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Week 13 Bengals vs Browns snap count: Rookies account for considerable playing time

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Nine Bengals rookies dressed to play on Sunday in Cleveland and all of them got in on the action at their respective offensive and defensive positions.

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The Cincinnati Bengals dressed nine rookies including eight draft picks on Sunday in Cleveland. Part of that was due to Tyler Eifert, George Iloka and Leon Hall missing the game due to injury, but a few typically active players also sat out in favor of giving the rookies a shot against a team the Bengals are clearly superior to. Here are the offensive and defensive snap counts from Week 13 in Cleveland and a few interesting points of note.

  • Rookie tight end Tyler Kroft played 40% of offensive snaps, his most to date.
  • Jeremy Hill got significantly more snaps than Giovani Bernard due to his successful day on the ground, generating 98 yards and a touchdown.
  • For the second week in a row, AJ McCarron played in the fourth quarter. This time he was responsible for 7 snaps. He completed 2/3 passes for 19 yards including a 15 yard pass to rookie Mario Alford.
  • Marvin Jones had the most snaps of any wide receiver.
  • C.J. Uzomah played his first NFL game, recorded his first catch and played in 10 snaps.
  • Rookie offensive tackle Jake Fisher played in a career high 24 snaps, most came in the fourth quarter, but he was also targeted for a touchdown early in the game. Fisher typically plays in odd formations, but he did play at the right tackle position at the end of the game.
  • Rookie offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi played in 11 snaps in his NFL debut. His first snap came on Jeremy Hill's 1-yard touchdown run. At the end of the game, Ogbuehi took on the left tackle position, filling in for Andrew Whitworth.
  • Margus Hunt played a season-high 15 snaps on defense. He was active over Will Clarke this week.
  • Rookie P.J. Dawson played in 9 snaps and rookie Troy Hill played in a remarkable 22 snaps after just being promoted from the practice squad yesterday. Hill was thrown more into action due to Josh Shaw leaving the game with a back injury. Shaw and Hill both did well with their opportunities. Hill recorded 2 tackles and 1 assisted tackle on defense. Shaw recorded 4 total tackles on defense and 1 on special teams before leaving the game.
  • With Iloka out hurt, Shawn Williams played 100% of snaps on defense.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK SNAPS PCT
Andy Dalton 50 88%
AJ McCarron 7 12%
RUNNING BACK SNAPS PCT
Jeremy Hill 35 61%
Giovani Bernard 19 33%
Cedric Peerman -- --
Rex Burkhead 8 14%
Ryan Hewitt 38 67%
WIDE RECEIVER SNAPS PCT
A.J. Green 40 70%
Mohamed Sanu 24 42
Marvin Jones 43 75%
Brandon Tate 7 12%
Mario Alford 5 9%
TIGHT END SNAPS PCT
Tyler Eifert INACTIVE
Tyler Kroft 40 70%
C.J. Uzomah 10 18%
OFFENSIVE LINE SNAPS PCT
Andrew Whitworth 47 82%
Clint Boling 54 95%
Kevin Zeitler 53 93%
Russell Bodine 57 100%
Andre Smith 48 84%
Jake Fisher 24 42%
Eric Winston INACTIVE
T.J. Johnson 7 12%
Cedric Ogbuehi 11 19%

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END SNAPS PCT
Carlos Dunlap 47 75%
Michael Johnson 39 62%
Wallace Gilberry 42 67%
Will Clarke INACTIVE
Margus Hunt 15 24%
DEFENSIVE TACKLE SNAPS PCT
Geno Atkins 45 71%
Domata Peko 30 48%
Pat Sims 22 35%
Brandon Thompson INACTIVE
Marcus Hardison INACTIVE
LINEBACKER SNAPS PCT
P.J. Dawson 9 14%
Rey Maualuga 45 71%
Vincent Rey 24 38%
A.J. Hawk 17 27%
Emmanuel Lamur 26 41%
Chris Carter 12 19%
Vontaze Burfict 43 68%
CORNERBACK SNAPS PCT
Adam Jones 48 76%
Dre Kirkpatrick 63 100%
Leon Hall INACTIVE
Josh Shaw 18 29%
Troy Hill 22 35%
SAFETY SNAPS PCT
Reggie Nelson 56 89%
George Iloka INACTIVE
Shawn Williams 63 100%
Derron Smith 7 11%