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Saints Snap Counts vs. Falcons: Wide Receivers Rule the Day

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Let's take a look at how often each Saints player was on the field during their 20-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

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The Saints went very heavy with their receivers in their 20-17 win over the Falcons Sunday. Five pass catchers played more downs than their main running back, Tim Hightower. Tight end Ben Watson was the leader of the pack, playing 91% of the offensive snaps. Possibly most surprising is Brandon Coleman, who played 56% of the game, which is a lot for him. And even Seantavius Jones got a little action yesterday.  Senio Kelemete got the start at left tackle and played the entire game with Terron Armstead being out.

On defense, Stephone Anthony only saw the field for 39% of the total snaps and Delvin Breaux only 54%, which makes holding the Falcons to only 17 points even more impressive. The hero of the game, Jamarca Sanford, only played 11 snaps but he was obviously on the field when it mattered most.

Here's the full list of snap counts:

Off. Def. ST
Pos Num Pct Num Pct Num Pct
Jahri Evans G 68 100% 0 0% 4 20%
Senio Kelemete C 68 100% 0 0% 4 20%
Tim Lelito G 68 100% 0 0% 4 20%
Drew Brees QB 68 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Max Unger C 68 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Zach Strief T 64 94% 0 0% 4 20%
Ben Watson TE 62 91% 0 0% 4 20%
Brandin Cooks WR 57 84% 0 0% 0 0%
Willie Snead WR 52 76% 0 0% 0 0%
Brandon Coleman WR 38 56% 0 0% 4 20%
Josh Hill TE 34 50% 0 0% 10 50%
Tim Hightower RB 33 49% 0 0% 0 0%
Travaris Cadet RB 30 44% 0 0% 5 25%
Michael Hoomanawanui TE 20 29% 0 0% 8 40%
Austin Johnson FB 7 10% 0 0% 12 60%
Tony Hills T 4 6% 0 0% 4 20%
Seantavius Jones WR 4 6% 0 0% 2 10%
Kenny Vaccaro SS 3 4% 67 100% 0 0%
Cameron Jordan DE 0 0% 67 100% 4 20%
Jairus Byrd FS 0 0% 67 100% 1 5%
Brandon Browner CB 0 0% 66 99% 0 0%
Bobby Richardson DE 0 0% 55 82% 4 20%
Ramon Humber LB 0 0% 51 76% 6 30%
David Hawthorne LB 0 0% 46 69% 3 15%
John Jenkins DT 0 0% 40 60% 4 20%
Kevin Williams DT 0 0% 39 58% 4 20%
Kyle Wilson CB 0 0% 37 55% 10 50%
Delvin Breaux CB 0 0% 36 54% 4 20%
Tyeler Davison DT 0 0% 34 51% 8 40%
Hau'oli Kikaha LB 0 0% 32 48% 0 0%
Brian Dixon CB 0 0% 31 46% 12 60%
Stephone Anthony LB 0 0% 26 39% 3 15%
Jamarca Sanford SS 0 0% 11 16% 16 80%
Obum Gwacham DE 0 0% 11 16% 12 60%
Kasim Edebali LB 0 0% 11 16% 6 30%
Michael Mauti LB 0 0% 10 15% 12 60%
James Anderson LB 0 0% 0 0% 12 60%
Kai Forbath K 0 0% 0 0% 8 40%
Mike McGlynn G 0 0% 0 0% 8 40%
Thomas Morstead P 0 0% 0 0% 6 30%
Justin Drescher LS 0 0% 0 0% 6 30%
Chris Owens CB 0 0% 0 0% 4 20%
Toben Opurum FB 0 0% 0 0% 2 10%