Falcons snap counts from loss against Saints

The Falcons lost in an overtime shootout against the Saints on Sunday, 43-37. It was yet another high-scoring affair between the two teams, and it stressed the depth and talent of each squad.

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Six Falcons played every single snap for their unit in the loss, and all of those occurred on offense.

Here are the total snap counts for the Falcons against the Saints, as well as some additional context:

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OFFENSE

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POSITION PLAYER SNAPS PERCENTAGE
OG Fusco 68 100
C Mack 68 100
OT Matthews 68 100
QB Ryan 68 100
OT Schraeder 68 100
OG Schweitzer 68 100
WR Sanu 59 87
TE Hooper 58 85
WR Jones 54 79
RB Coleman 53 78
WR Ridley 42 64
TE Paulsen 21 31
WR Hardy 15 22
WR Hall 12 18
RB Smith 10 15
FB Ortiz 9 13
TE Saubert 5 7
WR Gage 2 3

Offensive notes:

  • Tevin Coleman started at running back in place of the injured Devonta Freeman. He carried the ball 15 times for 33 yards, and he also caught two passes for 14 yards and a touchdown.
  • Calvin Ridley became the first rookie in Falcons' history to catch three touchdown passes in a single game. He also recorded his first career 100-yard game, catching seven passes for 146 yards and the three scores.
  • Russell Gage, the team's sixth-round draft pick in this year's draft, saw his first action of the season on Sunday.
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DEFENSE

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POSITION PLAYER SNAPS PERCENTAGE
CB Alford 78 99
CB Trufant 77 97
LB Campbell 76 96
S Kazee 73 92
CB Poole 70 89
S Allen 66 84
DT Jarrett 66 84
LB Beasley 65 82
LB Riley 63 80
DE Reed 62 78
DT McClain 41 52
DT Senat 29 37
S Richards 25 32
DT Crawford 21 27
LB Oluokun 19 24
DE Means 18 23
CB Oliver 11 14
DT Zimmer 9 11

Defensive notes:

  • Ricardo Allen left the game on the second play of overtime with an injury, and the Falcons announced Monday that he will miss the remainder of the 2018 season with a torn Achilles.
  • Duke Riley, who continues to start in place of the injured Deion Jones, led all Falcons defenders with 12 tackles against the Saints.
  • Brooks Reed started for the Falcons at defensive end in place of the injured Takkarist McKinley.
  • Jordan Richards' snap count fell against the Saints compared to the week prior against the Panthers, when he filled in for Damontae Kazee, who was ejected from the game.
  • Steven Means saw his first action of the season for the Falcons after signing with the team as a free agent.
  • Rookies Isaiah Oliver and Justin Zimmer made their first appearances for the Falcons against the Saints.
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SPECIAL TEAMS

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POSITION PLAYER SNAPS PERCENTAGE
WR Gage 25 69
S Ishmael 23 64
LB Oluokun 22 61
S Richards 21 58
LB Campbell 9 25
DT Jarrett 9 25
LB Riley 9 25
FB Ortiz 8 22
DT McClain 7 19
K Bryant 4 11
OG Fusco 4 11
OG Garland 4 11
TE Hooper 4 11
OT Matthews 4 11
OT Sambrailo 4 11
OT Schraeder 4 11
OG Schweitzer 4 11
CB Trufant 3 8
LB Beasley 2 6
DE Means 2 6

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