Steelers Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts: Week 5 Eagles

Below are the week 5 official gamebook snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Offensively, Rashard Mendenhall had 22 snaps in his first game back from a torn ACL and he touched the ball on 16 of those snaps. Tight end Leonard Pope did not see the field and rookie David Paulson played 19 snaps in total. It is not hard to guess who will be out the door when the corresponding move for Weslye Saunders ultimately needs to be made. Mike Adams saw the field for his 3 plays at right tackle in place of Marcus Gilbert, who needed his groin attended to.

Defensively the Steelers rotated in Cameron Heyward, Steve McLendon and Al Woods early on in the game and that perhaps was done in an attempt to keep the others fresher for the fourth quarter. James Harrison unbelievably played all 57 snaps after it was reported late last week that he would likely split time in his season debut. Both LaMarr Woodley and Troy Polamalu played only 19 snaps each before leaving the game for good with a calf and hamstring injury respectively.

We will have a further breakdown in our weekly participation charts.

Steelers Versus Eagles Week 5 Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts

Offense
TWillie Colon73
GRamon Foster73
CMaurkice Pouncey73
TEHeath Miller73
QBBen Roethlisberger73
TMax Starks73
TMarcus Gilbert70
WRMike Wallace62
WRAntonio Brown60
WREmmanuel Sanders47
RBIsaac Redman34
FBWill Johnson27
RBRashard Mendenhall22
TEDavid Paulson19
RBChris Rainey12
WRJerricho Cotchery9
TMike Adams3
Defense
ILBLarry Foote57
SRyan Clark57
ILBLawrence Timmons57
CBKeenan Lewis57
OLBJames Harrison57
CBIke Taylor56
DEBrett Keisel49
DEZiggy Hood47
OLBJason Worilds38
SRyan Mundy38
NTCasey Hampton29
CBCortez Allen22
OLBLaMarr Woodley19
OLBTroy Polamalu19
DECameron Heyward9
NTSteve McLendon8
DEAl Woods7

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  • Kenneth Wilt

    Interesting thing I noticed and what caught my eye about it was that Saunders is coming back soon at the TE position. What I see is Paulson played about 25% of the plays….Pope….didn’t take one snap? I think most of us assumed that Paulson would go to the practice squad when Saunders came back, but if you look at yesterday, it doesn’t look that way. Any thoughts here?

  • rn

    He commented on that twice

  • Kenneth Wilt

    I guess that’s what happens when you don’t read…facepalm…

    As a stat junkie, I simply skimmed over the writing and moved on to other things, like the numbers.