Snap counts from the Seahawks' win over the 49ers shows a high concentration of snaps for the team's primary defensive playeres.

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Below are the snap counts for the Seattle Seahawks in their 20-3 win over the 49ers Thursday might (the asterisk denotes the player is a starter).

A couple thoughts:

— Will Tukuafu got a season-high 26 snaps as a fullback, and Pro Football Focus further broke down where he lined up:
TE – 4 (all of which were on the right)
FB – 9
FB offset left – 6
FB offset right – 7

So that’s 22 plays when the Seahawks were essentially in an I-formation/two-back set, on a night when the Seahawks indeed felt back to basics with a 41-24 run-pass ratio.

Tukuafu also had four snaps on defense, playing on the line.

— A high concentration of snaps in the team’s primary defenders with six playing every snap, Cary Williams all but one in which he left due to injury, and two others 80 percent or more. Some national analysts wondered last week if the Seahawks were getting away from their philosophy of being fairly basic and straight-up on defense. The snap counts would indicate that if they had, they got back to their usual ways last night. Recall that the Seahawks also had high snap count percentages for their main defensive players during the six-game winning streak that ended last season. (As Eric Branch noted, the Seahawks got five of their six sacks out of a four-man rush).

— Alvin Bailey with 24 snaps and Gary Gilliam with 52 as the two rotated at right tackle (with Bailey also getting one snap at left tackle when Russell Okung missed one play and a couple more as an extra tackle). That was done largely due to Gilliam’s ankle injury.

— DeShawn Shead with 20 snaps which amounted to 19 in the nickel and then one when he filled in  for Williams when Williams was hurt for a play — probably as little nickel as the Seahawks have played this season.

Name Total
 Justin Britt * 72
 Drew Nowak * 72
 J.R. Sweezy * 72
 Russell Wilson * 72
 Russell Okung * 70
 Garry Gilliam * 52
 Jimmy Graham * 50
 Doug Baldwin * 49
 Jermaine Kearse * 45
 Marshawn Lynch * 40
 Tyler Lockett 40
 Luke Willson * 34
 Will Tukuafu 26
 Alvin Bailey 24
 Ricardo Lockette 23
 Fred Jackson 18
 Chris Matthews 15
 Thomas Rawls 11
 B.J. Daniels 4
 Cooper Helfet 3


Name Total
 Bruce Irvin * 48
 Bobby Wagner * 48
 K.J. Wright * 48
 Kam Chancellor * 48
 Earl Thomas * 48
 Richard Sherman * 48
 Cary Williams * 47
 Cliff Avril * 41
 Michael Bennett * 37
 Brandon Mebane * 29
 Frank Clark 23
 DeShawn Shead 20
 Ahtyba Rubin * 15
 David King 14
 Cassius Marsh 10
 Will Tukuafu (Def.) 4