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NFL Week 9: Bengals’ snap count distribution vs Jaguars shows limited chances for offense

The Bengals’ offense couldn’t keep drives going, and the defense couldn’t get the Jaguars off the field. It had a major impact on the amount of snaps for each team.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

In case you couldn’t stomach watching all of the game on Sunday, the Bengals lost to the Jaguars 23-7. It was a very poor outing for the Bengals where very few things actually went right.

The Bengals seemed to be afforded a bit of luck when Leonard Fournette was inactive for disciplinary reasons, but the Bengals still couldn’t manage to slow down the Jaguars for a lot of the game. The Bengals quickly had a frustrating inactive of their own as they made John Ross a healthy scratch.

About the only positive to come out of the game was that Andy Dalton didn’t get completely destroyed by the Jaguars pass rush that had routinely beaten up opposing quarterbacks.

It is obvious the Bengals have a lot of issues to fix, and some of those issues are obvious in where snaps were allocated.

Snap count takeaways:

  • The most concerning takeaway from the Bengals game against the Jaguars has to be just how many snaps there were on offense. The Bengals had 39 total offensive snaps this week. This problem is shared with the offense and defense. The offense simply couldn’t get the ball moving Sunday. They had no answers for the Jaguars defense. The defense also couldn’t stop the Jaguars offense. The defense played 80 total snaps, and the Jaguars converted 12 of their 18 third downs. The Jaguars didn’t even have to punt until there was a bout a minute left in the third quarter. It is a huge issue this team has to find an answer for.
  • A.J. Green’s (15) ejection opened up some opportunities for Josh Malone (31). Malone couldn’t capitalize on several down the field targets, but to be fair the Jaguars secondary is use to shutting receivers down. Ross was a healthy scratch in favor of Cody Core (2), because of his contribution on special teams. Core also missed a tackle on special teams that resulted in the punt return for a touchdown. Somehow Alex Erickson only got 13 snaps as well.
  • Jeremy Hill was a late scratch, so Joe Mixon (28) started his first NFL game. He scored the Bengals’ lone touchdown on the game as well. Giovani Bernard (11) spelled Mixon, but was largely ineffective when the team tried to use him.
  • Cedric Ogbuehi (39) played all the offensive snaps at tackle. The only position on the offensive line that saw a change was when the right tackle Jake Fisher (10) left the game with an Illness and Andre Smith (29).
  • The Bengals continue to rotate corners. Dre Kirkpatrick (65) played the most followed by Adam Jones (48), Darqueze Dennard (42) and William Jackson (38). This rotating corners thing isn’t working if the way teams has been able to move the ball against the Bengals is any indication.
  • Exhaustion set in on the defensive line, which is understandable considering the defense played 80 snaps in Jacksonville. Geno Atkins (56), Michael Johnson (56) and Carlos Dunlap (54) played most of the snaps. An injury to Pat Sims (6) allowed us to really see Andrew Billings (48) for more than a handful of snaps. Carl Lawson (17) was limited because the Jaguars were never in obvious passing situations. Ryan Glasgow (39), Chris Smith (26) and Jordan Willis (25) were rotated in regularly.

Bengals’ Week 9 Snap Counts

# Name Position Total Snaps Snap %
# Name Position Total Snaps Snap %
61 Bodine, Russell C 39 100
60 Johnson, T.J. C DNP DNP
20 Russell, KeiVarae CB DNP DNP
27 Kirkpatrick, Dre CB 65 81
24 Jones, Adam CB 48 60
21 Dennard, Darqueze CB 42 52
26 Shaw, Josh CB 38 48
22 Jackson, William CB 38 48
90 Johnson, Michael DE 56 70
96 Dunlap, Carlos DE 54 68
94 Smith, Chris DE 26 32
99 Willis, Jordan DE 25 31
97 Atkins, Geno DT 56 70
67 Glasgow, Ryan DT 39 49
92 Sims, Pat DT 6 8
75 Billings, Andrew DT 48 60
66 Hopkins, Trey G 39 100
63 Westerman, Christian G DNP DNP
62 Redmond, Alex G DNP DNP
65 Boling, Clint G 39 100
71 Smith, Andre OT 29 74
89 Hewitt, Ryan H-B 6 15
82 Carter, Cethan H-B 1 3
28 Mixon, Joe HB 28 72
32 Hill, Jeremy HB DNP DNP
25 Bernard, Giovani HB 11 28
55 Burfict, Vontaze LB 74 92
59 Vigil, Nick LB 80 100
57 Rey, Vincent LB 37 46
58 Lawson, Carl LB 17 21
51 Minter, Kevin LB DNP DNP
56 Nickerson, Hardy LB DNP DNP
50 Evans, Jordan LB 6 8
70 Ogbuehi, Cedric OT 39 100
74 Fisher, Jake OT 10 26
# Name Position Total Snaps Snap
5 McCarron, AJ QB DNP DNP
14 Dalton, Andy QB 39 100
36 Williams, Shawn S 32 40
43 Iloka, George S 73 91
42 Fejedelem, Clayton S 16 20
85 Eifert, Tyler TE DNP DNP
81 Kroft, Tyler TE 39 100
87 Uzomah, C.J. TE 11 28
80 Malone, Josh WR 31 79
15 Ross, John WR DNP DNP
18 Green, A.J. WR 15 38
11 LaFell, Brandon WR 38 97
83 Boyd, Tyler WR DNP DNP
12 Erickson, Alex WR 13 33
16 Core, Cody WR 2 5