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Snap Judgment: Denver Broncos offensive and defensive snap counts in week 1

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Some interesting data from the offensive and defensive snap counts from the Denver Broncos 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

This is going to be simple and straightforward, but it will give us an idea of who played and how much they played week to week. I’ll give the values for each game and then I will track trends after each four-game block.

Offensive Snap Counts

Player Position Snaps %
Stephenson T 58 100%
Okung T 58 100%
Schofield T 58 100%
Paradis C 58 100%
Garcia G 58 100%
Siemian QB 58 100%
Sanders WR 50 86%
Anderson RB 48 83%
Thomas WR 44 76%
Green TE 41 71%
Norwood WR 30 52%
Janovich RB 27 47%
Latimer WR 17 29%
Taylor WR 13 22%
Phillips TE 6 10%
Weems T 6 10%
Booker RB 6 10%
Bibbs RB 2 3%

It is nice to note that all five of our starting offensive lineman played the entire game. it should also be noted that CJ Anderson WAS the feature back getting 83% of the RB snaps. Devontae Booker and Kapri Bibbs combined for 1/6th of the snaps that CJ got.

Defensive Snap Counts

Player Position Snaps %
Harris CB 69 95%
Ward SS 65 89%
Stewart FS 64 88%
Marshall LB 61 84%
Talib CB 60 82%
Miller LB 56 77%
Crick DE 55 75%
Williams NT 48 66%
Wolfe DE 48 66%
Davis LB 46 63%
Roby CB 46 63%
Ray LB 38 52%
Ware LB 32 44%
Simmons FS 29 40%
Barrett LB 22 30%
Winn DE 22 30%
Nelson LB 15 21%
Webster CB 11 15%
Kilgo NT 11 15%
Gotsis DE 5 7%

We had 73 non-ST defensive snaps. Chris Harris Jr. was on the field for 95% of them. Jared Crick took 75% of the defensive snaps. Rookie Justin Simmons (29 snaps) played a significant amount while Adam Gotsis (5 defensive snaps) and Will Parks (0 defensive snaps) did not. Parks played 12 special teams snaps. Dekoda Watson did not get a single defensive snap, but he was on the field for 88% of the special teams snaps.

Our seven inactive players for this game were: Austin Davis, Bennie Fowler, Lorenzo Doss, Connor McGovern, Ty Sambrailo, Jeff Heuerman and Kyle Peko.