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Broncos snap count review from loss to Texans

Here’s who played and who didn’t during the Denver Broncos 22-17 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 13.

Denver Broncos v Houston Texans Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos loss to the Houston Texans was mostly due to losing the turnover battle. The Broncos were +13 in turnovers during the five game win streak and were -3 in the loss to the Texans.

Here’s who played and who didn’t from this game.

Offense

Player Pos Num Pct
Garett Bolles T 60 100%
Ben Powers G 60 100%
Lloyd Cushenberry III C 60 100%
Mike McGlinchey T 60 100%
Russell Wilson QB 60 100%
Quinn Meinerz G 59 98%
Courtland Sutton WR 51 85%
Jerry Jeudy WR 42 70%
Javonte Williams RB 39 65%
Adam Trautman TE 38 63%
Chris Manhertz TE 25 42%
Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR 25 42%
Lucas Krull TE 22 37%
Marvin Mims WR 18 30%
Samaje Perine RB 12 20%
Jaleel McLaughlin RB 9 15%
Brandon Johnson WR 9 15%
Michael Burton FB 8 13%
Justin Simmons FS 1 2%
Quinn Bailey G 1 2%
Luke Wattenberg C 1 2%

Quinn Meinerz missed one snap on offense and was replaced by Luke Wattenberg who got his first offensive snap of the season. Other than that the entire rest of the OL played every offensive snap. The other mighty Quinn, Quinn Bailey, played one offensive snap as the 6th offensive lineman.

Courtland Sutton played the most of the WR group with 51 offensive snaps. Jerry Jeudy, LJ Humphrey, Marvin Mims and Brandon Johnson got 42, 25, 18 and 9 snaps respectively.

Adam Trautman led the TEs with 38 snaps while Chris Manhertz got 25. Lucas Krull got a career high 22.

Javonte Williams again got the most snaps at RB with 39. Samaje Perine (12) and Jaleel McLaughlin (9) combined to play 18 fewer offensive snaps than Pookie. Dwayne Washington was the only active offensive player who only played ST snaps. Michael Burton played eight snaps.

The two players who were active but did not appear in the game at all were Jarrett Stidham and Cameron Fleming.

Defense

Player Pos Num Pct
Justin Simmons FS 68 100%
Fabian Moreau CB 68 100%
Alex Singleton LB 68 100%
P.J. Locke FS 67 99%
Zach Allen DE 59 87%
Patrick Surtain II CB 59 87%
Jonathon Cooper LB 53 78%
Josey Jewell LB 51 75%
Baron Browning LB 49 72%
D.J. Jones NT 42 62%
Ja'Quan McMillian CB 41 60%
Mike Purcell NT 40 59%
Nik Bonitto LB 24 35%
Jonathan Harris DE 20 29%
Drew Sanders LB 15 22%
Matt Henningsen DE 12 18%
Damarri Mathis CB 9 13%
Riley Moss CB 3 4%

Three defensive players played all 68 defensive snaps: Justin Simmons (who again played one snap on offense - kneeldown), Alex Singleton and Fabian Moreau. PJ Locke played all but one. Riley Moss played three in a hybrid S/CB role.

Patrick Surtain missed nine defensive snaps with injury. Ja’Quan McMillian played 41. Damarri Mathis filled in for PS2 when he was out - playing nine.

Josey Jewell played 51 as the other ILB.

At OLB Jonathan Cooper played 53, Baron Browning played 49, Nike Bonitto 24 and Drew Sanders 15. Sanders appears to have settled into a role at OLB after some disastrous defensive snaps at ILB early in the season.

At DE, Zach Allen played 57 while Jonathan Harris and Matt Henningsen played 20 and 12. We used plenty of heavy (two DTs and one DE) defensive lines this game and the last. DJ Jones played 42 snaps and Mie Purcell played 40 snaps.

Defensive players who only played on special teams were Tremon Smith, Justin Strnad, Delarrin Turner-Yell, and Ben Niemann.

Game-day inactive players were:

Broncos inactives

Player Position
Player Position
JL Skinner S
Ben DiNucci QB
Ronnie Perkins OLB
Thomas Incoom OLB
Alex Forsyth C
Elijah Garcia DE
Nate Adkins TE