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Week 2 Patriots vs Bills: Key Snap Count Highlights

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The Patriots have a few players that stepped up when needed.

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

David Andrews (86) and Josh Kline (86) went wire to wire

The rookie Andrews played all 86 offensive snaps at center. Kline flipped between left guard and right guard. A week after giving Tre Jackson the bulk of the snaps (and the start) at right guard, Shaq Mason played 66% of the snaps alongside Kline. It's clear the Patriots view Kline as their most stable interior lineman and he's played well enough to earn that label.

Rob Gronkowski (81), Julian Edelman (75), Aaron Dobson (70), and Dion Lewis (73) are the starting skill players

All four lined up for over 80% of the possible offensive snaps. The fifth skill spot was divided between Scott Chandler (43) and Danny Amendola (36). Look for Dobson to continue to develop until Brandon LaFell is healthy enough to take the field.

There are seven starters on defense and four rotational positions.

Devin McCourty (72), Malcolm Butler (72), and Jamie Collins (72) played every defensive snap, while Dont'a Hightower (69) was close behind. Rob Ninkovich (63) and Chandler Jones (62) continue to see nearly 90% of the snaps, while Patrick Chung (61) is on the field 85% of the time.

The other four positions are up the air as Tarell Brown (53) and Logan Ryan (50) saw plenty of time against the Bills, while Bradley Fletcher (19) was far too visible for his limited snaps. Jabaal Sheard (45) and Sealver Siliga (44) were key defensive linemen as they rotated with Alan Branch (25) and Malcom Brown (21).

Jerod Mayo only saw 16 snaps.

The following players saw 15+ snaps on special teams.

Dekoda Watson (24), Brandon Bolden (23), Matthew Slater (21), Jonathan Freeney (21), Jordan Richards (20), Devin McCourty (20), Tavon Wilson (19), Pat Chung (18)