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Week 14 Steelers vs Bengals snap count: AJ McCarron takes over at quarterback

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What are the most interesting takeaways from the Bengals' snap count on Sunday?

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The Bengals fell short to the Steelers on a Sunday in a game filled with what ifs after Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert were lost for the game after the first offensive series. George Iloka left the game shortly after and plenty of other players made their ways into and out of the locker room for the entirety of the game. Here are the interesting and noteworthy takeaways as well as the full breakdown of the Bengals' snap count.

  • Though Vontaze Burfict was in and out of the game with a neck injury and getting concussion tests, he had a team-high 11 tackles while playing just 66% of snaps.
  • Dre Kirkpatrick had the second most tackles on the team with 6 solo and 1 assisted tackle.
  • In a series of unfortunate events, AJ McCarron had a career-high 49 snaps.
  • Giovani Bernard took the lead in running back snaps after back-to-back weeks where Jeremy Hill was the recipient of more snaps. Hill rushed 7 times for 16 yards while Bernard had 6 rushes for 40 yards. In the passing game, Bernard contributed with three catches for 27 yards while Hill caught two for eight yards.
  • After a week that saw many rookies in action, five rookies were active on Sunday. On offense, Tyler Kroft played 43 snaps due to Tyler Eifert leaving the game. Cedric Ogbuehi played just 6 snaps. On defense, rookies Josh Shaw, Troy Hill and Derron Smith were active. Shaw played 52 snaps due to Adam Jones missing the game, Hill played just 1 snap and Smith played 2.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK SNAPS PCT
Andy Dalton 9 16%
AJ McCarron 49 84%
RUNNING BACK SNAPS PCT
Jeremy Hill 19 33%
Giovani Bernard 38 66%
Cedric Peerman -- --
Rex Burkhead 3 5%
Ryan Hewitt 10 17%
WIDE RECEIVER SNAPS PCT
A.J. Green 55 95%
Mohamed Sanu 48 83%
Marvin Jones 57 98%
Brandon Tate -- --
Mario Alford INACTIVE
TIGHT END SNAPS PCT
Tyler Eifert 9 16%
Tyler Kroft 43 74%
C.J. Uzomah 1 2%
OFFENSIVE LINE SNAPS PCT
Andrew Whitworth 55 95%
Clint Boling 58 100%
Kevin Zeitler 58 100%
Russell Bodine 58 100%
Andre Smith 58 100%
Jake Fisher INACTIVE
Eric Winston 4 7%
T.J. Johnson -- --
Cedric Ogbuehi 6 10%

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END SNAPS PCT
Carlos Dunlap 60 85%
Michael Johnson 60 85%
Wallace Gilberry 38 54%
Will Clarke INACTIVE
Margus Hunt 11 15%
DEFENSIVE TACKLE SNAPS PCT
Geno Atkins 54 76%
Domata Peko 36 51%
Pat Sims 25 35%
Brandon Thompson INACTIVE
Marcus Hardison INACTIVE
LINEBACKER SNAPS PCT
P.J. Dawson INACTIVE
Rey Maualuga 48 68%
Vincent Rey 31 44%
A.J. Hawk 19 27%
Emmanuel Lamur 18 25%
Chris Carter 2 3%
Vontaze Burfict 47 66%
CORNERBACK SNAPS PCT
Adam Jones INACTIVE
Dre Kirkpatrick 69 97%
Leon Hall 68 96%
Josh Shaw 52 73%
Troy Hill 1 1%
SAFETY SNAPS PCT
Reggie Nelson 71 100%
George Iloka 23 32%
Shawn Williams 46 65%
Derron Smith 2 3%