On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers lost to the Dallas Cowboys 30-16, but they did so while dealing with several injuries both before and during the game. The team’s snap counts reflect those issues, as we’ll see below.
LT David Bakhtiari 70, LG Lane Taylor 70, C JC Tretter 70, RG T.J. Lang 70, RT Bryan Bulaga 58, OT Jason Spriggs 18, OL Don Barclay 1
As usual, the bulk of the line held together, save for a stretch late in the game when Bryan Bulaga had to leave the game. Spriggs took over for him at right tackle, but he also played several snaps as a blocking tight end and in the backfield as a fullback.
QB Aaron Rodgers 70, RB Eddie Lacy 31, FB Aaron Ripkowski 18
Lacy played fewer than 50% of the snaps on Sunday, ceding significant snaps to Ty Montgomery when the team was put in passing situations. Lacy did have one particularly good run for 25 yards, but otherwise struggled a bit with just 3.8 yards per carry overall. He touched the ball 18 times, a rather large number for only playing 31 snaps.
Jordy Nelson 64, Randall Cobb 53, Ty Montgomery 35, Jeff Janis 32, Davante Adams 31, Trevor Davis 12, Jared Abbrederis 4
For the first time, Adams was not in the top three wide receivers in terms of snaps; however, that was because he was taken to the locker room mid-game to be evaluated for a concussion. Still, Montgomery was on the field for half the teams snaps, but took many of those at running back. He made the most of his time, catching 10 of 12 passes for 98 yards, but he did lose a fumble late as well.
Richard Rodgers 47, Justin Perillo 16
With the team using a lot of four and even some four-wide sets, the tight ends’ snaps were cut back a bit. Between the two of them, they saw just four targets, catching three passes and picking up 19 yards.
FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 65, SS Morgan Burnett 65, CB LaDarius Gunter 64, S/CB Micah Hyde 53, CB Demetri Goodson 36, CB Damarious Randall 18, S Kentrell Brice 11
What a mess this secondary was. Quinten Rollins was a late scratch, and Randall re-injured his groin mid-game and did not return. That required Goodson to come in and play significant snaps after being reactivated from suspension before the game. Gunter was the guilty party on both of the big plays at the end of the first half, a huge gain to Terrance Williams and the touchdown to Brice Butler.
Burnett picked off Dak Prescott (the first interception thrown by the rookie in his career) and broke up two passes; however, nobody else on the team disrupted a single pass.
Nick Perry 49, Clay Matthews 45, Datone Jones 33, Julius Peppers 32, Jayrone Elliott 9, Kyler Fackrell 7
As usual, Perry led the way in snaps among the outside linebackers, and it was a heavy rotation among the four veterans. however, Peppers had the only hit among the group on QB Dak Prescott, a sack-strip that ended up being recovered by Joe Thomas.
Blake Martinez 46, Jake Ryan 45, Joe Thomas 10
A week after ceding a ton of snaps to Thomas, Martinez led the unit with 46 snaps, about 70% of the total. He also finished second on the team with 8 total tackles.
Mike Daniels 48, Letroy Guion 38, Kenny Clark 26, Mike Pennel 13, Dean Lowry 3
Pennel made the most of his limited snaps on the day, recording three tackles (two of which went for a loss). Meanwhile, Guion landed the only QB hit on the day aside from Peppers’ sack.