Steelers Vs. Ravens: Player Snap Counts – Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers got yet another win Sunday night as they beat the Baltimore Ravens 39-38 at Heinz Field and in the process they won the AFC North division. 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 – Four of the five starters, Alejandro Villanueva, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro and Chris Hubbard, played every snap Sunday night. Villanueva was the only one not to do so as he missed one play with a shoulder injury. Additionally, tackle Jerald Hawkins, who dressed Sunday night for the third time this season, played 11 offensive snaps mostly as a blocking tight end. He played one snap at left tackle in place of Villanueva.

Running backs – Le’Veon Bell played all but nine offensive snaps Sunday night against the Ravens on his way to touching the football 22 times in total. Bell suffered a quad injury during the first half that forced him to miss some plays. Backup James Conner played just 7 offensive snaps Sunday night while Fitzgerald Toussaint only played two snaps. Fullback Roosevelt Nix played 10 offensive snaps against the Ravens.

Wide receiverAntonio Brown played all but three snaps Sunday night offensive snap Monday night. With rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster suspended Sunday night, Martavis Bryant played a season-high 71 snaps. Eli Rogers (52 snaps), Justin Hunter (15 snaps) were the other two Steelers wide receivers to see the field on offense against the Ravens while Darrius Heyward-Bey (0 snaps) was limited to only playing on special teams.

Tight endsJesse James played 71 of 89 snaps and Vance McDonald played 35 before leaving the game with an injured shoulder. Xavier Grimble played just 6 offensive snaps in total against the Ravens.

Defensive linemen – Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt both played 55 of the 64 total defensive snaps against the Ravens. Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave played 39 snaps while defensive end L.T. Walton played 6 snaps and fellow defensive end Tyson Alualu played 14 snaps.

Outside linebackers – As usual, Bud Dupree (53) and T.J. Watt (54) once again played the lion’s share of defensive snaps Sunday night. Anthony Chickillo (10 snaps) and James Harrison (11 snaps) filled in for Dupree and Watt. Sunday night was the first playing time that Harrison has had since Week 7.

Inside linebackers – Vince Williams was on the field for 53 snaps. With Ryan Shazier sidelined Sunday night with a back injury, the Steelers used Sean Spence (34 snaps), Arthur Moats (19 snaps) and L.J. Fort (8 snaps) at his spot. That was the first time Moats has played inside linebacker since signing with the Steelers several years ago.

Defensive backs – Cornerback Artie Burns and safety Sean Davis both played every defensive snap against the Ravens. Safety Mike Mitchell only missed one snap Sunday night and cornerbacks Coty Sensabaugh (35 snaps) and Cameron Sutton (29 snaps) split time on the left side of the defense.  Mike Hilton played 26 snaps while dimeback William Gay played just 11 snaps. Safety Robert Golden filled in for Mitchell on one play.

PLAYERPOSOFFENSIVE SNAPSDEFENSIVE SNAPSSPECIAL TEAM SNAPS
R.FosterG89100%00%720%
D.DeCastroG89100%00%720%
C.HubbardT89100%00%720%
M.PounceyC89100%00%00%
B.RoethlisbergerQB89100%00%00%
A.VillanuevaT8899%00%720%
A.BrownWR8697%00%00%
L.BellRB8090%00%00%
M.BryantWR7180%00%720%
J.JamesTE7180%00%720%
E.RogersWR5258%00%39%
V.McDonaldTE3539%00%00%
J.HunterWR1517%00%00%
J.HawkinsT1112%00%00%
R.NixFB1011%00%2263%
J.ConnerRB78%00%1234%
X.GrimbleTE67%00%00%
F.ToussaintRB22%00%1954%
A.BurnsCB00%64100%926%
S.DavisS00%64100%926%
M.MitchellS00%6398%514%
C.HeywardDE00%5586%1234%
S.TuittDE00%5586%1029%
T.WattOLB00%5484%1646%
V.WilliamsILB00%5383%1543%
B.DupreeOLB00%5383%617%
J.HargraveNT00%3961%26%
C.SensabaughCB00%3555%1234%
S.SpenceILB00%3453%1440%
C.SuttonCB00%2945%514%
M.HiltonCB00%2641%1131%
A.MoatsILB00%1930%1543%
T.AlualuDE00%1422%514%
J.HarrisonOLB00%1117%00%
W.GayCB00%1117%00%
A.ChickilloOLB00%1016%2263%
L.FortILB00%812%2263%
L.WaltonDE00%69%1029%
R.GoldenS00%12%1337%
C.BoswellK00%00%1646%
B.AllenCB00%00%1543%
D.Heyward-BeyWR00%00%1440%
J.BerryP00%00%1029%
K.CanadayLS00%00%1029%
B.FinneyC00%00%720%

  • Jaybird

    I can’t believe Tuitt played that many snaps. I must have asked three times on the game thread if Tuitt was hurt or something becuase I just didn’t see him . Maybe it seemed that way becuase even when he was on the field he was invisible for a good part of the game.
    I really hope Tuit can step it up, I’m kind of disappointed how underwhelming he’s been this year.

