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But Game 10 had a lot of changes due to injuries

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With the move of Bryce Callahan to the IR (finally), the Broncos were able to put the recently acquired former second-round draft pick Cyrus Jones on the game-day inactive list. The only other change from last game was the activation of Will Parks and the deactivation of JuWann Winfree.

game 9 game 10
DeMarcus Walker DeMarcus Walker
Bryce Callahan Cyrus Jones
Will Parks Juwann Winfree
Jeff Heuerman Jeff Heuerman
Ja'Wuan James Ja'Wuan James
Jonathan Harris Jonathan Harris
Calvin Anderson Calvin Anderson

Offensive Snap Percentages

Player game 7 game 8 game 9 game 10
Brandon Allen 0% 0% 100% 100%
Garett Bolles 100% 100% 100% 100%
Connor McGovern 100% 100% 100% 100%
Ronald Leary 100% 100% 100% 100%
Elijah Wilkinson 100% 70% 100% 100%
Dalton Risner 100% 100% 100% 99%
Courtland Sutton 96% 93% 94% 89%
Noah Fant 72% 82% 86% 86%
Tim Patrick 0% 0% 0% 73%
Phillip Lindsay 40% 49% 46% 64%
DaeSean Hamilton 66% 62% 64% 52%
Troy Fumagalli 0% 0% 18% 36%
Andrew Beck 13% 19% 20% 31%
Royce Freeman 63% 51% 52% 30%
Andy Janovich 19% 38% 52% 17%
Fred Brown 9% 63% 14% 10%
Diontae Spencer 1% 10% 50% 6%
Devontae Booker 0% 0% 2% 6%
Austin Schlottmann 0% 0% 0% 1%
Juwann Winfree 0% 5% 2% 0%
Joe Flacco 100% 100% 0% 0%
Emmanuel Sanders 88% 0% 0% 0%
Jeff Heuerman 33% 27% 0% 0%
Ja'Wuan James 0% 30% 0% 0%

Dalton Risner missed his first snap of the season when he got punched in the nose and started bleeding. Other that that our offensive line was the the same for the entire game. Austin Schlottmann got his first offensive snap of his NFL career in that one snap that Risner missed.

Courtland Sutton actually got a little bit of rest this game relative to the last three. He only played in 89 percent of the offensive snaps, although that meant 72 offensive plays. The offense ran 81 plays - and we probably should have run at least one more since clock management at the end of the game was poor. Freshly activated Tim Patrick was in on 73 percent of the offensive snaps. DaeSean Hamilton (53 percent), Fred Brown (10 percent) and Diontae Spencer (6 percent) rounded out the WR group.

The TE groups saw Noah Fant play 86 percent of the snaps while Troy Fumagalli got 36 percent. Andrew Beck played 31 percent which is his highest percentage since game three where he played 32 percent. Partly that is due to the injury to Andy Janovich who only played 14 of our 81 offensive snaps. Janovich will finish the season with 132 offensive snaps which will be his lowest total since entering the league.

Jake Rodgers was the only active offensive player to not appear in the game on offense.

Defensive Snap Analysis

Player game 7 game 8 game 9 game 10
Justin Simmons 100% 100% 100% 100%
Kareem Jackson 95% 100% 100% 100%
Chris Harris 95% 100% 100% 100%
Davontae Harris 100% 100% 100% 100%
Alexander Johnson 69% 91% 96% 100%
Todd Davis 95% 81% 96% 100%
Von Miller 85% 94% 79% 83%
Duke Dawson 36% 81% 81% 73%
Derek Wolfe 74% 69% 71% 73%
Malik Reed 87% 88% 75% 65%
Shelby Harris 51% 50% 63% 54%
Mike Purcell 59% 39% 36% 40%
Justin Hollins 13% 3% 32% 35%
Adam Gotsis 0% 0% 19% 29%
Dre'Mont Jones 25% 30% 28% 25%
Jeremiah Attaochu 15% 14% 15% 17%
Isaac Yiadom 5% 0% 0% 13%
Will Parks 28% 0% 0% 5%
Trey Marshall 5% 5% 0% 2%
Coty Sensabaugh 3% 12% 9% 0%
Josey Jewell 5% 19% 1% 0%
DeMarcus Walker 51% 25% 0% 0%
Joseph Jones 5% 0% 0% 0%

For the second time this season we had six defensive players play 100 percent of the defensive snaps. The last time it happened was in game two, and three of those players either didn’t play or hardly played in game 10 - Josey Jewell, Isaac Yiadom and Bradley Chubb. Justin Simmons, Chris Harris and Kareem Jackson were the other three in game two. In game 10 Alexander Johnson, Todd Davis and Davontae Harris were the other three to play every defensive snap.

Our OLB group saw Von Miller play 83 percent, Malik Reed play 65 percent, Justin Hollins play 35 percent and Jeremiah Attaochu play 17 percent. Reed has seen his playing time reduced over the last two games as Hollins gets more use to playing at NFL speed.

The DB group saw Duke Dawson play 73 percent of the snaps while Isaac Yiadom saw his first action since game seven with eight snaps. Will Parks (three snaps) and Trey Marshall (one snap) both got a token bit of playing time.

In our defensive line group, Derek Wolfe played 73 percent of the defensive snaps but did record a single stat. That’s rare, but he was eating double teams and was clearly the focus of the MIN OL. Shelby Harris had the best games of his career in only 34 defensive snaps (54 percent), partly due to the attention that Wolfe was drawing. Shelby got 3.0 sacks and three QB hits to go along with five tackles (all solo) and two TFL. He also forced a fumble. Mike Purcell also had a major impact in his 25 snaps despite the rib injury. He also had five tackles (four solo) and one TFL. Adam Gotsis (29 percent) and Dre’Mont Jones (25 percent) were the other two in the five-man DL rotation.

The defensive players who did not play a defensive snap this game were Joseph Jones, Josey Jewell and Josh Watson - all ILBs.