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49ers Snap Count Vs. Vikings

We're back with another rundown of the 49ers snap count (Week 1, Week 2). Last week, I only broke down special teams snaps for non-starters. This week I've gone though and included everybody that played on special teams.

The 49ers spent 79 plays on defense, seven more than in Week 1 and 14 more than Week 2. We can see the difference in the game-plan as Chris Culliver was involved in only 30 plays, after 57 last week and 65 the week before. Isaac Sopoaga was in on 34 plays, which more than doubled the combined 15 snaps through the first two games.

Randy Moss continues to see fairly limited snap counts. He matched his season high of 21, which also led to his highest percentage of plays thus far this season. At the same time, he saw only seven plays in the second half, even as the 49ers were playing catch up much of the day.

Kyle Williams saw a slight bump, while Michael Crabtree continues to work as the team's No. 1 receiver. Mario Manningham appears to be settling in as the de facto No. 2 receiver. Manningham hauled in five catches for 56 yards and seems to be getting worked into the game plan a bit more as the season wears on.

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

Offense had 58 total plays.

# of Plays


58 (100%)

Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Alex Smith, Jonathan Goodwin, Vernon Davis

50 (86%)

Michael Crabtree

46 (79%)

Frank Gore

31 (53%)

Mario Manningham

24 (41%)

Delanie Walker, Kyle Williams

21 (36%)

Randy Moss

13 (22%)

Bruce Miller

11 (19%)

Kendall Hunter

5 (29%)

Will Tukuafu

4 (25%)

Daniel Kilgore

3 (13%)

Leonard Davis

Defense had 79 total plays.

# of Plays


79 (100%)

Dashon Goldson, Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman, Donte Whitner

77 (97%)

Tarell Brown, Carlos Rogers

76 (96%)

Patrick Willis

75 (95%)

Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald

72 (91%)

Justin Smith

34 (43%)

Isaac Sopoaga

30 (38%)

Chris Culliver

20 (25%)

Ricky Jean-Francois

5 (6%)

Demarcus Dobbs

3 (4%)

Larry Grant

2 (3%)

C.J. Spillman, Perrish Cox, Eric Bakhtiari

Here is the special teams breakdown for the entire team

# of Plays


18 (78%)

Darcel McBath

17 (74%)

Demarcus Dobbs

15 (65%)

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

14 (61%)

Tramaine Brock

12 (52%)

Will Tukuafu

11 (48%)

Bruce Miller

8 (35%)

Delanie Walker, Daniel Kilgore, David Akers

7 (30%)

Dashon Goldson, Perrish Cox, Andy Lee, Brian Jennings

6 (26%)

Kyle Williams, Chris Culliver

4 (17%)

Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis, Aldon Smith, Tarell Brown, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean Francois, Eric Bakhtiari, Trenton Robinson

2 (9%)

NaVorro Bowman, Kendall Hunter