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Broncos vs. Raiders: Snap count review Week 2

Here are the Denver Broncos snap count breakdowns for each unit in their 20-19 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.

Oakland Raiders v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

So I’ve decided that I’m not going to do the graphics until the end of each quarter of the regular season, but I will still be providing the tables in the weekly installment. I will also cover special teams snaps in the quarterly review.

Here were the snap count breakdowns for the Denver Broncos during their 20-19 comeback win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.

Broncos Offensive Snap Percentages

Offensive Player Game 1 Game 2
Connor McGovern 100% 100%
Matt Paradis 100% 100%
Jared Veldheer 100% 48%
Garett Bolles 100% 100%
Ronald Leary 100% 100%
Case Keenum 100% 100%
Emmanuel Sanders 86% 82%
Jeff Heuerman 81% 62%
Demaryius Thomas 72% 89%
Courtland Sutton 59% 82%
Jake Butt 49% 39%
Royce Freeman 39% 24%
Phillip Lindsay 35% 42%
Devontae Booker 26% 33%
DaeSean Hamilton 19% 18%
Andy Janovich 18% 17%
Tim Patrick 12% 6%
Billy Turner 3% 53%
Matt LaCosse 1% 3%

The big changes in the second game were that Jared Veldheer left with a possible concussion and Billy Turner replaced him about halfway through the game. I’m guessing you didn’t even notice; and this is a good thing. Turner played really well - admittedly against the toothless Faider’s pass rush, but after the ineptitude at RT we have had for the past four years, having a competent backup is a breath of fresh air.

Courtland Sutton got significantly more playing time on offense this game than the last. Jeff Heuerman and Jake Butt both had fewer offensive snaps as we went with more four WR sets to try and get back in the game. Phillip Lindsay saw his offensive snaps go from up slightly from 35% in the first game to 42% in the second game. What here (if anything) surprised you?

Broncos Defensive Snap Percentages

Defensive Player Game 1 Game 2
Justin Simmons 100% 100%
Chris Harris 100% 97%
Darian Stewart 100% 97%
Bradley Roby 95% 89%
Bradley Chubb 95% 74%
Von Miller 88% 77%
Brandon Marshall 88% 80%
Derek Wolfe 82% 74%
Adam Jones 67% 31%
Todd Davis 65% 88%
Domata Peko 44% 52%
Will Parks 40% 22%
Adam Gotsis 37% 43%
Shane Ray 32% 28%
Shelby Harris 26% 34%
Zach Kerr 19% 32%
Josey Jewell 12% 22%
Shaquil Barrett 7% 26%
Tramaine Brock 4% 35%

We gave Bradley Chubb a little rest this week. Tramaine Brock saw his defensive playing time jump in week 2 while Adam Jones saw his get cut in half. I’m not sure what this says about our CB3 and CB4, but it does bare watching over the next few games. Similar to Adam Jones, Will Parks also saw about half of the defensive snaps in game 2 that he got in game one.

Joe Woods generally did a better job in this game of balancing playing time and getting some of our elite defensive players a little rest. Were there any other surprises for you from this data?