Rams Snap Count: Week 3 vs. 49ers


The Rams held on in the fourth quarter to beat the 49ers 41-39 in a Thursday Night Football matchup at Levi’s Stadium. Below is a list of the reps taken for each player in Thursday’s game, broken down into offense, defense and special teams.

OFFENSIVE SNAP COUNTS

-For the second week in a row the Rams had significantly fewer offensive snaps than defensive snaps, at 67 and 82, respectively. On Thursday, however, the Rams were able to capitalize on their time of possession, putting together seven scoring drives.

-The majority of the starters on the offensive line — including left tackle Andrew Whitworth, left guard Rodger Saffold, right tackle Rob Havenstein, and right guard Jamon Brown — remained on the line for each of the Rams’ 67 offensive snaps. Starting center John Sullivan played 31 snaps before he went down with a groin injury. Backup Austin Blythe took over for the remaining 36 snaps and did a solid job of keeping the pocket clean. 

-Quarterback Jared Goff, who played every snap, distributed the ball effectively throughout the game. Wide receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins, who played in 63 and 44 snaps, respectively, led the team in receiving — as each recorded six completions for over 100 yards. Watkins also scored two of the team’s five touchdowns before exiting the game to be examined for a concussion.

-Running back Todd Gurley continued to increase his offensive production, taking 63 snaps in Thursday’s game. Not only did he showcase his abilities as a dynamic runner — rushing for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 28 attempts — but he was also effective as a receiver, catching five passes for 36 yards and one touchdown.

DEFENSIVE SNAP COUNTS

-The Rams played 21 defensive players in Thursday night’s game. Safety Maurice Alexander, linebacker Mark Barron, middle linebacker Alec Ogletree, and cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Nickell Robey-Coleman led the defense with at least 78 snaps each. Robey-Coleman started for Kayvon Webster, who continues to recover from a shoulder injury, and accounted for two of the Rams takeaways with an interception and fumble recovery.

-Safety Lamarcus Joyner played 21 snaps before being ruled out with a hamstring injury. Cody Davis replaced Joyner, taking 63 snaps and recording three solo tackles. 

-Defensive tackle Aaron Donald increased his playing time in Week 3, participating in 83 percent of the Rams’ defensive snaps. The three-time Pro Bowler made his presence known in the final minutes of Thursday’s game, sacking quarterback Brian Hoyer for a turnover on downs. The change of possession would allow the Rams to drain the clock and take away the victory.

-Cornerback Troy Hill played in his first game of the season after serving a two game suspension. The third-year pro played in 35 snaps and recorded one tackle. He also contributed on special teams taking 17 snaps overall.

SPECIAL TEAMS SNAP COUNTS

-Tight end Derek Carrier, linebackers Samson Ebukam and Corey Littleton, safety John Johnson and cornerback Dominique Hatfield contributed the most on special teams with at least 19 snaps each.

-Kicker Greg Zuerlein, who played in 15 special teams snaps, continued to impress with two field goals. Zuerlein is currently 7-of-7 on field goal attempts this season and passed former wide receiver Isaac Bruce as the sixth All-Time leading scorer in Rams’ history on Thursday night.  

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