Miller

17 (30%)

Vernon Davis

14 (25%)

LaMichael James

4 (7%)

Anthony Dixon

1 (2%)

Daniel Kilgore

Defense had 95 total plays.

# of Plays


62 (95%)

Carlos Rogers

61 (94%)

Dashon Goldson, Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith, Donte Whitner

60 (92%)

Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois

58 (89%)

Tarell Brown, NaVorro Bowman

55 (85%)

Ray McDonald

43 (66%)

Isaac Sopoaga

23 (35%)

Chris Culliver

12 (18%)

Ian Williams

11 (17%)

Perrish Cox

6 (9%)

Tramaine Brock

4 (6%)

Will Tukuafu, Cam Johnson

3 (5%)

Eric Bakhtiari, Darcel McBath, C.J. Spillman, Michael Wilhoite, Larry Grant

Here is the special teams breakdown for the entire team:

# of Plays


18 (72%)

Darcel McBath

15 (60%)

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

14 (56%)

Tramaine Brock

11 (44%)

Garrett Celek, Delanie Walker

9 (36%)

Dashon Goldson, Will Tukuafu, David Akers

7 (28%)

LaMichael James, Andy Lee, Brian Jennings

6 (24%)

Daniel Kilgore, Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois, Tarell Brown, Ray McDonald, Isaac Sopoaga

4 (16%)

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

3 (12%)

NaVorro Bowman, Chris Culliver

2 (8%)

Ian Williams, Perrish Cox

1 (4%)

Eric Bakhtiari