Jared Goff: 69 (100% of offensive snaps)
D’Andre Swift: 46 (67%)
Jamaal Williams: 23 (33%)
Justin Jackson: 0 (0%) — 20 particular groups snaps (65%)
Craig Reynolds: 0 (0%) — 14 (45%)
The space is beginning to widen between the volume the Lions used Swift vs. Williams. Whilst the elevate depend (15 to 11) used to be even, it’s transparent the Lions now view Swift as their transparent No. 1 again. There have been instances ultimate 12 months when the Lions featured Swift extra closely, however that used to be normally as a result of recreation scenario. The Lions have been in a position to stick moderately balanced on offense all of this recreation, they usually sought after Swift available in the market.
The opposite two operating backs have been relegated to big groups tasks. And for as a lot hand wringing as we did in regards to the group’s kick returner, Justin Jackson—who used to be introduced up from the follow squad—by no means even were given a possibility, because the Eagles booted each and every kickoff during the finish zone.
T.J. Hockenson: 49 (63%)
Brock Wright: 23 (33%) — 12 (39%)
Shane Zylstra: 3 (4%) — 12 (39%)
Most likely just a little unexpected to look the Lions use a 2d tight finish so now and again on this recreation, particularly making an allowance for how neatly they ran the ball. Value noting, 4 of Wright’s 23 snaps have been at fullback—a task he’ll most likely cling till Jason Cabinda returns from the Bodily Not able to Carry out checklist.
Amon-Ra St. Brown: 61 (88%)
DJ Chark: 56 (81%)
Josh Reynolds: 55 (80%)
Kalif Raymond: 8 (12%) — 3 (10%)
Quintez Cephus: 2 (3%) — 8 (26%)
Now not numerous surprises among this team, however it’s fascinating to look the Lions pass three-wide as incessantly as they did. Additionally fascinating to look Quintez Cephus tackle a distinct groups position—one thing he hasn’t carried out since his rookie season. On the other hand, for the reason that he’s WR5, he’ll need to give a contribution there to carry onto that roster spot.
Taylor Decker: 69 (100%)
Penei Sewell: 69 (100%)
Matt Nelson: 5 (7%) — 5 (16%)
The Lions applied Nelson as a 6th offensive lineman, simply as they did ultimate 12 months when each Decker and Sewell have been wholesome. That might provide an explanation for why they have been just a little gentle on two tight finish units. This formation labored neatly ultimate 12 months and it’s off to a excellent get started in 2022.
Logan Stenberg: 69 (100%) — 5 (16%)
Jonah Jackson: 69 (100%) — 5 (16%)
Frank Ragnow: 69 (100%)
Evan Brown: 0 (0%) — 5 (16%)
Drew Forbes: 0 (0%) — 5 (16%)
No marvel that Ragnow used to be now not on particular groups given his groin harm.
Aidan Hutchinson: 69 (90%) — 6 (19%)
Charles Harris: 64 (83%) — 6 (19%)
John Cominsky: 28 (36%) — 6 (19%)
Austin Bryant: 27 (35%) — 6 (19%)
No defensive lineman on both group performed greater than Hutchinson. Moderately the workload for the first-round pick out. Many might be disillusioned via his field ranking efficiency (only one take on), however he used to be beautiful disruptive within the recreation.
Charles Harris wasn’t a long way in the back of within the snaps counts at the edge, because the Lions relied closely on their two starters. One has to wonder whether and when Julian Okwara and Josh Paschal are able to move if there might be a extra heavy rotation.
Alim McNeill: 52 (68%)
Isaiah Buggs: 40 (52%)
Michael Brockers: 28 (36%)
Benito Jones: 16 (21%)
You by no means need to overreact to at least one recreation, however Brockers enjoying handiest 28 snaps is undoubtedly an eye-raiser. The Lions, as a substitute, opted to make use of Buggs as their nostril take on or even give a large chew of Brockers’ enjoying time to Benito Jones, who used to be added simply ultimate week. It undoubtedly turns out like Brockers’ time in Detroit is slowly slipping away. He’s signed thru subsequent season, but when the Lions aren’t going to make use of him similar to this, there’s no shot he sees that $10 million base wage subsequent 12 months.
Alex Anzalone: 71 (92%) — 6 (19%)
Malcolm Rodriguez: 46 (60%) — 17 (55%)
Chris Board: 31 (40%) — 26 (84%)
Derrick Barnes: 22 (29%) — 9 (29%)
Anthony Pittman: 0 (0%) — 20 (65%)
Josh Woods: 0 (0%) — 20 (65%)
Malcolm Rodriguez now not handiest were given the legitimate get started, however he used to be obviously the Lions’ best choice along Anzalone all recreation. However in all probability extra fascinating is the truth that Chris Board used to be above Derrick Barnes within the rotation.
The Lions confirmed numerous 3 linebacker seems, obviously seeking to gradual the run recreation down, and as Rodriguez defined after the sport, that used to be all the time going to contain a heavy rotation of avid gamers.
“We had a excellent rotation,” Rodriguez stated. “Everybody did their section. Coming in, we knew that everybody used to be going to play a large position.”
Will this rotation proceed all over the 12 months, or is that this simply an extension at the pageant from coaching camp? One thing to stay an eye fixed out for.
Amani Oruwariye: 76 (99%)
Jeff Okudah: 67 (87%)
Mike Hughes: 52 (68%) — 3 (10%)
Will Harris: 7 (9%) — 26 (84%)
Bobby Value: 0 (0%) — 26 (84%)
The Lions have been inconsistent in explaining why Jeff Okudah took off one sequence on the finish of the 1st part. Trainer Dan Campbell stated it used to be a deliberate relaxation, as they have been managing Okudah’s snap counts in his first recreation since his Achilles harm. However Okudah stated he used to be coping with cramps.
When Okudah used to be now not within the recreation, he used to be now not being tended to via running shoes, however he used to be the ultimate particular person to return out of the tunnel to start out the second one part, so it’s conceivable we used to be getting remedy then. Both manner, Harris allowed a key acquire in Okudah’s absence.
DeShon Elliott: 74 (96%) — 2 (6%)
Tracy Walker: 58 (75%) — 4 (13%)
JuJu Hughes: 19 (25%) — 15 (48%)
Kerby Joseph: 0 (0%) — 15 (48%)
Tracy Walker most likely would have performed each and every snap had it now not been for his third-quarter ejection. Similar to when Okudah went out, Walker’s alternative—JuJu Hughes—in an instant gave up a large play.
In the meantime, third-round rookie Kerby Joseph used to be strictly on particular groups in his NFL debut. He dedicated a difficult penalty on a punt go back.
Austin Seibert: 11 (35%)
Jack Fox: 9 (29%)
Scott Daly: 9 (29%)
Particular groups are a factor, too.