Detroit Lions Week 6 vs. Buccaneers snap count analysis

Here's a look at the Detroit Lions' snap counts from Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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The Detroit Lions made another statemen to the rest of the NFL on Sunday, going down to Tampa Bay and leaving with a 20-6 win. It was not a perfect game by any means, but the Lions again closed out an opponent late and won by double digits for the fourth straight time.

Injuries going into and during the game tightened the core of players who saw action for Detroit, but Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Alex Anzalone in particular had big-time performances

Here's a look at the Lions' player snap counts from Week 6 against the Buccaneers, with notes where appropriate.

Detroit Lions Week 6 snap counts vs. Buccaneers

Offense (70 snaps)

QB Jared Goff: 70 snaps)-100%

Offensive Line

OG Graham Glasgow: (70 snaps) 100%; Five special teams snaps (20%)
OG Kayode Awosika: (70) 100%; Five special teams snaps (20%)
OT Penei Sewell: (70) 100%; Five special teams snaps (22%)
C Frank Ragnow: (70) 100%
OT Taylor Decker: (70) 100%
OT Dan Skipper: (4) 6%
OG Colby Sorsdal: Five special teams snaps (20%)
OG Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Five special teams snaps (20%)

Awosika stepped as the starting left guard for an injured Jonah Jackson. Vaitai played strictly special teams again, as he did in his return to action in Week 5.

Running Backs

Craig Reynolds-(43 snaps)-61 percent; Four special teams snaps (16%)
David Montgomery: (18) 26%
Devine Ozigbo: (6) 9%; Eight special teams snaps (32%)

Montgomery's injury left Reynolds to the the lead back for the Lions, and he stepped in solidly.

Wide Receivers

Amon-Ra St. Brown: (64 snaps)-91%
Josh Reynolds: (57) 81%
Marvin Jones: (20) 29%
Jameson Williams: (16) 23% 
Kalif Raymond: (15) 21%; Six special teams snaps (24%)
Antoine Green: (4) 6%; Eight special teams snaps (32%)

Williams played fewer snaps than his did in his Week 5 season debut, but he did offer a highlight with a 45-yard touchdown to stretch the Lions' lead. Meanwhile, Reynolds saw an uptick in action.

Tight Ends

Sam LaPorta (58 snaps)-83%
Brock Wright: (43) 61%; 12 special teams snaps (48%)
Darrell Daniels: (2) 3%; 22 special teams snaps (88%)

A calf injury during the practice week did not reduce LaPorta's workload, as he also had 11 targets in the game.

Defense (56 snaps)

Defensive Line

Aidan Hutchinson: (50) 89%; One special teams snap (4%)
John Cominsky: (42) 75%; Three special teams snaps (12%)
Alim McNeill: (39) 70%; Three special teams snaps (12%)
Benito Jones: (23) 41%; Six special teams snaps (24%)
Charles Harris: (18) 32%; Two special teams snaps (8%)
Julian Okwara: (15) 27%; 11 special teams snaps (44%)
Isaiah Buggs: (17) 30%; One special teams snap (4%)
Levi Onwuzurike: (11) 20%
Romeo Okwara: (9) 16%; Two special teams snaps (8%)

Hutchinson once again rarely left the field. Of note here is Cominsky playing a season-high 42 snaps, while Harris and Romeo Okwara played less.


Alex Anzalone (56 snaps) 100%; One special teams snap (4%)
Derrick Barnes: (44) 79% -- Six special teams snaps (24%)
Jack Campbell: (29) 52% -- Seven special teams snaps (28%)
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 19 special teams snaps (76%)
Anthony Pittman: 19 special teams snaps (76%)
Malcolm Rodriguez: 17 special teams snaps (68%)

Defensive Backs

Cameron Sutton: (56) 100% -- One special teams snap (4%)
Jerry Jacobs: (56) 100% -- One special teams snap (4%)
Kerby Joseph: (56) 100% -- Eight special teams snaps (32%)
Tracy Walker III: (56) 100% -- Six special teams snaps (24%)
Will Harris: (39) 70%
Chase Lucas: 19 special teams snaps (78%)
Khalil Dorsey: 19 special teams snaps (76%)
Ifeatu Melifonwu: 10 special teams snaps (40%)

Harris was again a target of the opposing passing game on Sunday, with some missed opportunities by the Buccaneers preventing him from looking worse. Being without Brian Branch at nickel corner leaves Harris in a bigger role than he should have based on performance.

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