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49ers snap count vs. Colts

We break down the 49ers snap count report following their 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

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The San Francisco 49ers struggled once again in most phases of the game on Sunday, as they dropped a 27-7 decision to the Indianapolis Colts. They showed some signs of a rushing offense in the first half, and the defense seemed pretty solid early on (minus some penalties). Down 10-7 at the half, you would have thought they would turn things around, but instead the wheels came off. The 49ers went away from the run, and the Colts in turn wore down the 49ers with their own run game.

The 49ers snap count does not reveal any shocking revelations. Michael Wilhoite was the man off the bench to replace Patrick Willis when he injured his groin. Tony Jerod-Eddie and Demarcus Dobbs had 18 and 16 snaps, respectively, while we saw Justin Smith and Ray McDonald rotating off a fair amount. Once again, the 49ers were in the nickel more often than not, with Nnamdi on the field 53% of the time.

Among the rookies, Eric Reid was back from his concussion, finishing with 70 snaps (97%). Vance McDonald replaced Vernon Davis in the starting lineup, and finished with 47 snaps (89%). Quinton Patton got six snaps on offense and one on special teams, while Corey Lemonier had four special teams snaps.

Speaking of Lemonier, his snap count should see an increase this week against the Rams. Aldon Smith is expected to take an indefinitely leave of absence to enter rehab. He played all 72 defensive snaps, so there will be work to make up. Lemonier and Dan Skuta will likely split up those snaps.

Here is the full snap count.

Player Offense Defense ST
Joe Staley 53 1
Alex Boone 53 1
Anthony Davis 53 1
Mike Iupati 53 1
Colin Kaepernick 53
Jonathan Goodwin 53
Anquan Boldin 49
Vance McDonald 47 1
Kyle Williams 44 4
Frank Gore 42
Marlon Moore 22 2
Bruce Miller 21 14
Garrett Celek 21 7
Kendall Hunter 10 5
Quinton Patton 6 1
Anthony Dixon 1 17
Kassim Osgood 1 13
Adam Snyder 1 1
Ahmad Brooks 72 8
Aldon Smith 72 8
NaVorro Bowman 72 4
Donte Whitner 72
Tarell Brown 71 8
Eric Reid 70 7
Carlos Rogers 70
Justin Smith 57 8
Ray McDonald 56
Patrick Willis 48 5
Nnamdi Asomugha 38
Glenn Dorsey 34 8
Michael Wilhoite 24 20
Tony Jerod-Eddie 18 8
Demarcus Dobbs 16 17
C.J. Spillman 1 23
Perrish Cox 1
Craig Dahl 24
Dan Skuta 17
Tramaine Brock 16
Andy Lee 8
Kevin McDermott 8
Daniel Kilgore 7
Raymond Ventrone 6
Corey Lemonier 4
Phil Dawson 3