  • Chris92021

    Hopefully Harrison’s snap count numbers rise next week and Dupree’s goes down. The Patriots will take advantage of Dupree being clueless and overrunning every play and taking himself out all day if we put him out there for any other downs than 3rd and long.

  • Chris92021

    According to PFF, Tuitt had a strong game. I know Tuitt had a near pick on the 3rd and 3 before we got our game winning kick but yeah, it looked like he was not even out there. PFF, or as I call it, pffffftttt.

  • Paul RK

    how bad is Fort that a FA (Spence) gets signed and 5 days later has 4x the number of snaps ??

  • steelburg

    It’s mind blowing to me. If Fort was that bad just cut him already he was 5th now 7th I guess behind Spence and Moats on depth chart. Why keep him around if they dont trust what he can do. Spence has practically been available all year. I cant for the life of me understand why they won’t play him if he is bad let’s find out and move on.

  • treeher

    We’ve seen Watt on that side. Move him over there and plug Deebo in on the right side. At least for a significant number of snaps. We’re not getting anything from Dupree.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    That Nix TD was incredible, spectacular and just perfect for him. So clutch

  • #beatthepats

    Totally agree, It’s obscene to me that the coaches can watch film, and still keep Dupree out there for 53 snaps.

  • Charles Haines

    Mr. Bryan, do you have Steelers running stats w/Nix vs w/o him?

  • Steve

    Go back and look at the game. Ravens ran right at Tuitt and Dupree all night and neither did anything to stop the running game. Tuitt was blown out numerous times.

  • Steve

    Don’t blame it all on Dupree, Tuitt sucked to.

  • Chad Weiss

    You could take both of them still wouldn’t amount to how crappy Sean Davis was

  • Chad Weiss

    Just watched first series
    1-in on tackle
    2- np
    3-nailed flaca as he released
    4-loop around from tackle to center np
    5 np
    6- alu all
    7-alu alu
    8- looped from center to take on tackle np but scheme helpful / Davis interception. So far playing really good
    Np- no pressure

  • Chad Weiss

    Second series
    1- quick pass
    2-over center and rg broke through both and caused pressure
    3-pushed pile right run went left
    4- gets by his man as ball is released
    5- triple teamed
    6- double teamed quick release
    7-run to left
    8-np
    Again another really good series by tuitt. So far you couldn’t be any more wrong

  • Chad Weiss

    Third series
    Double team broke through as run went around end
    2- run away from him
    3-

  • Chad Weiss

    Re watching the game and only watching tuitt. Three series in right now and can’t help but wonder what in the world you are watching if you thought he has played bad. He has won almost every rep

  • Chad Weiss

    Fourth series
    1-no pressure
    2-beat his man caused flacco to move up to pass ball
    3- play called for him to loop to center and ravens ran right.Butller caused this not tuitt
    4- run away from tuitt
    5- ran at tuitt ,double teamed ,still stops ball carrier gets hand on him as Davis and Dupree both come up and miss unblocked tackles. Touchdown. End of half and Tuitt has played awesome! I challenge you to go back and tell me any of these plays in the first half he didn’t.He consistently beat double teams,had a QB pressure,tfl,and was causing triple teams and was never even remotely close to being blown off the ball as you guys are trying to claim

  • Chad Weiss

    Gonna do second half now. Tuitt must have been absolutely awful in second cause obviously none of you a actually watched him in first half

  • Chad Weiss

    Second half
    1- run away from him
    2-double team breaks through as flaco is passing ball
    3-screen – basically pushed man into rb
    4- went over rg run was to LG again on Butler
    5-double teamed good penetration qb hit by watt
    Another good series. Dudes playing at a pro bowl level so far this game,hasn’t even been remotely close to being blown off the ball once one series into second half despite facing double team every play

  • Chad Weiss

    Sixth series
    1-ran away from him
    2-pushed half of o line in flacos face .beast!
    3-tripped up ball carrier in back field
    4-broke through but screen pass .out of play
    5- subbed out burns w nice breakup
    6- 94 is in
    7-not in again touchdown
    Best series yet along with first series. Looks like best player on defense so far without analyzing other players tuitt getting super high grade from me and before telling other people to go watch again I’d suggest you should do so first but just for the heck of it I’m gonna keep going. You are so wrong it’s not even funny

  • Chad Weiss

    Go watch game again. You are Soo wrong. Tuitt three qtrs in has absolutely dominated and to say he is invisible is amusing at best

  • Chad Weiss

    Three qtrs in he’s played great and for anyone to say he didn’t either isn’t watching what he does every play or is absolutely clueless. At least three qtrs.

