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While watching a game live can give you one impression of a player's usage, looking at the actual amount of snaps they played compared to their teammates can also give insight into the team's strategy and outlook.

When looking at the snap counts for the Jacksonville Jaguars after their 29-15 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, it is clear to see what kind of plan the Jaguars went into the game with, and what limitations they had from a personnel standpoint.

Who played a lot, and why? Did the snaps mean anything or nothing? We examine below:

Offense (76 snaps)

OG Andrew Norwell: 76

OT Jawaan Taylor: 76

QB Gardner Minshew: 76

C Brandon Linder: 76

OT Cam Robinson: 76

RB Leonard Fournette: 60

WR DJ Chark: 56

WR Chris Conley: 56

OG A.J. Cann: 51

TE Seth DeValve: 45

WR Dede Westbrook: 31

TE Josh Oliver: 30

TE Ben Koyack: 29

WR Keelan Cole: 26

OG Will Richardson: 25

WR Marqise Lee: 22

RB Ryquell Armstead: 16

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OT Cedric Ogbuehi: 9

  • Josh Oliver saw five more snaps this week than in his NFL debut in Week 7 and also saw two more targets than he did last week, when he was not targeted once. He dropped one pass but hauled in a red-zone target for six yards to put Jacksonville on New York's one-yard line when the score was 22-15, a pivotal play in the game. It is unlikely his snaps skyrocket, but the hope is he will see more and more snaps as time goes on. 
  • Ryquell Armstead played the most snaps he had all season in part due to Leonard Fournette dealing with a stomach virus, which he disclosed after the game. Armstead wasn't able to do much of anything (six rushes for seven yards) against a Jets' defense that was stout against the run for the entirety of the game aside from Fournette's 66-yard run on his first carry.
  • A.J. Cann was the Jaguars' right guard of choice over Will Richardson this week, and it isn't too hard to see why. Cann has quietly become one of the most consistent players along Jacksonville's offensive line this season and Fournette's big run came in large part due to a great block by Cann. 

Defense (61 snaps)

FS Jarrod Wilson: 61

CB Tre Herndon: 61

CB A.J. Bouye: 61

LB Myles Jack: 61

SS Ronnie Harrison: 54

DL Calais Campbell: 51

LB Austin Calitro: 50

DE Yannick Ngakoue: 46

CB D.J. Hayden: 43

DT Taven Bryan: 38

DT Abry Jones: 35

DE Josh Allen: 28

DL Dawuane Smoot: 25

DT Akeem Spence: 16

CB Breon Borders: 15

FS Cody Davis: 11

FS Andrew Wingard: 7

DE Lerentee McCray: 4

LB Joe Giles-Harris: 3

  • Austin Calitro had not played a single defensive snap this season until the Jets game. In his first start as a Jaguar, which came as a result of an abundance of linebacker injuries, he played 50 snaps and fellow reserve linebacker Malcolm Smith didn't play any. Joe Giles-Harris played three snaps in place of an injured Leon Jacobs at strongside linebacker, but the Jets spread their offense out so much that he was never going to be a big factor. 
  • Akeem Spence played 16 snaps only two days after signing with the Jaguars. He was a part of an active defensive tackle rotation and collapsed the pocket nicely on a few rushes. 
  • Josh Allen only played 28 snaps, which in itself is a bit strange, but that just makes his day even more impressive as he finished with two sacks and a forced fumble. He has been a human wrecking ball along the Jaguars' defensive front this season and Sunday was one of his better games despite him not playing much.