The NFL this season has begun keeping track of snap counts on a weekly basis and releasing that information to the media. Here's now the Titans lined up in the Week 15 Monday Night Football victory over the New York Jets.
Offense (59 total)
QB: Jake Locker 59
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 58, Quinn Johnson 21, Jamie Harper 1
TE: Craig Stevens 59, Taylor Thompson 19
WR: Kenny Britt 52, Nate Washington 44, Kendall Wright 22, Michael Preston 15, Lavelle Hawkins 4
OL: Deuce Lutui 59, Mike Otto 59, Michael Roos 59, Fernando Velasco 59, Kyle DeVan 48, Kevin Matthews 11
Defense (67 total)
DE: Derrick Morgan 60, Kamerion Wimbley 53, Jarius Wynn 20
DT: Sen'Derrick Marks 53, Jurrell Casey 49, Mike Martin 14, DaJohn Harris 12, Karl Klug 3
LB: Zach Brown 63, Akeem Ayers 50, Tim Shaw 47, Will Witherspoon 22
CB: Jason McCourty 67, Alterraun Verner 67, Coty Sensabaugh 20
S: Michael Griffin 67, Jordan Babineaux 51, Al Afalava 19
Patrick Bailey, Brandon Barden, Beau Brinkley, Tommie Campbell, Ryan Mouton, Darius Reynaud, Byron Stingily, and Tracy Wilson each only appeared on special teams. Matt Hasselbeck did not appear in the game.
1. Jake Locker finished the game! It was more likely than not he would, even against a team like the Jets, but that's still a bit of an accomplishment.
2. Darius Reynaud has not played nearly as much this year as his preseason MVP status seemed to suggest to most Titans fans, but this was the first game in which he did not take at least one snap on offense.
3. I thought with Jared Cook on IR, Taylor Thompson might see a big increase in playing time. He did see more time than he had the last couple weeks, but the beneficiary was instead Craig Stevens, who played every snap and 10 more than he had in any previous game.
4. Watching the game live, I didn't keep track, but I would have guessed Lavelle Hawkins had more than 4 snaps-maybe more like 10. This was the first game Kenny Britt led Titans receivers in snaps/played more than Nate Washington.
5. Kyle DeVan stepped in at center after Kevin Matthews went down early. I'm not sure he ever played center in the NFL before, but he acquitted himself reasonably well and had the key block on CJ's 94-yard touchdown run.
6. Two sacks last week did not result in more playing time for Karl Klug. That's not much of a surprise against a team like the Jets.
7. This was the first time this season Ryan Mouton was active and did not play any snaps on defense, though he was a healthy inactive in Week 13 against the Texans.