Steelers Vs. Colts: Player Snap Counts – Week 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers got yet another road win Sunday afternoon as they beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The snap counts from the game have now been compiled and as usual, while there aren’t many surprises included in them, there are a few totals worth pointing out.

Offensive line – All five starters, Alejandro Villanueva, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro and Marcus Gilbert played every snap Sunday and that was refreshing to see and it was the first time that’s happened since Week 1. Chris Hubbard played 5 offensive snaps as an extra tight end.

Running backs – As expected, Le’Veon Bell once again played a large amount of snaps as he was only off the field for all of one snap in total. Rookie James Conner was on the field for that one snaps while fullback Roosevelt Nix played just 9 offensive snaps in total.

Wide receiver – Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster (53 snaps) was on the field a littler more than Martavis Bryant (37 snaps) was and that’s not surprising. Eli Rogers played 18 snaps against the Colts while Darrius Heyward-Bey was limited to only playing on special teams.

Tight endsJesse James played 45 total snaps with Vance McDonald played 30. McDonald, by the way, started Sunday as did Xavier Grimble, who played all  played 4 offensive snaps in total Sunday.

Defensive linemen – Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt both played 48 of the 59 total defensive snaps Sunday in Indianapolis. Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave played 28 snaps while L.T. Walton played 7 and Tyson Alualu played 11 snaps.

Outside linebackers – As expected, Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt once again played the lion’s share of defensive snaps against the Colts as both were only off the field for two plays. Anthony Chickillo and Arthur Moats played two snaps each.

Inside linebackers – Vince Williams was on the field for 44 snaps while Ryan Shazier played all 59 snaps against the Colts.

Defensive backs – Cornerback Mike Hilton played 34 defensive snaps Sunday while William Gay played 16 snaps in total. Safety Sean Davis played 59 of 59 snaps as did cornerback Artie Burns. Before leaving the game with injuries, safety Mike Mitchell and cornerback Joe Haden played 37 and 10 snaps, respectively. Cornerback Coty Sensabaugh took over for Haden and played 48 snaps while Robert Golden took over for the injured Mitchell and played 23 snaps in total.

PLAYERPOSOFFENSIVE SNAPSDEFENSIVE SNAPSSPECIAL TEAM SNAPS
R.FosterG66100%00%413%
A.VillanuevaT66100%00%413%
D.DeCastroG66100%00%413%
M.GilbertT66100%00%413%
M.PounceyC66100%00%00%
B.RoethlisbergerQB66100%00%00%
L.BellRB6598%00%00%
A.BrownWR6395%00%723%
J.Smith-SchusterWR5380%00%413%
J.JamesTE4568%00%413%
M.BryantWR3756%00%00%
V.McDonaldTE3045%00%413%
E.RogersWR1827%00%00%
R.NixFB914%00%2377%
C.HubbardT58%00%413%
X.GrimbleTE46%00%00%
J.ConnerRB12%00%413%
S.DavisS00%59100%1137%
A.BurnsCB00%59100%1033%
R.ShazierILB00%59100%310%
T.WattOLB00%5797%1033%
B.DupreeOLB00%5797%310%
C.SensabaughCB00%4881%1240%
S.TuittDE00%4881%723%
C.HeywardDE00%4881%723%
V.WilliamsILB00%4475%723%
M.MitchellS00%3763%27%
M.HiltonCB00%3458%827%
J.HargraveNT00%2847%00%
R.GoldenS00%2339%2480%
W.GayCB00%1627%00%
T.AlualuDE00%1119%27%
J.HadenCB00%1017%27%
L.WaltonDE00%712%517%
A.ChickilloOLB00%23%2377%
A.MoatsOLB00%23%517%
T.MatakevichILB00%00%2377%
L.FortILB00%00%2377%
D.Heyward-BeyWR00%00%1757%
T.WatsonRB00%00%1550%
J.WilcoxS00%00%1343%
J.BerryP00%00%1240%
K.CanadayLS00%00%1240%
C.BoswellK00%00%827%

  • Doug Andrews

    I know Conner has pass protection issues but I’d like to see him get a few more snaps

  • heath miller

    be nice to maybe see conner play a series maybe the end of the 3rd QT or start of the 4th QT to give bell a rest and save him in case we need to run him 10 times on a final drive to win the game …

  • Steve

    If Conner wouldn’t have got hurt he probably would have played more.

  • Steve

    Thanks Dave for the well written column.

  • Doug Andrews

    I’d like to see him take some carries from LB. He’s a nice change of pace runner

  • David Galarneau

    Offense is mediocre though defense has stepped up from last year. I say again, not that long ago the Steelers, before Haley, had a number of trick plays that seemed to work well enough to open up other offensive opportunities. I believe they should return to a couple of these, only to be used in critical situations.

  • Steve

    It was a nice run Conner made when he came up limping. Conner will get his chance, the carries will come.