  • Chad Weiss

    Seventh series
    Lines up over center run goes over rt. No chance.
    2- run lt tuitt away from
    3- runs through after beating man right in flacos face as flaco throws ball that should have been interception because of tuitts pressure.
    4-quick pass td.
    Another great series as tuitt has won every rep so far in this game but one that’s questionable.
    Dude is without a doubt a winner in this game so far. You do know tuitts 91 because if you do your claims are straight up bs three qtrs in. You couldn’t be farther from truth if you were trying. Fourth qtr to go yet

  • Chad Weiss

    8th seris I think. First drive in fourth
    1- un blocked comes in run up middle doesn’t make play but run no yards. Again same theory this whole game so far ,run the ball away from tuitt so when you say they ran it at him all night again couldn’t be more wrong.
    2-quick pass
    3-broke through pressure cused incomplete pass. By my account that’s five qb hurries , causing int,another should have been and two incompletions,taking on double team every snap but two so far which by just doing that is an asset

  • Chad Weiss

    9th series
    1- screen if complete tuitt makes play but Davis decides to suplex him.
    2-run away from him. Watt w great tfl but tuitt there if watt misses on back side.
    3-double teamed gets penetration
    4-bad rep here gets pancake .First bad rep of game.
    5- good penetration ,flaco gets ball out
    6-ball ran completely away from him and he was held.
    7-takes out three blockers leaving Steelers three defenders w one blocker .touchdown 38-29

  • Chad Weiss

    3:29 left
    1-tuitt in flacos face as he turns corner. Just gets it away
    2-takes on rg then comes up middle rb runs between rg and rt. My guess this is scheme.Butlers fault
    3-tipped the pass on 3&4 .huge play Pitt gets ball back 2&1/2 minutes. Tuitt has his third dominant series of game.Im sorry but you are completely out of line with every single statement you made as Tuitt is by far a winner in this game and I doubt anybody on this defense played better

  • Chad Weiss

    Last series triple teamed jumps up almost tipped pass.
    2-comes up center loops around rt ,quick pass taken out of play four fourth time cause scheme.
    3- spike
    4-hits flacco as he throws it.incomplete
    5-stripped sack ,falls to ground here ,looks like he was tripped up. Can go as a negative rep .

  • Chad Weiss

    I can’t speak for other games but you are so wrong on this game. Tuitt by my account had six qb hurries,two qb hits,tfl,crucial tipped pass,caused int and caused what should have been another interception by Mitchell despite being double teamed on 95 percent of his snaps and triple teamed on three other snaps.He basically still amazongly only lost three reps and one is questionable.Not only was he wreaking havoc all night,he stopped or opened up unblocked Steelers to make plays they just wasn’t making. Tuitt played at a all pro level Sunday night,and if every game was this good he is already severely underpaid. His three bad plays he got pancaked,tripped over his feet and didn’t get hands on runner after screen pass . There was four plays tuitt was taken out of play by what scheme called for. Besides runs away from him and quick passes tuitt was absolutely a beast. I challenge you to go back and watch every snap of his and just him and tell me he wasn’t the best defensive player on that field on either side.

  • Chad Weiss

    He had a great game and played at a all pro level. Anybody tells you different aren’t watching him

  • Jaybird

    I just watched the game for a third time. I only watched Tuitt. I rewound several times to make sure I got a good look at Tuitt. Here’s what I got:
    With only 3:29 left in the FOURTH QUARTER Tuitt had 1 tackle, one QB hit where Flacco stepped up into the pocket making a throw( no real danger of a sack), and one QB pressure. After that he had a questionable hurry( but I’ll give him it) , 1 tipped pass and 1 QB hit.
    I have no idea where you came up with 6 qb hurries or that he caused an INT? I did not see a TFL either?
    I did see Tuitt go to the ground THREE times.
    Bottom line is – no one on the Steelers played great defense that night, or was even close to be dominating.
    I am a big fan of Tuit, and have picked him as my breakout player for three years in a row. But I did not see a great game out of him( or anyone for that matter).
    We are just going to disagree on this one.

  • Jaybird

    Chad i feel the same way- I have no idea where you see him winning almost every rep. I can’t believe you thought ANY Steeler had a good game on defense last night.

  • Jaybird

    Thank you Steve.

  • Chad Weiss

    thats fair to disagree but I logged how I saw every snap play out in my eyes and I’m sticking to my story thàt tuitt played an all pro level Sunday. I respect your opinion but like u said we gonna have to agree to disagree

  • Matthew Marczi

    4.23 with, 3.82 without.

  • Charles Haines

    Thanks for that info MM. I would have guessed it was a larger number or maybe Nix is the tip off they will run.

  • Charles Haines

    You know damn well if Brady sees #92 out there they’re going to spread the field and make him cover Dion Lewis or Burkhead. Not good.