Here is a look at the Redskins’ snap counts against the Giants:
Offense: 70 snaps
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III, 70
Offensive line: Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus all played 70 snaps.
Of this group, only one has missed any of the 471 offensive snaps this year. Williams has played 407 snaps.
Wide receiver: Leonard Hankerson 68, Josh Morgan 54, Santana Moss 17, Aldrick Robinson 3, Dezmon Briscoe 1
Average WR per snap: 2.0 The Redskins split out a lot of players who were not wide receivers, including fullback Darryl Young. That limited the playing time for everyone but starters Morgan and Hankerson. Moss did make the most out of his 17 snaps, however, with three receptions, two of them for touchdowns.
Tight end: Logan Paulsen 60, Niles Paul 38, Fred Davis 16
Paulsen played virtually every snap after Davis went out with his injury. It looks like Paulsen stepped into the role of Davis, who had missed just four snaps all year, as the “starter” and Paul took snaps that would have gone to him and Paulsen had Davis been playing.
Running back: Alfred Morris 52, Darrel Young 40, Evan Royster 17
As noted above, Young frequently lined up split out wide and that meant one of his heaviest workloads of the year (he typically plays fewer than 20 snaps and his previous high was 27 against the Bucs).
Defense: 63 snaps
Defensive line: Stephen Bowen 49, Barry Cofield 48, Jarvis Jenkins 34, Kedric Golston 15, Chris Baker 15
Nothing unusual here except that Cofield had a slightly heavier workload than usual.
Linebackers: Perry Riley 63, Ryan Kerrigan 63, London Fletcher 46, Lorenzo Alexander 41, Rob Jackson 33, Keenan Robinson 12, Mario Addison 1, Chris Wilson 1
Fletcher, of course, went out after straining his hamstring, resulting in Alexander getting more snaps than he would have otherwise. If Fletcher can’t go in Pittsburgh it looks like Alexander will start in the middle. It will be interesting to see if that leads to increased snaps for Wilson or for Robinson.
Defensive back: DeAngelo Hall 60, Madieu Williams 60, Josh Wilson 60, Reed Doughty 32, Jordan Pugh 30, Cedric Griffin 30
It’s obvious that Pugh has moved ahead of DeJon Gomes on the depth chart with Pugh essentially splitting the strong safety snaps with Doughty and Gomes playing only on special teams.