A few quick thoughts on the snap counts for the Seahawks from Sunday's game at New Orleans.

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Here are some quick thoughts on the snap counts for the Seahawks (which you can see below)

  • After 95 official snaps for the defense last week it was 76 this week. Two players have taken all of those snaps — safeties Kelcie McCray and Earl Thomas, each on the field for 171 defensive snaps the last two weeks.
  • Brock Coyle got the start at strongside linebacker with Kevin Pierre-Louis still out and played a season-high 34 snaps. Cassius Marsh played some at SLB last week but this week was solely a rush end. The Seahawks played a bit more base defense than maybe might have been thought going against the top-ranked passing offense in the NFL. But the Saints went big with the run, attempting the same number of passes and runs — 35 of each — which is counter to the Saints’ season trend. For the year, the Saints have 308 pass attempts and 170 runs.
  • Rookie Joey Hunt played two snaps at center on the last drive (including on the pass to Doug Baldwin that got Seattle to the 18-yard-line) when Justin Britt had to leave briefly due to a stinger. Those were the first two snaps Hunt has played at center in his NFL career and the first two Britt has missed this season.
  • Will Tukuafu got six snaps at fullback as the Seahawks tried a little bit of two-back and I-formation stuff. But it’s simply not a big part of their gameplan right now.
  • Tanner McEvoy is now up to 46 snaps for the season but has definitely made them count with three receptions for 69 yards and Sunday’s 43-yard pass.

Here are the offensive snap counts.

And the defense: